Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Elizabeth II to Become U.K.'s Longest-Serving Monarch - Tuesday September 8th, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Elizabeth II to Become U.K.'s Longest-Serving Monarch

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When Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-serving monarch in British history on Wednesday, she doesn’t want any fuss, royal aides say.

Coping With Migrant Wave Tests Germany's Reputation for Efficiency

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The government has been preparing for months as the humanitarian crises on Europe’s periphery grew, but as the crisis wears on, states and municipalities are starting to groan under the burden.

Gunmen kidnap Iraq deputy justice minister 

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Iraq's deputy justice minister kidnapped from his vehicle by black-clad gunmen in northern Baghdad











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Can Donald Trump's former supermodel wife show voters his softer side? 

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He has come under attack for his comments on women but as Mrs Trump comes out of his shadow, the billionaire's campaigning team will hope women can be swayed to vote for him as Republican presidential candidate











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Yemen crisis: Gulf states increase attacks on Houthi rebels in Sana'a after massacre 

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Air strikes intensify after 45 Emirati soldiers, five Bahrainis, 10 Saudis and four Yemenis were killed in the Gulf campaign's heaviest losses since the air campaign began in March











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Missing Mexican students "not incinerated in a landfill" - according to foreign investigators 

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Official Mexican government report dismissed by experts from Inter-American Commission on Human Rights whose investigators find no evidence of a bonfire











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Cecil the lion: Walter Palmer, the hunter breaks his silence: as it happened 

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Walter Palmer the Minnesota dentist who faced a world-wide furore after killing the Cecil in Zimbabwe has spoken two months after the lion's death - follow latest updates











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Hundreds of wild animals to be slaughtered in Limpopo, South Africa 

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New hunting controversy - two months after Cecil the lion was shot - which will see animals shot from specially erected platforms rekindles debate on big game hunting











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Teenager provides 'backup' for Texas deputy at petrol station

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A chivalrous teenager looked out for a female police officer who was alone as she filled up at a petrol station











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Death of Palestinian woman from fire 'started by settlers' sparks grief and anger 

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Mourners at funeral of Reham Dawabshe hit out at Israeli authorities for failing to arrest suspects who started the blaze that led to the her death, along with that of her husband and baby son











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Anish Kapoor 'queen's vagina' sculpture vandalised for second time 

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Sir Anish Kapoor says he will leave anti-semitic insults daubed on his work, Dirty Corner, at the Palace of Versailles as a reminder of intolerance











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Amanda Knox acquitted because of 'stunning flaws' in investigation, says Italy top court 

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Italy's top criminal court says it threw out murder convictions against Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend because of "stunning flaws" in the investigation











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'I lost everything': Punishing long march across Lesbos for refugees as island overwhelmed 

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Greek minister Yiannis Mouzalas describes situation on the overcrowded island as "wretched" andasks for EU help











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Islamic State 'takes Syrian state's last oilfield' 

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Islamic State fighters seize last major oilfield under Syrian government control during battles over a vast central desert zone, says monitoring group











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Poland treasure hunters 'expelled from local history society'

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Two men who claim to have found lost Nazi train filled with gold have been expelled from their local history society











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Mexican arrested for trying to smuggle iguanas from Galapagos Islands 

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Man detained for trying to smuggle 11 endangered iguanas out of the Galapagos Islands with possible connection to global network of traffickers











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Barack Obama 'is considering refugee response' 

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White House statement comes amid growing criticism that the US - home to so many immigrants - has been slow to respond to crisis unfolding in Europe











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Migrant crisis: Lesbos 'on verge of explosion' after fresh clashes 

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Up to 2,500 migrants surged towards a government-chartered ship bound for Athens on Monday night, with baton-wielding riot police screaming "Keep back"











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Walter Palmer, US dentist who killed Cecil the lion, returns to work 

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Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, returns to work to shouts of 'murderer' and 'leave town' from protesters











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Greek authorities issue permits to refugees on Lesbos

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Greek authorities on Lesbos issue travel permits to 15,000 refugees in marathon 24-hour relief operation











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Baltimore to Pay Family of Freddie Gray $6.4 Million

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The city of Baltimore will pay a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement to the family of Freddie Gray, the African American man who died in April after being critically injured while in police custody. In a statement, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the proposed settlement would "resolve all civil claims related to the City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Police Department, individual officers, and any other persons or institutions who might be deemed responsible for the...

Bernie Sanders Surge Reflects US Shift on Socialism

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Free college tuition. Doubling the minimum wage. A single-payer, universal health care system. Those are just a few of the campaign promises by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who does not try to hide that he embraces a form of socialism. The independent Vermont senator's self-identification as a socialist is a rarity for politicians in the United States, which, unlike most other Western democracies, does not have any sort of significant socialist presence...

Russian Orthodox Americans Support Church Tradition, Not Politics 

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A group of Russian Orthodox Americans was in Moscow this past week to learn traditional Orthodox singing from Russian experts.  The organizers say they are motivated by the need to strengthen the friendship between the Russian and American peoples in this time of political tensions, but the Russian Orthodox Church is also connected to the Kremlin's anti-western agenda. As a group of 35 amateur singers in Russia for their first time practiced the Slavonic tradition, choirmaster...

Refugees Pour Into Europe Seeking New Homes

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Refugees are continuing to pour into Europe with the hopes of finding new homes. France and Britain both agreed Monday to accept at least 20,000 of them from the war-torn Middle East, but that number is dwarfed by the masses of migrants hoping to jumpstart their lives in Germany. VOA's Mike Richman reports.

