News archive from 7 December 2014, page 6

Got juice? Charged devices needed at the ready in today's schools

Got juice? Charged devices needed at the ready in today's schools

JACKSONVILLE — Erin Onan almost forgot to charge her son’s iPad Thursday night. If the family had forgotten, her son would have gone to class at Kitty Stone Elementary School unprepared, but shortly before midnight she plugged it in. Another night, it...

 

Tight security in Kashmir for India prime minister

SRINAGAR, India Thousands of government forces have fanned out across the Indian portion of Kashmir to provide a security shield for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to make a campaign speech Monday ahead of local elections. K. Rajendra,...

 

What to Watch on Sunday: ‘Red Tent' miniseries on Lifetime, ‘Librarians' on TNT

The Red Tent (9 p.m., Lifetime) – The two-part mini-series based on the best-selling novel by Anita Diamant begins tonight. It tells the dramatized story of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob of the Old Testament, as well as the stories...

 

Gunmen free 200+ inmates in Nigeria jailbreak

WARRI, Nigeria Police say gunmen have freed more than 200 prisoners in the latest jailbreak in Nigeria. Deputy Superintendent Ibrahim Gambari said police recaptured at least 10 escapees from the medium security prison in central Niger state by Sunday...

 

Israel to probe one of deadliest Gaza war strikes

JERUSALEM The Israeli military says it has opened a criminal investigation into one of the deadliest airstrikes of the last Gaza war. At least 24 members of the Abu Jamea family were killed in the July 20 strike on their home. They included 18...

 

Scotland's Salmond to run for UK Parliament seat

LONDON Scotland's former pro-independence leader, Alex Salmond, says he's going to run for a seat in the British Parliament in May's election. Salmond announced Sunday he will contest a northeast Scotland seat for the Scottish National Party, which he...

 
Six Guantanamo prisoners sent to Uruguay as refugees

Six Guantanamo prisoners sent to Uruguay as refugees

Six men who were held for more than 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have been sent to Uruguay to be resettled as refugees, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement Sunday. The six — four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian — were detained as...

 

Zimbabwe gets Doris Lessing's book collection

HARARE, Zimbabwe Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing, who died last year, spent her early years in Zimbabwe. She is still giving back to the country whose former white rulers banished her for speaking against racial discrimination. The bulk of...

 

Relatives: 2 Saudi women held 6 days for driving

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates A Saudi activist and family members say two Saudi women have been detained for six days for defying the kingdom's driving ban. Police stopped the women after they drove into Saudi Arabia from the United Arab Emirates on...

 
Ohio State presents persuasive evidence to Playoff group

Ohio State presents persuasive evidence to Playoff group

INDIANAPOLIS — Awash in confetti, Urban Meyer ascended to the trophy dais at the center of Lucas Oil Stadium and made his closing argument. The jury sat in a conference room miles away, reclining in soft-backed chairs, glued to television screens...

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UK closes its Cairo embassy over security fears

LONDON The British Embassy in Cairo has been closed because of security fears. The Foreign Office says public services were suspended Sunday and people should not come to the embassy building in central Cairo. It gave no details of the threat and...

 

Report: Retired pope wanted 'Father Benedict' name

BERLIN A German newspaper is reporting that retired Pope Benedict XVI says he would have liked to be known after his resignation as "Father Benedict" — a title that would have distinguished him more clearly from the current...

 

Syrian planes target IS attack on eastern air base

BEIRUT Syrian activists say government warplanes have carried out at least eight strikes against Islamic State militants attacking a key military air base in eastern Syria. The Local Coordination Committees, an activist collective, and the...

 

10th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone A health official says another Sierra Leonean doctor has died from Ebola, the 10th to succumb to the disease. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brima Kargbo confirmed Sunday that Dr. Aiah Solomon Konoyeima died a day earlier. His death...

 

Saudi police arrest 135 suspected terrorists

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested 135 people with suspected links to terrorist groups. Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki said in a statement on Sunday that 26 of the detainees were foreigners,...

 

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