Monthly Archives: July 2016

{FD} No-rent lifestyle: Argentine man’s lived 40 years in a cave

Pedro Luca has lived in a cave in northern Argentina for 40 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt court upholds 1-year jail ruling for Islam researcher

An Egyptian court has confirmed a one-year prison term for a former TV host who was convicted of “defaming religious symbols” and Muslim scholars after he called for removal of what he described as “extremist material” in texts of religious interpretat… Continue reading

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{FD} New Sandy Hook school opens nearly 4 years after massacre

The new Sandy Hook Elementary School, built to replace the one demolished after a massacre that took the lives of 20 children and six educators, features three courtyards, study spaces designed to look like treehouses and a moat-like raingarden. Continue reading

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{FD} Decades later, Grinch who stole Christmas lights sends $50

A Grinch who stole Christmas lights from a small Michigan town has repented decades later by sending $50. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkish FM: If there’s no visa-free travel, no migrant deal

Turkey’s foreign minister is demanding that the European Union say when its citizens will be granted visa-free entry and adds that, if the rules aren’t loosened, Ankara will back off a deal to stem the flow of migrants into Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} Son arrested in murder of ex-NFL player, wife in Texas

The 16-year-old son of former Miami Dolphins linebacker Antonio Armstrong has been charged in the murders of Armstrong and his wife, Dawn, in their Texas home Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police trying to identify, arrest Austin suspect

The Latest on a shooting early Sunday in an entertainment district of downtown Austin, Texas (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Shooting at South Florida home kills 3 family members; 12-year-old critical

Three people are dead and a 12-year-old is in critical condition after a shooting took place in Southwest Miami-Dade County, Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Khan values Trump seeing fallen son as hero

The Latest on the presidential campaign. Continue reading

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{FD} German president, Merkel mourn victims of Munich shooting

Munich is paying tribute to the victims of the July 22 shooting in which nine people were killed with a church service attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck. Continue reading

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{FD} India detains suspects in gang rape of woman, daughter

Police in northern India say they have detained 15 suspects after a woman and her teenage daughter were gang-raped off a busy highway. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkish soccer officials resign to help govt coup probe

Turkey’s soccer agency says all of its officials on sports committees have resigned to help the investigation into the Gulen movement, which the country’s government says was behind the failed July 15 coup that left more than 200 people dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian activists: Hospital bombed in Daraa province

Syrian activists say a hospital in the southern province of Daraa has been damaged in an airstrike and put out of service. Continue reading

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{FD} NTSB says at least 16 dead in hot air balloon crash in Central Texas

At least 16 people died in the hot air balloon crash in Central Texas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday, adding that investigators are still trying to determine the exact number of passengers. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope urges young people to ‘believe in a new humanity’ as World Youth Day ends

Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in southern Poland to “believe in a new humanity,” which is stronger than evil and refuses to use borders as barriers. Continue reading

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{FD} Dubai’s Emaar Properties sees profits in first half of 2016

Emaar Properties, the developer of the world’s tallest building, has announced net profits of $674 million and revenue of $1.97 billion for the first half of 2016. Continue reading

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{FD} Black Lives supporters seek backing from other minorities

Some Asian and Latino supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement are reaching out to others in their communities to convince them that the movement is their fight too. Continue reading

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{FD} Spain rescues 44 migrants trying to cross Med in 2 boats

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued 44 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea crammed into two small boats. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel: Palestinian who tried to stab soldiers shot dead

The Israeli military says it has shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Turkey slams Germany for banning live broadcast

The Latest on the aftermath of the failed military coup in Turkey (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} One winning ticket sold in $487 million Powerball drawing

Powerball officials announced Sunday one ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing worth $487 million. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS attack on Iraq gas facility triggers fireball

An Iraqi official says part of a gas facility attacked by militants is still burning. Continue reading

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{FD} India providing food to laid-off workers in Saudi Arabia

India says it’s providing food aid to thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia who are not able to buy food after losing their jobs in the kingdom. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslims go to Catholic Mass across France to show solidarity

In a gesture of solidarity following the gruesome killing of a French priest, Muslims on Sunday attended Catholic Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and beyond. Continue reading

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{FD} Armenia: Barricaded gunmen deny killing police officer

Armed members of an opposition group barricaded inside a police station in Armenia’s capital have denied killing a police officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Retaking Iraq’s ISIS-held Mosul likely to prove tricky, costly

