Daily Archives: May 22, 2016

{FD} 18 girls killed in fire at school dormitory in Thailand

Police say 18 girls ranging from 5 to 12 years old have been killed in a fire at a boarding school dormitory in northern Thailand. Continue reading

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{FD} Manhunt in police officer’s slaying comes to violent end

The manhunt for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer has come to a violent end. Continue reading

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{FD} Thailand boarding school fire kills 18 girls

A nighttime fire at a boarding school dormitory in northern Thailand killed 18 girls ranging from 5 to 12 years old, police and school officials said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Opinion polls suggests Australia’s July 2 election is close

A poll in Australia showed a narrowing preference for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to be the country’s leader two weeks into the campaign for July 2 elections. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan trade data, factory survey show economy weakening

Japan says its exports fell 10 percent from a year earlier in April and imports plunged 23 percent, as a monthly survey of factory managers showed the sharpest worsening in operating conditions in over three years. Continue reading

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{FD} Mystery letter to Maine couple claims knowledge of their son’s 1977 disappearance

A Maine couple whose son vanished without a trace in 1977 is wondering who would have sent them a letter recently claiming to have knowledge of the disappearance. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi-American lawyer facing prison for immigration fraud claims he was targeted for aiding Christians

In the Iraqi-American Christian community, he is revered as a hero who delivered thousands from persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists, but in the U.S. halls of justice, Robert DeKelaita is regarded as a criminal who helped clients lie to get as… Continue reading

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{FD} Trial for Ohio father of decomposed child set to begin

A trial is scheduled to begin Monday for the father of a 21-month-old Ohio girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib. Continue reading

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{FD} 7-year-old boy wakes up dad, pair escapes Southern California house fire

Authorities in Orange County say a 7-year-old boy didn’t hesitate when he smelled smoke at his home, waking up his sleeping father so the pair could escape a spreading fire. Continue reading

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{FD} California bus crash leaves dozens injured, 2 critically

Authorities say a shuttle bus has overturned on a highway in Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, leaving two people critically injured, four with moderate injuries and 20 with minor injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 dead in pair of nightclub shootings on Mexico’s Gulf coast

Mexican authorities say a total of six men were killed in shootings at two nightclubs in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraq launches military operation to retake ISIS-held city of Fallujah

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the Islamic State-held held city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, in a televised address on Sunday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Verdict expected Monday in Freddie Gray-officer trial

A judge is preparing to hand down his verdict in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray. Continue reading

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{FD} No bail for man accused of dumping wife’s corpse on lawn

A New York man is being held without bail after police say he killed his wife and then wheeled her body around before dumping it on the front lawn of a Staten Island home. Continue reading

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{FD} Protests in Brazil’s 2 biggest cities against acting leader

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil’s two biggest cities Sunday to protest acting President Michel Temer, trying to keep up pressure on his interim administration only 10 days after he was sworn in. Continue reading

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{FD} Police fatally shoot alleged Florida car burglar

Police in Florida say an officer shot and killed a man during a burglary investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Greece passes omnibus reform bill to comply with bailout

Greece’s parliament has passed an omnibus reform bill providing for tax hikes, more austerity reforms and a new privatization superfund, which will manage almost all state property. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Neighbors of police officer mourn his death

The Latest on a police officer that was shot and killed in a Massachusetts town (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama city hall gun sign is misleading, firearms advocates say

Gun rights advocates are taking shots at a sign they claim is misleading at an Alabama government building, Fox6 News reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Man shot outside White House still in critical condition

A hospital official says a man shot by a U.S. Secret Service officer outside the White House remains in critical condition. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian prime minister arrives in Iran to boost economic ties

Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the Indian prime minister has arrived in Tehran, the first such visit in over a decade. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel returns sarcophagus covers to Egypt as relations warm

Israel has returned two looted ancient Egyptian sarcophagus covers to Egypt amid warming relations between the countries. Continue reading

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{FD} WW II battle flag unites granddaughter of US Marine and great-niece of Japanese soldier

New York was the meeting place this month for two women whose grandfather and great-uncle met as enemies on a World War II battlefield in the South Pacific. Continue reading

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{FD} World leaders urged to reform aid, uphold international law

A top United Nations official has urged word leaders to reform the humanitarian aid system and uphold international humanitarian law ahead of a key summit. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 injured after CSX train hits car in Maryland

Officials say a one person is injured after a car they were driving was struck by a CSX train carrying coal in Maryland. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl barred from prom for wearing suit has her prom night

A central Pennsylvania high school student barred from attending prom at her Catholic high school because she wore a suit rather than a dress has had her prom night — at a different school. Continue reading

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{FD} Manning files appeal to reduce 35-year prison sentence

