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July 10, 2017
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A soldier on active duty was arrested Saturday at his Honolulu apartment for allegedly having ties to the Islamic State, the FBI said Monday.

Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa, FBI spokesman Arnold Laanui told Hawaii News Now. In a statement, the Army said Kang has been accused of trying to provide military documents and training to ISIS, and he swore allegiance to the terror group. Kang was the subject of a year-long investigation, officials said, and is expected to appear in federal court Monday afternoon. Catherine Garcia

July 6, 2017
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At least 76 police officers were injured Thursday when 8,000 protesters, some violent, hit the streets of Hamburg ahead of the G-20 summit.

Police said three officers have been hospitalized, including one who was wounded when a firecracker exploded in their face. Several shops and cars were vandalized by protesters wearing black masks, police said, and other demonstrators threw rocks and objects at officers and pointed laser lights at a police helicopter. Police have not shared how many protesters have been arrested or injured, but did reveal that pepper spray and water cannons were used to try to break up the crowds. More than 20,000 officers will work during the summit, as 100,000 protesters are expected to march in Hamburg throughout the event. Catherine Garcia

July 4, 2017

In response to North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday, the United States and South Korea conducted a joint ballistic missile drill to demonstrate "precision firing" capabilities, the U.S. Army said in a statement.

The exercise was to counter "North Korea's destabilizing and unlawful actions on July 4," the Army added. They used the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and the Republic of Korea Hyunmoo Missile II, firing missiles into the water along South Korea's east coast. The Army said the system can be "rapidly deployed and engaged," and the "deep strike precision capability enables the ... alliance to engage the full array of time-critical targets under all weather conditions." Catherine Garcia

June 20, 2017
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Belgian authorities say a man was shot Tuesday night at the Brussels Central Station after a failed bombing.

A spokesman for the Belgium Prosecutor's Office said there was a "small explosion" in the station and "the suspect was neutralized by soldiers." No civilians were hurt, Eric Van Der Sypt said, and he is not sure if the suspect is dead or alive. The station was evacuated and is now closed.

Witness Sandor Moors told CNN he was on a downstairs platform waiting for a train when he heard two bangs and then screaming, followed by gunfire. He ran upstairs to flee, and says he saw a man with three bullet wounds. "I don't know if he survived," he said. "He looked dead." Authorities are calling this a failed terrorist attack, and the country's threat level remains at a 3, meaning there is a "possible and likely threat." Catherine Garcia

June 18, 2017
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A vehicle hit several people in north London's Finsbury Park area early Monday, "leaving a number of casualties," police said.

The London Ambulance Service said it sent "a number of resources" to Seven Sisters Road, and the Metropolitan Police described what happened as a "major incident." One person has been arrested. Witnesses described watching police officers trying to revive people in the street, the BBC reports, and the Muslim Council of Britain tweeted that the people were hit outside the Muslim Welfare House, near the Finsbury Park Mosque. Police have not said if they believe this was a terror attack.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more details. Catherine Garcia

June 13, 2017

A 24-story apartment building in West London went up in flames early Wednesday morning and "a number of people are being treated for a range of injuries," London Metropolitan Police said. (UPDATE: London's fire commissioner said there are "a number of fatalities" from the fire, without providing any estimates.)

The 120-unit Grenfell Tower is about a mile away from Kensington Palace and part of the Lancaster West housing estate. Fire officials say 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters have been dispatched to fight the inferno, and witnesses described hearing people screaming for help from the windows. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Catherine Garcia

June 4, 2017
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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates are breaking off diplomatic ties with Qatar, with Saudi Arabia accusing Qatar of backing "terrorist groups aiming to destabilize the region," Bloomberg reports, including the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, and the Islamic State.

Saudi Arabia also believes Qatar is supporting "Iranian-backed terrorist groups" that are active in east Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The countries are halting air and sea travel to and from Qatar, with Saudi Arabia also closing down land crossings. Qatari diplomats now have 48 hours to leave the UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. Catherine Garcia

May 25, 2017
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As "nuts" as it was, it's anyone's guess how the altercation between Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte and Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs will affect Thursday's special election in Montana, University of Montana political science professor Robert Saldin said Wednesday night.

Several voters have already cast their ballots, Saldin told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and some anti-media Republicans might be sympathetic to Gianforte, who has used strong rhetoric against journalists in previous campaign speeches. Jacobs tweeted Wednesday evening that Gianforte body slammed him when he was asking a question during a campaign event, an account supported by a team from Fox News. The Guardian has released audio of the incident, and Gianforte's campaign released a statement at odds with what's heard on the recording and reported by Fox News. Jacobs walked into a room without permission and "aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg's face," the Gianforte campaign said, insisting that the candidate merely "attempted to grab the phone that was pushed in his face. Jacobs grabbed Greg's wrist, and spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground."

In a news conference Wednesday night, Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said because authorities are investigating the altercation, he couldn't provide much information beyond that Gianforte and Jacobs will both be interviewed. Tina Olechowski, a spokeswoman for Democratic candidate Rob Quist, declined to comment about the incident when asked by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and said Quist was on his way to Missoula when he heard about what happened. Meanwhile, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Tyler Law said the Republican Party should publicly speak out against what Gianforte allegedly did. Catherine Garcia

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