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US Confirms Mexican-American Star Jenni Rivera Killed in Crash

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. transportation officials have confirmed that Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was killed in a plane crash in northern Mexico early Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board says the Learjet carrying Rivera and six others crashed at about 3:30 a.m. local time Sunday, about 110 kilometers south of Monterrey, Mexico. It says all aboard were […]

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Officials: Maoist Landmine Kills 15 Police in Central India

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say a landmine planted by suspected Maoist rebels has killed at least 15 police officers and wounded 13 others in the western state of Maharashtra. The attack occurred Tuesday about 1,000 kilometers east of India’s financial hub, Mumbai. The mine exploded in a densely forested area when police drove by in a vehicle. […]

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US Approves First New Nuclear Plants in Decades

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved licenses for new nuclear reactors for the first time in more than three decades. The NRC voted Thursday on a request by U.S. energy producer Southern Company to build two new reactors at its Vogtle plant in the southern state of Georgia. The U.S. currently has 104 nuclear […]

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Papua New Guinea PM Says Military Mutiny Over

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says that a mutiny led by a retired military commander is over and that the government has regained control of its defense headquarters. Yaura Sasa and a group of around 30 armed rebel soldiers placed the country’s top commander under house arrest in a bloodless, pre-dawn mutiny early […]

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