July 6th, 2015

World News

Florida man sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for having sex on the beach in broad daylight

By The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. – A man convicted of having sex on a Florida beach in front of families was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Monday. Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 21, were convicted in May of two counts of lewd and lascivious behaviour in a case that drew international attention ... Read More »

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Massive airstrike hits local market north of Yemen’s Aden, killing more than 45 civilians

By Ahmed Al-Haj, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

SANAA, Yemen – A massive airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels in Yemen hit a local marketplace on Monday, killing more than 45 civilians, security officials and eyewitnesses said. More than 50 civilians were wounded in the strike in Fayoush, just north of the southern port city of Aden, the officials said, speaking on ... Read More »

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Film review: ‘Tangerine’ a vital, urgent peek into unseen lives of transgender prostitutes

By Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner and her glamorous Vanity Fair cover brought unprecedented visibility to transgender women. Laverne Cox, the first transgender actress to win an Emmy Award, fronted Time magazine, an image of grace and growing acceptance. The transgender women at the heart of “Tangerine” come from the opposite end of the spectrum – the invisible and ... Read More »

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Extremist attacks on mosques, church, restaurant across Nigeria leave more than 60 people dead

By Ahmed Mohammed And Michelle Faul, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

JOS, Nigeria – A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshipers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching peaceful coexistence of all faiths. Militants from Boko Haram were blamed for the suicide bombings Sunday night at a crowded mosque ... Read More »

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Iran pushing for an end to U.N. arms embargo in nuclear deal; U.S. opposed

By George Jahn, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

VIENNA – A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country – a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran’s Mideast power and influence. Speaking on the eve of an already-extended target date ... Read More »

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Senior Iranian official pushes for end to UN arms embargo in nuclear deal

By George Jahn, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

VIENNA – A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed Monday to lift the U.N. arms embargo on the country as a parallel deal – a demand that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran’s Mideast clout. Speaking on the eve of a belated target date for a ... Read More »

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Massive airstrike hits local market north of Yemen’s Aden, killing over 45 civilians

By Ahmed Al-Haj, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

SANAA, Yemen – A massive airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels hit a local marketplace in Yemen, killing over 45 civilians on Monday, security officials and eyewitnesses said. More than 50 civilians were also wounded in the strike in Fayoush, a suburb just north of the southern port city of Aden, the officials said, ... Read More »

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Senior Iranian official says arms-embargo lift being discussed as part of nuclear deal

By George Jahn, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

VIENNA – A day before a self-imposed deadline for reaching a nuclear accord, Iran is pushing to lift the U.N. arms embargo on the country as a separate, parallel deal. That’s a demand the United States opposes, however, as it seeks to limit Tehran’s Mideast clout. A senior Iranian official said Monday his country and ... Read More »

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Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city of Jos kill 51 people, wound 67

By Ahmed Mohammed And Michelle Faul, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

JOS, Nigeria – Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and a posh Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central city of Jos, killing 51 people, officials said Monday. The blasts on Sunday night came hours after a woman suicide bomber blew up at a crowded evangelical Christian church ... Read More »

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Yemen officials say massive airstrike hits market north of Aden, killing over 45 civilians

By Ahmed Al-Haj, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

SANAA, Yemen – Yemen security officials and eyewitnesses say a massive airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels has hit a marketplace north of Aden, killing over 45 civilians. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information otherwise, say more than 50 civilians were also wounded ... Read More »

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Loss of familiar faces gives comics new opportunities during upcoming presidential campaign

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices. David Letterman is gone, taking his unmatched ability to have serious conversations with public figures and not skimp on humour. Jay Leno’s rat-a-tat pace of ... Read More »

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