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Train crashes in Mexico City suburb, killing at least five

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:53
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said.
Categories: World News

U.S. marshal killed in Pennsylvania while serving warrant to suspect

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:45
HARRISBURG, P.A. (Reuters) - A U.S. deputy marshal was shot and killed in Pennsylvania's capital city and at least two other officers were wounded while attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a suspect who was also hit by return gunfire, authorities said on Thursday.
Categories: National News

U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump.
Categories: National News

Parents of captive California siblings to appear in court

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:32
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in the family's squalid suburban home will appear in court on Thursday to face charges of torture and child endangerment charges.
Categories: National News

Texas 'tourniquet killer' set to be first U.S. inmate executed in 2018

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:23
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas was set on Thursday to put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims.
Categories: National News

Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:00
LONDON (AP) — A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case. 2018-01-18T04:21:00-05:00 2018-01-18T09:21:02-05:00
Categories: World News

Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:00
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Russia's breaking the Nazi siege of Leningrad. 2018-01-18T03:58:00-05:00 2018-01-18T08:58:04-05:00
Categories: World News

Suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger kills at least four soldiers

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:53
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least four soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military post in Niger's southeastern Diffa region, local officials and two security sources said on Thursday.
Categories: World News

Train crashes in Mexico City suburb, killing at least 5

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:50
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said.
Categories: World News

California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:07
(Reuters) - Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children.
Categories: National News

HRW says Trump is 'disaster' for human rights, fuels authoritarians

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:03
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's record on human rights in his first year in office has been a "disaster" and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday.
Categories: World News

China is a disruptive force, U.S. Pacific military chief says

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:50
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. military's Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region on Thursday and urged countries in the area to build capabilities and work together to ensure free and open seas.
Categories: World News

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts — Egypt's president and Jordan's king — on how to safeguard their vital ties with Washington without appearing to ignore Palestinian misgivings. 2018-01-17T23:34:00-05:00 2018-01-18T04:34:46-05:00
Categories: World News

Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said on Thursday its air defense would shoot down any Turkish jets that carry out attacks within Syria, a stark warning as tensions soar over apparent preparations by the Turkish military to invade a northern Syrian Kurdish enclave. 2018-01-18T03:35:00-05:00 2018-01-18T08:35:04-05:00
Categories: World News

Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago. 2018-01-18T02:07:00-05:00 2018-01-18T07:07:11-05:00
Categories: National News

Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00
The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm. 2018-01-18T03:16:00-05:00 2018-01-18T08:16:22-05:00
Categories: National News

Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00
HONOLULU (AP) — A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missile alert over the weekend, taking more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities for approval they didn't need and then taking another 15 minutes to cancel the alert that was sent to mobile devices statewide. 2018-01-18T02:22:00-05:00 2018-01-18T07:22:21-05:00
Categories: National News

'Pyongyang Olympics?' Backlash reveals changing attitudes in South Korea

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:28
SEOUL (Reuters) - An agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Olympics was met by sharp criticism from many in the South on Thursday, highlighting changing attitudes toward the country's northern neighbor.
Categories: World News

EU offers Swiss leeway on settling disputes: sources

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:21
ZURICH (Reuters) - The European Union has proposed letting a special arbitration court settle some disputes under a new treaty it is trying to strike with neutral Switzerland, sources involved in the discussion said.
Categories: World News

Pope's help sought in Peru on Incan temple taken during conquest

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:07
LIMA (Reuters) - In his 2015 trip to Bolivia, Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the "grave sins" committed against native people in the Americas in the name of the Catholic Church.
Categories: World News

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