Day: August 13, 2017

Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut (AP) — The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise….

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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut (AP) — The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise….

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Clerical abuse scandal hits Argentine president’s school

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Rufino Varela was a distraught, confused 12-year-old when he went looking for help from the school chaplain to tell him he'd been sexually abused by a mason at his family's home….

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Trump’s Venezuela comments pose challenges for Pence

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Burkina Faso stunned by another deadly extremist attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The scene was all too familiar: Islamic extremists striking a popular dining spot while dozens of patrons, many of them foreigners, took a break from daily life in Burkina Faso. Victims were gunned down at rando…

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70 years after Pakistan-India split, Sikhs search for home

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Radesh Singh's grandfather was just 11 years old when he left his village in India's Punjab province to move to Peshawar, in the far northwest of the country on the border with Afghanistan….

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70 years after Pakistan-India split, Sikhs search for home

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Radesh Singh's grandfather was just 11 years old when he left his village in India's Punjab province to move to Peshawar, in the far northwest of the country on the border with Afghanistan….

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Australian deputy prime minister under citizenship cloud

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deputy prime minister on Monday became the latest lawmaker to reveal he might have breached a constitutional prohibition on dual citizens becoming lawmakers, after he was advised by the New Zealan…

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Trump’s Venezuela comments pose challenges for Pence

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Reports: Key witness in Indonesia corruption case dies in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who killed himself during an armed Los Angeles standoff last week was an important witness in a sweeping corruption investigation in Indonesia, according to media reports….

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Australian government: Constitution can’t be taken literally

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government lawyer told Australia's High Court on Tuesday that it could not take a constitutional ban on dual citizens being elected to Parliament literally when deciding the fates of seven lawmakers….

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North Korean tensions aren’t deterring tourists from Guam

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Tourists haven't been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been the target of threats from North Korea during a week of angry words exchanged by Pyongyang and Washin…

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North Korean tensions aren’t deterring tourists from Guam

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Tourists haven't been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been the target of threats from North Korea during a week of angry words exchanged by Pyongyang and Washin…

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Will NKorea’s Kim pull the trigger? Possible signs to watch

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tensions between the United States and North Korea tend to flare suddenly and fade almost as quickly – but the latest escalation won't likely go away quite so easily….

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Will NKorea’s Kim pull the trigger? Possible signs to watch

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tensions between the United States and North Korea tend to flare suddenly and fade almost as quickly – but the latest escalation won't likely go away quite so easily….

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Town hall by ex-Malaysian leader Mahathir marred by violence

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A town hall meeting with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who now heads an opposition coalition, was marred by violence Sunday, with several people hurling flares, chairs and shoes at the stage….

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Town hall by ex-Malaysian leader Mahathir marred by violence

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A town hall meeting with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who now heads an opposition coalition, was marred by violence Sunday, with several people hurling flares, chairs and shoes at the stage….

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4 dead during suspected jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

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18 dead in suspected jihadist attack on Burkina Faso eatery

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Hours after suspected Islamic extremists opened fire as patrons dined at the popular restaurant where she worked as a waitress, Amy Sawadogo was still wandering around barefoot at a crisis center asking about he…

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IS suspect fatally stabs Istanbul officer in police station

ISTANBUL (AP) — A man suspected of being an Islamic State suicide bomber stabbed and killed a police officer Sunday while in custody in Istanbul, according to Turkey's official news agency….

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IS suspect fatally stabs Istanbul officer in police station

ISTANBUL (AP) — A man suspected of being an Islamic State suicide bomber stabbed and killed a police officer Sunday while in custody in Istanbul, according to Turkey's official news agency….

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Reports: Key witness in Indonesia corruption case dies in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who killed himself during an armed Los Angeles standoff last week was an important witness in a sweeping corruption investigation in Indonesia, according to media reports….

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Reports: Key witness in Indonesia corruption case dies in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who killed himself during an armed Los Angeles standoff last week was an important witness in a sweeping corruption investigation in Indonesia, according to media reports….

