World Briefs: Families of two killed in Libya sue Clinton

Families of two killed in Libya sue Clinton

WASHINGTON • Relatives of two American security agents killed in the 2012 attack on a United States Consulate in Libya have filed a lawsuit blaming the deaths on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's "reckless" handling of classified information in her private e-mail server.

Their parents, in a wrongful death suit filed on Monday, allege that terrorists were able to determine the men's whereabouts because of her use of a private server.

The FBI concluded last month that the Democratic presidential nominee had been "extremely careless" with classified information, but declined to recommend criminal charges against her.


Florida investigating fresh Zika infection

MIAMI • Florida is investigating a new case of Zika infection outside the neighbourhood in Miami where mosquitoes are already believed to have spread the virus to more than a dozen people.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said the case involved a new individual with non-travel related Zika in Palm Beach County who had recently travelled to Miami-Dade County, where the health authorities say active transmissions are taking place in an area less than 2.6 sq km.

Since last month, Florida has documented 17 cases of Zika, likely to have been acquired from mosquitoes carrying the virus inside the state.


Germany turning away more migrants

BERLIN • Germany appears to have drastically curtailed its open-door policy for migrants this year, turning away 13,000 people without valid documentation in the first six months, already 4,000 more than in the whole of last year.

Official data released yesterday showed that around 117,500 migrants were admitted in the same period, compared to a record of more than one million migrants entering last year, mainly across the border from Austria.

The bulk of the rejections happened at land entry points, and Afghans, Syrians and Iraqis made up the three largest groups of the total, Interior Ministry data showed.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe