August 20th, 2017

World News

Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely dead

By The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Survivors picking through the debris of Sierra Leone’s deadly mudslides are facing the reality that most, if not all, of the estimated 600 people missing are dead. The death toll is already above 450 from the flooding and mudslides in the capital, Freetown, early Monday. Large-scale-burials have begun amid rainy weather ... Read More »

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Taliban kill 5 police in southern Afghanistan

By The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says the Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in the southern Helmand province, killing five Afghan police. Gen. Abdul Ghafar Safi, the provincial police chief, says six other policemen were wounded in the attack late Friday in Nawa district, where clashes were still underway early Saturday. Taliban spokesman Qari Yusouf ... Read More »

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Spain, France press manhunt for ringleader in dual attacks

By Alex Oller, Joseph Wilson And Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage. Early Saturday, police searched two ... Read More »

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Attacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan, UN says

By The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

RENK COUNTY, South Sudan – The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan. A statement by the humanitarian co-ordinator there, Serge Tissot, says the attacks also put millions of South Sudanese in peril amid the country’s civil war. Millions face severe hunger. The world’s youngest nation has become one of ... Read More »

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India wildlife reserve park devastated by monsoon floods

By The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

GUAHATI, India – Rising floodwaters have inundated large parts of a famous wildlife reserve park in northeastern India, killing more than 225 animals and forcing hundreds of other animals to flee, the park director said Saturday. Around 15 rhinos, 185 deer and at least one Royal Bengal tiger have died in the devastating floods that ... Read More »

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Nigeria says ailing president to return today after 3 months

By Bashir Adigun, The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment, his office announced, while giving no details on what exactly has been ailing him. Buhari will address the nation in a broadcast Monday morning, the statement from the office of the presidency ... Read More »

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1 police officer killed, 3 injured in 2 shootings in Florida

By The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – One police officer was killed and three wounded in nighttime shootings in two Florida cities where the officers were responding to suspected drug activity and reports of a suicide attempt, police said Saturday. One officer was killed and another gravely injured late Friday night in Kissimmee in central Florida just south of ... Read More »

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1 policeman killed, 3 injured in 2 shootings in Florida

By The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – One police officer was shot and killed and another gravely injured by gunfire while checking suspicious people in the central Florida city of Kissimmee, police said early Saturday. Three suspects were in custody and a fourth was being sought. Elsewhere in Florida, two police officers were shot and injured when responding to ... Read More »

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Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

CHICAGO – Two employees of elite universities charged in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old hair stylist were returned to Chicago early Saturday to face charges of first-degree murder in the brutal killing. Chicago police escorted fired Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem, 43, and Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren, 56, from Northern California, where ... Read More »

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Suspect in stabbing death back in Chicago

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

CHICAGO – An Oxford University employee accused of killing a 26-year-old hair stylist was extradited to Chicago late Friday night. Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren arrived in Chicago just before midnight from California. He and 43-year-old Wyndham Lathem, a former Northwestern University professor, face charges of first-degree murder for the death last month of ... Read More »

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