Day: August 10, 2017

Family bonds survive India-Pakistan split, but for how long?

NEW DELHI (AP) — I was 9 the first time I traveled on an airplane, in 1986. We were headed to Pakistan, a country that was foreign yet held a part of us….

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NAFTA negotiations could mark end of era for Mexican exports

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is putting Mexico in a tough spot, threatening the system that has helped turn the country into a top exporter through low wages, l…

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US company offers to take financial risk of new MH370 search

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity said on Friday it had offered to take the financial risk of a renewed search for the missing Malaysian airliner, as victims' families urged the Malaysian governm…

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Pyongyang challenge: Should US shoot Kim’s missiles down?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With North Korea threatening to send a salvo of ballistic missiles close to Guam, a U.S. military hub in the Pacific, pressure could grow for Washington to put its multibillion-dollar missile defense system into use an…

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US company offers to take financial risk of new MH370 search

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity said on Friday it had offered to take the financial risk of a renewed search for the missing Malaysian airliner, as victims' families urged the Malaysian governm…

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Bus crash in China’s northwest kills at least 36, hurts 13

BEIJING (AP) — A long-distance passenger bus crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China's northwest, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13 others, official media reported Friday….

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New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

FUJISAWA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered….

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New Leaders Elected at AG General Council

Contact: Mark Forrester, Assemblies of God, 417-862-2781

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Douglas E. Clay is the new general superintendent-elect of the U.S. Assemblies of God, elected Wednesday afternoon subsequent to George O….

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New Leaders Elected at AG General Council

Contact: Mark Forrester, Assemblies of God, 417-862-2781

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Douglas E. Clay is the new general superintendent-elect of the U.S. Assemblies of God, elected Wednesday afternoon subsequent to George O….

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

New Leaders Elected at AG General Council

Contact: Mark Forrester, Assemblies of God, 417-862-2781

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Douglas E. Clay is the new general superintendent-elect of the U.S. Assemblies of God, elected Wednesday afternoon subsequent to George O….

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Bus crash in China’s northwest kills at least 36, hurts 13

BEIJING (AP) — A long-distance passenger bus crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China's northwest, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13 others, official media reported Friday….

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Kuwait tells AP: North Korean workers welcome amid crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stalwart U.S. ally Kuwait will continue to grant visas to North Korean laborers whose wages allegedly aid Pyongyang in evading international sanctions, its government told The Associated Press on Thursday befo…

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Kuwait tells AP: North Korean workers welcome amid crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stalwart U.S. ally Kuwait will continue to grant visas to North Korean laborers whose wages allegedly aid Pyongyang in evading international sanctions, its government told The Associated Press on Thursday befo…

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Hijab Artwork Sparks Controversy

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the reaction to a controversial portrait of the Statue of Liberty:
 
Occasionally, a controversial issue will arise that draws inane comments from all sides. Such is the case of artwork hanging in the Santa Ana office of Rep. J. Luis Correa: The painting depicts the Statue of Libert Source: Catholic League

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Hijab Artwork Sparks Controversy

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the reaction to a controversial portrait of the Statue of Liberty:
 
Occasionally, a controversial issue will arise that draws inane comments from all sides. Such is the case of artwork hanging in the Santa Ana office of Rep. J. Luis Correa: The painting depicts the Statue of Libert Source: Catholic League

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Hijab Artwork Sparks Controversy

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the reaction to a controversial portrait of the Statue of Liberty:
 
Occasionally, a controversial issue will arise that draws inane comments from all sides. Such is the case of artwork hanging in the Santa Ana office of Rep. J. Luis Correa: The painting depicts the Statue of Libert Source: Catholic League

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Hijab Artwork Sparks Controversy

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the reaction to a controversial portrait of the Statue of Liberty:
 
Occasionally, a controversial issue will arise that draws inane comments from all sides. Such is the case of artwork hanging in the Santa Ana office of Rep. J. Luis Correa: The painting depicts the Statue of Libert Source: Catholic League

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

UN: Smugglers throw some 280 migrants into the sea off Yemen

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Smugglers have thrown some 280 migrants into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the last two days, causing more than 50 to drown and leaving over 30 missing, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday….

