UPDATE 1-Harrowing photo of drowned migrants at U.S. border draws global attention

UPDATE 1-Harrowing photo of drowned migrants at U.S. border draws global attentionA harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants travelling north, with Pope Francis on Wednesday expressing "immense sadness" at the deaths. The picture of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 24-month-old daughter Valeria has gone viral on social media and sparked renewed debate about the plight of refugees and migrants who are mostly from Central America. The pair had travelled from their home country of El Salvador and were seeking asylum in the United States.



Resurgent health insurer stocks face test at Democratic debates

Resurgent health insurer stocks face test at Democratic debatesShares of U.S. health insurers that have rebounded in the past two months could come under pressure this week as Democrats square off in their first presidential debates, with healthcare policy reform potentially high on the agenda. Support for government-run "Medicare for All" plans from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and other left-leaning politicians and candidates shook the stocks earlier this year, and has contributed to the overall sector's underperformance, despite the recent recovery. The debates take place on Wednesday and Thursday in Florida - with 10 candidates taking part each night - as Democrats vie for their party's nomination for president in 2020.



Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transports

Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transportsThe Dutch national railway company said Wednesday it will pay reparations to Jews, Roma and Sinti whom it transported to camps in the Netherlands during World War II — from where they were sent to Nazi concentration camps. Job Cohen, a respected former mayor of Amsterdam who led a commission that proposed the reparations, called the payments a moral gesture. NS President-Director Rogier van Boxtel said the move will affect thousands of Holocaust survivors and the direct family of victims, costing the company tens of millions of euros (dollars).



Texas man says daughter's limp body paralyzed him with fear

Texas man says daughter's limp body paralyzed him with fearA Texas man has testified that he was paralyzed by fear when his daughter went limp after choking on milk, and he decided to dump her body in a culvert near their home. Thirty-nine-year-old Wesley Mathews of Richardson, Texas, testified Tuesday in the punishment phase of his Dallas trial that he panicked when he couldn't resuscitate 3-year-old Sherin Mathews.



American who helped Islamic State gets 4-year prison term

American who helped Islamic State gets 4-year prison termAn American woman who admitted supporting the Islamic State has been sentenced to four years in prison over the objection of prosecutors who wanted her locked up for decades. Sinmyah Amera Caesar received the sentence on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. The 24-year-old Caesar had previously agreed to cooperate with the government after pleading guilty to using the internet to help recruit fighters for the Islamic State.







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