Daily Archives: February 5, 2017

{FD} Refugees in Indonesia protest slow UN resettlement process

Asylum seekers in Indonesia have staged a protest in the capital urging the U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} UN: Afghan civilian casualties rose 3 percent in 2016

The U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Bureau of Indian Affairs sending agents to close Dakota pipeline protest sites

The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is sending agents to North Dakota to help clear Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters from makeshift camps on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Continue reading

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{FD} Idaho judge orders no sex for man convicted of rape

An Idaho judge has ordered a 19-year-old man not to have sex with anyone before he marries as part of his sentencing for statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl. Continue reading

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{FD} 5-year-old Florida girl dies in accidental shooting

A 5-year-old girl was fatally shot and her 4-year-old neighbor wounded in an accidental shooting in north Florida by the girl’s brother, authorities said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Free tuition doesn’t mean free college, students point out

They don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but … Continue reading

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{FD} Nepal commission probing conflict abuses seeks extension

A commission investigating deaths and abuses during a decade-long communist insurgency in Nepal is seeking an extension because it says it has not completed the task of giving justice to thousands of victims and their families. Continue reading

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{FD} New Chinese missile makes latest appearance in drills

A highly accurate medium-range Chinese missile capable of threatening U.S. and Japanese bases in Asia has made its latest appearance at recent Rocket Force drills. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese navy wraps up visits to 4 Persian Gulf states

A Chinese navy task force has wrapped up visits to four Persian Gulf states in the latest sign of the navy’s growing presence in the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam allows betting on international soccer competitions

Vietnamese gamblers will soon be allowed to place bets on international soccer competitions under a pilot project. Continue reading

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{FD} Bangladesh sticks to plan to relocate Rohingya Muslims

Bangladesh is sticking to its plan to relocate Rohingya Muslims, who fled Myanmar in the face of persecution, from overcrowded and unhealthy camps in a southern coastal district to a low-lying island still not ready for human habitation. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 percent of Australian Catholic priests accused of abuse

Seven percent of priests in Australia’s Catholic Church were accused of sexually abusing children over the past several decades, a lawyer said Monday as officials investigating institutional abuse across Australia revealed for the first time the extent… Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: Florida girl, 5, killed in accidental shooting

A 5-year-old girl was fatally shot and her 4-year-old neighbor wounded in an accidental shooting in north Florida by the girl’s brother, authorities said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Shortage of Philadelphia transit cars expected due to cracks

The Philadelphia area’s main transit agency says there will be a temporary shortage of rail cars during peak hours following the discovery of cracks in the support beams of two cars. Continue reading

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{FD} Truck and bus crash in Honduras; at least 15 people killed

Authorities in Honduras say an out-of-control tanker truck crashed into a bus on a highway outside the capital, killing at least 15 people and injuring 20. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Budweiser ad grabs buzz with immigrant tale

The Latest on the Super Bowl ads as an expected 110 million tune in to watch the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots face off (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} New Yorkers team up to clean swastika-covered subway car

A group of New York City subway riders are going viral after they used hand sanitizer to erase racist graffiti from a train car. Continue reading

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{FD} Travelers arrive in US to hugs and tears after ban is lifted

Travelers from the seven predominantly Muslim countries targeted by President Donald Trump enjoyed tearful reunions with loved ones in the U.S. on Sunday after a federal judge swept the ban aside. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope prepares video message for fans attending Super Bowl

Look out, Lady Gaga. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump ban blocked, spokesman says Iranian woman back in US

An Iranian engineer is returning to the South Carolina city where she works thanks to the opening created when a federal court suspended President Donald Trump’s travel ban against seven Muslim nations. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man arrested in jogger death faces murder charge

The Latest on the arrest of a man in the strangling death of a New York City woman out jogging (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Cincinnati Zoo’s prematurely born hippo takes first steps

The Cincinnati Zoo says a baby hippo born prematurely has taken her first steps. Continue reading

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{FD} French candidate uses hologram to travel campaign trail

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon can’t be in two places at once. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran says shipment will boost its supply of uranium

Iran’s nuclear chief says it will have 60 percent more stockpiled uranium than it did prior to the landmark 2015 agreement with world powers after a shipment expected later this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland county stun gun ban prompts Second Amendment lawsuit

A nurse is challenging a Maryland county’s stun gun ban on Second Amendment grounds. Continue reading

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{FD} Arctic’s indigenous Sami people to celebrate national day

The indigenous people of Europe’s Arctic north are celebrating their national day this week with hundreds of events across Nordic lands. Continue reading

