Top News Today: Tessa Thompson To Star In ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ 29 Former German Soldiers Traveled To Syria, Iraq To Join Extremist Groups, & More
29 former German soldiers traveled to Iraq and Syria to join extremist groups. Moreover, 22 soldiers have been classified as Islamists since 2007. German military counterintelligence service (MAD) also said that the 22 soldiers are no longer with the military, as they have either been dismissed or reached the end of their service.
Meanwhile, a report from DPA revealed that 65 active soldiers are currently being investigated on suspicion of Islamist tendencies.
Christians in Iraq formed their own defense force to combat ISIS. The Babylon Brigade has been embedded into Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units to continuously fight the Islamic State. According to a report from The Clarion Project, however, the force is relatively small, numbering between 500 to 1,000 fighters only.
New poll reveals Clinton and Sanders are tied among Democrats. It seems Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in for a tough New York primary. In the eyes of their Democratic supporters, they are equally preferred. This is the findings of a poll conducted by Reuters and Ipsos with Clinton and Sanders both getting 48 percent support from 719 Democrat respondents.
Facebook announces that Messenger now has bots. According to the social media company, these bots allow automated subscription content for just about anything such as traffic and weather updates.
At the same time, it allows customized communications so users can get real-time alerts on receipts, shipping notifications and live automated messages. And in case this gets too much for users, Facebook says you can always block or mute communications to get some privacy.
Get ready for National Peach Cobbler Day! April 13 is National Peach Cobbler Day, so go ahead and treat yourself to some. Throughout the day, Peach Cobbler Factory in Nashville says that for $1, you can get Peach Cobbler Bowls and 2 for 1 Medium Cobblers. Meanwhile, TDubs at The College of New Jersey will be serving homemade cobbler for a limited time.
Tessa Thompson to star in “Thor: Ragnarok.” The actress will join lead actor Chris Hemsworth as well as Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander and Lou Ferrigno.
According to a report from Deadline, Thompson is rumored play Thor’s new love interest. Actress Natalie Portman has reportedly decided not to reprise her role in the hit franchise. “Thor: Ragnarok” is scheduled to be released on November 3, 2017.