Day: October 10, 2017

Puerto Ricans leave for US mainland as storm woes linger

MIAMI (AP) — Lourdes Rodriguez fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria filled her home in the northern town of Vega Baja with mud, ruining mattresses and other belongings. She thought it would be a short stay with her daughter in Florida, but th…

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Navy relieves of duties top officers of wrecked US warship

TOKYO (AP) — The commander and executive officer of the USS John S. McCain were relieved of their duties Wednesday due to lost confidence after the warship and an oil tanker collided near Singapore in August….

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AP PHOTOS: A Rohingya boy’s struggle to reach Bangladesh

TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — Yosar Hossein struggles as he walks along muddy paths and flooded creeks in Bangladesh, carrying his baby sister on his back. Barefoot and still wearing his school uniform, the 7-year-old is among more than a half mill…

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Russia, Algeria vow to push ahead with oil production cuts

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The prime ministers of Russia and Algeria want further global efforts to coordinate oil production cuts to push up prices….

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French public sector strike disrupt schools, hospitals

PARIS (AP) — A nationwide strike Tuesday disrupted schools, hospitals and air traffic across France, and nearly a quarter million civil servants took to the streets around the country to protest President Emmanuel Macron's economic pol…

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AP-NORC Poll: Most don’t want young immigrants deported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 5 Americans want to deport young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally, the focus of a politically fraught debate between the White House and Congress….

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Evangelist Alveda King: Rain Falls as Women Rise Up on D.C. Mall

Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — In a markedly different “Women’s March” from the one the day after the 2017 presidential inauguration, women responded to a clarion call from Lou Engle of TheCall.co…

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Evangelist Alveda King: Rain Falls as Women Rise Up on D.C. Mall

Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — In a markedly different “Women’s March” from the one the day after the 2017 presidential inauguration, women responded to a clarion call from Lou Engle of TheCall.co…

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Greek clerics ring church bells to protest gender rights law

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Church bells have rung "in mourning" across a western Greek diocese to protest the passing of a law making it easier for people to officially change their gender….

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Human rights honor goes to Egyptian banned from travel

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian has been honored with one of the most prestigious awards granted to human rights defenders but was unable to accept the prize in person because his government has banned him from travel over his work documenting abuses….

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AP-NORC Poll: Most don’t want young immigrants deported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 5 Americans want to deport young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally, the focus of a politically fraught debate between the White House and Congress….

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Iranian nuclear chief warns US: Don’t undermine nuclear deal

ROME (AP) — The head of Iran's nuclear agency warned the United States on Tuesday against undermining the 2015 nuclear deal, saying international nonproliferation efforts as well as Washington's international standing would su…

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Trials begin for more than 1,600 Boko Haram suspects

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The trials of more than 1,600 suspected Boko Haram members have begun behind closed doors at a military barracks in northern Nigeria, the largest mass trial in the Islamic extremist group's history….

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Taiwan leader: Protect regional stability amid China tension

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday said her government will defend the self-governing island's freedoms and democratic system amid heightened tensions with rival China, and renewed calls for dialogue that…

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Pope enters Rohingya minefield with Myanmar-Bangladesh trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will wade into the religious and political minefield of Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims and the effects of their exodus to Bangladesh when he visits both countries next month….

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The Latest: Police say suspect practiced before Kim’s murder

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the trial in Malaysia of two women accused of killing North Korean ruler's half brother (all times local):…

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Smoke, wildfires damage California’s famed wine country

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Workers in Northern California's renowned wine country picked through charred debris and plotted what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards, destroying at least two wineries and damag…

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Trump urged by some to go on the attack against Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump's advisers encourage him to accept the realities of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, longtime friends and allies are pushing Trump to fight back, citing concerns that his…

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes northern Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile….

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Japan election campaign begins; PM Abe pledges stability

TOKYO (AP) — Hundreds of candidates took to the streets Tuesday as the official 12-day campaigning period for Japan's Oct. 22 lower house election kicked off, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party facing challenges fro…

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