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Akayed Ullah, the suspect involved in last week’s bombing of a #NYC Port Authority bus terminal, will he held without bail as he faces charges of using a weapon of mass destruction. Ullah, 27, who was originally from #Bangladesh and had been legally living in the country since 2011, detonated a crude explosive device in a busy bus terminal, injuring himself and three others. The suspect says he was inspired by the #IslamicState, according to court documents. #AtlasNewsUpdateUnitedStates

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The U.S Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has voted in favor 3-2 to repeal net neutrality. Now the repeal will head to the House and Senate, and if passed, given to President Trump to decide on the fate of net neutrality. #atlasnewsupdateunitedstates

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has declared East #Jerusalem as the capital of #Palestine. The OIC leaders called on all nations to "recognise the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital.” The organization has 57 member states, and says it is “the collective voice of the Muslim world.” With it’s intentions to “safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony.” This comes days after U.S President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as the new capital of #Israel. #atlasnewsupdateOIC

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Doug Jones (Democrat) has beaten Roy Moore (Republican) in a special #Alabama senate election. This has become the first time a democrat has won an Alabama senate seat in over 20 years. Moore became littered with allegations of preying on teenagers towards the last few months leading to the election. This result has narrowed the Republicans majority in the U.S Senate to 51 seats. #atlasnewsupdateunitedstates

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Two Palestinian men have died after an explosion went off in #Gaza. The two men were part of the al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad. The Palestinian Health Ministry and local media outlets blamed the deaths on #Israel, stating it was an air strike. But, a spokesman for the IDF stated that #Israel had not launched a air strike on Gaza on Tuesday. Now, according to the Islamic Jihad, the two men who were part of the groups engineering unit mishandled explosives near Beit Lahia, which led to their deaths, as well as injuring some people in the area. #atlasnewsupdatepalestine

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#Russia has suspended its diplomatic mission to #Yemen citing the growing situation inside the capital of #Sanaa. The Russian ambassador to Yemen, as well as other staff members will be sent to #Riyadh, #SaudiArabia to continue working. So far during the Yemen conflict, 10,000 people have been killed, and a little more than 3,000,000 others have been displaced. Food and medicine have been scarce since October when Saudi Arabia launched a blockade to stop #Houthi rebels from acquiring weapons from #Iran. The situation has continued to worsen, as Yemen now has the worst Cholera epidemic on record with over 1,000,000 people infected. #atlasnewsupdateyemen #atlasnewsupdaterussia

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This is the video of Akayed Ullah when his "low-tech explosive device" went off near the Port Authority Terminal. #atlasnewsupdateunitedstates

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Photo purportedly showing the #Manhattan terror suspect shortly after an explosive device detonated. (📷 Breaking911) #AtlasNewsUpdateUnitedStates

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UPDATE: There are four reported injuries from the explosion at a Port Authority bus terminal in #Manhattan, all of which are non life threatening, according to #FDNY. The suspect, who was among the injured, was placed in custody. The explosive device used is believed to have malfunctioned and did not detonate properly. The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack. #AtlasNewsUpdateUnitedStates

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Update: An explosion has been reported near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in #Manhattan. One person is in custody. FDNY is reporting that the person in custody was “badly injured” by his own “pipe bomb.” #atlasnewsupdateunitedstates

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Russian President Vladimir Putin in a surprise visit to Russian military bases in #Syria has announced the beginning of a “significant” withdrawal of Russian forces in the country. During his speech to the troops, he boasted about the quality of the soldiers as well as said “Friends, the Motherland is waiting for you... if the terrorists again raise their heads, we will deal such blows to them they have never seen." This comes after #Russia and Syria recently announced the Islamic State has been militarily defeated in Syria. This was just a quick stop on #Putin’s trip to #Egypt to speak with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi about growing ties as well as regional issues. #atlasnewsupdaterussia #atlasnewsupdatesyria #atlasnewsupdateegypt

