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Student goes on a stabbing spree in US school

NEW YORK: An American student stabbed 19 teenagers and a security guard in a bloody 30-minute rampage in the classrooms and hallways of a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday, officials said. At least four students were critically injured in the ...

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Australian ship detects two more signals in plane hunt: official

Perth, Australia:  Australian ship Ocean Shield has detected two more signals in the search for missing Malaysian flight MH370, a senior official said on Wednesday. “Ocean Shield has been able to reacquire the signals on two more occasions, late yesterday afternoon ...

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Bomb kills 15, wounds 35 in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A bomb explosion Wednesday killed at least 15 people and wounded 35 others in Islamabad’s bustling fruit and vegetable market, police and hospital officials said. The blast took place in the busy morning hours when dozen of people, mostly ...

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3 UAE Women Attacked With Hammer at London Hotel

Three female tourists were hit in the face and head with a hammer in a brutal attack at one of London’s biggest and busiest hotels just yards from busy Oxford Street. One of the women is in a critical but ...

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Ecuador volcano spews 6-mile ash column

QUITO (Ecuador): Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano has spewed a 6-mile (10-kilometer) column of ash after a powerful, five-minute explosion that shot pyroclastic material onto its northern and northwestern flanks. Ecuador’s geophysics institute said Friday’s blast occurred at 6:10pm local time and ...

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Chinese ship searching for missing jet detects ‘pulse signal’

BEIJING: A Chinese ship involved in the Indian Ocean search for flight MH370 detected a “pulse signal” at a frequency used by aircraft black boxes Saturday, but Australia warned there was no evidence yet that it was linked to the ...

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US Army Fort Hood murder-suicide: Soldier kills three

A soldier shot dead three colleagues and injured 16 others at the US Army’s Fort Hood base in Texas before killing himself, the military says. US media named the suspect as Ivan Lopez, 34, although his identity has not been ...

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Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt: Police

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass on Thursday, police said. The bomb was planted on ...

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Beaten, abused and underpaid: the plight of UK domestic workers

LONDON: Domestic workers employed by wealthy foreigners and diplomats in the UK are being beaten, abused and paid as little as £100 a month, according to a major new report. Interviews with 33 overseas cleaners, nannies and cooks have revealed ...

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UN panel says worst effects of climate change are yet to come

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported on Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under ...

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Dozens of Assad troops killed in ‘special operation’

Dozens of troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were killed in two attacks carried out by rebels in Aleppo, opposition sources reported on Sunday. Ziad Hajj Obeid, a commander for the rebel Free Syrian Army, said their forces carried ...

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Burma census bans people registering as Rohingya

Burmese officials have begun the first national census in three decades, but are refusing to allow people to class themselves as Rohingya. The UN, which is helping to carry out the census, said all Burmese should be allowed to choose ...

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China plane searching for Malaysia Airlines plane spots three objects

Beijing:  No debris spotted in an area off the west coast of Australia has been recovered, a Malaysian minister involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Saturday, adding he hoped for some news soon. The first plane back ...

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Aircrew with latest gear trusts its eyes to find Malaysian jet

Aboard rescue flight 74, over the Indian Ocean:  As the U.S. Navy surveillance plane veered sharply back toward white objects floating in the ocean below, an automated voice warned, “Banking! Banking!” The console settings in the cockpit showed the plane at ...

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