Daily Archives: July 2, 2016

{FD} Australians could wait until next week for election result

Australians could be forced to wait until the end of next week to find out who is in charge of their government after a knife-edge national election raised the prospect of a hung parliament, the prime minister said on Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Thailand, Japan share mutual affection that is rare in Asia

Thailand is smitten by Japan: Sushi restaurants fill the malls, Issey Miyake’s luxury “Bao Bao” bags are all the rage and Thai tourists are flocking to Japan in record numbers to visit a country many view as a role model. Continue reading

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{FD} Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winter Elie Wiesel has died. He was 87. Continue reading

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{FD} Biggest private coal producer warns of cutting 80 percent of workforce, head blames Obama policies

Murray Energy Corp., the largest privately held coal miner in the U.S., has warned that it may soon undertake one of the biggest layoffs in the sector during this time of low energy prices. Continue reading

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{FD} American universities mourn students killed in Bangladesh terror attack

Two prominent American colleges on opposite sides of the U.S. were plunged into mourning Saturday after learning that their students were among the victims of Friday’s terror attack on a restaurant in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka. Continue reading

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{FD} Medal of Honor recipient recalls unit taking back embattled outpost in Afghanistan

Clint Romesha became a legend in 2009 after he led the charge against a monstrous Taliban attack in Afghanistan, rallying his fellow soldiers to regain control of their camp after it had been overrun by more than 300 insurgents. Continue reading

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{FD} Coal mine floods in north China, 12 miners trapped

China’s safety watchdog says a coal mine in the north of the country has flooded, trapping 12 miners. Continue reading

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{FD} Small plane lands on busy Minnesota interstate

Authorities say they’re investigating why a small plane landed on a busy interstate north of Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 days of heavy rain in China leave 50 dead, 12 missing

Three days of heavy rain in southern China have left 50 people dead and another 12 missing and destroyed thousands of homes, authorities said Sunday, as areas along the Yangtze River braced for more floods. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentines rally to urge Messi to return to national team

Hundreds of fans of Lionel Messi gathered in the rain in Argentina’s capital on Saturday to ask that the soccer star return to the national team following his shock retirement from the squad. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim women campaign to end instant divorce in India

Just hours after Shagufta Sayyd was married, her new husband told her he was having a relationship with another woman. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Dhaka attack

The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital (all times local): 3:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of planning terrorism acts in Phoenix, Tucson

A Tucson man has been arrested by the FBI and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for threatening to commit acts of terrorism on Arizona government buildings. Continue reading

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{FD} Baghdad bombings kill at least 23 people

Bombs went off early Sunday in two crowded commercial areas in Baghdad, killing at least 23 people and wounding 61, according to hospital and police officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Bombing in central Baghdad kills at least 18

Iraqi hospital and police officials say 18 people were killed and 45 wounded when a car bomb exploded in central Baghdad. Continue reading

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{FD} Man believed to be oldest Pullman porter dies at 106

A man believed to have been the oldest living Pullman porter has died at 106. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona teen accused of threatening terror attacks in Tucson, Phoenix

An Arizona man was arrested Friday and accused of conspiring to commit terror attacks in Phoenix and Tucson, federal and state officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Boy, 8, trampled by cow in Massachusetts

Authorities say an 8-year-old Massachusetts boy helping his father with the family’s cows was trampled to death when one of them got spooked. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany beats Italy 6-5 in shootout, into Euro 2016 semis

Jonas Hector scored the winning penalty as Germany beat Italy 6-5 in a wild shootout to reach the European Championship semifinals on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Reaction to death of Holocaust survivor, author Elie Wiesel

Reaction to the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, author of “Night,” who died Saturday at the age of 87: “The state of Israel and the Jewish people express sorrow over the death of Elie Wiesel. Continue reading

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{FD} Devout Muslims threatens attacks at airports in London, Los Angeles and New York on July 4 weekend

Pro-ISIS twitter account threatens attacks at London Heathrow, Los Angeles and New York’s JFK airports on July 4 weekend Account warned there would be a ‘device placed’ at one of the airports Threat was revealed by respected counter-terror group SITE Intelligence It comes three days after suicide bombers killed up to 50 in Istanbul ISIS… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Greece arrests 5 aiming to smuggle in 87 Syrians

The Latest on Europe’s migration issues. Continue reading

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{FD} Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and famous Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winter Elie Wiesel has died. He was 87. Continue reading

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{FD} Tiger kills caretaker in Spanish nature park; reason unclear

