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January 10, 2019

Former Guantanamo Bay commander indicted for obstructing justice in 2015 death

zudin/iStock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- The former commander of the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay has been indicted on federal charges of obstruction of justice related to the January 2015 death of a base employee who had confronted the officer with allegations that he was having an affair with his wife. Christopher Tur was found drowned in the waters of Guantanamo Bay two days after confronting Capt. John Nettleton about the alleged affair. Nettleton was arraigned Wednesday at the federal courthous..
January 9, 2019

Citizen motorcycle group patrols London’s streets to stop the theft of scooters and other possessions

Huseyin Bostanci/iStock(LONDON) -- A motorcycle group has taken the radical step of patrolling the streets of London to prevent scooter crime -- including both crimes committed while on scooters or mopeds and the theft of scooters and other two-wheeled vehicles. Footage obtained by ABC News shows the group, Biker Biker, out on night-time patrols in the streets of London. Despite a police crackdown on scooter crime, the crime rate remains extremely high in the capital. Biker Biker, which was set ..
January 9, 2019

Pompeo makes surprise visit to Baghdad and Erbil to reassure Iraqi officials on US Syria withdrawal

Jordan Pix/Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced stop in Iraq on Wednesday as part of a larger tour of the Middle East in which he is reassuring partners of America's presence in the region following President Donald Trump's surprise decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Pompeo met with top Iraqi officials in Baghdad, including Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi and President Barham Salih, before stopping in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdist..
January 9, 2019

Saudi teen in Thailand granted refugee status by the UN after calls for help and claims of family threats

STR/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The United Nations granted refugee status to a Saudi woman on Wednesday who was publicly pleading for help in Thailand. Eighteen-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun started calling for support on Monday via Twitter. She said Thai authorities took her passport as she was trying to fly to Australia, where she planned to apply for asylum. She claimed her family abused her. Please help @TLHR2014 @sunaibkk I am in bangkok about to be forced on a flight back to Saudi wher..