Daily Archives: December 18, 2016

Legendary Chilean soccer club enjoys West Bank homecoming

For over a week, Palestinian soccer fans have been enjoying a special Christmas-season present: the first visit by Chilean soccer club Deportivo Palestino to the West Bank. Continue reading

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UN Security Council to vote on resolution on Syria’s Aleppo

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At least 3 injured in stabbing attack in Los Angeles suburb; suspect in custody

A woman and two children were wounded in a stabbing attack in a Los Angeles suburb on Sunday and a suspect was in custody. Continue reading

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Cops: Shoplifting suspect nabbed during police toy drive

Police in Massachusetts say they’ve arrested a man who tried to shoplift items from a Target while officers were holding a toy drive outside the store. Continue reading

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Millionaire returning $4M ‘trophy’ house to Indian tribe

An eccentric millionaire is giving Manhattan back to the American Indians — at least his small part of it. Continue reading

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Christmas-time bombing of Coptic Church in Egypt underscores long history of oppression of Christians

It was Christmas Eve last year when Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi attended Mass at St. Mark’s Orthodox Coptic Church—a symbolic olive branch. But in the year since it was offered, extremists on the fringe of the Muslim majority have carried out a number of attacks on the Coptic community, including the bombing of St. Mark’s. Continue reading

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Georgia police officer sues city after being fired for flying Confederate flag

A Georgia police sergeant who was fired for flying the Confederate flag at her home filed a lawsuit claiming her right to freedom of speech was violated. Continue reading

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Four manhole covers explode after underground electrical fire

Fire officials in Massachusetts said an underground fire caused multiple manhole covers to explode Sunday night, while multiple homes and businesses were left in the dark. Continue reading

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Ohio judge set to announce sentence in barbershop slayings

A judge in Cleveland is set to announce whether she will sentence a man convicted of killing three people at a suburban barbershop to death or to life in prison without parole. Continue reading

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S. Korea begins trial of confidante of disgraced president

The jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean President Park Geun-hye has appeared at the first day of her trial. Continue reading

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Australia’s projected annual deficits worsen by $7.5 billion

Australia’s projected budget deficits for the next four years have increased by 10.3 billion Australian dollars ($7.5 billion) to AU$94.9 billion as the economy continues to slow following a China-driven mining boom, the government’s latest forecasts s… Continue reading

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New York man to be sentenced in X-ray weapon plot

A New York industrial mechanic convicted of attempting to produce a mobile X-ray device intended to kill Muslims is scheduled to be sentenced. Continue reading

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Massachusetts teen due in court in texting suicide case

A Massachusetts woman accused of sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself is due in court for a pretrial hearing. Continue reading

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Japan Emperor has a cold, cancels year-end banquet

Japan’s Emperor canceled an annual year-end palace banquet on Monday because of a cold. Continue reading

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Rights group: Indian cops have killed hundreds of suspects

Nearly 600 people died in Indian police custody from 2009-2015, many after being tortured, a human rights group said Monday, urging India to implement a string of often-ignored regulations and prosecute officers involved in the mistreatment of prisoners. Continue reading

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Indonesian police arrest dozens ahead of West Papua protest

A legal aid group says Indonesian police have detained dozens of people ahead of a West Papua independence protest. Continue reading

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Russian media spins Syria intervention as a success

At two large photo exhibitions recently held here, Russians were shown the bomb-scarred Syrian cities of Aleppo and Palmyra as the West rarely sees them. Continue reading

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Australia’s projected annual deficit worsens by $3.2 billion

Australia’s projected budget deficit for the current fiscal year has increased by 4.4 billion Australian dollars ($3.2 billion) to AU$41.5 billion as the economy continues to slow following a China-driven mining boom, the government’s latest forecasts … Continue reading

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Amnesty warns Myanmar over treatment of Rohingya

Amnesty International has warned Myanmar that the actions of its military may constitute crimes against humanity, based on accounts of violence against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority. Continue reading

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Kentucky barn fire kills at least 23 horses, reports say

A fire tore through a Kentucky horse training center early Sunday morning, killing 23 horses, the facility’s owner told local media. Continue reading

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French foreign minister visits Haiti city devastated by

France’s foreign minister has visited a Haitian city devastated by Hurricane Matthew two months when the Category 4 storm’s center tore through the impoverished country’s southwest. Continue reading

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Officer kills man near house where woman, dogs found dead

Tulsa police are investigating after an officer fatally shot a man near a house where a woman and three dogs were later found dead. Continue reading

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Mexican police find 5 bodies loaded in back of pickup truck

Prosecutors in the western Mexico state of Jalisco say police have found a pickup truck loaded with five bodies, all covered in plastic bags. Continue reading

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Authorities: Deputies shoot Tennessee man who had knife

Authorities say sheriff’s deputies in Tennessee have fatally shot a man after he threatened them with a knife. Continue reading

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Russia threatens to veto new UN Syria resolution, Aleppo evacuations in doubt

