96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman
CINCINNATI (AP) ? The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver recently used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center.
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France says fuel supply improving after depot blockades clearedThe fuel supply situation in France is improving after a week of disruption and shortages caused by strikes and all but one of the country's fuel depot blockades has been cleared, a transport ministry spokesman said on Friday. French oil and gas company Total , said earlier on Friday that all 9 of its depots in France were operating normally after the last blockade was lifted. There are 78 primary fuel depots in mainland France.
IS grabs territory from Syrian rebels near Turkish border
BEIRUT (AP) ? Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a hospital and trapped tens of thousands of people amid heavy fighting, Syrian opposition activists and an international medical organization said.
Blockades at French fuel depots cleared, one still on strike
Blockades of French fuel depots manned by union activists have been cleared away and just one remains out of operation because of a strike, the government said Friday. "Blockades have been removed at all the depots, except for the depot at Gargenville (in the Paris area), which is on strike," a transport ministry spokesman said.
Obama makes history with Hiroshima visit
Barack Obama paid moving tribute to victims of the first atomic bomb Friday, offering a comforting embrace to a tearful man who survived the devastating attack on Hiroshima. "71 years ago, death fell from the sky and the world was changed," Obama said of a bomb that "demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself". "Why did we come to this place, to Hiroshima?
Russia deplores US refusal to jointly fight Nusra in Syria
Russian riot police halt wrestling brawl over Rio 2016 spotMOSCOW (AP) ? Russian riot police had to be sent into the wrestling ring Friday when a scuffle erupted after a championship bout.
Ugandan court sentences five men to life for 2010 bombings that killed 76: JudgeKAMPALA (Reuters) - A Ugandan High court sentenced five people to life in prison on Friday for involvement in 2010 bombings that killed 76 people assembled to watch a soccer match on television. Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo also sentenced another two people found guilty to 50 years each in jail. A third would do community service for a year because he had stayed in remand longer than the three years he would have served for being an accomplice. (Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by George Obulutsa; editing by Ralph Boulton)
China says extremely dissatisfied with G7 statement on South China SeaChina is extremely dissatisfied with a statement by Group of Seven (G7) leaders on the contentious South China Sea, where Beijing is locked in territorial disputes with several southeast Asian countries, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remarks at a regular briefing. China's increasingly assertive stance in the region has sparked concern from the United States and its Asian allies.