Day: August 2, 2017

N. Korean missile tests spook neighbors, but ‘what to do?’

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — North Korea's flurry of missile launches – 20 of them just in the past year – is a new and alarming fact of life for Japan and its other neighbors….

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Bolivia’s midwives help reduce maternal mortality

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Mariana Limachi left the hospital in this high Andes city in tears after a doctor told her she needed a C-section because the umbilical cord was wrapped around her 8-month fetus….

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Bolivia’s midwives help reduce maternal mortality

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Mariana Limachi left the hospital in this high Andes city in tears after a doctor told her she needed a C-section because the umbilical cord was wrapped around her 8-month fetus….

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Australian, 2 Cambodians sent to prison in surrogacy case

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court sentenced an Australian woman and two Cambodian associates to one and a half years in prison Thursday for providing commercial surrogacy services in the country….

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Australian, 2 Cambodians sent to prison in surrogacy case

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court sentenced an Australian woman and two Cambodian associates to one and a half years in prison Thursday for providing commercial surrogacy services in the country….

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Study: Just going outdoors could become deadly in South Asia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity to new extremes, according to a new study….

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Swim class aims to stop major cause of death in Bangladesh

SREEPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — The 11-year-old girl, once frightened to go near the water, is practicing how to float in a makeshift swimming pool made of bamboo. As she maneuvers through the water, children surrounding the pool cheer….

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Swim class aims to stop major cause of death in Bangladesh

SREEPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — The 11-year-old girl, once frightened to go near the water, is practicing how to float in a makeshift swimming pool made of bamboo. As she maneuvers through the water, children surrounding the pool cheer….

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Euthanasia used for 4.5 percent of deaths in the Netherlands

LONDON (AP) — Euthanasia has become a common way to die in the Netherlands, accounting for 4.5 percent of deaths, according to researchers who say requests are increasing from people who aren't terminally ill….

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Venezuelans lead UK firm that disputes Venezuela election

LONDON (AP) — The allegation of electoral fraud in Venezuela was brought by an electronic voting company headquartered in England that counts the Latin American country as one of its oldest clients and promotes its technology as a way to ensure…

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Venezuelans lead UK firm that disputes Venezuela election

LONDON (AP) — The allegation of electoral fraud in Venezuela was brought by an electronic voting company headquartered in England that counts the Latin American country as one of its oldest clients and promotes its technology as a way to ensure…

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Venezuelans lead firm that cried foul on Venezuela election

LONDON (AP) — Electronic voting company Smartmatic was quick to blow the whistle on electoral fraud by the government of Venezuela, one of its oldest clients, because the credibility of the company and possibly its future depended on it….

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Prince Philip, 96, bids adieu with final solo official duty

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Study: Just going outdoors could become deadly in South Asia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity to new extremes, according to a new study….

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Study: Just going outdoors could become deadly in South Asia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity to new extremes, according to a new study….

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Netanyahu steps in to stop brawl of Israeli, Jordanian MP

JERUSALEM (AP) — It had all the ingredients of a political brawl: a Jordanian and an Israeli lawmaker, both known for attention-seeking bluster, challenged each other to a showdown Wednesday on the border between their two countries….

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Ken Wilkinson, Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot, dies at 99

LONDON (AP) — Ken Wilkinson, one of the last survivors of "The Few" – the band of pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain – has died. He was 99….

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Ken Wilkinson, Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot, dies at 99

LONDON (AP) — Ken Wilkinson, one of the last survivors of "The Few" – the band of pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain – has died. He was 99….

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German hiker missing since 1987 found in Swiss glacier

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Prince Philip, 96, bids adieu with final solo official duty

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Knights of Columbus to Save Christian Town Decimated by ISIS in Iraq

$2 million will help reconstruct and resettle Karamdes on the Nineveh Plain

Contact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 2, 2017 /Ch…

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Knights of Columbus to Save Christian Town Decimated by ISIS in Iraq

$2 million will help reconstruct and resettle Karamdes on the Nineveh Plain

Contact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 2, 2017 /Ch…

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Knights of Columbus to Save Christian Town Decimated by ISIS in Iraq

$2 million will help reconstruct and resettle Karamdes on the Nineveh Plain

Contact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 2, 2017 /Ch…

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Knights of Columbus to Save Christian Town Decimated by ISIS in Iraq

$2 million will help reconstruct and resettle Karamdes on the Nineveh Plain

Contact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 2, 2017 /Ch…

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German auto industry to give 5 million diesels new software

BERLIN (AP) — German automakers are offering to fit over 5 million diesel cars in the country with updated software to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, an industry group said Wednesday after meeting ministers and state governors….

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US plans trade probe over China’s demands for tech transfers

BEIJING (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing plans to punish China for forcing U.S. and foreign companies to share their technology in return for access to the vast Chinese market, a personal familiar with U.S. discussions said Wednesday…

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US ‘disturbed by irregularities’ in Rwanda landslide vote

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The United States said Saturday it was "disturbed by irregularities observed during voting" in Rwanda's election, which longtime President Paul Kagame won with nearly 99 percent of the vote….

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EU warns Poland not to defy court ban on forest logging

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned Poland Wednesday not to continue logging in Europe's last pristine woodland after Warsaw vowed to defy a ruling by the EU's top court to stop cutting down trees in the Bialowieza Fores…

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Tourist boat capsizes off Turkish coast; 1 dead, 2 missing

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Prince Philip, 96, to bid adieu to solo charity appearances

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US ‘disturbed by irregularities’ in Rwanda landslide vote

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The United States said Saturday it was "disturbed by irregularities observed during voting" in Rwanda's election, which longtime President Paul Kagame won with nearly 99 percent of the vote….

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The Latest: Pence: Russia is destabilizing Balkans

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The Latest on U.S. vice president's visit to Montenegro (all times local):…

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High-profile lawyers targeted in Mexico spyware scandal

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's surveillance scandal widened Wednesday to encompass a pair of prominent human rights attorneys probing a multiple homicide case whose victims include a photojournalist and an activist….

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German prosecutors: ex-Auschwitz guard, 96, fit for prison

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they consider a 96-year-old former Auschwitz death camp guard who was convicted as an accessory to murder fit to go to prison….

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German prosecutors: ex-Auschwitz guard, 96, fit for prison

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they consider a 96-year-old former Auschwitz death camp guard who was convicted as an accessory to murder fit to go to prison….

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Wrecks, sunken treasures lie under Albania’s coastal waters

SARANDA, Albania (AP) — Descending beneath the waves, the cloudy first few meters quickly give way to clear waters and an astonishing sight – dozens, perhaps hundreds, of tightly packed ancient vases lie on the seabed, testament to some long-fo…

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Prince Philip, 96, retires after decades of memorable gaffes

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Prince Philip, 96, to bid adieu to solo charity appearances

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US prepares to test launch unarmed ICBM from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force was preparing to test an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile with a launch from California, the fourth such test this year….

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Netanyahu steps in to stop brawl of Israeli, Jordanian MP

JERUSALEM (AP) — It had all the ingredients of a political brawl: a Jordanian and an Israeli lawmaker, both known for attention-seeking bluster, challenged each other to a showdown Wednesday on the border between their two countries….

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