Daily Archives: December 27, 2016

{FD} Kachin rebels see more Myanmar attacks, no hope for peace

Ethnic Kachin rebels long at war with Myanmar troops say the government has only escalated fighting since Aung San Suu Kyi took over as leader, crushing the hopes that had led many ethnic minorities to support her party and leaving them with no confide… Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan officials: 3 people wounded in Kabul bomb blast

Afghan officials say that at least three people have been wounded by a roadside bomb blast in the capital, Kabul. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam sees 2016 growth at 6.2 pct, aided by building boom

Vietnam’s economy is forecast to grow 6.2 percent in 2016, helped by a manufacturing and building boom. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Small plane crashes in Tennessee, no survivors

Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has crashed in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, and no one survived. Continue reading

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{FD} Federal appeals court weighs Ohio law shielding lethal drugs source

A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge by death row inmates of an Ohio law that shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} Mississippi police seek 2 men wanted on charges in cat scalding

Police are seeking two men who they say burned a cat by pouring hot liquid on the animal while in a cage. Continue reading

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{FD} Herd of elephants attack Nepal village killing 1, injuring 2

A herd of elephants has attacked a village in southwest Nepal, killing one person and wounding two others. Continue reading

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{FD} S. Korean politicians call for nullifying sex slave deal

South Korea’s opposition politicians have called for nullifying a settlement reached between Seoul and Tokyo on compensation for South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan’s military in World War II. Continue reading

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{FD} Herd of 41 elk die in east Oregon after falling through ice

Officials say dozens of elk are dead after the herd fell through the ice at a reservoir in eastern Oregon. Continue reading

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{FD} China: Open to Vatican talks but Catholics must be patriots

China said it is willing to have constructive dialogue with the Vatican but stressed the importance of patriotism to Beijing and adapting Catholicism to Chinese society. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam says economy expected to have grown 6.2 pct in 2016

Vietnam’s gross domestic product was expected to have grown 6.2 percent this year, driven mostly by industrial expansion and growth in construction and services. Continue reading

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Palestinians Are Illegal Immigrants, Who Have No Right in the Land of Israel!

The Palestinians are illegal immigrants from Muslim countries that have invaded the land of Israel and have no right to any place in the land of Israel.

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{FD} Indian police say 40 injured in train accident

At least 40 people were injured when 15 coaches of a train derailed in northern India early Wednesday, two of them falling into a dry canal bed, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens shot in Chicago over holiday weekend

Chicago turned into a virtual war zone over the holiday weekend — with 55 people shot, a dozen of them fatally. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: Ex-student who fathered son with teacher killed both

Police say a former New York City high school student who in 2012 fathered a child with his then-teacher has killed the woman and their 4-year-old son. Continue reading

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{FD} SKorean investigators detain ex-health minister

South Korean investigators on Wednesday detained the country’s former health minister as they expand their inquiry into a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 2 Mississippi men wanted on charges in cat scalding

Police are seeking two men who they say burned a cat by pouring hot liquid on the animal while in a cage. Continue reading

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{FD} Police in Illinois shoot suspect using man as ‘human shield’

Police in suburban Chicago have shot a man they say tried to rob a bank, then ran into a nearby store and held an elderly man at knifepoint. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted in death of mom who led double life as escort

A man has been convicted of murder and kidnapping in the 2007 death of a single mother from Colorado who led a double life as a paid escort. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico detains 5, eyes possible link to decapitations

Mexican authorities say they have detained five people suspected of shooting at police in the state of Michoacan and are investigating whether they may have been involved in the killings of six men whose severed heads were discovered Christmas Day. Continue reading

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{FD} Lobby of Trump Tower evacuated over suspicious package

The lobby of Trump Tower was evacuated late Tuesday after a suspicious package – that later was reported to contain children’s toys – was found in the lobby. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man charged in slaying of actress, yoga teacher

The Latest on the slaying of a Washington, D.C., actress and yoga teacher who went missing on Christmas (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan’s Abe offers ‘everlasting condolences’ at Pearl Harbor

Under a warm Oahu sun, with the tranquil, teal waters of Pearl Harbor behind them, former enemies came together to acknowledge the tremendous loss from the Japanese attack on U.S. military installations in Hawaii 75 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon trooper in 2nd surgery after shooting; still critical

An Oregon State Police trooper wounded in a Christmas night gunbattle in suburban Portland is in surgery and remains in critical condition. Continue reading

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{FD} NYU student pleads not guilty in Hawaii albatross killings

A 19-year-old college student accused of killing seabirds at a Hawaii nature reserve pleaded not guilty Tuesday to animal cruelty. Continue reading

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{FD} Carjacking, shootings snarl busy Phoenix-area freeway

A man carjacked a driver at gunpoint in Phoenix then wounded two people after the vehicle crashed on a busy Arizona freeway and he tried to commandeer other cars to get away before he was shot and taken into custody, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian student sues Georgia college for restricting right to preach on campus

