Day: October 2, 2017

Witnesses recount N. Korean leader’s brother’s last moments

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Witnesses recounted the last moments of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader as the trial began Monday in Malaysia of two women accused of assassinating him by smearing an exotic poison on his f…

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Without evidence, Islamic State claims Las Vegas shooting

CAIRO (AP) — Without providing any evidence to support the claim, the Islamic State group on Monday said the gunman in the mass shooting in Las Vegas was "a soldier" from its ranks who had converted to Islam months ago….

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North Korea tension sidelines South’s Unification Ministry

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Every day, South Korea's Unification Ministry sends officials to the border village of Panmunjom to call North Korea at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more than 18 months, the North hasn't picked up….

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The Latest: Facebook estimates 10M saw Russia-linked ads

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook and the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local):…

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Analysis: Spanish police attacks_ mistake or part of a plan?

LONDON (AP) — Spain's image on the world stage has been tarnished by the worldwide broadcast of images showing its police attacking would-be voters in Catalonia, and those tactics have not slowed the Catalan government's march…

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AP PHOTOS: A chaotic 24 hours in Spain’s Catalonia region

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They arrived with their sleeping bags late Saturday, regular Catalonians ready to defy judicial orders and occupy polling stations in and around Barcelona to ensure a referendum on Catalan independence would go ahead….

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Trump welcomes Thailand’s junta leader at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Thailand's junta leader to the White House on Monday – a rare instance of a military ruler being feted in Washington before even a nominal return to civilian rule….

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IS latches on to global attacks as it fights for survival

BEIRUT (AP) — Just hours after Stephen Paddock unleashed a hail of bullets on a country music festival in Las Vegas, the Islamic State group issued a flurry of statements claiming the 64-year-old gunman as one of its own. The quick responsibili…

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EU to commit some $1 billion to better protect marine life

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and its private sector will commit about 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) to better protect marine life during the global Our Ocean conference this week….

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The Latest: Nobel winner Hall: People can be helped by this

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (all times local):…

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Mexico bars quake-collapsed school in capital from operating

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Sniper in high-rise hotel kills at least 58 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their l…

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Iranian foreign minister arrives in Oman for talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's foreign minister traveled to Oman for a daylong visit Monday with officials in the sultanate, which has served as a crucial link between Iran and the U.S. in the past….

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Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Americans won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering key genetic "gears" of the body's 24-hour biological clock, the mechanism best known for causing jet lag when it falls out of sync….

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The Latest: Nobel winner Rosbash praises the fruit fly

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (all times local):…

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UK tries to bring home 110,000 travelers after airline fails

LONDON (AP) — British authorities are scrambling to bring home 110,000 travelers after Monarch Airlines collapsed Monday, cancelling all flights by what had been Britain's fifth biggest carrier with 2,100 employees….

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Coptic Solidarity Hosts 2nd Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day

Contact: Lindsay Griffin, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Coptic Solidarity encourages individuals worldwide who care about religious freedom to join us on October 5 to commemorate Mode…

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Coptic Solidarity Hosts 2nd Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day

Contact: Lindsay Griffin, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Coptic Solidarity encourages individuals worldwide who care about religious freedom to join us on October 5 to commemorate Mode…

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Pressure mounts for Vegas police to explain response time

Pressure mounted Wednesday for Las Vegas police to explain how quickly they reacted to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after two hotel employees reported a gunman spraying a hallway with bullets six minutes before h…

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Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discoveries about the body's biological clock, opening up whole new fields of research and raising awareness about the importance of get…

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Bizarre attacks in Havana hit US spy network in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America's spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned….

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Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Americans won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering key genetic "gears" of the body's 24-hour biological clock, the mechanism best known for causing jet lag when it falls out of sync….

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The Latest: Belgian PM downplays rift over Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):…

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Trump hosts Thailand’s junta leader at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hosts Thailand's junta leader at the White House on Monday – a rare instance of a military ruler being feted in Washington before even a nominal return to civilian rule….

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Defense tries to cast doubt on case against Benghazi suspect

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense attorneys worked Tuesday to raise doubt that Ahmed Abu Khattala was the man who orchestrated the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, highlighting evidence about how local Libyan forces working for the Americans didn&a…

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Terror support trial of gunman’s brother to open in France

PARIS (AP) — The older brother of a French extremist who killed seven people in a series of attacks on a Jewish school and soldiers goes on trial Monday for complicity in the 2012 shooting spree that in retrospect marked the start of an era of …

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Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan hopes a cease-fire it helped negotiate in neighboring southern Syria will eventually lead to a secure border, the reopening of a vital trade crossing and a gradual return home for Syrian war refugees who sought asylu…

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Existing only from the Nile, Egypt fears disaster from a dam

CAIRO (AP) — The only reason Egypt has even existed from ancient times until today is because of the Nile River, which provides a thin, richly fertile stretch of green through the desert. For the first time, the country fears a potential threat…

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