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US calls mysterious health ailments in Cuba ‘attacks’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is now calling those mysterious health ailments in Cuba "attacks" rather than merely incidents….

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Canadian diplomat in Cuba also suffered hearing loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Canadian government said Thursday that at least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba also has been treated for hearing loss following disclosures that a group of American diplomats in Havana suffered severe hearing loss that U.S….

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EU says 40 countries now affected in tainted egg scandal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A European Union official says 40 countries now have been affected by a Europe-wide contaminated egg scandal, including 24 EU members and 16 non-members….

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EU plans talks as egg scandal hits 17 countries

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that it plans to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month over a growing tainted egg scandal as it revealed that products contaminated with an insecticide have now spread to 17 countries….

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2 hostages freed by al-Qaida make 1st public appearances

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two men released from al-Qaida captivity after six years in northern Mali made their first public appearances Thursday, recounting their ordeals and saying they were not clear whether any ransom was paid for their freedom….

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Bosnia marks 20 years since Princess Diana’s visit

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Controversial film about Russian czar cleared for release

MOSCOW (AP) — A historical film about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina has been cleared for release, the Culture Ministry said Thursday, a decision that follows months of disputes and angry calls for its ban….

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Controversial film about Russian czar cleared for release

MOSCOW (AP) — A historical film about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina has been cleared for release, the Culture Ministry said Thursday, a decision that follows months of disputes and angry calls for its ban….

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US: War would be ‘horrific’ but NKorea nukes ‘unimaginable’

BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," th…

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SKorea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in NKorea standoff

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests….

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Austria records first instances of Fipronil-tainted eggs

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's food safety agency says it has found the first instances of eggs contaminated with Fipronil in the country….

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French security forces now top targets of Islamic radicals

PARIS (AP) — French soldiers taking part in Operation Sentinelle are the highest profile symbols of the fight against Islamic extremism – but along with other security forces patrolling French streets are increasingly the main targets of attack…

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French security forces now top targets of Islamic radicals

PARIS (AP) — French soldiers taking part in Operation Sentinelle are the highest profile symbols of the fight against Islamic extremism – but along with other security forces patrolling French streets are increasingly the main targets of attack…

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UN: Smugglers throw some 280 migrants into the sea off Yemen

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Smugglers have thrown some 280 migrants into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the last two days, causing more than 50 to drown and leaving over 30 missing, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday….

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US warship sails close to China-held island in disputed sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. warship sailed close to a Chinese man-made island in the disputed South China Sea in an operation that challenged China's excessive territorial claims in busy international waters, a U.S. Navy official…

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Turkey: Russian national detained over planned drone attack

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities have detained a Russian national and suspected Islamic State group militant for allegedly planning a drone attack on U.S. aircraft at Turkey's Incirlik air base, police said Thursday….

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Deadly ambush in Puglia puts spotlight on Italy’s 4th mafia

MILAN (AP) — Italy's interior minister was traveling to a southern city a day after four people were gunned down in a mafia killing that has focused attention on an underestimated crime network in the Puglia region….

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Remembering Partition: 70 years since India-Pakistan divide

It's been 70 years since India and Pakistan were carved from the former British Empire as independent nations, a process that triggered one of the largest human migrations in history. Overnight, Hindu and Muslim neighbors became fearful of one…

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Nepal strengthens laws against dowry, menstrual exile

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's parliament has passed a bill toward making women safer by strengthening laws against acid attacks along with the ancient Hindu customs of demanding dowry payments for marriage and exiling women who are m…

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Why North Korea has no interest in talking to the South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With liberals back in charge in South Korea, Seoul is making peace offerings to its archrivals, but the North isn't biting….

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Why North Korea has no interest in talking to the South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With liberals back in charge in South Korea, Seoul is making peace offerings to its archrivals, but the North isn't biting….

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Yemen’s civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Collapsing on sidewalks and constantly vomiting, some of the Yemeni villagers barely make it to the tiny health center where doctors spread cardboard sheets in the backyard and use trees to hang bags of IV fluids for patient…

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Yemen’s civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Collapsing on sidewalks and constantly vomiting, some of the Yemeni villagers barely make it to the tiny health center where doctors spread cardboard sheets in the backyard and use trees to hang bags of IV fluids for patient…

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