College GOP groups condemn Charlottesville rally amid outcry over state leader?s attendance
Leaders of at least two universities and the national college Republicans organization are moving to denounce white supremacist views after a member of at least one campus GOP chapter appeared to attend at a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend.
Politicians, Celebrities Condemn Trump?s Charlottesville Remarks
Mexico Raid Uncovers Thousands of Gallons of Tainted Alcohol
Philippine police kill 32 in 'shock and awe' drug raids
Philippine police killed 32 people in "shock and awe" raids aimed at scaring drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to setbacks in his controversial crime war. In one of the deadliest operations of the war, police reported killing 32 people in a series of raids Monday on suspected drug traffickers across Bulacan province, which neighbours the capital of Manila. "We wanted to shock and awe these drug personalities," Romeo Caramat, the Bulacan police chief, told reporters in Manila on Wednesday, adding 109 suspects had also been arrested.
North Korea Holds off on Guam Attack, but Warns U.S. Against 'Reckless Actions'
White Supremacist In Charlottesville Wearing 82nd Airborne Hat Gets Called Out... By 82nd Airborne
Danish Submarine Owner Charged With Disappearance of Journalist
Donald Trump provokes anger by tweeting cartoon of train hitting CNN character
Donald Trump, already under fire for a lukewarm condemnation of violence that led to the death of a woman at the weekend, on Tuesday morning shared a cartoon of a man covered in a CNN logo being hit by a train via Twitter before deleting it minutes later. It came as he endures more criticism for his public handling of clashes in Charlottesville at the weekend, where a 32-year-old protester was killed after after being struck by a car. A White House official said the image of the train had been posted inadvertently and was deleted as soon as the error came to light. This tweet was deleted after about 30 minutes Credit: Twitter The president also apparently accidentally retweeted a post by someone calling him "a fascist", much to the amusement of critics. Mike Holden, who posted the original, wrote: "I'm announcing my retirement from Twitter. I'll never top this RT." He also updated his Twitter biography to: "Officially Endorsed by the President of the United States." Mr Trump was criticised at the weekend for failing to single out the far-Right and white supremacists for their role in the Charlottesville unrest. He relented on Monday, reading a statement declaring that ?racism is evil?. Donald Trump: 'Racism is evil' as he condemns violence in Charlottesville 02:19 Yet the flurry of activity on his Twitter account, using violent imagery against CNN and in another incident retweeting a conspiracy theorist, raised concerns that Mr Trump?s words of condemnation about Charlottesville were being immediately and deliberately undermined. Hank Sheinkopf, a New York political strategist, said Mr Trump had demonstrated his discomfort at openly criticising the hard Right. He said posting and deleting an image of an attack on CNN fooled no-one. ?It?s a dog whistle to the Right,? he said. ?It?s attacking the news media, attacking those he sees as the enemy.? Late on Monday, Mr Trump also shared a Tweet from a conspiracy theorist claiming the news media is ignoring violence in Chicago ? part of an argument that liberal journalists are focused only on violence perpetrated by supporters of the president. Meanwhile: 39 shootings in Chicago this weekend, 9 deaths. No national media outrage. Why is that? https://t.co/9Crutnnrp8? CNN is FakeNews ???? (@JackPosobiec) August 14, 2017 Jack Posobiec, the account owner, has made waves in far Right circles by promoting a conspiracy theory about the murder of a Democratic aide and by spreading untrue rumours about a satanic child pornography ring centred on a Washington pizza restaurant.
S.Africa police decline to reveal if Grace Mugabe has fled
South African police Wednesday said they knew the whereabouts of Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who faces accusations of assault, but declined to say if she had fled the country. The 52-year-old wife of President Robert Mugabe is accused of attacking model Gabriella Engels, 20, on Sunday evening at a Johannesburg hotel where her two sons were staying. Engels has registered a case with the police alleging assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, saying she suffered deep cuts to her forehead and the back of her head.
As neo-Nazis grow bolder, the 'antifa' has emerged to fight them