An animal caretaker has been found dead in a nature park in the southern Spanish town of Benidorm after she was attacked by a tiger for reasons that remain unclear. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands rally in Madrid in favor of LGTB Pride

Thousands of people have defied high temperatures and security concerns to march in Madrid’s LGTB Pride parade. Continue reading

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{FD} Former French PM Michel Rocard dies at 85

French authorities say former Socialist Prime Minister Michel Rocard has died at age 85 in a Paris hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 killed, 14 injured when van hit NJ guardrail, flipped over

State Police have released the names of two people killed when a van overturned on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey, injuring 14 others. Continue reading

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{FD} Jailed Algerian journalist starts hunger strike before trial

Algerian journalist Mohamed Tamalt has started a hunger strike after being jailed near Algiers. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida authorities say 4 dead, 24 injured when bus, tractor trailer collide

The Florida Highway Patrol says four people were killed and 24 were injured when a bus and tractor trailer collided on a highway in the Panhandle. Continue reading

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{FD} World reacts to the death of Elie Wiesel

Reaction to the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, author of “Night,” who died Saturday at the age of 87: “The state of Israel and the Jewish people express sorrow over the death of Elie Wiesel. Continue reading

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{FD} Sarkozy ready to run in 2017 presidential election primaries

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed his intention of stepping down from being the head of the conservative party in order to run in presidential election primaries. Continue reading

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{FD} Leader of drug trafficking network gets 10 years in prison

Authorities say the leader of a large drug trafficking group who was living in a Seattle suburb has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Continue reading

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{FD} Teachers block roads as Mexican rights agency urges calm

Protesting teachers and their supporters once again blocked at least half a dozen highways in southern Mexico, hours after the government demanded an end to the highway blockades. Continue reading

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{FD} Idaho soldier missing in Korean War to be buried in hometown

An Army soldier reported missing in action during the Korean War is to be buried in his hometown of Shelley, Idaho, next week. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges for mother in 9-month-old son’s hot vehicle death

A prosecutor says he won’t charge a mother with the death of her 9-month-old son in a hot car because it was a perfect storm of change of routine, sleep deprivation and forgetfulness. Continue reading

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{FD} BB gun-wielding boy stops vehicle traffic near airport

A boy wielding a BB gun while playing in a park by a North Dakota runway caused police to stop vehicle traffic near the airport. Continue reading

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{FD} Plane lands on Minnesota interstate

Authorities say they’re investigating why a small plane landed on a busy interstate north of Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Continue reading

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{FD} 17 killed in multi-vehicle accident on busy Uganda highway

A police official says at least 17 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway in Uganda. Continue reading

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{FD} Kadyrov to seek new term as Chechen president

The Kremlin-backed strongman leader of Chechnya says he will seek another term in office. Continue reading

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{FD} Governor: State House saved by ‘Ben Franklin’ lightning rod

Gov. Larry Hogan says the Maryland State House was saved from a lightning strike “by a 208-year-old original Ben Franklin lightning rod.” Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey man sentenced for smuggling electronics to Russia

A New Jersey man involved in a scheme to smuggle more than $65 million worth of sensitive electronic components to Russia has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Gun shop cancels raffle of AR-15 rifle for Orlando victims

A suburban Chicago gun shop has canceled a raffle of a semi-automatic rifle to benefit victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Trinidad & Tobago prime minster Manning dies at 69

Patrick Manning, a geologist who led the resource-rich Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago as prime minister through a boom in its petrochemical sector until his party was defeated amid rising crime and corruption, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Paris gay pride parade goes ahead under tight security

Thousands of people have marched in a gay pride parade in Paris amid tight police security, three weeks after the massacre at a Florida gay nightclub. Continue reading

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{FD} Hezbollah says it killed IS commander in Lebanon

The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says it has killed the Islamic State military commander for the Qaa border area in Lebanon, where a series of suicide bombings and other attacks killed five people earlier this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Romania: 2 dead in small plane crash in Transylvania

Romanian authorities say two people have died after a small plane crashed in central Romania. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: New central California fire threatens 100 homes

The Latest on the wildfires burning in the U.S. West (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Islamic group: Muslim man beaten outside Mateen’s mosque

An Islamic group says a Muslim man was beaten outside the Fort Pierce Islamic Center that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut teacher resigns after gun possession charge

A middle school teacher in Newtown, Connecticut, accused of carrying a loaded .45-caliber pistol in a holster inside the school has resigned. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Germany had twice as many EU migrants in 2015 as UK

Germany saw net migration from other European Union countries top 382,000 people last year. Continue reading

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