September 4th, 2015

World News

Syrian official says Islamic militants destroy ancient tower tombs in Syria’s Palmyra

By Albert Aji, The Associated Press on September 4th, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria – A Syrian government official in charge of antiquities says that Islamic State militants have destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra. Tower tombs, built on high grounds, are a particular feature of the Roman-era ancient caravan city. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in ... Read More »

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Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok shrine bomber but “definitely” a conspirator

By Grant Peck And Nattasuda Anusonadisai, The Associated Press on September 4th, 2015

BANGKOK – A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yell0w-shirted man who planted the bomb at a Bangkok shrine nearly three weeks ago, police said Friday. The definitive ruling out of the suspect – identified as Mieraili Yusufu or Yusufu Meerailee – implies that the person who bombed ... Read More »

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Frustrated refugees at Budapest train station prepare to walk to Vienna

By Shawn Pogatchnik And Pablo Gorondi, The Associated Press on September 4th, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hundreds of frustrated refugees who have been stuck at Budapest’s Keleti train station for days have begun gathering up their belongings, vowing to make their way to Vienna on foot. Hungarian police stood aside and watched as the refugees, mostly young men, whistled and chanted. They say they are fed up with ... Read More »

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Shark mauls 65-year-old man, injuring leg as spate of attacks continues off Australian coast

By The Associated Press on September 4th, 2015

SYDNEY – A 65-year-old man was mauled by a shark off Australia’s most populous state on Friday, but managed to get back on his surf ski and get help for a serious leg injury, police said. David Quinlivan was paddling a surf ski near the New South Wales state town of Forster, 300 kilometres (185 ... Read More »

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Father of drowned boys returns bodies to Syrian hometown of Kobani for burial

By Mehmet Guzel, The Associated Press on September 4th, 2015

KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey – The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece has taken the bodies of his wife and two sons back to the Syrian Kurdish region they fled, to bury them in their hometown of Kobani. The haunting image of the man’s 3-year-old son, Alan Kurdi, ... Read More »

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Same-sex couples will try to get marriage licenses as Kentucky clerk sits in jail for contempt

By Adam Beam, The Associated Press on September 4th, 2015

ASHLAND, Ky. – Same-sex couples will return to the Rowan County Courthouse in Kentucky on Friday for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license. Only this time, Kim Davis won’t be there to stop them. The county clerk will be in a Carter County jail cell for refusing to obey a ... Read More »

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The Latest on Bangkok: Police say suspect unlikely to be shrine bomber, but is a conspirator

By The Associated Press on September 4th, 2015

BANGKOK – The latest on the investigation into the Aug. 17 bombing in the Thai capital (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. Thai police say a man arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted bomber of a Bangkok shrine. The police announcement means the bomber is still at large. National ... Read More »

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Refugees on train, police in 2nd day of standoff in Hungary

By The Associated Press on September 4th, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Refugees who had hoped to move on from Hungary are continuing to refuse to leave a train stopped near a centre where authorities are demanding that they register. Police remained on watch Friday at Bicske, a town northwest of Budapest that holds one of the country’s five camps for asylum seekers – ... Read More »

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American airman who helped 2 friends subdue train gunman in Europe returns to US

By The Associated Press on September 3rd, 2015

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived at about 8:30 p.m. at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, near ... Read More »

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Last of 3 Americans who helped subdue train gunman in Europe is back in US

By The Associated Press on September 3rd, 2015

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train is back in his native California. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday night at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, ... Read More »

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Thailand unveils restored statue at blast site, amid growing questions about Turkish link

By Grant Peck And Nattasuda Anusonadisai, The Associated Press on September 3rd, 2015

BANGKOK – Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to restore confidence among Bangkok’s tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead. In the past week, police have arrested two people and identified seven more believed to be part of ... Read More »

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