UK police say death of Dolores O'Riordan is not suspicious

AP - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:32
LONDON (AP) — The death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, British police said Tuesday. A friend said the singer sounded excited and "full of life" just hours before her death. 2018-01-16T05:16:00-05:00 2018-01-16T10:16:28-05:00

Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemeni missile: Ekhbariya TV

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:27
(Reuters) - A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia's southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported.

Tillerson opens summit with a vow to keep up pressure on North Korea

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:24
Exclusion of Russia and China limits the ability of the conference to reach sweeping agreements.

A new foodie mecca: a restaurant where lake algae and crispy piranha skin rule

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:24
At this exotic eatery in Peru's capital, haute cuisine meets bizarre foods and a meal is truly an adventure.

U.S. to provide $60 million in Palestinian aid, withhold $65 million

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give a U.N. agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians but will withhold a further $65 million "for future consideration," a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

BBC - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:19
The US is withholding more than half of the $125m it gives to the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, officials say.

Turpin: Shackled California siblings 'victims of torture'

BBC - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:15
The mother was "perplexed" when officers came to rescue the malnourished children, said police.

California captivity case: Turpin children faced 'torture'

BBC - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:10
A California police chief says three of the 13 siblings were found shackled after one girl escaped.

France's Macron visits Calais to preview new migrant policy

AP - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:04
CALAIS, France (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron traveled Tuesday to Calais, the epicenter of France's migrant crisis, to lay out a new approach to immigration: help for those who want to stay, expulsion for those using France as a transit point and sanctions for security forces who overstep the rules. 2018-01-16T08:49:00-05:00 2018-01-16T13:49:34-05:00

U.S. to provide $60 million for Palestinians, withhold $65 million

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will provide $60 million in aid for Palestinians to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but will withhold a further $65 million "for future consideration," a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

7 dead in Colombia military helicopter crash

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:52
Seven people have been confirmed dead in a military helicopter crash in northern Colombia.

Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered: Italy coastguard

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:49
ROME (Reuters) - Some 1,400 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said, and two bodies were recovered.

The Latest: Bishop defends himself in abuse controversy

AP - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:49
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local): 2018-01-16T08:43:00-05:00 2018-01-16T13:43:18-05:00

Army Engineers Generate Electric Power in Puerto Rico

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:42
Maintenance operations conducted as part of the Army Corps of Engineers temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico are keeping nearly 1,000 federal emergency power generators running at critical public facilities across the island.

Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

BBC - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:37
Turkey's president warns of imminent assaults on the Kurdish-held areas of Afrin and Manbij in Syria.

German police raids homes, offices of suspected Iranian spies

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:30
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Tuesday searched the homes and offices of 10 suspected Iranian spies following an investigation by the country's domestic intelligence agency, prosecutors said.

Ukrainian prosecutors invite Russian MP Poklonskaya to Kiev for conversation

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:30
Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian lawmaker requested an investigation into Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko

Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against Muslims

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:18
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused Saudi rulers on Tuesday of committing "treason" against Muslims by aligning themselves with the United States and Israel.

Syrian rebels release 24 detainees from besieged Damascus suburb: SANA

REUTERS - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:15
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta released 24 captive men, women and children in a deal mediated by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, state media said on Tuesday.

Yemen asks Saudis for $2B to save currency, prevent ‘famine’

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:06
Yemen’s prime minister has called on the Saudi-led coalition allied with his government to deposit $2 billion in the central bank to save the local currency from “complete collapse.”