Novelist Salman Rushdie on fan after stabbing in New York

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him over his writing, has been stabbed in the neck and chest on stage at a conference in New York state on Friday and airlifted to hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

FBI investigating ‘unprecedented’ number of threats against office following Mar-a-Lago raid

CNN — The FBI is investigating an ‘unprecedented’ number of threats to office personnel and property in the wake of search for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, including some against officers listed in court records as being involved in the recent search, a law enforcement source told CNN. On Friday, the names of the … Read more

Account bearing name of suspect in Ohio standoff with FBI posted on Trump’s social media platform encouraging violence against agency

CNN — A social media account bearing the name of Ricky Shiffer, the suspect in Ohio’s standoff with the FBI, posted a message on the social media platform founded by Donald Trump, referring to an attempted takeover storming an FBI office and encouraging others online to prepare for revolutionary-style warfare. The ticket on the FBI … Read more

Polio’s ‘silent’ spread in New York prompts CDC to consider additional vaccinations for some people

CNN — A polio case identified in New York last month is “just the tip of the iceberg” and an indication that “there must be several hundred cases circulating in the community”, a senior government official said. United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CNN Wednesday. The case was discovered in Rockland County, which … Read more

China’s #MeToo figurehead loses appeal in sexual harassment case against star host

hong kong CNN — A Chinese court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by a former state television intern against the dismissal of her landmark #MeToo case accusing a star presenter of sexual harassment. Zhou Xiaoxuan, better known as Xianzi in China, became the face of the country’s #MeToo movement in 2018, when she publicly accused … Read more

Shock, shame among some Muslims as Afghan charged with New Mexico killings

Attendees of an interfaith memorial ceremony enter the Islamic Center of New Mexico mosque to commemorate four slain Muslim men, hours after police said they arrested a prime suspect in the murders, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, States United, August 9, 2022. REUTERS / Andrew Hay Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ALBUQUERQUE, … Read more

Sierra Leone. Curfew decreed in capital Freetown amid violent anti-government protests

CNN — Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Wednesday to protest against inflation and the rising cost of living in the West African country, according to people interviewed by CNN. The protests sometimes turned violent. Graphic images and videos of beaten and seriously injured protesters and some members of … Read more

Japanese PM shakes up cabinet as anger grows over Unification Church ties

Voters’ support plummets over party’s ties to church Upheaval comes sooner than analysts expected The Church defends its right to participate in politics Kishida has only chosen ministers who will ‘review’ ties with the group TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shuffled his cabinet on Wednesday as he battled growing public … Read more

Afghan Muslim arrested for killings that rocked New Mexico’s Islamic community

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan has been arrested as a prime suspect in the serial killings of four Muslim men that have rocked the Islamic community in New Mexico’s largest city, a police announced on Tuesday. After days of tightening security around Albuquerque-area mosques, seeking to allay fears of … Read more

Cryptoverse: blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

Representations of the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash dip in water in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Another day, another hack – and another blockchain bridge burned. When thieves stole around $190 million from US crypto firm Nomad last … Read more