Russia threatened Sunday to veto a U.N. resolution demanding immediate access to areas of Aleppo besieged by the Syrian government, while a shaky deal to evacuate thousands of trapped civilians was thrown into doubt again after militants burned buses i… Continue reading

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Texas man who called 911, then vanished in 2013 remains missing

The last trace of a Texas man who disappeared more than three years ago is a disturbing 911 call. Continue reading

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ISIS reportedly training child suicide bombers in special camps

An ISIS-trained teen said his sympathy for children led to his failed attempt to bomb an Iraqi soccer stadium over the summer. Continue reading

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New Cabinet in Lebanon vows to ‘preserve stability’

A new 30-member national unity Cabinet headed by Prime minister Saad Hariri has been announced in Lebanon nearly two months after electing a new president. Continue reading

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The Latest: Former slave considered for sainthood

The Latest on a campaign to make a former Denver slave a Catholic saint (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Continue reading

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Trump gave $10,000 for West Bank settlement, tax form shows

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump donated $10,000 for a Jewish settlement in the West Bank in 2003. Continue reading

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Mexico’s Colima volcano spews ash, vapor a mile into the air

Mexico’s Colima Volcano has sent three eruptions in the space of a few hours, spewing ash and vapor more than a mile into the air. Continue reading

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Hack of LA County emails exposes data of 750,000 people

Officials say a Nigerian national has been charged in connection with a hack of Los Angeles County emails that might have exposed personal data from more than 750,000 people who had business with county departments. Continue reading

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Man exonerated in Virginia faces charges in Florida

A man awarded $1.2 million for the decades he spent wrongfully imprisoned in Virginia is facing charges in Florida. Continue reading

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Missing Fort Bliss soldier’s remains found in coal chute

An Army private reported missing from a Texas military base has been found after human remains discovered in June were identified as his by an Arizona coroner. Continue reading

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Bitter cold front with arctic air moves across Plains into Midwest

Temperatures plunged to minus 20 degrees and lower across much of the northern Plains overnight as a fresh surge of bitter arctic air reached into the Midwest. Continue reading

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CIA analyst: Saddam Hussein ‘seemed clueless,’ was ‘inattentive’ leader

Saddam Hussein was an inept dictator during his final years in charge, thought 9/11 would bring Iraq and America closer together and took partial blame for his eventual fall from power after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, according to a new book by one of… Continue reading

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Mayor: Corpus Christi, Texas water ban lifted

A nearly four-day ban on drinking the water in Corpus Christi, Texas, was lifted on Sunday after test results showed no contamination due to a chemical leak, the city’s mayor announced. Continue reading

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‘Christmas sauna’ in Helsinki gives enthusiasts a free sweat

Wrapped in a towel and oozing sweat, a steaming man steps outside into sub-zero temperatures enthusing about the sauna which he’s just come out of — right in the middle of Helsinki in the city hall courtyard. Continue reading

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Farrakhan sees a new opening for black separatist message

Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, spoke from a podium draped in the red, black and green of the Pan-African flag, a symbol of black pride. Continue reading

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Etihad Airways, citing competition, announces layoffs

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, citing “an increasingly competitive landscape,” says it is making an unspecified number of layoffs. Continue reading

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El Salvador church fires 3 priests for sex abuse

El Salvador’s Roman Catholic Church has separated three men from the priesthood after they were found guilty by church officials of sexually abusing children. Continue reading

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Venezuela sends troops to tamp down cash chaos disturbances

Venezuelan troops are patrolling cities where rioting erupted over an official decree that nullified most of the country’s currency. Continue reading

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Uber driver fatally shoots would-be robber, police say

Police say an Uber driver fatally shot a would-be robber who tried to ambush him near an upscale South Florida mall. Continue reading

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Wounded Washington officer in critical but stable condition

A police officer who was wounded while investigating a reported shooting in Washington state remains in critical but stable condition at a Seattle hospital. Continue reading

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Algerian defense ministry: 125 “terrorists” killed this year

Algeria’s defense ministry says that 125 “terrorists” have been killed during year 2016, without giving details on their identities and the location of the military operations. Continue reading

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Police: Uber driver fatally shoots would-be robber

Police say an Uber driver fatally shot a would-be robber who tried to ambush him near an upscale South Florida mall. Continue reading

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8 die of alcohol poisoning in Russia; 10 others hospitalized

Russia’s top investigative agency says that at least eight people have died of alcohol poisoning in a Siberian city. Continue reading

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2 teens charged in shooting outside Charlotte nightclub

Two teens have been charged in a shooting where four other teenagers were injured in the parking lot of a North Carolina nightclub. Continue reading

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Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota still not cleaned up

A massive oil spill in northwestern North Dakota still isn’t fully cleaned up three years and three months after it happened. Continue reading

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Hamas mourns killing of group’s drone expert

Gaza’s Hamas rulers are mourning the killing of a Tunisian aviation expert who supervised the militant group’s drone program. Continue reading

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