<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> us-world]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/us-world Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:32:02 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Soyuz with Russian, Dane, Kazakh docks at space station]]> http://gazette.com/soyuz-with-russian-dane-kazakh-docks-at-space-station/article/feed/268142?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/soyuz-with-russian-dane-kazakh-docks-at-space-station/article/feed/268142?custom_click=rss MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew has docked at the International Space Station after a two-day flight.

The arrival of Russia's Sergei Volkov, Denmark's Andreas Mogensen and Kazakhstan's Aidyn Aimbetov brings the number of crew on the orbiting outpost to nine for the first time since November 2013.

Mogensen and Aimbetov will return to Earth on Sept. 12 along with Russian Gennady Padalka, the current station commander.

Russian Mission Control said the Soyuz, which blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, docked on time at 10:42 a.m. Moscow time (0742GMT) on Friday.

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:15:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled]]> http://gazette.com/drowned-syrian-boys-buried-in-hometown-they-fled/article/feed/268126?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/drowned-syrian-boys-buried-in-hometown-they-fled/article/feed/268126?custom_click=rss

KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) — The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece, on Friday buried his wife and two sons in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled.

The haunting image of the man's 3-year-old son, Aylan Kurdi, washed up on Turkish beach focused the world's attention on the wave of migration fueled by war and deprivation.

The three bodies were flown to a city near Turkey's border with Syria, from where police-protected funeral vehicles made their way to the border town of Suruc and crossed into Kobani. Legislators from Turkey accompanied Abdullah Kurdi to Kobani. Journalists and well-wishers were stopped at a checkp

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:07:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Spanish train drivers go on strike but impact appears muted]]> http://gazette.com/spanish-train-drivers-go-on-strike-but-impact-appears-muted/article/feed/268127?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/spanish-train-drivers-go-on-strike-but-impact-appears-muted/article/feed/268127?custom_click=rss MADRID (AP) — Spanish rail company Renfe says around a quarter of its commuter and long distance trains have been canceled owing to a strike by drivers.

The strike, called by the Semaf union, had little apparent affect Friday as a government demand to have some 70 percent of services operating during rush hour meant most trains ran as normal.

No major delays were reported though a noticeable increase in traffic in cities like Madrid suggested many people decided to use alternative forms of transport.

Semaf called the strike — the first of four planned this month — after talks with Renfe over staffing and working conditions broke down last month.

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:05:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Denmark: ex-PM candidates for UN refugee agency top job]]> http://gazette.com/denmark-ex-pm-candidates-for-un-refugee-agency-top-job/article/feed/268128?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denmark-ex-pm-candidates-for-un-refugee-agency-top-job/article/feed/268128?custom_click=rss COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen says his predecessor is the country's candidate to head the U.N. refugee agency.

Loekke Rasmussen said Friday Helle Thorning-Schmidt "has (the) strong political leadership experience and an international profile" needed for the post of U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees which "must engage fully in the many refugee situations caused by global conflicts."

Thorning-Schmidt, 48, stepped down following the June 18 election when her Social Democratic Party lost power to the country's center-right bloc.

A successor for current High Commissioner Antonio Guterres of Portugal will be announced this fall.

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:04:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok bomber]]> http://gazette.com/police-suspect-in-custody-unlikely-to-be-bangkok-bomber/article/feed/268129?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-suspect-in-custody-unlikely-to-be-bangkok-bomber/article/feed/268129?custom_click=rss

BANGKOK (AP) — A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but is definitely a conspirator, police said Friday.

The apparent ruling out of the suspect — identified as Mieraili Yusufu or Yusufu Meerailee — as the main perpetrator suggests that the person who bombed the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on Aug. 17 could still be at large despite two arrests and the naming of seven other suspects in recent days.

The evening blast at the shrine popular among Thais and tourists alike left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured in one of the most devastating acts of violence in Bangkok in decades.

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:59:05 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: British leader pledges more help for migrants]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-british-leader-pledges-more-help-for-migrants/article/feed/268130?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-british-leader-pledges-more-help-for-migrants/article/feed/268130?custom_click=rss

BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — The latest news from the crisis of migrants pouring into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):


11:50 a.m.

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the United Kingdom will accept "thousands more" Syrian refugees to help Europe cope with a massive influx of migrants and refugees.

Cameron said Friday his country has already agreed to take around 5,000 Syrians fleeing from their country's war but as the crisis has grown it planned to accept more.

He said in a statement during an official visit to Lisbon, Portugal, that his government will announce next week how many more people it will receive and under what terms.

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:51:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Lawyer: Vice News journalists face deportation from Turkey]]> http://gazette.com/lawyer-vice-news-journalists-face-deportation-from-turkey/article/feed/268131?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lawyer-vice-news-journalists-face-deportation-from-turkey/article/feed/268131?custom_click=rss ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer says two Vice News journalists who were arrested on terror-related charges are expected to be deported from Turkey.

The two British journalists, correspondent Jake Hanrahan and cameraman Philip Pendlebury, were detained last week in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast, where renewed fighting between Kurdish rebels and security forces has killed scores of people. A court ordered the two released on Thursday but their Turkey-based assistant, Mohammed Ismael Rasool, remains jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.

Tahir Elci, head of the Diyarbakir lawyers' association, said Friday the two Britons were expected to be expelled after formal procedures are comple

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:48:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Sri Lankan leader adds rival parties to consensus Cabinet]]> http://gazette.com/sri-lankan-leader-adds-rival-parties-to-consensus-cabinet/article/feed/268132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sri-lankan-leader-adds-rival-parties-to-consensus-cabinet/article/feed/268132?custom_click=rss COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan leader Maithripala Sirisena presided Friday at the swearing in of 48 ministers in a new Cabinet for a consensus government including members of the two main rival political parties.

