Imam Abdullah Polovina, an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia who leads a Muslim Bosnian congregation in Portland, told the council that area Muslims strongly condemn violence and extremism of any kind.
Los Angeles School District bus drivers walk away from their buses parked at a bus garage in Gardena. Los Angeles law enforcement and city leaders are defending the decision to shut down the city's school system due to an emailed threat. Like a child celebrating a snow day, Michael Ramirez skateboarded down the middle of Cypress Avenue in Northeast Los Angeles, popping wheelies and blasting music through white earbuds.
Among Republicans the views are mixed: 42 percent of Republican respondents back Mr. Trump's Muslim ban while 36 percent oppose it. Trump's call for barring Muslims drew criticism from some members of Netanyahu's governing coalition, and 37 Israeli Parliament members signed a letter urging the prime minister to cancel the meeting.
She called for deep reflection on whether actions by countries like the USA in beefing up military deployment and militarising the region are in sync with the wish of other countries, "especially in view of the peaceful and stable situation in the South China Sea".
According to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey will reportedly allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian city of Kobani while the United States has sent planes to drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurdish fighters around Kobani.
Patrons had only one entry and exit route out of the building, and consequently victims were either burned to death or succumbed to suffocation from smoke inhalation. The disaster is likely to renew concerns about safety standards in the country, where dozens have died in blazes in recent years. Police and forensic investigators worked inside the charred remains of the restaurant on the banks of the Nile.