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US Orders All Boeing 787s Grounded

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered all U.S.-registered Boeing 787 passenger jets to stop flying until the risk of possible fires caused by lithium batteries aboard the craft can be evaluated. The FAA said it will work with Boeing and United Airlines – the only American carrier that currently operates 787s – to get the […]

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Deadly Bomb Blasts Kill More Than 110 in Pakistan

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Four separate bombings killed more than 110 people and wounded nearly 250 across Pakistan Thursday, including 92 deaths in Quetta. Police in the capital of Baluchistan province say a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded billiard hall, followed by a second bomber there minutes later. The twin blasts killed 81 people, including police […]

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India Lodges Protest with Pakistan over Soldiers’ Killing

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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India has lodged a formal complaint with Pakistan over the killing of two Indian soldiers in an alleged cross-border attack by Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir. Pakistan denies involvement. Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said Wednesday that India conveyed to Pakistan in very strong terms its concern about Tuesday’s incident. India said the bodies of […]

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Indian Rape Hearing Closed to the Public

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The court proceedings of five of the six suspects in a brutal gang rape in the Indian capital will be closed to the public. The magistrate hearing the case, Namrita Aggarwal, made the announcement Monday shortly after the suspects arrived for a court hearing in New Delhi. She said the next hearing will be on […]

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Indian Rape Victim is Cremated

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 12:00 am (UTC-5)
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The body of the woman whose gang rape has triggered an outpouring of grief and anger across India has been cremated in a private ceremony. The young woman’s body was flown home from Singapore after her death Saturday. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, head of the ruling Congress party, were at the […]

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Indian Rape Victim Dies in Singapore Hospital

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Indian student who was brutally gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi has died in a Singapore hospital. A statement from the Mount Elizabeth Hospital said the 23-year-old “died peacefully” early Saturday. The hospital CEO, Dr. Kelvin Loh, said the doctors had fought “for her life including putting her on maximum artificial ventilation support, […]

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Singapore Hospital: Indian Rape Victim’s Condition Deteriorates

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Singapore hospital treating the Indian student who was brutally gang-raped in New Delhi says the woman “has taken a turn for the worse.” The CEO of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Dr. Kelvin Loh, issued an update on the 23-year-old’s medical condition late Friday, saying “her vital signs are deteriorating with signs of severe organ failure.” […]

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Obama to Hold Fiscal Cliff Talks with Top Four Congressional Leaders

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will hold last-minute White House talks with the top four congressional leaders as the deadline for avoiding the fiscal cliff fast approaches. Mr. Obama will meet Friday with Democratic and Republican Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy […]

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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States’ largest gun rights lobby says it wants to address gun violence by placing armed police officers in every school in America, while two Democratic senators called the group’s response to the Newtown tragedy shamefully inadequate. The executive vice president of the powerful National Rifle Association, or NRA, said tragedies like the massacre […]

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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States’ largest gun rights lobby says it wants to address gun violence by placing armed police officers in every school in America, in a suggestion swiftly denounced by Democrats. The executive vice president of the powerful National Rifle Association, or NRA, said tragedies like the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week […]

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