It followed an agreement between the parties led by President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to govern together for at least two years.

Their aim will be to face together war crimes allegations originating from the decades-long civil war that ended six years ago and to secure enough votes in Parliament to adopt a new constitution with political reforms and power sharing with ethnic minority Tamils.

Sirisena urged the ministers to work as one government despite party differences.

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:41:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Official: Islamic militants destroy ancient tombs in Syria]]> http://gazette.com/official-islamic-militants-destroy-ancient-tombs-in-syria/article/feed/268134?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/official-islamic-militants-destroy-ancient-tombs-in-syria/article/feed/268134?custom_click=rss DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — 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 Damascus, said Friday the militants destroyed the tower tombs, including the Elahbel tower that dates back to the 103 AD, 10 days earlier. He said the destruction took place before the militants destroyed on Sunday the two-millennia-old temple of Bel in the city, confirmed by U.N. satellite images. The smaller Temple of Baalshamin was also destroyed days before, and the g

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:39:26 -0600 <![CDATA[South Africa's Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu leaves hospital]]> http://gazette.com/south-africas-nobel-laureate-desmond-tutu-leaves-hospital/article/feed/268133?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/south-africas-nobel-laureate-desmond-tutu-leaves-hospital/article/feed/268133?custom_click=rss JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a Cape Town hospital after receiving treatment there.

The foundation, named after Tutu and his wife Leah, said in a statement that the 83-year-old was released Friday morning after nearly three weeks.

His daughter, Mpho Tutu, had said he was hospitalized for treatment of an inflammation.

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:39:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Global stock markets sink ahead of US jobs report]]> http://gazette.com/global-stock-markets-sink-ahead-of-us-jobs-report/article/feed/268085?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/global-stock-markets-sink-ahead-of-us-jobs-report/article/feed/268085?custom_click=rss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were lower Friday with Tokyo's index down 2 percent as jitters mounted before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption next week of trading on Chinese stock markets.

KEEPING SCORE: European stocks opened sharply lower. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 1.7 percent to 6,097.27 and France's CAC 40 sank 1.7 percent to 4,573.23. Germany's DAX fell 1.7 percent to 10,137.53. Futures pointed to a downbeat day for Wall Street. S&P 500 futures dropped 0.9 percent and Dow futures shed 1 percent.

US JOBS: The U.S. government issues the August jobs report on Friday, which could play a big role in whether the Federal Reserve decides to raise interest rates at its Sept. 16-17

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:32:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Ukraine's right-wing party leader questioned in Kiev]]> http://gazette.com/ukraines-right-wing-party-leader-questioned-in-kiev/article/feed/268135?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ukraines-right-wing-party-leader-questioned-in-kiev/article/feed/268135?custom_click=rss KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The leader of a right-wing party has been questioned in connection with Monday's clashes outside the Ukrainian parliament on Kiev.

Three National Guard officers died from injuries suffered in a grenade explosion during clashes between police and nationalists who were protesting a constitutional amendment granting more powers to Ukrainian regions including the rebel-held east.

Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok turned up for questioning at the Interior Ministry on Friday. Tyahnybok is officially a witness while 16 Svoboda members have been arrested on suspicion of orchestrating the riots.

Most of the 100 violent protesters at Monday's rally outside the parliament were members of Svoboda, which holds onl

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:25:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Shark mauls 65-year-old and injures his leg off Australia]]> http://gazette.com/shark-mauls-65-year-old-and-injures-his-leg-off-australia/article/feed/268080?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shark-mauls-65-year-old-and-injures-his-leg-off-australia/article/feed/268080?custom_click=rss SYDNEY (AP) — 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 kilometers (185 miles) north of Sydney, when he was attacked, police said. They said he fell into the water but got back on the surf ski and managed to get closer to shore, where bystanders were able to help him from the water.

One of those bystanders, Warren Thompson, said he and others ran into the surf to help Quinlivan.

"He had lost his paddle but was able to climb back onto the ski and caught a wave to the shore," Thompson said.

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:19:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Frustrated refugees in Budapest vow to walk to Vienna]]> http://gazette.com/frustrated-refugees-in-budapest-vow-to-walk-to-vienna/article/feed/268105?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/frustrated-refugees-in-budapest-vow-to-walk-to-vienna/article/feed/268105?custom_click=rss

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — 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 being stuck in limbo and are prepared to go by foot the 240 kilometers (150 miles) to the Austrian capital. The group is quickly gathering in size amid a tense atmosphere.

For days Hungarian authorities have been preventing refugees from Syria and elsewhere from traveling to Austria and Germany.

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]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:13:15 -0600 <![CDATA[More details due on helicopter landing that killed 1 Marine]]> http://gazette.com/more-details-due-on-helicopter-landing-that-killed-1-marine/article/feed/268118?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-details-due-on-helicopter-landing-that-killed-1-marine/article/feed/268118?custom_click=rss

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps is expected to offer more details on a helicopter hard landing that killed one Marine and injured 11 others.

The Marines are scheduled to hold a news conference Friday morning at Camp Lejeune in eastern North Carolina.

The base was the scene of the accident Wednesday night. At the time, about 20 Marines were participating in training that requires them to exit through the back of the helicopter using suspended ropes, according to a news release.

The Marines have declined to say how the accident happened. But a 2003 manual for the training exercise calls it "high-risk" and acknowledges the potential for death or injury.

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