Day: August 11, 2017

Trump: If North Korea attacks US, it ‘will regret it fast’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist countr…

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Tillerson says diplomats in Havana suffered ‘health attacks’

HAVANA (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that U.S. diplomats in Havana had been the victims of "health attacks" that left them with hearing loss – the most definitive U.S. statement yet on a series of mysterious inc…

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The Latest: Fiance says it was ‘a privilege to love Justine”

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on memorial for Australian woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer (all times local):…

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The Latest: Fiance says it was ‘a privilege to love Justine”

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on memorial for Australian woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer (all times local):…

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War of Words: North Korea vs. Donald Trump

President Donald Trump's recent invocation of "fire and fury" in response to North Korea's nuclear weapons program had a familiar ring to it. It's the kind of dramatic rhetoric that North Korea regularly use…

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War of Words: North Korea vs. Donald Trump

President Donald Trump's recent invocation of "fire and fury" in response to North Korea's nuclear weapons program had a familiar ring to it. It's the kind of dramatic rhetoric that North Korea regularly use…

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The Latest: Mourners set to remember woman killed by officer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on memorial for Australian woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer (all times local):…

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Tillerson says diplomats in Havana suffered ‘health attacks’

HAVANA (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that U.S. diplomats in Havana had been the victims of "health attacks" that left them with hearing loss – the most definitive U.S. statement yet on a series of mysterious inc…

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Trump: If North Korea attacks US, it ‘will regret it fast’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist countr…

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Nigerian military makes unauthorized search of UN base

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers conducted an unauthorized search of a United Nations humanitarian base in the city where the Boko Haram insurgency began, the U.N. said Friday, expressing "grave concern" over the mi…

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Peru expels Venezuela’s ambassador to protest assembly

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru is expelling Venezuela's ambassador as it and other nations in Latin America begin to assert more pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's government for allegedly trampling on the constitutional order….

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Guam residents seek answers, tout the island amid tensions

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The 160,000 residents of Guam are in the crosshairs of escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States….

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Los Angeles takes another step toward 2028 Games

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles took another step Friday toward bringing the 2028 Olympics to the city, despite questions about future costs….

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Train collision in northern Egypt kills 43; 122 injured

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people, according to authorities, the country's deadliest rail accident in more than a dec…

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Trump: If North Korea attacks US, it ‘will regret it fast’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist countr…

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Fear spreads over tainted eggs despite low risk to consumers

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Experts say the risk of getting sick from eating an egg tainted with insecticide is low. But that hasn't stopped stores in Germany and the Netherlands from stripping them from supermarket shelves, or prevented other Eu…

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Iran opposition leader’s daughter holds painting exhibition

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The daughter of Iran's opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has been under house arrest since early 2011, hides her pain behind abstract watercolor paintings of birds and blossoms – but bullets and bars are ne…

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Submarine owner detained over journalist’s disappearance

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court ordered the owner of an amateur-built submarine Saturday to be held in pre-trial detention for 24 days while police investigate the disappearance of a Swedish journalist who had been on the ship before …

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WWII vet brings fallen enemy’s keepsake on long journey home

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marvin Strombo was behind Japanese enemy lines on a Pacific island during World War II when he realized the other five men in his squadron had moved on without him….

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WWII vet brings fallen enemy’s keepsake on long journey home

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marvin Strombo was behind Japanese enemy lines on a Pacific island during World War II when he realized the other five men in his squadron had moved on without him….

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Fear spreads over tainted eggs despite low risk to consumers

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Experts say the risk of getting sick from eating an egg tainted with insecticide is low. But that hasn't stopped stores in Germany and the Netherlands from stripping them from supermarket shelves, or prevented other Eu…

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WWII veteran, 93, brings back flag taken from enemy soldier

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marvin Strombo was behind Japanese enemy lines on a Pacific island during World War II when he realized the other five men in his squadron had moved on without him….

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Train collision in northern Egypt kills 43; 122 injured

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people, according to authorities, the country's deadliest rail accident in more than a dec…

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Lions, tigers, bears from war-torn Syria evacuated to Jordan

SOUF, Jordan (AP) — Thirteen animals that had been trapped in harsh conditions in a zoo in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo were evacuated on Friday to a wildlife reserve in Jordan….

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UK opponents of Brexit mull new centrist political party

LONDON (AP) — Opponents of Britain's departure from the European Union are floating the idea of setting up a new anti-Brexit political party….

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UK: There must be no border posts with Ireland after Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The British government has said repeatedly that it will end the free movement of people from the European Union when the U.K. leaves the bloc in 2019….

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Pfau, ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan,’ dies at age 87

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who devoted her life to the eradication of leprosy in Pakistan, has died at age 87….

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Hong Kong activist says Chinese tortured him for Messi photo

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist said Friday he was briefly abducted and tortured by suspected mainland Chinese security agents who stapled his legs as a warning against sending a signed photo of soccer star Lionel Messi to a…

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Hong Kong activist says Chinese tortured him for Messi photo

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist said Friday he was briefly abducted and tortured by suspected mainland Chinese security agents who stapled his legs as a warning against sending a signed photo of soccer star Lionel Messi to a…

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Israel, the land of milk and honey _ and now whiskey?

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel has been known as the land of milk and honey since Biblical times – but the land of single malt whiskey? One appropriately named distillery is trying to turn Israel into a whiskey powerhouse….

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London subway fire: 4 treated for smoke inhalation

LONDON (AP) — A fire broke out on a London subway train Friday, leaving passengers choking on smoke and sparking the rush-hour evacuation of one of the busiest stations on the transit network….

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London subway fire: 4 treated for smoke inhalation

LONDON (AP) — A fire broke out on a London subway train Friday, leaving passengers choking on smoke and sparking the rush-hour evacuation of one of the busiest stations on the transit network….

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South Africa’s storied ANC weakens as president stays on

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Minutes after South African President Jacob Zuma narrowly escaped a no-confidence vote this week, he was singing and dancing outside parliament with a throng of supporters from his African National Congress party….

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South Africa’s storied ANC weakens as president stays on

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Minutes after South African President Jacob Zuma narrowly escaped a no-confidence vote this week, he was singing and dancing outside parliament with a throng of supporters from his African National Congress party….

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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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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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WWII veteran, 93, brings back flag taken from enemy soldier

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marvin Strombo was behind Japanese enemy lines on a Pacific island during World War II when he realized the other five men in his squadron had moved on without him….

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WWII veteran, 93, brings back flag taken from enemy soldier

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marvin Strombo was behind Japanese enemy lines on a Pacific island during World War II when he realized the other five men in his squadron had moved on without him….

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Strong, but deep, earthquake shakes northern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong but deep earthquake struck the northern Philippines early Friday afternoon but caused no apparent damage….

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Strong, but deep, earthquake shakes northern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong but deep earthquake struck the northern Philippines early Friday afternoon and was felt in Manila….

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Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition

India and Pakistan have had testy relations at best since independence. Some key dates that helped define the South Asian nations:…

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Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition

India and Pakistan have had testy relations at best since independence. Some key dates that helped define the South Asian nations:…

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Palestinian leader curbs social media expression in decree

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites – the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank – with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government t…

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Palestinian leader curbs social media expression in decree

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites – the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank – with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government t…

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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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Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition

India and Pakistan have had testy relations at best since independence. Some key dates that helped define the South Asian nations:…

Posted in World Wide News