Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Afghanistan Investigates Reports Of Taliban Leader’s Death

By Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan said on Wednesday it was investigating reports of the death of Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul.

The announcement came a day or so before a second round of peace talks had been tentatively scheduled, and uncertainty over the fate of the elusive Omar could deepen Taliban divisions over whether to pursue negotiations and who should replace him.

Omar, who would be in his mid-50s, has not been seen in public since fleeing when the Taliban was toppled from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, and there has been speculation for years among militant circles that he was either incapacitated or had died.…

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Man Dies In Channel Tunnel As Migrant Crisis Deepens

By Estelle Shirbon and Dominique Vidalon

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there.

Freight and passenger traffic through the rail tunnel has been severely disrupted as migrants camped out in shanty towns in the Calais area have repeatedly tried to board trucks and trains traveling from France to Britain.

France said it was sending 120 more police officers to the site while Britain said it was pressing ahead with erecting a nine-foot (three-meter) fence to protect the terminal.…

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Trump Told Breastfeeding Lawyer: ‘You’re Disgusting’

Donald Trump’s legal history really does provide a wealth of material for his detractors to go after — and here’s one they can milk for all it’s worth.

The New York Times reports that The Donald lost his temper while being deposed in a 2011 lawsuit in Florida involving a failed real estate project:

When the lawyer, Elizabeth Beck, asked for a medical break, Mr. Trump and his lawyers objected, demanding that the deposition continue. Ms. Beck said it was urgent — she needed to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter, and she took the pump out to make her point.



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