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World News

85 elderly quake survivors await death in Haiti
Associated Press - Sat Jan 16, 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The old lady crawls in the dirt, wailing for her pills. More»

7.0 quake hits Haiti; many casualties expected
Associated Press - Tue Jan 12, 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A powerful earthquake struck Haiti's capital on Tuesday with withering force, toppling everything from simple shacks to the ornate National Palace. More»

Big freeze kills at least 80 across Europe
AFP - Sun Dec 20, 2009
PARIS - The death toll from winter storms across Europe rose to at least 80 on Monday as transport chaos spread amid mounting anger over the three-day failure of Eurostar high-speed trains. More»

British UN scientist's death was 'not suicide', Gordon Brown is told
Daily Mail, UK - Sat Nov 14, 2009
Gordon Brown is being urged to intervene in an investigation into the mysterious death of British scientist Timothy Hampton. More»

Italian judge convicts 23 in CIA kidnap case
Associated Press - Tue Nov 3, 2009
MILAN - An Italian judge on Wednesday convicted 23 Americans in absentia of the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from a Milan street, in a landmark case involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition program in the war on terrorism. More»

Three policemen injured and BBC in lockdown as hundreds protest over BNP leader's Question Time showdown
Daily Mail, UK - Wed Oct 21, 2009
Brandishing banners and holding scarlet flares, an angry mob of more than 1,000 protesters laid siege to the BBC last night. More»

Corazon Aquino, Philippines president, dead at 76
Associated Press - Thu Jul 30, 2009
MANILA, Philippines - Former President Corazon Aquino, who swept away a dictator with a "people power" revolt and then sustained democracy by fighting off seven coup attempts in six years, died on Saturday, her son said. More»

Photo: Brawl breaks out in South Korean parliament Brawl breaks out in South Korean parliament
Associated Press - Tue Jul 21, 2009
SEOUL, South Korea - Hundreds of competing lawmakers screamed and wrestled in South Korea's parliament Wednesday as a rivalry over contentious media reform bills descended into a brawl that sent at least one to a hospital. More»

Photo: 13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly's death 13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly's death
Daily Mail, UK - Sun Jul 12, 2009
The death of Government scientist David Kelly returned to haunt Labour today as a group of doctors announced that they were mounting a legal challenge to overturn the finding of suicide. More»

84 Afghan girls hospitalized in apparent poisoning
Associated Press - Mon May 11, 2009
MUHMUD RAQI, Afghanistan - At least 84 Afghan schoolgirls were admitted to a hospital Tuesday for headaches and vomiting in the third apparent poison attack on a girls school in as many weeks, officials and doctors said. More»

Swine Flu: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Outbreak
Time - Sun Apr 26, 2009
Concern that the world could be on the brink of the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years escalated Sunday as France, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Spain reported potential new cases in which people had been infected with swine flu and Canada confirmed several new cases. More»

Mad cow disease suspected in Spanish doctor's death
CNN - Sat Mar 28, 2009
A Spanish pathologist who specialized in a human strain of mad cow disease died Saturday, and officials suspect the disease played a role in his death, officials said. More»

Photo: Volcano erupts near Tokyo raining ash down on city Volcano erupts near Tokyo raining ash down on city
Associated Press - Sun Feb 1, 2009
TOKYO - A volcano erupted near Tokyo early Monday, spewing a plume of smoke more than a mile high and raining ash down on parts of the city. More»

Iceland's government topples amid financial mess
Associated Press - Sun Jan 25, 2009
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Iceland's coalition government collapsed on Monday after an unprecedented wave of public dissent, plunging the island nation into political turmoil as it seeks to rebuild an economy shattered by the global financial crisis. More»

Russia's Gazprom cuts all gas supplies to Ukraine
Associated Press - Wed Dec 31, 2008
MOSCOW - Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom cut all natural gas supplies to Ukraine on Thursday morning after talks broke down over payments for past shipments and a new energy price contract for 2009. More»

DHL to cut 9,500 jobs and close US service centers
Associated Press - Sun Nov 9, 2008
FRANKFURT, Germany - Deutsche Post AG will close all of its DHL Express service centers, cut 9,500 jobs in the United States and eliminate US-only domestic shipping by land and air, the company said Monday, citing heavy losses and fierce competition. More»

The GM genocide
Daily Mail - Sun Nov 2, 2008
Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops. More»

Leaders May Close World's Markets
Bloomberg - Fri Oct 10, 2008
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said political leaders are discussing the idea of closing the world's financial markets while they "rewrite the rules of international finance. More»

Mad cow disease kills mother and son
CNN - Wed Sep 24, 2008
MADRID, Spain - The mother of a Spanish man who died from the human form of mad cow disease has also died from the illness, Spain's Ministry of Health says. More»

Photo: Run on Hong Kong Bank Run on Hong Kong Bank
Telegraph, UK - Tue Sep 23, 2008
Panicked customers queued to withdraw their savings from branches of the Bank of East Asia in Hong Kong as rumours circulated that the bank was facing financial problems, agencies reported. More»

More Bank Trouble: "Financial Meltdown"
Associated Press - Sun Sep 14, 2008
NEW YORK - When Wall Street woke up Monday morning, two more of its storied firms had fallen. More»

Photo: David Kelly's closest female confidante on why he COULDN'T have killed himself David Kelly's closest female confidante on why he COULDN'T have killed himself
Daily Mail - Tue Sep 9, 2008
A female confidante of Dr David Kelly raised disturbing new questions last night over how the Ministry of Defense weapons inspector was able to kill himself. More»

Church of Scientology to be tried in France for fraud
AFP - Sun Sep 7, 2008
PARIS - The controversial Church of Scientology will be tried in a French court for "organised fraud" and seven of its members for illegally prescribing drugs, legal sources said Monday. More»

Germans probing whether Bayer pesticide caused honeybee colony collapse
Raleigh News & Observer - Wed Aug 27, 2008
Bayer CropScience officials are rejecting claims that some of the company's pesticides played a role in the disappearance of millions of US honeybees. More»

ExxonMobil profit hits record on oil surge
AFP - Wed Jul 30, 2008
NEW YORK - Surging oil prices helped US energy giant ExxonMobil to a 14 percent jump in quarterly net profit to 11.68 billion dollars in results Thursday short of most forecasts on Wall Street. More»

Photo: South Korea Protests US Beef Imports South Korea Protests US Beef Imports
BBC - Sat May 31, 2008
South Korean police have clashed with demonstrators in the capital Seoul during protests over government plans to resume US beef imports. More»

Vatican: Excommunication for female priests
Associated Press - Thu May 29, 2008
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican insisted Friday that it is properly following Christian tradition by excluding females from the priesthood as it issued a new warning that women taking part in ordinations will be excommunicated. More»

Rescuers at China quake epicenter, digging by hand
Associated Press - Tue May 13, 2008
HANWANG, China - Soldiers rushed to shore up a dam cracked by this week's powerful earthquake, and rescuers came by helicopter and ship Wednesday into the isolated epicenter but still were forced to dig for survivors with their bare hands. More»

Red Cross: Up to 128,000 may have died in Myanmar
Associated Press - Tue May 13, 2008
YANGON, Myanmar - The Red Cross estimated Wednesday that the cyclone death toll in Myanmar could be as high as 128,000 - a much higher figure than the government tally. More»

Earthquake death toll in China may be 5,000
Associated Press - Sun May 11, 2008
CHONGQING, China - Chinese state media say 3,000 to 5,000 people have died in one county in Sichuan province alone from a massive earthquake. More»

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