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French President Emmanuel Macron has come out criticizing the #UnitedStates decision to call #Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Macron also called on Netanyahu to halt settlement building to show a sign of willingness to bring “peace”, and enter “negotiations” with the Palestinians. In response Netanyahu said he has more than once tried reaching with the #Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, as well as stated "the sooner the Palestinians come to grips with this reality, the sooner we'll move towards peace.” #atlasnewsupdatefrance #atlasnewsupdateisrael

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The fourth day of protests have broken out in East Jerusalem, West Bank, and the Gaza Strip following President Donald Trump’s decision to declare #Jerusalem as the capital of #Israel. Hundreds of IDF forces moved to clear the streets of the protestors, with 13 protestors being detained, and 12 others injured. During the protests, funerals were being held for 2 #Hamas fighters, as well as 2 other civilians who died after Israeli air raids. During the raids, 25 civilians were injured according to the #Palestinian Health Ministry. The air raid came after a series of rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip in Israel. #atlasnewsupdateisrael #atlasnewsupdatepalestine

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared victory over the #IslamicState, adding that the border with #Syria has been secured and the almost three year conflict with the terror group has ended. “Honorable Iraqis, your land has been completely liberated. The liberation dream has become a reality. We achieved victory in difficult circumstances and with God's help, the steadfastness of our people and the bravery of our heroic forces we prevailed,” PM Abadi said, "The flag of Iraq is flying high today over all Iraqi territory and at the farthest point on the border.” This comes shortly after #Russia announced the defeat of #ISIS in Syria. #AtlasNewsUpdateIraq

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#UnitedStated Senator Al Franken has resigned amidst allegations of sexual misconduct, accusations of which he denies. Franken is accused of forcibly trying to grope reporter Leeann Tweeden in 2006 as more accusations of assault have arisen. During his resignation speech, Franken blasted President #Trump and Judge Roy Moore who is running for the Alabama senate seat with allegations of sexting an underage girl, along with nine other sexual harassment accusations. Moore has also denied all allegations. Roy, now 70, was in his early 30’s at the time of the other accused incidents. #AtlasNewsUpdateUnitedStates

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Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reinforcements have been deployed to the West Bank, today due to #Hamas leader Ismail #Haniya called for a new intifada. (Intifada is Arabic for “Uprising”) Haniya called for this uprising due to President Trump’s announcement that he will be declaring the capital of #Israel as #Jerusalem. The Hamas leader also called for Palestinians to “go out in anger” and defend #Jerusalem as well as declared Jerusalem “the capital of all of Palestine.” So far, 20 people have been injured in the protesting. #atlasnewsupdateisrael #atlasnewsupdatepalestine

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President Donald #Trump has announced that the #UnitedStates will officially recognize #Jerusalem as the capital of #Israel. The US embassy will be moved from #TelAviv. #AtlasNewsUpdateIsrael

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The #Honduras Presidential Election has been delayed as tensions rise heading towards the final outcome of the election results. Currently according to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) incumbent President Hernandez leads with 42.9% of the vote, while behind him is opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla with 41.4%. Supporters of Opposition candidate Nasralla have been rallying in the capital #Tegucigalpa, creating roadblocks in certain parts of the city. Both candidates claimed victory, with Nasralla stating he will not accept the election results if Incumbent President Hernandez wins. #atlasnewsupdatehonduras #atlasnewsupdate

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BREAKING: Former #UnitedStates national security adviser Michael Flynn has been charged with making false statements to the #FBI about a conversation he had with a Russian ambassador back last December. Flynn is expected to plead guilty in about an hour in front of U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras. #AtlasNewsUpdateUnitedStates

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DEVELOPING: #NorthKorea has announced the test firing of their new Hwasong 15 ICBM missile, which has the ability to strike anywhere on the mainland #UnitedStates. #SouthKorea military officials said the missile launched earlier today reached a height of 4,500km (2,800 miles) with a flight time of about 53 minutes. US secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters “It went higher frankly than any previous shot they’ve taken, a research and development effort on their part to continue building ballistic missiles that can threaten everywhere in the world, basically.” #AtlasNewsUpdateNorthKorea
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