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Apple Unveils New iPad and TV Device

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Apple computer company introduced a new version of its popular iPad Wednesday, with a sharper screen, an improved camera, and the ability to use a faster method to access the Internet. The iPad is a mobile computer and the new version has a nearly 25 centimeter screen. Apple’s iPad is the best-selling of the […]

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Captain in New Zealand Sea Disaster Pleads Guilty

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The captain and second officer of a cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef last year have pleaded guilty to mishandling the ship and trying to cover up their responsibility for the environmental disaster. The unidentified suspects, both Philippine nationals, were in charge of the Liberian-flagged Rena when it tore into a […]

Captain in New Zealand Sea Disaster Pleads Guilty

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The captain and second officer of a cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef last year have pleaded guilty to mishandling the ship and then altering navigation records to cover up their responsibility for the massive environmental disaster. The two men, both Philippine nationals, were in charge of the Liberian-flagged Rena when […]

Megaupload Owner Denied Bail in New Zealand

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload has been denied bail in New Zealand as authorities in the United States seek his extradition. An Auckland courtroom Wednesday denied bail for Kim Dotcom, a German citizen who is accused of facilitating millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content through Megaupload.com and other websites. […]

Asian Baby Boom Expected in Year of the Dragon

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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People are ushering in the lunar new year with fireworks and celebrations in Asia and around the world. Monday marks the start of the Year of the Dragon in the 12-year rotation of the Chinese Zodiac calendar. The mythical and powerful dragon symbolizes royalty and good fortune, and for believers, the year and those born […]

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Buffett Croons in Chinese New Year Gala

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. billionaire and philanthropist Warren Buffett has appeared singing and playing the ukulele on Chinese state television. Buffett appeared on a hugely popular Chinese Lunar New Year variety show, singing the folk song I’ve Been Working On The Railroad, in the video posted on state broadcaster CCTV’s “Spring Festival Gala” website Sunday. Buffett also wished […]

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Pharonic Singer’s Tomb Found in Egypt

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian and Swiss archaeologists have unearthed a rare tomb of a female singer in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Antiquities officials said Sunday it is the only tomb of a woman not related to the ancient Egyptian royal families ever found in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. The tomb belongs to a female […]

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Grounded Ship Breaks Up on New Zealand Reef

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Maritime officials say a cargo ship grounded off New Zealand since October split apart Sunday, spilling cargo containers and debris and sparking fears of a fresh oil spill. The wreck of the Greek-owned Rena was described as New Zealand’s worst maritime environmental disaster, even before pounding waves during a storm tore off the rear section […]

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Balloon Crash in New Zealand Kills 11

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A hot air balloon has crashed in New Zealand, killing all 11 people on board. Police say the balloon crashed early Saturday near the rural town of Carterton, about 80 kilometers north of Wellington. Police confirmed “multiple deaths,” but a local health board spokesperson said none of the 11 people in the balloon survived. Eyewitnesses […]

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New Hamphire Next State to Hold Nominating Contest

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Following the Iowa caucuses, the focus of the U.S. presidential campaign will shift to the next state to hold its nominating contest, the northeastern state of New Hampshire. Polls show that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead among Republicans in the January 10 contest, with more than 40 percent support, averaging 22 […]

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