It promises to be the biggest and perhaps last major battle against the Islamic State group in Iraq. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll now 27 in flash flood bus incident in Pakistan

A Pakistani official says the death toll from a bus that was swept away by flash floods has risen to 27. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Suspected burglar found dead after he’s tied to tree

Authorities say a suspected burglar is dead after an Alabama homeowner tied him to a tree after catching the man breaking into his home. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 24 police in 2 days

An Afghan official says Taliban attacks on a district in the southern province of Helmand province killed at least 24 police officers over the past two days. Continue reading

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{FD} Bahrain: Detainee dies of ‘medical condition’ in custody

Authorities in Bahrain say a detainee has died while in custody. Continue reading

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{FD} Extremists attack on police center in Somalia kills 5

Extremists in Somalia attacked a heavily fortified police center in the capital Sunday, killing at least five people before security forces ended the assault, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 dead, 3 wounded in Austin shooting, police say

A shooting in a crowded entertainment district of downtown Austin early Sunday set off a chaotic scene, leaving one woman dead and three others wounded and police searching for a suspect. Continue reading

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{FD} Yemen’s government reverses decision to quit Kuwait talks

Yemen’s state television says the nation’s internationally-recognized government has agreed to extend peace talks in Kuwait with Shiite rebels, reversing an earlier decision to quit the negotiations. Continue reading

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{FD} Erdogan supporters denounce failed coup at rally in Germany

Thousands of people gathered in the German city of Cologne on Sunday to denounce the failed July 15 coup in Turkey and show support for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with a heavy police presence in place. Continue reading

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{FD} Mideast courier Aramex founder cashes out 10-percent stake

The founder of Mideast courier Aramex has sold a nearly 10-percent stake in the Dubai-based company. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey’s president reforms military after failed coup

A new presidential decree has introduced sweeping reforms to Turkey’s military in the wake of the failed coup in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Somalia: At least 9 killed in attack on security facility

A police official says an attack on a security facility in the Somali capital has left at least nine people dead, including four attackers. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Multiple victims in separate shootings in Austin

Officials say there have been separate shooting incidents in downtown Austin and there are multiple victims. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan: Muslim kills his sisters for marrying men of their own choice

Pakistani man shoots dead his own sisters on the eve of their weddings in horrific double honour killing – because they chose their own husbands Nazir Hussaid, 35, from the Punjab province, shot Kosar and Gulzar Bibi  Hussaid objected to the women choosing who they wanted to marry  He wanted them to marry someone within … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Attack at Yemen border kills 7 Saudi border guards

The Saudi-led military coalition says seven Saudi border guards, including an officer, have been killed in a cross-border clash with militants from Yemen. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near Seattle; suspect in custody

A gunman attacked a gathering of young adults at a suburban Seattle home, killing two people at a fire pit before firing more shots from the roof, the grandmother of one of the witnesses said. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Italian journalist dies covering papal visit

The Latest on the pope’s visit to Poland (all times local): 09:10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Faithful fill meadow ahead of pope’s last Mass in Poland

Young pilgrims have filled a massive meadow near Krakow in southern Poland for a Mass with Pope Francis, the last major event the pope will lead as he wraps up a five-day visit to Poland. Continue reading

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{FD} UK: Muslim cleric teach Islamic law: ‘Yes, you can take captives and own sex slaves’

Why is this a vile sermon? By calling it a vile sermon the media is actually insulting Islam. In addition, by always denying and insulting Islam they create a greater division with the Muslim community. There is nothing twisted, false or inaccurate in the cleric’s speech. The Muslim cleric is simply educating his congregation about … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Va. lawsuit challenges state’s right to take driver’s licenses for unpaid tickets

Robert Taylor is not what you would call a bad guy yet he’s being treated like one in his home state of Virginia. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 dead after historic Maryland town ravaged by floodwaters

Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} China detains Japanese for ‘endangering state security’

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has confirmed media reports that authorities have detained a Japanese citizen on suspicion of endangering China’s state security. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai queen improves after lung infection treatment

Thailand’s royal palace says that 83-year-old Queen Sirikit suffered a lung infection but her condition has improved. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-cop climate having mixed results on police recruiting

The increasingly anti-cop climate throughout the nation has raised concerns that police recruitment could suffer, but so far – at least in certain cities – it may actually be bringing in more applications, law enforcement authorities told FoxNews.com. Continue reading

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{FD} Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute

A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead. Continue reading

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