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Reports: Key witness in Indonesia corruption case dies in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who killed himself during an armed Los Angeles standoff last week was an important witness in a sweeping corruption investigation in Indonesia, according to media reports….

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Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve

SOUF, Jordan (AP) — The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a defunct zoo in war-torn Syria, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan….

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Reports: Key witness in Indonesia corruption case dies in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who killed himself during an armed Los Angeles standoff last week was an important witness in a sweeping corruption investigation in Indonesia, according to media reports….

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Kenyan graffiti artists spray peace slogan in troubled areas

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As political tensions threatened to erupt into more violence in Kenya, following the country's disputed elections, a fresh spate of graffiti urging peace cropped up in Nairobi's Kibera slum….

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Month-old cub born to rescued Syria zoo lion dies in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An international animal charity says a month-old lion cub whose mother had been rescued from a defunct zoo in war-stricken Syria has died….

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Public Prayer Service for Healing and Unity in Charlottesville Today — Call on Church Leaders to Offer Support, Urge All Churches, Especially Evangelical, to Denounce Hatred and Bigotry and Foster Peacemaking, Humility, Gospel of Love of Neighbor

National Clergy Council Representatives to Travel to Charlottesville.

Church leaders from Evangelical, Presbyterian, and Baptist denominations condemn terrorist murders, attempted murders, assaults with intent to kill, and menacing perpetrated by atta…

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Public Prayer Service for Healing and Unity in Charlottesville Today — Call on Church Leaders to Offer Support, Urge All Churches, Especially Evangelical, to Denounce Hatred and Bigotry and Foster Peacemaking, Humility, Gospel of Love of Neighbor

National Clergy Council Representatives to Travel to Charlottesville.

Church leaders from Evangelical, Presbyterian, and Baptist denominations condemn terrorist murders, attempted murders, assaults with intent to kill, and menacing perpetrated by atta…

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Public Prayer Service for Healing and Unity in Charlottesville Today — Call on Church Leaders to Offer Support, Urge All Churches, Especially Evangelical, to Denounce Hatred and Bigotry and Foster Peacemaking, Humility, Gospel of Love of Neighbor

National Clergy Council Representatives to Travel to Charlottesville.

Church leaders from Evangelical, Presbyterian, and Baptist denominations condemn terrorist murders, attempted murders, assaults with intent to kill, and menacing perpetrated by atta…

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Public Prayer Service for Healing and Unity in Charlottesville Today — Call on Church Leaders to Offer Support, Urge All Churches, Especially Evangelical, to Denounce Hatred and Bigotry and Foster Peacemaking, Humility, Gospel of Love of Neighbor

Church leaders from Evangelical, Presbyterian, and Baptist denominations condemn terrorist murders, attempted murders, assaults with intent to kill, and menacing perpetrated by attacker using car as weapon of mass destruction. Call on all on pastors to lead their people to reconciliation and spiritual renewal.
 
Contact: Rev. Rob Schenck, National Clergy Council, 202-656-1252
 
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — In the aftermath of yesterday’s violence and murderous Source: National Clergy Council

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US debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic&ap…

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US debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic&ap…

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American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a drunken American man was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden….

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American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a drunken American man was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden….

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Kuwait says oil spill strikes its waters in Persian Gulf

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait battled Sunday to control an oil spill off its southern coast that stained its beaches, threatened to damage power plants and water stations and left long black slicks in the Persian Gulf….

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Citizens worried, but Seoul mum on Trump’s N. Korea threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When North Korea makes a threat, the government in Seoul usually vents its anger while South Koreans mostly shrug off what can seem like a daily barrage of hostility….

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Citizens worried, but Seoul mum on Trump’s N. Korea threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When North Korea makes a threat, the government in Seoul usually vents its anger while South Koreans mostly shrug off what can seem like a daily barrage of hostility….

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