Terrorism
Associated Press/Photo by Hussein Malla (file)

U.S. holds militants who killed Westerners

International | Parents of slain Americans demand justice
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/23/20, 01:45 pm

SYRIA: Parents of four Americans killed by Islamic State (ISIS) are demanding the Trump administration transfer to the United States two surviving ISIS leaders to face trial.

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Africa’s swarming threat

International | Responders seek solutions to a worsening locust outbreak
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/10/20, 02:54 pm

In the county of Turkana in northwestern Kenya, one of the worst-hit areas in Africa’s locust outbreak, people serve as scouts using an app called e-Locust to report sightings of the pests in real time. They upload photos and videos with information about the location and size of locusts to a shared database. Another team uses the information to deploy pesticides to the area to prevent the insects from forming a moving swarm.

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Stabbing leaves three dead in the U.K.

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/22/20, 04:48 am

A 25-year-old suspect stabbed people sitting in a park in Reading, England, on Saturday evening. Among the dead was a 36-year-old secondary school teacher named James Furlong and an American identified by the Philadelphia Inquirer as Joe Ritchie-Bennett. Three others sustained injuries in the terror attack that lasted about five minutes. Britain’s national news agency identified the suspect, who is in custody, as Khairi Saadallah, a Libyan refugee living in Reading.

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