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Islamic State announces death of one of its Egypt branch leaders

Islamic State announces death of one of its Egypt branch leadersA local leader of Islamic State’s branch in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has been killed, the group and a security source said on Sunday. The group identified the leader as Abu Jaafar al-Maqdesi and released a poster-like mourning notice titled “Caravans of shuhada (martyrs)” with a photo of a smiling, bearded man wearing a coat and a cap. “Brother Abu Jaafar al-Maqdesi, may God accept him,” a brief message posted on the group’s telegram channels read, without giving details on where, when or how he was killed.

In Senegal, China's President Xi pledges stronger Africa ties

In Senegal, China's President Xi pledges stronger Africa tiesBy Tim Cocks and Diadie Ba DAKAR (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to sign bilateral deals, the first leg of an Africa tour that will also take him to Rwanda and South Africa, the latter for a summit of BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. China now does more trade with Africa than any other nation does, and its consistent overtures to the continent contrast sharply with the United States, whose President Donald Trump has shown little interest in it.

The Army’s Advanced New Night Vision Goggles Are Just Over The Horizon

The Army’s Advanced New Night Vision Goggles Are Just Over The HorizonA big deal?

Trade accords on Xi's agenda during Senegal swing

Trade accords on Xi's agenda during Senegal swingChina’s President Xi Jinping inked a clutch of trade accords Saturday on the first visit by a Chinese leader to Senegal in almost a decade. Senegalese President Macky Sall welcomed his counterpart to Dakar for afternoon talks before Xi continues a tour of the region Sunday, heading to Rwanda, then South Africa on Tuesday ahead of a BRICs summit of developing nations starting Wednesday.

One dead, suspect surrenders after US supermarket hostage drama

One dead, suspect surrenders after US supermarket hostage dramaA gunman took hostages inside a supermarket in the US city of Los Angeles on Saturday and shot one woman dead before handcuffing himself and surrendering, police said. The drama began at another location when “a male suspect… become involved in a family dispute which resulted in him shooting his grandmother and a female,” Sergeant Barry Montgomery told journalists. “That suspect fled the location in his grandmother’s vehicle, taking that female victim with him,” and eventually entered a Trader Joe’s supermarket, he said.

Russian Diplomat Calls for the Release of Suspected Foreign Agent Maria Butina

Russian Diplomat Calls for the Release of Suspected Foreign Agent Maria ButinaRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the arrest is unacceptable

Survivors of Missouri's Duck Boat Tragedy Describe What Happened as the Boat Sank

Survivors of Missouri's Duck Boat Tragedy Describe What Happened as the Boat SankOf the 31 people aboard, only 14 survived

Crying Neo-Nazi Chris Cantwell Pleads Guilty To Assault At Charlottesville Rally

Crying Neo-Nazi Chris Cantwell Pleads Guilty To Assault At Charlottesville RallyChristopher Charles Cantwell, a white supremacist who was labeled the "crying

Hillary Clinton Wants to Help Reunite Immigrant Families and Calls Helsinki Summit 'Alarming'

Hillary Clinton Wants to Help Reunite Immigrant Families and Calls Helsinki Summit 'Alarming'Clinton plans to help separated families afford transportation

The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunion

The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunionSAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The Latest on a family reuniting in Honduras after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):

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