Former CIA chief: Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a national disgrace'
Live: Barcelona van crash likely terror attack, Spanish police say
A van slammed into pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon, reportedly killing two people in what Spanish police say was likely a terror attack. The suspects fled the scene, entering a nearby restaurant. Yahoo News is providing live coverage of the incident and aftermath.
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U.S., Japan step up defense cooperation to counter North Korea
By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Japan will step up their defense cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high, officials from the two allies said on Thursday. ?For this threat of North Korea, at this meeting we agreed to increase the pressure and to strengthen the alliance capability,? Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said after talks with senior U.S. officials in Washington. U.S. fears about North Korea's missile and nuclear bomb programs have grown in recent weeks.
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10-year-old India rape victim gives birth to baby girl
A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was raped several times allegedly by an uncle who has since been arrested. Both the girl and her baby are doing fine," doctor Dasari Harish told AFP by phone from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.
Uproar in Australian Parliament after firebrand anti-immigrant MP Pauline Hanson wears burka to question time
Pauline Hanson, the Australian anti-migrant firebrand MP, has been condemned for an ?appalling? stunt in which she wore a burka in Parliament as part of her push to ban it, prompting a rare standing ovation from MPs in support of a speech denouncing her. The controversial MP, who leads the One Nation party, was widely condemned after she attended the Senate chamber in a black Islamic body covering, prompting gasps of shock from fellow MPs. As she removed the covering, she said: ?This is not what should belong in this Parliament.? Senator Pauline Hanson wears a burqa in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra Credit: REUTERS She then asked George Brandis, the attorney-general: ?In light of the national security of this nation will you work to ban the burka in Australia?? Mr Brandis responded: ?No.? During an emotional session, Mr Brandis received a standing ovation from the opposition ? and applause from his fellow Coalition MPs - after he delivered a stinging rebuke of Ms Hanson. Pauline Hanson pulls off a burqa in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra Credit: REUTERS Referring to calls by police and security agencies to co-operate with the Muslim community, Mr Brandis said: ?To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do.? ?I am not going to pretend to ignore the stunt that you have tried to pull today by arriving in the chamber dressed in a burka when we all know that you are not an adherent of the Islamic faith,? he said. ?I would caution and counsel you with respect to be very, very careful of the offence you may do to the religious sensibilities of other Australians.? Senators from both sides join in applauding Attorney-General George Brandis (unseen) for criticising One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson Credit: AAP In an uncharacteristic display of support, Richard Di Natale, the Greens leader, rose to thank Mr Brandis for ?showing leadership ? that is so often lacking in this Parliament?. Sam Dastyari, a Labor MP, said in a tweet that Ms Hanson was a ?disgrace? and the Senate had become a ?circus?. ?George Brandis was just brilliant in the chamber,? he wrote. ?Just brilliant. Strongest I have ever heard him.? Ms Hanson rose to notoriety during her first term in Parliament in the 1990s after she claimed that the country risked being swamped by Asian migrants. But she has since turned her attention to attacking the nation?s Muslims. Well deserved, and something you will not see again. Greens and Labor give George Brandis a standing ovation Pics by @mearesy#auspolpic.twitter.com/FwRQUURmRR? Bevan Shields (@BevanShields) August 17, 2017 Following her appearance in a burka, she released a statement saying ?this was a debate that was happening across the world and Australia could not hide from a difficult conversation out of fear of causing offence?. She later said she had considered wearing the burka into the chamber for months, saying it was ?really horrible? and "uncomfortable". "I just felt cut off from the rest of the world," she said. The Coalition and opposition have rejected calls for a ban on the burka. Burka bans: The countries where Muslim women can't wear veils
After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ?hatred in all forms?
Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject ?hatred in all its forms? in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.