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Man linked to Paris attacker held

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:25
PARIS (AP) — Bulgarian authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a French citizen believed to have links to one of the Kouachi brothers, while in Paris President Francois Hollande led an homage to three slain police officers. Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, was arrested under two European arrest warrants, one citing his alleged links to a terrorist organization, and a second for allegedly kidnapping his 3-year-old son and smuggling him out of the country, said Darina Slavova,…
Ten Ukraine civilians killed when rocket hits bus
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:25
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ten Ukrainian civilians were killed and nearly 20 injured on Tuesday when a long-range Grad rocket apparently fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit an intercity bus in the separatist east. Local police said the rocket appeared to have gone astray after being aimed by the gunmen at a checkpoint set up by government soldiers on the main highway connecting the rebel stronghold of Donetsk with Ukraine's southeastern coast on the Sea of…
US judges review broad surveillance of Muslims by NYC police
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:25
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court appears concerned that the New York Police Department may have spied on Muslim groups solely because of their religion. The three-judge panel in Philadelphia is reviewing a lawsuit that claims police conducted broad surveillance on Muslim businesses, mosques and schools in New Jersey. A lower court judge had thrown out the lawsuit. But the 3rd Circuit judges questioned Tuesday why the surveillance wasn't targeted.
France, Israel mourn; Man linked to Paris attacker held
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 11:25
PARIS (AP) — Bulgarian authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a French citizen believed to have links to one of the Kouachi brothers, while in Paris President Francois Hollande led an homage to three slain police officers. Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, was arrested under two European arrest warrants, one citing his alleged links to a terrorist organization, and a second for allegedly kidnapping his 3-year-old son and smuggling him out of the country, said Darina Slavova,…
CDC director 'confident' world can get to zero Ebola cases
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 11:25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention said on Tuesday he was "confident" that the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa can be brought under control but that "we are by no means out of the woods." Speaking at a breakfast meeting in Washington with public health officials and lawmakers, Dr. Tom Frieden said it is vital that every case of the disease is eliminated. "I remain very confident…
Israel to bury victims of Paris market attack
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 10:23
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders gathered with the families of the four Jewish victims of a Paris terror attack on a kosher supermarket for an emotional funeral procession in Jerusalem. Relatives of the victims each spoke briefly and lit a torch in memory of their loved ones before stepping off the stage with a huge Israeli flag in the background to embrace Israel's president, the prime minister and his wife.
CDC director 'confident' can get to zero Ebola cases
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 10:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention said on Tuesday he was "confident" that the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa can be brought under control but that "we are by no means out of the woods." Speaking at a breakfast meeting in Washington with public health officials and lawmakers, Dr. Tom Frieden said it is vital that every case of the disease is eliminated. "I remain very confident…
French premier wants to boost anti-terrorism measures
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 10:23
PARIS (AP) — Bulgarian authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a French citizen believed to have links to one of the Kouachi brothers, while in Paris President Francois Hollande led an homage to three slain police officers. Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, was arrested under two European arrest warrants, one citing his alleged links to a terrorist organization, and a second for allegedly kidnapping his 3-year-old son and smuggling him out of the country, said Darina Slavova,…
Pope urges respect for human rights on Sri Lanka trip
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 10:23
Pope Francis urged respect for human rights as he began a two-nation Asia tour in a windswept Sri Lanka Tuesday, bearing a message of peace and reconciliation after a decades-long civil war. His visit, days after the surprise election of a new president, is focused on unity in a country struggling to heal the wounds of a 37-year conflict that pitted troops against Tamil separatists. The Argentine pope's second visit to Asia will also take…
Indian state slams plan for centers to make LGBT youths 'normal'
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 10:23
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The chief minister of the Indian beach state of Goa on Tuesday slammed plans by his youth affairs minister to set up treatment centers for young lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people(LGBT), a move that had enraged activists. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said Ramesh Tawadkar's plan to set up centers providing treatment, training and medication "to make them (LGBT youths) normal" was announced in ignorance.

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