Daily News Roundup 6/24


UK Houses of Parliament targeted in cyberattack

The UK’s Houses of Parliament have been targeted by cyber attackers, according to a parliamentary spokesperson.

Former AG Loretta Lynch under Senate scrutiny over Clinton email probe

The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to hear from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, after ousted FBI Director James Comey implied she interfered in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been formally barred from standing in next year’s presidential election.

Qatar says list of demands by Arab states not realistic

Qatar’s foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable.

Iranians chant ‘Death to Israel’, burn Islamic State’s flag at rallies: TV

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to Israel” in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV reported.

Israeli warplanes target 2 Syrian tanks over spillover cross-border fire

The Israeli Defense Force has attacked two Syrian army tanks after a dozen spillover projectiles landed in the Israel-controlled part of the Golan Heights from Syrian territory.

Homeland Security drops anti-Nazi group from counter-extremism program

The US Department of Homeland Security has dropped an anti-Nazi group from a multi-million dollar grant program aimed at ‘Countering Violent Extremism.’

Dutch and Polish far-right activists detained at UK airports ahead of Britain First rally in Birmingham

A string of iconic figures from Europe’s far-right movement have been detained by UK border police hours before they were due to speak at an anti-Islam rally in Birmingham, organisers have said.

Los Angeles police shoot at pit bull but kill teenager

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies mistakenly shot and killed a teenager when a bullet ricocheted off the pavement during a dog attack, they say.

Cops 101: New Jersey wants to teach kids how to deal with police

A proposed new bill passed by the New Jersey Assembly requires the state’s school districts to teach children how to interact with law enforcement from kindergarten through to grade 12.

Cops Sent Warrant To Facebook To Dig Up Dirt On Woman Whose Boyfriend They Had Just Killed

from the blue-lives-are-more-equal-than-others dept.


What’s the Problem With Al Jazeera?

The most popular news channel in the Arab world sits uneasily at the center of the Qatar crisis.

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