July 16th, 2018

World News

Accident at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 15 scavengers

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2018

YANGON, Myanmar – At least 15 people were killed and 30 injured in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar’s jade mining region. A police officer in Hpakant Township in Kachin state said Sunday that 15 bodies were retrieved from the accident site near Lonekhin village but a search was ongoing for more. ... Read More »

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Syrian government targets rebels near Israel-occupied Golan

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2018

BEIRUT – Activists say Syrian government missiles have struck a rebel-held area near the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in the latest phase in an offensive to end the insurgents’ presence in southern Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says government forces fired more than 800 missiles at an area between northern ... Read More »

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Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs

By Sinan Salaheddin, The Associated Press on July 15th, 2018

BAGHDAD – Iraqis demanding better public services and jobs took to the streets again on Sunday in the southern oil-rich province of Basra, as authorities put security forces on high alert and blocked internet on the sixth day of protests in the country’s Shiite heartland. The protests come at a delicate period as ordinary Iraqis ... Read More »

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Mob lynches 1, injures 3 on child kidnapping rumours in India

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2018

NEW DELHI – Police in southern India have arrested nearly three dozen people for participating in the lynching of a young engineer and wounding three men, including a Qatari national, after rumours that the victims were members of a gang of child kidnappers. Police said Sunday that the victims were travelling in a car through ... Read More »

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S. Korea probes army plan for troops to control protesters

By Hyung-Jin Kim And Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on July 15th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – A group of army generals rolling tanks and troops into Seoul to seize power. Paratroopers firing at large crowds calling for democracy. Tanks and armoured vehicles stationed at universities to intimidate student protesters. Such scenes of military intervention in South Korea have been nonexistent since the country achieved democracy in ... Read More »

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Angry crowd protests after Chicago police fatally shoot man

By The Associated Press on July 14th, 2018

CHICAGO – An angry crowd shouted and threw bottles at Chicago police after an officer fatally shot a man on the city’s South Side Saturday, prompting the arrest of at least four demonstrators. Chicago police patrol chief Fred Waller told a news conference that the man was shot in the South Shore neighbourhood after police ... Read More »

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Some protesters arrested after man shot by police in Chicago

By The Associated Press on July 14th, 2018

CHICAGO – An angry crowd shouted and threw bottles at Chicago police after an officer fatally shot a man on the city’s South Side Saturday, prompting the arrest of at least four demonstrators. Chicago police patrol chief Fred Waller told a news conference that the man was shot in the South Shore neighbourhood after police ... Read More »

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Protests erupt after man fatally shot by Chicago police

By The Associated Press on July 14th, 2018

CHICAGO – An angry crowd gathered Saturday evening after a Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the city’s South Side, and some protesters scuffled with police. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the shooting happened when officers on foot in the South Shore neighbourhood tried to question a man “exhibiting characteristics of ... Read More »

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Crowd gathers after man fatally shot by Chicago police

By The Associated Press on July 14th, 2018

CHICAGO – A crowd gathered and a few protesters briefly scuffled with police Saturday evening after a Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the city’s South Side. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said officers on foot in the South Shore neighbourhood tried to question a man “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person” ... Read More »

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Man shot by Chicago police officer dies, crowd gathers

By The Associated Press on July 14th, 2018

CHICAGO – Authorities say a man has died after being shot by a Chicago police officer and a crowd gathered at the scene to protest. Larry Merritt, a fire department spokesman, says the man was shot Saturday evening in the South Shore neighbourhood and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. ... Read More »

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Police: Paralyzed man zip-tied, used stun gun on dancer

By The Associated Press on July 14th, 2018

DECATUR, Ga. – Georgia authorities say a man paralyzed from the waist down paid an exotic dancer to perform at his home and then zip-tied her, demanded sex and shot her with a stun gun. WSB-TV reported Friday that 31-year-old Johnnie Thompson of Decatur is charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault. DeKalb County police ... Read More »

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