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Breaking News: President Obama talks tough on Syria - assures of humanitarian assistance to Syrians
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-02-19 11:48:50 -0800 | political-news

The peace talks in Geneva have stalled and President Barack Obama, in the course of his meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan at Sunnylands, near Rancho Mirage, California, has opined that the conflict in Syria does not appear to...
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Breaking News: Boston bombing suspect's friend convicted of obstruction
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 16:17:56 -0700 | disasters-news

A friend of the lone surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect faces up to 20 years in prison after his conviction Monday of obstructing the FBI investigation of the 2013 attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty of removing a backpack containing...
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Breaking News: Have gun, will shoot – teenagers shot at in a Chicago laundromat
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-06-03 07:50:36 -0700 | odd-news

Another case of indiscriminate shooting has been reported from a Chicago laundromat, the bottom line seems to be ‘have gun, will shoot’ – a total of seven people have been injured in the shooting and two of them were teenagers....
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Breaking News: 34 officers who guard the nuclear arsenal of USAF arrested for involvement in drug scandal
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-01-18 07:09:05 -0800 | odd-news

It is a scandal of enormous proportions in which as many as thirty-four US nuclear missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal that has rocked the very foundation of the USAF. The incident has undermined the vulnerability...
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Breaking News: Gun violence in Chicago city – nine dead in Independence Day weekend as 60 shot at
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-07-10 11:24:03 -0700 | political-news

Gun violence in Chicago city over the July 4 holiday saw as many as 60 being shot at out of whom nine have died – this is another reminder to all those who do feel guns can continue to be...
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Breaking News: Man just misses both doomed Malaysian flights as woman loses family on each
   
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 13:37:56 -0700 | disasters-news

Maarten de Jonge, a Dutch competitive bicyclist, could very well be the luckiest man on earth, while Kaylene Mann of Australia may be the world's ultimate victim. De Jonge just missed tragedy twice after rescheduling flights at the last minute...
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Breaking News: Gun control to be a major issue in 2014 elections - $25-million would be spent on this
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2013-12-29 22:42:14 -0800 | political-news

Incidents of gun violence in US schools leave children shattered and, because the efforts to introduce strict gun control laws have not been successful till now, the advocates of gun control have taken a vow to continue their fight. This...
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Breaking News: Honolulu based defense contractor leaked US defense secrets to Chinese girlfriend - faces conviction
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Honolulu :: HI :: USA | updated 2014-03-12 04:36:51 -0700 | odd-news

59-year-old Benjamin Bishop was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and a civilian defense contractor and worked in the field of cyber defense at Pacific Command from May 2011 until his arrest. Before that he had helped develop...
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Breaking News: Online police community slam, ridicule man who died in NYC cop chokehold
   
Posted by: VeronicaS

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 16:16:08 -0700 | disasters-news

Eric Garner, the 43-year-old Staten Island married father of six who died Thursday after being placed in a police chokehold, has elicited widespread outrage across New York City communities and beyond. Activists are even calling for a “blackout” day, where...
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Breaking News: US increases its presence in Iraq – sends another 300 troops
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-04 16:33:00 -0700 | political-news

In view of the latest developments in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has agreed to send additional US combat-equipped troops with surveillance gear and helicopters to protect the US embassy and its people in the capital Baghdad. This team would...
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Breaking News: Airport security checks intensified due to threats from a Norwegian expert bomb maker
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 04:39:41 -0700 | travel-news

The recent introduction of intensive security checks at airports is believed to be due to the emergence of a new identity in bomb making. He is Anders Dale, a Norwegian citizen – he has reportedly been trained by a master...
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Breaking News: State Dept. refused sandbags, machine guns for Benghazi mission as ‘it would upset the neighbors' (Video)
   
Posted by: Nina Rai

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 15:08:16 -0700 | disasters-news

The Obama administration refused staffers protective barriers at the Benghazi embassy in Libya as it was not aesthetically appealing, say latest reports. The request of the consulate staffers in Benghazi for sandbags and belt-fed machine guns to help enhance security...
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Breaking News: 4th gunshot death this month - gunman shoots dead a high school student in Oregon
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-06-11 13:34:53 -0700 | odd-news

In yet another incident of gunfire in a school, a gunman shot and killed a student at the Reynolds High School in the northwestern US state of Oregon – it was the 4th gunshot death this month and is the...
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Breaking News: Maryland: Elderly couple accused of locking 22-year-old autistic twin sons
   
Posted by: madn3wz

Rockville :: MD :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 14:43:13 -0700 | disasters-news

ROCKVILLE, Md. (Tuesday: July 22, 2014) – Reported by madn3wz A Rockville couple has been arrested for allegedly keeping their 22-year-old twin autistic sons locked in a basement room with no furniture other than a single comforter and only a...
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Breaking News: British nurse wanted to cannibalize underage girl
   
Posted by: Chelsea Hoffman

Henderson :: NV :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 16:10:22 -0700 | disasters-news

Canterbury man Dale Bolinger has been found guilty of trying to entice an underage girl on the internet for a sexual hookup -- but it seems that he should be convicted of far worse considering the circumstances of his crime....
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