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University of Alberta Responds to Racist Signage


jonathansemrok/iStock/Thinkstock(EDMONTON, Canada) -- The University of Alberta found a unique way of responding to a racist incident.  Students and faculty were shocked when someone put up posters of a Sikh man with the phrase “F*** your Turban” and wanted to do something to flight such blatant racism.Rafaela Mancuso and hundreds of others put together and event called “Turban, eh?”“This is more than I thought, they brought everyone,” Mancuso said.People

Syrian Military Video Shows Destruction of Aleppo as City Awaits Aid


iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- A new video shows parts of Aleppo in ruins, as humanitarian organizations call for an end to the Syrian government's recent offensive on the eastern part of the city.In the video, released by the Syrian military, Syrian soldiers are walking around damaged areas and aiming with guns. Buildings in the neighborhood have been reduced to rubble.Meanwhile, the besieged part of eastern Aleppo is still waiting for humanitarian assistance amid an upsurge of violence. For week

NYC Bombing Suspect's Mom, Brother Released from Afghan Jail


WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- The mother and brother of New York City bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami spent two nights in an Afghan jail before being released, though they have not been allowed to leave the country, Rahami's father told ABC News Thursday.The father, Mohammad Rahami, had said in an interview Tuesday that his wife Rajiba and son Qassim had been pulled off of a flight in Dubai, questioned for 16 hours and then sent against their wishes to Kabul, Afghanistan. The mother and son had been attempt

Princess Kate, Prince William Teeter on Railroad Bridge Above Icy Waters


Pool/Sam Hussein/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Prince William and Princess Kate left their staff in a momentary state of panic Wednesday when they slid across a railroad bridge perched high above the icy waters of Canada’s Lake Bennett.William and Kate, both 34, made the impromptu visit to the White Pass steam train in Carcross, Yukon, on the fifth day of their royal tour of Canada after learning that William’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, rode a steam train during on

Russian Hackers Targeted Nearly Half of States' Voter Registration Systems, Succ


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Nearly half of the states in the U.S. have recently had their voter registration systems targeted by foreign hackers, and four of those systems have successfully been breached, sources tell ABC News.That amount of targeting and actual infiltration into state election-related systems is significantly larger than the U.S. government has been willing to acknowledge.Hackers working on behalf of the Russian government are suspected in the onslaught against more t

Sudan Government Used Chemical Weapons on Own Population, Amnesty Says


Shashank Bengali/MCT/MCT via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The government of Sudan has used chemical weapons in multiple attacks against the country's own population, in a dramatic escalation of a long-simmering conflict in recent months, according to a human rights group.As many as 250 people may have died as a result of at least 32 suspected chemical weapons attacks, the most recent of which took place on September 9, Amnesty International said today in a newly-released report.Amnesty has als

Why the Defense Department Says It's Important the Iraqi Offensive Retakes Mosul


Eivaisla/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The deployment of 615 additional American troops to Iraq is the latest indicator that the Iraqi military offensive to retake Mosul could be launched as soon as October.Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the new troops "will provide specific capabilities including logistics and maintenance support; train, advise and assist teams for Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga for the upcoming Mosul operation."Last week, General Joseph Dunfor

US Threatens to End Syria Talks With Russia Over Continued Assault on Aleppo


Lukasz Szczepanski/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to end all Syria negotiations with Russia on Wednesday, in response to Russia's weeklong aerial assault on the besieged city of Aleppo.Russia and the United States attempted to broker a cease-fire in the country, but negotiations fell apart last week, followed by some of the most persistent attacks carried out by the Russian and Syrian regime alliance in the five-year civil war.According to a readou

Syrian Refugee Saves Wedding Day With Sewing Skills


taweesak11/iStock/Thinkstock(ONTARIO, Canada) -- A Canadian woman poised to walk down the aisle had the unthinkable happen: the zipper on her dress broke.Jo Du's knight in shining armor was a seemingly unlikely one. A Syrian refugee, who had arrived in the country just days earlier and was staying next door to the house the bride had rented in Ontario, also happened to be a tailor.In a Facebook post, photographer Lindsay Coulter wrote "Every weekend I take photos of people on the happiest days o

President Obama to Visit Israel, Attend Funeral of Shimon Peres


Christian Offenberg/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama is set to travel to Israel to lead the U.S. delegation attending the funeral services Friday for former Israeli President Shimon Peres, the White House announced Wednesday.The president departs Thursday and will return to the United States after the services.In a statement late Tuesday evening, President Obama called Peres his "friend," who worked tirelessly over decades to strengthen the alliance between the United States and

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