QWorld: 3,500 Slaves Held By ISIS, Americans Kidnapped in Baghdad

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An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are beingheld as slaves in Iraq by ISIS militants. (Photo: Reuters)

1. Saudi Arabia Warns Against Iran’s ‘Nefarious Activities’

The lifting of sanctions on Iran as a result of its nuclear deal with world powers will prove to be a harmful development if it uses the extra money to fund “nefarious activities,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said, speaking to Reuters.

2. Americans Missing in Baghdad Kidnapped by Iran-Backed Militia

Three US citizens who disappeared in Baghdad were kidnapped and are being held by an Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia, two Iraqi intelligence and two US government sources have said.

3. About 3,500 Slaves Held by ISIS in Iraq: UN

An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are being held as slaves in Iraq by ISIS, the United Nations has said.

4. North Korea Nuclear Test Did Not Increase Technical Capability: US

North Korea’s nuclear test did not expand its technical capability, but the US government is keeping a close eye on Pyongyang’s efforts to develop a thermonuclear warhead capable of reaching the US, the head of the US Missile Defense Agency has said.

5. Twitter Blames Glitchy Software Update For Outages

Twitter says it reversed glitchy software updates and resolved outages widely reported across Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America that affected social network users on computers and phones.

6. US Top Court to Decide Case on Obama Immigration Plan

The US Supreme Court has paved the way for a major ruling on the limits of presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Barack Obama’s unilateral action to shield more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation.

7. Sarah Palin’s Son Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman and carrying a gun while intoxicated, police in the family’s Alaska hometown say.

8. Tunisia Police, Protesters Clash in Several Towns Over Jobs

Tunisian police fired tear gas in clashes with hundreds of protesters in at least four separate towns after demonstrations broke out to demand employment just days after a young jobless man committed suicide.

9. Transgenic Mosquito Ready to Join Brazil’s War on Zika Virus

A genetically modified mosquito has helped reduce the proliferation of mosquitoes spreading Zika and other dangerous viruses in Brazil, its developers say.

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