Day: October 12, 2017

Thais mark 1 year since king’s death with prayers, ceremony

BANGKOK (AP) — Thais marked one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej with solemn ceremonies and acts of personal devotion Friday before an elaborate five-day funeral later this month….

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Thais mark 1 year since king’s death with prayers, ceremony

BANGKOK (AP) — Thais marked one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej with solemn ceremonies and acts of personal devotion Friday before an elaborate five-day funeral later this month….

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Volcanoes on ‘Ring of Fire’ remind Asia of its seismic peril

The string of active volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its "Ring of Fire" name lately, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and Vanuatu and unsettling part of southwestern Japan. The 450 or so volcanoes that make up…

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Thais mark 1 year since king’s death with prayers, ceremony

BANGKOK (AP) — Thais marked one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej with solemn ceremonies and acts of personal devotion Friday before an elaborate five-day funeral later this month….

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Judicial Watch: New Homeland Security Documents Reveal Sanctuary Cities Denied 284 ICE Detainers in Three Months, Released Illegal Aliens Charged with Assaults, Drug and Weapons Violations

Contact: Jill Farrell, 202-646-5172
 
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Judicial Watch today released two new productions of documents (45 pages and 680 pages) from the Department of Homeland Security revealing that hundreds of counties across the U.S. denied Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) detainer requests for criminal illegal aliens in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. The retainer requests, containing specific information about scores of criminal Source: Judicial Watch

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Judicial Watch: New Homeland Security Documents Reveal Sanctuary Cities Denied 284 ICE Detainers in Three Months, Released Illegal Aliens Charged with Assaults, Drug and Weapons Violations

Contact: Jill Farrell, 202-646-5172
 
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Judicial Watch today released two new productions of documents (45 pages and 680 pages) from the Department of Homeland Security revealing that hundreds of counties across the U.S. denied Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) detainer requests for criminal illegal aliens in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. The retainer requests, containing specific information about scores of criminal Source: Judicial Watch

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Couple described as adventure-seekers are free from captors

STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Just over five years ago, soon after they wed, Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle set off on a journey to areas of the world infrequently traveled by Westerners, an admittedly quixotic trek their parents say was in keepin…

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American Heritage Girls to Remain Exclusively Girl-Oriented

Contact: Michelle Beckham-Corbin, 513-771-2025 ext. 170, beckham-corbinm@ahgonline.org

CINCINNATI, Oct. 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — With the recent statement shared by the Boy Scouts of America regarding changes in membership, American Heritag…

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American Heritage Girls to Remain Exclusively Girl-Oriented

Contact: Michelle Beckham-Corbin, 513-771-2025 ext. 170, beckham-corbinm@ahgonline.org

CINCINNATI, Oct. 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — With the recent statement shared by the Boy Scouts of America regarding changes in membership, American Heritag…

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White House says Cuba could stop attacks on Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff John Kelly says the United States believes that Cuban President Raul Castro's government could stop attacks on U.S. diplomats….

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Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they're colliding in a nail…

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Captive for 5 years, US-Canadian family freed in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan, an American woman and her Canadian husband are free, along with their three children, all born in captivity. They were released in a dramatic confrontation punctuated by gun…

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Thursday it would stop issuing new visas to North Korean workers, becoming the latest Gulf country to limit Pyongyang's ability to evade sanctions and raise money abroad …

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Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days

ROME (AP) — An Italian librarian who says her English setter is her family has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her ailing pet instead of having to use vacation days….

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Thursday it would stop issuing new visas to North Korean workers, becoming the latest Gulf country to limit Pyongyang's ability to evade sanctions and raise money abroad …

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AP PHOTOS: Wedding festival is boon for Moroccan village

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The Latest: Pakistani official recounts shootout

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the release of an American woman, her husband and their three children after being held for years by a group with ties to the Taliban (all times local):…

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Paris hopes to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030

PARIS (AP) — In the future, the noise of car engines revving around the streets of Paris might become just a memory….

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US, Israel to exit UNESCO over its alleged anti-Israel bias

PARIS (AP) — The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform"…

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The Latest: UNESCO director regrets US plan to leave agency

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. decision to pull out of UNESCO (all times local):…

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South Africa court says anti-apartheid activist was murdered

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An anti-apartheid activist who died in 1971 was tortured and killed by South African police, a court said Thursday, a landmark decision that raised hopes that dozens of similar cases would be investigated….

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Kidnapped, held 5 years, US-Canadian family free in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after they were seized by a terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children – all three born in captivity – are free after a dramatic rescue orchestrated…

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Center-right party win secure as Austrians count ballots

VIENNA (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of ballots must still be counted in Austria's general elections, but the tally is not likely to substantially change results that have put 31-year old Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on track to beco…

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Orphan of Islamic State parents held in limbo returns home

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A 3-year-old Tunisian orphan whose parents left home to join the Islamic State group has returned to his grandfather's custody after over a year in a Libyan prison….

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‘Ring of Fire’ volcanos remind Asia of seismic peril

The horseshoe-shaped string of active volcanos bounding the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its "Ring of Fire" name in the past month, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and Vanuatu and now setting parts of southwestern Japan on edg…

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Some Democrats who opposed Iran nuke deal now want it upheld

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several congressional Democrats who split with President Barack Obama to oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran are now urging President Donald Trump to uphold the international accord, arguing that robust enforcement is the b…

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Top Indian court rules sex with wife younger than 18 is rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court has ruled that having sexual intercourse with a wife younger than 18 is rape, a decision that activists say is an important step toward ending child marriages….

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Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, towns

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southwestern Japan is erupting for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns….

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