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Source: Boston Herald

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 12:35:49 -0700 | disasters-news

The Wakefield man arrested near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last night was held on $100,000 bail and sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for a mental health evaluation. Kevin Kayvon Edson, 25, faces charges of disturbing the peace,...
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Source: United Press International

Upi :: Philippines | updated 2014-04-16 10:36:49 -0700 | disasters-news

James Pohl , the judge overseeing the prosecution of five Sept. 11 , 2001 terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, suspended preliminary hearings until Wednesday afternoon. The delay was granted to allow defense teams to establish if any of their...
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Source: United Press International

Upi :: Philippines | updated 2014-04-16 13:09:57 -0700 | disasters-news

Poveglia island, widely considered as the most haunted place on Earth, is being put up for auction by the Italian government. The stories of Poveglia's haunted past started in the 16th century when the island was used to quarantine those...
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Source: Fox News

Omaha :: NE :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 11:02:26 -0700 | disasters-news

Neb.   A judge has found a 27-year-old man guilty of murder in the shooting deaths of four people in Omaha last summer. Nikko Jenkins pleaded no contest Wednesday to four counts of first-degree murder and eight weapons counts. Douglas...
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Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2014-04-16 10:55:22 -0700 | disasters-news

In the House, April 16, 2014 Rains, melting snow cause extensive road closures Floods hit P.E.I. east and west Protest demands better mental health, addictions services Island Storm lose game 6 in NBL final Trans-Canada bumpy ride will smooth out...
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Source: Fox News

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 12:50:32 -0700 | disasters-news

Denver police are investigating if a 911 call was handled properly after they say a woman was fatally shot Monday by her husband during a 13-minute call with the operator. Kristine Kirk, a mother of three, was shot after her...
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Source: Forbes

San Francisco :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 08:43:03 -0700 | disasters-news

Same-day home delivery of groceries is to retailers what Mount Everest is to climbers: The lure is obvious, the logistics fearsome, and tackling either without the right plan is suicide. Nevertheless, 13 years after the spectacular collapse of Webvan made...
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Source: The Economist

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-04-16 08:04:48 -0700 | disasters-news

His family's disapproval persuaded Mr Bashir to set up Takaful, Kenya's first sharia -compliant insurance company. It offers mutual or charity insurance, whereby the insurer acts as an agent, charging a set fee rather than un-Islamic interest. But Mr Bashir...
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Source: The Economist

Phnom Pénh :: Cambodia | updated 2014-04-16 08:20:55 -0700 | disasters-news

He cheerily shrugs off such censure from his many Western detractors. But this time China, his main source of international economic and political support, has joined in...Their chief negotiator with the government, Son Chhay, a member of parliament, says the...
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Source: The Economist

Bethlehem :: South Africa | updated 2014-04-16 08:04:47 -0700 | disasters-news

Jewish settlements around the little Palestinian hamlet of Beit Skaria, on the south-western edge of Bethlehem, that it is now completely surrounded. To reach its pretty hilltop you have to drive through the sprawling settlement of Gush Etzion, one of...
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Source: The Economist

Benghazi :: Libya | updated 2014-04-16 08:05:58 -0700 | disasters-news

The security vacuum has led to the rise of extreme Islamist groups flying the black flag of jihad over mosques and streets in some of the city's rougher districts and painting it on walls...Neglected under Muammar Qaddafi's 42-year rule, businesses...
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Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-16 07:35:24 -0700 | disasters-news

Elections are inevitably accompanied by violations and offences, Ezatollah Arman, head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Balkh said in response to questions about the scale of electoral fraud. Addressing the audience at the April 10 discussion at Balkh...
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Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-16 05:46:59 -0700 | disasters-news

Panelists and participants at an event held at Khost's university recounted incidents including ballot-stuffing and multiple voting. Civil society activist Qamar Khan Kamran said that eight ballot boxes disappeared from the village of Pirbadshah, and as a result voting started...
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Source: The Washington Times

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 05:44:37 -0700 | disasters-news

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is being investigated behind bars over allegations that he threatened to kill a prison guard over a dispute over food. A former inmate who served at the same Bristol County Jail with Hernandez has been...
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Source: BBC

New York :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 11:25:14 -0700 | disasters-news

Andy Coulson has revealed for the first time that he did listen to private voicemail messages relating to former home secretary David Blunkett. The ex-News of the World editor told the hacking trial he was played a recording of the...
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