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{FD} Despite White House warning, Israel pushes settlement bill

Israel’s prime minister is moving ahead with a contentious law that would legalize dozens of settlement outposts in the West Bank, despite claims by experts that the bill itself is illegal and a warning from the White House that settlement construction… Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Le Pen: French election ‘choice of civilization’

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen blasted globalization and Islamic fundamentalism in her closing speech Sunday of a two-day National Front party conference, calling them “two totalitarianisms” threatening France. Continue reading

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{FD} Town takes stand after mayor forced to remove Christian flag

A Mississippi town rallied Saturday after its mayor said he was forced to remove a Christian flag following the threat of a lawsuit. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl, 5, killed in accidental shooting by brother, 8

Police in Florida say a 5-year-old girl was fatally shot and her 4-year-old brother wounded in an accidental shooting by their 8-year-old brother. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man arrested in strangling death of NYC jogger

Police have arrested a man in the strangulation of a New York City woman who had gone out for a run last summer and was found dead in a secluded marsh. Continue reading

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{FD} Britain to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s record 65-year reign

Queen Elizabeth II is poised for another historic milestone, an unprecedented 65 years on the throne. Continue reading

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{FD} Shopper with gun kills suspected diaper thief at Florida Walmart

Deputies say they were called to a South Florida Walmart after a shopper shot and killed a suspected diaper thief in the parking lot. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope prepares video message for Super Bowl

Look out, Lady Gaga. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago woman says beau didn’t help her kill mom in Bali

A Chicago woman imprisoned in Indonesia for the 2014 killing of her mother says in videos posted on YouTube that she acted alone and her boyfriend at the time only helped her cover it up because she threatened him. Continue reading

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{FD} UN removes former Afghan warlord from blacklist

The United Nations has removed the name of a former Afghan warlord from its ISIS and Al Qaeda sanctions list. Continue reading

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{FD} Iranian Americans feel stuck, confused, afraid of travel ban

Iranian-American supermarket supervisor Alan Tahmasebi voted for Donald Trump last year, hoping a businessman would be more trustworthy than a politician. Continue reading

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{FD} Unpredictable Trump foreign policy may test US spy alliances

Donald Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy could hamper long-standing U.S. intelligence-sharing partnerships as countries react to a president who seeks closer ties to Russia and is unafraid to offend American allies by cracking down on immigration or… Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Wal-Mart customer fatally shoots suspected thief

Police say a customer at a Wal-Mart store in Florida fatally shot a man who was among a group suspected of stealing two carts full of merchandise. Continue reading

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{FD} Islamic authority rejects Egypt’s move to reform divorce

Egypt’s top Islamic authority has rejected the president’s suggestion for legislation that would invalidate the practice of men verbally divorcing their wives. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkish police detain over 440 people in anti-ISIS operation

Turkey’s anti-terrorism police have detained more than 440 people for alleged links to ISIS, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian arrests spur questions over links to US hacking

A series of high-profile arrests in Russia, purportedly including officers of the country’s secretive Federal Security Service and a cybersecurity expert, has intelligence officials on both sides of the Atlantic trying to unravel a mystery they suspect may be connected to Russian hacking in the U.S. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire at east China foot massage parlor kills 18

Chinese state media say 18 people have been killed in a fire at a foot massage parlor in eastern China. Continue reading

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{FD} Attempted kidnapping of woman in Cleveland stopped by Bible study group

People in an east side neighborhood are on edge after two men tried to kidnap a woman as she left a Bible study group. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Le Pen: Twin ‘totalitarianisms’ threaten France

The Latest on France’s far right conference Sunday in the southeast city of Lyon. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl Scout robbed while selling cookies in Philadelphia

A Girl Scout who was selling cookies in Center City was robbed Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Activists: Charities must move galas from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Since President Donald Trump opened the gold-infused ballroom at his Mar-a-Lago resort almost 12 years ago, it has been a popular rental for the American Red Cross, hospitals, medical researchers and other charities for fundraising galas where the weal… Continue reading

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{FD} Alleged Louvre attacker’s father says son is not a terrorist

The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris’ Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son’s alleged involvement. Continue reading

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{FD} Leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen mocks Trump after raid

The leader of Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has released an audio recording in which he describes President Donald Trump as the “White House’s new fool” and says a recent U.S. raid against the group killed 25 people, including 11 women and children. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: At Cairo, 33 migrants board flights for the US

The Latest on the reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries (all times Eastern): 7:30 a.m. Continue reading

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