A Christian student is suing a college in Georgia for allegedly violating his free speech rights by severely limiting his preaching on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Tim Tebow Foundation helps widowed mom adopt 4-year-old deaf, abandoned boy

The Tim Tebow Foundation has helped an American woman to adopt a 4-year-old boy, who was deaf and had been abandoned by his parents in China. Continue reading

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{FD} Church has more martyrs today than in first centuries, Pope Francis says

Despite the chronicle of horrific deaths suffered by early Christians during the vaunted “Age of Martyrs” Pope Francis said Monday that the church has more martyrs today than the early church did. Continue reading

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Public Colleges and Universities Must Have Funding Dropped by Trump Unless…

Public colleges and universities that do not adopt fair and balanced practices must have their funding dropped by President Trump.  This means, among other things, that public colleges and universities must hire as many conservative professors as liberal professors and … Continue reading

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{FD} Island of misfit toys, UPS expects 1.3M returns in one day

Christmas is the season of giving, and January the month of returns. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: Fire that killed 3 children in Gary ruled arson

A fire official says an apartment fire that killed three young children in the northwest Indiana city of Gary was intentionally set. Continue reading

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{FD} Somali Parliament sworn in amid UN criticism over elections

Somalia’s chief justice has sworn in 243 new members of parliament amid criticism from the international community over irregularities in their elections. Continue reading

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{FD} Five officers sued over chase injuries are immune from liability, court rules

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that five police officers sued by a woman injured during a high-speed chase are immune from legal liability. Continue reading

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{FD} 8-year-old transgender boy asked to leave Cub Scout pack, mother says

The family of an 8-year-old New Jersey boy says he was kicked out of Cub Scouts because he is transgender, a move that could open a new front in the debate over discrimination in Scouting. Continue reading

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{FD} Belarus’ Russian-built nuclear reactor grazes electric tower

The company in charge of building Belarus’ first nuclear power plant says its Russian-made nuclear reactor has grazed an electricity transmission tower while being transported. Continue reading

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{FD} Small plane disappears in eastern Tennessee mountains with 3 aboard

Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has been reported missing in mountainous eastern Tennessee. Continue reading

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{FD} UN resolution could sanction Syrians for chemical attacks

A draft U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran conducts ‘war-game’ exercises, threatens to shoot down trespassing aircraft

Iran has kicked off a five-day large scale military exercise in the country’s southern region warning that civilian and military aircraft risk being shot down if they stray into Iranian airspace occupied by the drill. Continue reading

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{FD} UN resolution is one of dozens of rebukes against Israel in 2016

The latest United Nations Security Council vote, which is not just about Israeli settlements but also challenges Israel’s claim to parts of the Old City of Jerusalem among other sites sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslim, is just one of dozens of anti-Israel measures passed by the world body in 2016. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of faking will for Deepwater Horizon survivor

A grand jury has accused an Arkansas woman of creating a fake will for a Deepwater Horizon oil explosion survivor who was later killed in a car wreck so her daughter would inherit his million-dollar estate. Continue reading

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{FD} 8-year-old transgender boy asked to leave Cub Scout pack

The family of an 8-year-old New Jersey boy says he was kicked out of Cub Scouts because he is transgender, a move that could open a new front in the debate over discrimination in Scouting. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges brought against Argentina’s former President Cristina Fernandez

Fernandez will be processed for allegedly steering public contracts to millionaire businessman Lazaro Baez. Continue reading

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{FD} Son of Israeli killed in market attack lights Berlin menorah

An Israeli man whose mother was killed in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market lighted a candle on a 10-meter (33-foot) menorah at the city’s Brandenburg Gate. Continue reading

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{FD} Nigeria officials stop free Chibok girls being home for Xmas

Families and a lawyer say Nigerian officials prevented kidnapped Chibok girls freed from more than two years of captivity by Boko Haram Islamic extremists from spending Christmas at home with their families. Continue reading

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{FD} Sisters accused of trying to extort and cyberbully Nigerian billionaire

This Nigerian billionaire is legit – but what two women are saying about him might not be. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas man arraigned in road rage killing of 3-year-old

A man has been formally arraigned on a capital murder charge in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy in a road rage incident in Little Rock, Arkansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Montenegro seeks 2 Russians over anti-NATO coup attempt

Montenegro has issued an international arrest warrant for two Russians and three Serbs for their alleged involvement in a coup plot to overthrow the small Balkan country’s pro-NATO government. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelan women resorting to sterilization in record numbers

Today nearly 23 percent more women are being sterilized in Venezuela compared to four years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia: Ukraine’s ban on military exports not a big problem

A senior Russian military official says domestic industries have learned to produce engines and other parts previously imported from Ukraine. Continue reading

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