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UNITED States President Donald Trump, addressing a joint session of the US Congress last Tuesday, called for a trillion-dollar program to rebuild what he described as America’s “crumbling infrastructure.” He said he will ask Congress to approve legislation that will produce $1 trillion – in both public and private capital – to rebuild the country’s roads, bridges, airports, and other public infrastructures.
A militant killed by police in Indonesia after detonating a small bomb in the city of Bandung on Monday was “possibly” part of a radical network sympathetic to Islamic State, police said.Continue reading …
An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years.Continue reading …
FILIPINOS have been following developments in the recent mass killing in Orlando, Florida, United States. Anytime so many are massacred in one place at one time anywhere in the world, it is news, whether it be in Paris, Kenya, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, or Ukraine. Filipinos are specially drawn to reports of a massacre in the United States because millions of Filipinos live there today and some of them may turn out to be involved.Continue reading …
Omar Mateen asked his wife, Noor Salman, in a text message whether she had seen the news, about two hours after he started the shooting, the official said on Friday.Continue reading …
Orlando gunman raged against ‘filthy ways of the west’ on Facebook just before shooting: US Senate committee
Orlando gunman Omar Mateen apparently made a series of Facebook posts and searches before and during his attack on a gay nightclub, raging against the “filthy ways of the west” and blaming the US for the deaths of “innocent women and children,” according to a US Senate committee letter released Wednesday.