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French President Urges Four-way Talks on Ukraine Peace Deal

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French President Francois Hollande has called for a meeting with his German, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to ensure the peace agreement for eastern Ukraine is carried out, with an eye to lifting Western sanctions against Moscow. In a wide-ranging press conference in Paris on Monday, Hollande said he would propose that a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko be held in Paris before the start of this...

Arab Media Report: Syria, Russia Reviving 1980 'Friendship' Treaty 

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Arab media are reporting that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reactivated a 1980 “friendship” treaty between Damascus and Moscow, handing over the Latakia airbase in Assad's mostly Alawite Mediterranean coastal enclave. Other Arab media reports say Russia is anticipating an eventual partition of Syria and hopes to bolster the military of a smaller geographic configuration of Syria under Assad. The London-based, Saudi-owned Arab daily Al Hayat reported Monday...

Scholar: Migrants a Short-term Cost, Long-term Help to Economy 

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The flood of refugees from Syria and other war-torn nations toward wealthy parts of Europe could, eventually, be good for the economies of Germany and some other nations, according to a scholar at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Some other economists have been questioning whether Europe's economy can sustain the rapid influx. Jacob Kirkegaard says last year about 1 million migrants arrived in Europe, and this year may see a surge of hundreds of thousands of new...

Iraqi F-16s Conduct First Airstrikes Against Islamic State

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Iraq has carried out its first airstrikes against the Islamic State group using the country's own F-16 fighter jets provided by the United States. Iraqi military officials said Sunday the jets had conducted 15 airstrikes targeting the militants who seized control of large areas in northern and western Iraq last year. "Definitely they will have a positive impact in the battles in the future," Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled Al Obaidi said. The U.S. delivered the first...

Panel Rejects Mexican Government's Probe of Missing Students 

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International experts reviewing the Mexican government's probe of the 2014 abduction and disappearance of 43 students have rejected the government's official narrative, accusing investigators of mishandling evidence and relying solely on statements from suspects. A more than 400-page analysis was released Sunday by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights - the autonomous rights arm of the Organization of American States.  It does not speculate on the ultimate fate of...

Kurds Say Attack on Turkish Military Convoy Kills 15

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Kurdish militants attacked a convoy of Turkish troops Sunday near the borders with Iran and Iraq, putting hopes for peace even further out of reach. Guerrillas from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party - the PKK - say they killed 15 solders when they fired on two military vehicles in Hakkari province. The death toll has not been independently confirmed. Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu hurried back to Ankara from the city of Konya for an emergency meeting with his...

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Europe Braces for New Wave of Refugees

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Europe is preparing for a new wave of refugees as word filters back to others that the passage through Hungary is now easier. Hundreds arrived Sunday at Vienna’s Westbahnhof station aboard trains from the Hungarian border, after officials in Hungary decided to allow thousands of refugees who had been stranded in Budapest to travel by train to the border. Trains carrying refugees from the Hungarian border town of Hegyeshalom were met by cheers and applause from Austrian onlookers...

Rights Group Report Discredits Mexico Case Over 43 Missing Students 

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An independent report released Sunday dismantles the Mexican government's investigation into last year's disappearance of 43 teachers' college students, starting with the assertion that the giant funeral pyre in which the attorney general said they were burned to ash beyond identification simply never happened. While the government said the September 26 attack was a case of mistaken identity, the report said the violent reaction to the students, who were hijacking buses for...

Tajik Leader Blames Attacks on IS Sympathizers

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Tajikistan's leader said on Sunday attacks on police had been staged by militants sharing the views of the Islamic State group and aimed to undermine his rule of the Muslim nation, local media reported. Nine policemen were killed in gun attacks in the capital Dushanbe and the nearby city of Vahdat on Friday, police said. According to police, the insurgents, led by a sacked deputy defense minister, General Abdukhalim Nazarzoda, then fled to a gorge, where they were surrounded by...

ON THE SCENE: Syrians Refugees Struggle to Get Back Home, Too 

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For Syrian refugees in Turkey, it is often as difficult to get back into Syria as it was to get out. This morning I took a taxi to a village with a main road along the barbed-wire border with Syria. On our way, the driver picked up a husband and wife, both Syrian refugees, from their home – they were going the same way. It was the third day in a row they had made the trip. The wife was trying to get back to Syria to secure her job, when or if the war ever ends. Medical...

Turkey-PKK Violence Continues With Airstrikes, Bus Bombing

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Turkish fighter jets carried out more airstrikes Tuesday morning targeting Kurdish militants, while a bomb attack on a minibus in eastern Turkey killed at least 10 police officers. Turkish officials said more than 40 jets took part in six hours of airstrikes in northern Iraq that killed tens of fighters from the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. It was the second night of airstrikes since PKK fighters used roadside bombs to hit a troop convoy and kill 16 Turkish soldiers....

Pentagon Reportedly Preparing to Overhaul Syrian Rebel Force

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The New York Times says U.S. defense officials are drawing up plans to revise the training of moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State in Syria following “significant shortcomings” in training and tactics. The assessment comes as Washington asks Greece to close its airspace to Russian supply flights to Syria amid concerns of a Russian military buildup in Syria. The newspaper, citing four senior Defense Department and Obama Administration officials, says the proposed changes follow a...

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