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1 in custody, 3 at large after Krome Avenue home invasion

One suspect is in custody after a home invasion in southwest Miami-Dade County. The home invasion occurred Thursday morning at 25054 Krome Ave. Miami-Dade police said one suspect was caught, but three intruders remain at large. Nobody was injured during the home invasion. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Manhunt Continues for Two of Three Suspects in Islamic Massacre on Newspaper Office

By Heather Clark PARIS – Two of the Islamic gunmen that carried out a strategic massacre at the office of a French satirical newspaper that known for publishing cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet Mohammad and other Islamic figures are still on the loose, and a third has turned himself into police. Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, 32 and 34 respectively, and Hamyd Mourad, 18, have been identified as the suspects in the attack that took twelve lives in Paris on Wednesday. At least one of the men, Cherif Kouachi, has been known to have ties to terrorist groups. He was convicted in 2008 for seeking to enlist youth to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight U.S. forces, and was sentenced to three years in prison, with all but 18 months suspended. As of Thursday, the Kouachi brothers were suspected in taking part in a robbery at a gas station north of Paris. Officials fear that the men, who they have warned are “armed and dangerous,” could strike again. Acquaintances of the Kouachi brothers have been detained for questioning. According to reports, Mourad, the youngest of the three assailants, turned himself into the Charleville-Mezieres police station in the Champagne region late Wednesday. As previously reported, …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Horse found slaughtered, tied to pole in Hialeah Gardens

A horse was found slaughtered Wednesday in Hialeah Gardens. The 7-year-old horse was found tied to a pole and its body flayed for its meat behind a barn near Okeechobee Road and Northwest 186th Street. Richard Couto, founder of the Animal Recovery Mission, said the horse put up a struggle but was stabbed with an ice pick multiple times, suffering a fatal wound to the heart. “It’s sickening to all of us on the ARM team,” Couto told Local 10 News. Couto believes whoever did this killed a horse at the same barn a year ago. He said horse meat sells on the black market for $7 to $40 per pound, but these killers only harvested what is considered the best cuts of meat from the animal and probably did it in 30 minutes or less. The gray mare named Puti was found by the horse owner’s family, including a 10-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl. “This didn’t only affect the life of this animal, but it affected the whole family and it’ll affect them for their entire lives,” Couto said. Follow Todd Tongen on Twitter @toddtongen Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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French magazine attack set to deepen Europe’s culture war over Islam

By Paul Taylor By Paul Taylor (People hold placards reading “I am Charlie” to pay tribute to the victims following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in front of the French embassy in Rome January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) A deadly attack on a French satirical magazine that lampooned Islam seems certain to fuel rising anti-immigration movements around Europe and inflame a “culture war” about the place of religion and ethnic identity in society. The first reaction in France to Wednesday’s killing of 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo by two masked gunmen who shouted Islamist slogans was an outpouring of support for national unity and freedom of speech. But that looks likely to be little more than a momentary ceasefire in a country gripped by economic malaise and high unemployment. France has Europe’s largest Muslim population and is in the throes of a virulent debate over national identity and the role of Islam. “This attack is bound to accentuate rising Islamophobia in France,” said Olivier Roy, a political scientist and Middle East specialist at the European University Institute in Florence. A book by journalist Eric Zemmour entitled “Le suicide francais” (French suicide), arguing that mass Muslim …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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French magazine attack set to deepen Europe’s culture war over Islam

By Paul Taylor By Paul Taylor (People hold placards reading “I am Charlie” to pay tribute to the victims following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in front of the French embassy in Rome January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) A deadly attack on a French satirical magazine that lampooned Islam seems certain to fuel rising anti-immigration movements around Europe and inflame a “culture war” about the place of religion and ethnic identity in society. The first reaction in France to Wednesday’s killing of 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo by two masked gunmen who shouted Islamist slogans was an outpouring of support for national unity and freedom of speech. But that looks likely to be little more than a momentary ceasefire in a country gripped by economic malaise and high unemployment. France has Europe’s largest Muslim population and is in the throes of a virulent debate over national identity and the role of Islam. “This attack is bound to accentuate rising Islamophobia in France,” said Olivier Roy, a political scientist and Middle East specialist at the European University Institute in Florence. A book by journalist Eric Zemmour entitled “Le suicide francais” (French suicide), arguing that mass Muslim …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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French magazine attack set to deepen Europe’s culture war over Islam

By Paul Taylor By Paul Taylor (People hold placards reading “I am Charlie” to pay tribute to the victims following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in front of the French embassy in Rome January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) A deadly attack on a French satirical magazine that lampooned Islam seems certain to fuel rising anti-immigration movements around Europe and inflame a “culture war” about the place of religion and ethnic identity in society. The first reaction in France to Wednesday’s killing of 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo by two masked gunmen who shouted Islamist slogans was an outpouring of support for national unity and freedom of speech. But that looks likely to be little more than a momentary ceasefire in a country gripped by economic malaise and high unemployment. France has Europe’s largest Muslim population and is in the throes of a virulent debate over national identity and the role of Islam. “This attack is bound to accentuate rising Islamophobia in France,” said Olivier Roy, a political scientist and Middle East specialist at the European University Institute in Florence. A book by journalist Eric Zemmour entitled “Le suicide francais” (French suicide), arguing that mass Muslim …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Book Talk: Great Reformer biography links Pope Francis to Argentine roots

By Tom Heneghan By Tom Heneghan (Pope Francis holds a baby during his weekly general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi) Who is Pope Francis? Where is he taking the Roman Catholic Church? What made him into the man we see today? Questions like this have swirled around the Vatican since the little-known Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope in March 2013, and many Catholics are still not sure how to describe him. In “The Great Reformer”, British Catholic writer Austen Ivereigh connects the pope to his Argentine roots, showing how his country, its culture and its politics helped shape him. Ivereigh, former deputy editor of the London Catholic weekly The Tablet and former spokesman for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, spoke to Reuters about the book. Q: There were lots of books about Pope Francis after his election. Why another one? A: Those books focus mostly on his period as cardinal-archbishop of Buenos Aires. My interest has been in what you might call the deep past of Argentine history and the Church in Argentina. Twenty years ago, I did my doctorate on the subject. Q: What is most Argentine about him? A: Culturally, he is very “porteno” – of Buenos Aires – …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Driver dead after BMW slams into box truck on Florida's Turnpike

A driver is dead after a BMW slammed into the back of a box truck Thursday morning on Florida’s Turnpike in Miami-Dade County. The fatal crash occurred in the northbound lanes near Northwest 41st Street. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck was disabled and attempting to get to the shoulder when the BMW slammed into it. ALSO: Sign Up For Real-Time Traffic Alerts The driver of the BMW was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the box truck wasn’t injured. Troopers said they expect all but one northbound lane to remain closed for several hours. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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