Author: Caleb Stephen

At Least 50 Dead, 100 Wounded in Twin Bombings in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (WeAreChange) — AFP reports that a spate of bombings in 3 Afghan cities have left 50 people dead and 100 wounded. At least 11 people died when explosives packed inside a sofa detonated inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar during a visit by the UAE ambassador to Afghanistan, who reportedly escaped the attack with injuries. Just two hours prior, the town of Kabul was rocked by two terrorist attacks which killed at least 30 and wounded 80 others. According to the official who spoke to AFP, the majority of those killed in the Kabul attacks were civilians, including parliamentary employees...

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Washington Post Retracts Fake News Story Claiming Russia Hacked U.S. Power Grid

WASHINGTON (WeAreChange) — The Washington Post has retracted an apparent fake news story that implied Russian hackers penetrated the U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont. The editor’s note on the Post’s story read: “An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far.” The note also admitted, “The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.” The amusing thing about the story, which was originally put out by the AFP newswire, and which numerous mainstream media outlets...

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Turkey’s Erdogan Claims He Has ‘Confirmed Evidence’ The US Supports ISIS

ANKARA, TURKEY (WeAreChange) —  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said “it’s very clear” that the US-led coalition is supporting terrorist groups in Syria including Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL or in Arabic, ‘Daesh’). “They give support to terrorist groups including Daesh (Arabic for IS),” Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara on Tuesday, adding that US coalition forces “give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It’s very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos.” Apart from the Islamic State, he also mentioned Kurdish People’s Protection Units in northern Syria (YPG) and Democratic...

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