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Sunday, June 17, 2018
A woman crying "Allahu akbar" — "God is great" in Arabic — injured two people with a box cutter Sunday at a supermarket in southern France before she was detained.   A customer in the store in the maritime town of La Seyne-sur-Mer was injured in the chest and hospitalized. A woman working the cash register was hurt less seriously, French radio station Europe 1 quoted the prosecutor in nearby Toulon as saying.   Prosecutor Bernard Marchal said the... (Full Story)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
The world is failing to properly invest in the Syrian refugee crisis and families, women, and children are suffering terribly as a result, U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie said on Sunday. The Hollywood actress was visiting the Domiz Camp, in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which is home to 33,000 Syrian refugees displaced by seven years of civil war. Funding received by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help refugees from the Syrian... (Full Story)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Sunday, June 17, 2018
The Aquarius, a Doctors Without Borders vessel that rescued migrants off Libya's coast last week and was refused harbor by Italy and Malta, docked in Spain Sunday.  The ship has been accompanied by two Italian vessels. The Dattilo, carrying some of the Aquarius migrants arrived earlier Sunday. The Orione is expected later in the day. The migrants, who doctors say are “exhausted and stressed,” have been greeted in Valencia with a big “Welcome Home” sign in various... (Full Story)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
The national baseball team receives little support from Myanmar and sees few fans in the stands but it's clear there's no shortage of effort and enthusiasm. (Full Story)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Jewish artifacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world’s oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital amid the tumult of ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly surfacing abroad. Activists say the artifacts, moved from the now-destroyed Jobar Synagogue in Damascus’ eastern Ghouta suburb when it was taken by rebels, were allegedly put into safekeeping to avoid theft and damage in 2013, but twice since then local officials have discovered... (Full Story)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an accord Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia.” The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks that soured relations between the two countries and held up the admission of the Balkan state into the EU and NATO, of which Greece is a member. The agreement still requires the approval of both parliaments and a referendum in Macedonia. “We have a historic responsibility that this... (Full Story)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Cambodia’s Prince Norodom Ranariddh was seriously injured, and his wife killed, in a car crash Sunday in the southwestern coastal city of Sihanoukville, police said. Ranariddh’s sports utility vehicle was hit head on by a taxi driving in the opposite direction, said Chuon Narin,police chief of the province of Preah Sihanouk. “The prince was taken in a helicopter for an emergency rescue in Phnom Penh,” Chuon Narin told Reuters. “He is seriously injured but he will be... (Full Story)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
In the United States on the third Sunday of June we celebrate Father’s Day! So, today we celebrate fathers with some expressions that use the word “father” and “dad.” Let’s begin with a great father idiom! Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. An orphan is a child whose parents have died. Without parents, orphans can often feel alone in the world. There is no adult to claim them, so to speak. We can say the same about failures. Often people, do not want to claim them... (Full Story)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
The Israeli military said its aircraft struck a vehicle early Sunday belonging to someone who sent burning kites into Israel from Gaza. No one was injured in the strike, but it marks an escalation in Israel's response to a phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on agriculture in southern Israel in recent weeks. Burning kites set fields ablaze in more than a dozen locations on a hot, windy, dry Saturday.   Gazans began flying kites with burning rags attached to them during the mass... (Full Story)
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