Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

The Latest: Truck carrying aid crashes in Bangladesh; 9 dead

The Latest on hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Continue reading

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Duterte reportedly orders cops to kill son if drug smuggling ‘rumors’ are true

Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president notorious for his strict drug policy, reportedly said in a speech Wednesday that police could kill any of his children if it is proven they are involved in drugs. Continue reading

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Broadcast journalist killed in northeastern India

Police say a journalist from a local television network was abducted and killed while covering a protest rally in India’s remote northeastern state of Tripura. Continue reading

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Mexico earthquake: Animals rescued from collapsed medical lab

As rescue workers continued Wednesday to search for human survivors of Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake in central Mexico, the safe recovery of 53 lab animals was a source of joy in an otherwise grim week. Continue reading

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Authorities: Illinois father killed sons, set house on fire

Authorities in Bloomington, Illinois, say a 33-year-old man hid his family’s cellphones, killed his two children and intentionally set a house fire before hanging himself. Continue reading

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Lincoln Memorial vandalized by student from Kyrgyz Republic, police say

A man from the Kyrgyz Republic was arrested Monday for allegedly using a penny to engrave the letters “HYPT MAEK” into the fifth pillar on the north side of the Lincoln Memorial, Fox 5 DC reported. Continue reading

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EU survey finds Muslims willing to embrace non-Muslims

A survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live. Continue reading

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Trump ‘saddened’ about Emmys’ lackluster ratings

President Trump late Tuesday tweeted that he was “saddened” to learn that the Emmy Awards ratings were the lowest rated ceremony in telecast history. Continue reading

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New plaintiffs added to lawsuit over chemical plant fire

Eleven plaintiffs, including a 4-year-old girl, have joined the $1 million lawsuit against a Houston-area chemical plant rocked by explosions after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the facility. Continue reading

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James Clapper: ‘It’s possible’ that Trump’s voice was picked up by Manafort wiretap

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper suggested on Wednesday that “it’s possible” that President Trump’s voice was picked up in a wiretap as he spoke with his former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Continue reading

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Seoul to resume humanitarian aid to NKorea; doesn’t set date

South Korea has decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn’t determine when to provide the assistance amid tension created by North Korea’s nuclear tests. Continue reading

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Myanmar mob attacks aid shipment bound for Rohingya area

Police in western Myanmar say they have fired warning shots after a Buddhist mob tried to block humanitarian aid headed to an area where ethnic Rohingya Muslims were driven from their homes. Continue reading

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Ex-Chicago cop arrested on drug charges after 15 years on the run

A 15-year international manhunt for a former Chicago police sergeant facing federal drug conspiracy charges ended Tuesday after the man was arrested in Detroit. Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico Wednesday (Sept. Continue reading

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Arkansas high school teacher, 25, slept with 4 teen boy students, 2 in same night, cops say

A high school teacher in Arkansas is accused of sleeping with four different students – two of them in the same night. Continue reading

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Arkansas high school teacher, 25, slept with 4 students, 2 in same night, cops say

A high school teacher in Arkansas is accused of sleeping with four different students – two of them in the same night. Continue reading

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Tillerson: Trump tight-lipped on whether to withdraw from Iran deal

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Wednesday that President Trump has decided whether to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, but hasn’t shared his decision “externally.” Continue reading

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Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis

Myanmar is trying to reassure the world about its handling of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh. Continue reading

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Arkansas high school teacher slept with 4 students, 2 in same night, cops say

A high school teacher in Arkansas is accused of sleeping with four different students – two of them in the same night. Continue reading

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More charges, new defendant in Texas human smuggling case

Authorities say the driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged. Continue reading

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