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High School Stabbing Suspect to Be Charged as Adult

April 10, 2014

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Alex Hribal, 16, allegedly went on a rampage, stabbing 22 people at Franklin High School near Pittsburgh.

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Japan fighter jet dispatch highest since Cold War

April 10, 2014

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Japan dispatched fighter jets more often over the past 12 months than at any time since the Cold War ended, according to government figures, with the sorties mostly aimed at chasing away Chinese and Russian aircraft. Tokyo scrambled fighter jets 810…

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eBay ends Icahn dispute with board appointment

April 10, 2014

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Online retail giant eBay said Thursday it had reached a deal with activist investor Carl Icahn, who had demanded a spinoff of the payment division PayPal. Icahn, who had been leading a campaign to split up the ecommerce giant, reached a deal with eBay…

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US has given China a ‘mission impossible’ on N.Korea: envoy

April 10, 2014

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The United States is giving China a “mission impossible” by insisting it exert pressure on neighboring North Korea to halt its nuclear program or face US consequences, Beijing’s ambassador said Thursday. “There is one thing that worries me a little…

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WHO unveils emergency moves against Ebola onslaught in Guinea

April 10, 2014

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The World Health Organization launched a raft of emergency measures in the Guinean capital Conakry Thursday to control an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has so far killed a hundred people across the country. The UN health agency announced emergency…

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NATO Chief Fires Back at Russian Criticism

April 10, 2014

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Russia’s criticism over NATO’s involvement in Ukraine is nothing more than “propaganda”, aimed at diverting attention away from its own illegal activities. (April 10)

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Goldcorp ups Osisko takeover bid to Can$3.6 bn

April 10, 2014

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Canadian mining giant Goldcorp upped its hostile takeover bid for rival Osisko Mining Corp. on Thursday to about Can$3.6 billion (US$3.3 billion). The new offer consists of Can$7.65 per share, the Vancouver-based company said. In January, Osisko had…

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France, Mexico open ‘new page’ after past tensions

April 10, 2014

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The presidents of France and Mexico kick-started relations between their nations on Thursday, putting behind past strains caused by the case of a Frenchwoman accused of kidnapping. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto treated visiting French leader…

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Spain ex-policeman denies Franco-era torture claim

April 10, 2014

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A retired Spanish policeman denied Thursday torturing people during the country’s Franco dictatorship and repeated his refusal to be extradited to Argentina for trial on alleged crimes against humanity. A judge in Argentina in September 2013 called…

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French priest charged with rape, torture during exorcisms

April 10, 2014

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A priest in an ultra-conservative Catholic sect has been charged with rape and torture for acts allegedly committed during exorcisms involving three schoolteachers. Versailles prosecutor Vincent Lesclous told AFP the 40-year-old priest with the Society…

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Putin threatens gas shutdown amid Ukraine standoff

April 10, 2014

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Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened on Thursday to cut off Ukraine’s gas unless Europe drummed up the cash to cover its debts and ensure its own supplies in a flaring standoff over the splintered ex-Soviet state. The veteran strongman’s most…

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Argentines strike over inflation and crime

April 10, 2014

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A general strike called to protest against the government of Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner disrupted public transport Thursday amid growing public anger over price rises and crime. But the impact of the strike was uneven, with department stores…

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US comic Colbert to succeed late-night icon Letterman

April 10, 2014

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US comic Stephen Colbert will succeed TV icon David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” next year, CBS said Thursday, in the latest step in a changing of the late-night old guard. Colbert, who has presented the award-winning Colbert Report satirical…

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Solar News Roundup

April 9, 2014

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Taking a look at some of the week’s news on solar power from around the world. The largest solar power farm on the planet has opened in California with a planned gross capacity of 392 megawatts (MW). The project which was developed by BrightSource…

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Utah ex-cop accused of faking porn connections to scam nude photos from underage girl

April 9, 2014

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A former police officer described as “exemplary” is accused of passing himself off as part of a porn website in order to con an underage girl into sending him more than 100 photos of herself in various states of undress. KUTV-TV reported that Jeremy…

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Iowa GOP Senate candidate on impeachment: Obama is lucky he’s black

April 9, 2014

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A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Iowa said this week that President Barack Obama would already be facing impeachment if he were a white man. “I would say there are people in the House of Representatives right now that would very much…

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AZ police arrest 3 undocumented immigrants seeking sanctuary in Catholic church

April 9, 2014

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An investigation by KVOA into the arrest of three undocumented immigrants by a Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy is causing an uproar in the Arizona religious community. According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department report, the arresting deputy was…

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PETA looks to buy boyhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer and open a vegan restaurant there

April 9, 2014

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The animal-rights group PETA is looking to buy the childhood home of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and convert it into a vegan restaurant. The organization’s president, Ingrid Newkirk, sent a letter dated Friday to the real estate agent who had listed…

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Gun club suffers ‘emotional violence’ from animal rights group’s dildo protest: lawsuit

April 9, 2014

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A sportsman’s club in Pennsylvania claims an animal rights group tormented its members with “emotional violence” to protest pigeon shooting. The Philadelphia Gun Club and eight of its members filed a federal lawsuit last week against Showing Animals…

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Ben Stein: Poor people are jealous, lazy drunks who don’t appreciate indoor plumbing

April 9, 2014

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Conservative pundit Ben Stein suggested that only government-sanctioned religion could save poor Americans from their own “self-sabotage,” reported Right Wing Watch. “What will make the genuinely poor stop sabotaging themselves?” the actor and…

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