Category: World

Freight train derails, explodes

Columbus — A Norfolk Southern freight train derailed and burst into flames in Columbus, Ohio, early yesterday, forcing nearby residents to evacuate, authorities said.
The 98-car southbound train, with two locomotives, was carrying ethanol, and fire

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UK promises top security at Games

LONDON — Olympics security will not be compromised, Home Secretary Theresa May has said, after it emerged that 3,500 extra troops would be needed.
She said it was only discovered yesterday – 16 days before the Games begin – that contractor G4S did

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Involve Iranians

beijing backs annan’s plan to involve tehran in talks to resolve syria crisis
BEIRUT — China threw its weight behind UN envoy Kofi Annan today, backing his call to include Iran in internationally-brokered talks to resolve Syria’s crisis, in the

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Journalists held in corruption probe

LONDON — Two British tabloid journalists were arrested today in a probe into illegal payments to public officials, the first confirmed cases of such alleged corruption at titles unconnected to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
Media group Trinity Mirror

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Poll: Obama pulling away from Romney

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama expanded his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney to six percentage points in the White House race this month as voters became slightly more optimistic about the economy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed yesterd

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Man pleads guilty to terrorism charge

BOSTON — A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack the Pentagon and the US Capitol with large, remote-controlled model airplanes packed with explosives has agreed to plead guilty, authorities said yesterday.
Prosecutors and defence attorn

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New app rescues you from bad dates

NEW YORK — Most people have been there, trapped on an awkward date that is going nowhere. But relief could be on the way with a new app that provides an incoming rescue call.
The Bad Date Rescue app, which was launched by the dating website eHarmon

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No plan to fail

annan holds talks with assad; to share syria move with opposition
DAMASCUS — Kofi Annan said he had constructive talks in Damascus today with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who said the UN peace envoy’s plan to end 16 months of bloodshed was b

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Congressman weds male

BOSTON — Democratic Representative Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first sitting congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added som

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Jailed over tweet

DUBAI — A prominent Bahraini protest leader, Nabeel Rajab, was sentenced to three months in prison over a tweet against the prime minister which the court said insulted Bahrainis, Rajab’s lawyer and a colleague said.
Rajab, head of the Bahrain

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Renal failure kills Oscar winner

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine, whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died, his spokesman has said.
He died of renal failure in a Los Angeles hospital with his family by his side, his spokesman, Harry Flynn, told the Assoc

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Mursi's move rattles military

CAIRO — Egypt’s new president yesterday ordered a parliament dominated by his Islamist party to reconvene, challenging the authority of the generals who had dissolved the assembly in line with a court order.
President Mohamed Mursi’s decree appeare

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Egyptian MPs meet

defy military ruling
CAIRO — Egypt’s Islamist-led parliament reconvened today in an open challenge to the generals who dissolved the assembly last month, stirring up tensions with the military just 10 days into Mohamed Mursi’s presidency.
Mursi,

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Former bank boss gives up $30m. bonus

LONDON — Ex-Barclays boss Bob Diamond will receive his salary and benefits worth in excess of 2 million, but has given up bonuses worth up to 20 million after resigning amid the bank Libor scandal.
Barclays executive chairman Marcus Agius, being qu

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Step-by-step end to conflict

BAGHDAD — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suggested ending Syria’s conflict on a step-by-step basis, starting with districts that have seen the worst violence, international mediator Kofi Annan told a press conference in Tehran today.
Annan me

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Call for coalition gov't in Libya

TRIPOLI — Libya’s wartime rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril called for the some 150 political parties in the North African nation to back the creation of a grand coalition government as election results were expected today.
Joyful Libyans turned

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