The imprisoned U.S. Army private convicted of sending secret information to WikiLeaks in what is the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history has filed an appeal to have his 35-year prison sentence reduced to 10 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Egyptians detained over islands protest start hunger strike

Family members of Egyptians detained for planning a demonstration last month say 21 of them have started a hunger strike, protesting what they call an “unfair trial”. Continue reading

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{FD} Alligator removed from YMCA swimming pool in South Carolina

Beaufort firefighters removed a 3-foot-long alligator from a YMCA swimming pool. Continue reading

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{FD} Energy expert says oil prices won’t top $100 a barrel

Following a stunning decline, oil prices have clawed back near the $50 level this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Eruption at Colombian volcano forces airport closure

An eruption at the towering Nevado del Ruiz volcano has forced the closure of a regional airport in western Colombia. Continue reading

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{FD} Yemen: Devout Muslims crush prisoner to death by a large rock

The Dutch-based father of terrorist Abu Hanifa al-Holandi pretends that he imagined his son was ‘studying Arabic in Yemen’. Are there no Arabic classes in Europe? And why was the father so eager for the son to learn Arabic, which Muslims mainly study to learn the authentic Koran? The father who is described to be … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll from weeklong storms in Sri Lanka rises to 92

The death toll from landslides and floods in Sri Lanka as a result of weeklong heavy storms has risen to 92, with soldiers searching for victims of landslides that buried three villages in the central hills pulling out eight bodies from the rubble. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli Cabinet OKs new gas deal after High Court objections

Israel’s Cabinet has approved a new deal with a consortium of natural gas developers after the country’s Supreme Court rejected the previous agreement. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Interview: Argentinian FM envisions ‘inspirational’ UN

The latest candidate to enter the race to become the next United Nations secretary general says the world body must become more inspirational and geared toward finding ways to tackle new challenges as they emerge. Continue reading

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{FD} Last U.S. combat flag from Vietnam War up for auction

The last American combat flag from the Vietnam War is being put up for auction. Continue reading

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{FD} Devout Muslims releases audio message calling for attacks on Europe and the US during Ramadan

Islam was created during Ramadan, is a festivity where the soldiers of Allah prepare for war. If Ramadan is ‘holy’ and terrorism attacks always increase during Ramadan – including terror attacks on mosques – then what does it say about Ramadan itself and what the meaning behind the word holy is to Muslims? It’s holy … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Mushroom hunting heating up in wake of Northwest wildfires

From flames come fungi. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas police say criminals often using imitation weapons

Police in some Texas cities say they’ve seen an uptick in crimes being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns. Continue reading

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{FD} Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change

The Portland Public Schools board voted last week to ban any materials that cast doubt on climate change, the Portland Tribune reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Merkel expresses concern about situation of Kurds in Turkey

Ahead of her visit to Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says “some developments in Turkey fill us with big worries.” The chancellor expressed concern over the Kurdish conflict in an interview with weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on … Continue reading

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{FD} Protesters march to mark 2nd anniversary of Thailand coup

More than 200 people have marched in Bangkok to protest military rule on the second anniversary of the coup that toppled Thailand’s elected government. Continue reading

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{FD} Rebels kill 5 Indian soldiers near border with Myanmar

Police say rebels have killed five Indian paramilitary soldiers in an ambush in the latest attack in India’s insurgency-wracked northeastern region bordering Myanmar. Continue reading

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{FD} Poll forecasts new election won’t break Spain’s deadlock

A poll forecasts that Spain’s conservative Popular Party could boost its share of the vote in fresh elections next month but not by a sufficient margin to break the stalemate that has stopped politicians from forming a government since December. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraq increases Green Zone security after second breach

Iraqi security forces have installed additional blast walls and layers of razor wire around the Green Zone after the compound that houses most Iraqi ministries and foreign embassies was breached. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at deadly attacks carried out under Mullah Mansour

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour’s rule saw several devastating attacks in Afghanistan, particularly the capital Kabul. Continue reading

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{FD} Tajikistan vote to allow longtime president to rule for life

Tajikistan is holding a referendum on changing the Constitution to allow its authoritarian president to run for the office indefinitely, effectively allowing him to rule for life. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope asks followers to pray for Turkey humanitarian summit

Pope Francis has asked for prayers so that participants at a humanitarian summit in Turkey fully commit to achieve what he defines as their main aim: saving the life of every human being. Continue reading

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{FD} Groups of asylum-seekers clash at German shelter, 5 injured

Police say five people were severely injured in violent clashes between Iraqi-Yazidi and Chechen asylum-seekers in the central German city of Bielefeld. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Starving Artists’ No More, This North Carolina Couple Opened Wine & Design’s First Franchise

Marianne and Craig Burt, seasoned fine artists who had faced financial ruin, are now thriving, having opened their second ‘paint and sip’ franchise in North Carolina. Continue reading

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