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In New Zealand
May 2, 2015 9:06 am gmt |
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Ninety-one-year-old Mary Manssen decided to show the young kids how it is done and bungee jump off a bridge in Queenstown. The crowd roared as the daredevil leaped into the New Zealand landscape. Manssen started her bungee jumping career in 2008, at the ripe age of 84. She has also taken a helicopter...
In America
May 2, 2015 8:57 am gmt |
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Prominent Baltimore activist Joseph Kent says he wants everyone to know he’s alright, despite his arrest Tuesday evening as Baltimore’s curfew was going to into effect. He was released late Wednesday and  gave his first media interview, saying he was undeterred by the arrest and planned t...
In World
May 2, 2015 6:37 am gmt |
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Foreign media reports the Columbus Fire Department has been battling a massive fire Friday evening on the city’s south side.Nearly half of the city’s crews were called to Universal Paper and Plastic on Marion Road. Plastic and wood pellets burned as well as other recyclables in the 20,000 square foot...
In World
May 2, 2015 6:23 am gmt |
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Nine people have been arrested by police after a secret ‘drugs tunnel’ was discovered behind a wardrobe in a house in Mexico. Officials suspect that Mexican gangs were intending to use the tunnel to smuggle drugs into America. The passageway was discovered under a trap door in a house nea...
In World
May 2, 2015 5:40 am gmt |
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Russia criticized Western and Arab members of the U.N. Security Council on Friday for paying “lip service” to humanitarian needs in Yemen after the council was unable to agree on a Russian-drafted statement calling for pauses in fighting to allow delivery of aid. In the latest sign of inc...
In Asia
May 1, 2015 10:24 am gmt |
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An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands this afternoon at 2.30 pm. There is no tsunami warning, said experts. The small chain of islands lie hundreds of miles east of India in the Indian Ocean. Today’s quake comes as Nepal is struggling with relief o...
In Australia
May 1, 2015 10:13 am gmt |
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A second 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Tsunami warning was issued along the coast within 300 km of the quake’s epicentre but has since been lifted. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had said dangerous tsunami waves were possible within 300 kilometres (186 mil...
In America
May 1, 2015 10:01 am gmt |
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American International Group Inc’s (AIG.N) first-quarter earnings fell slightly as low interest rates and weaker returns from alternative investments offset improvements in its commercial insurance business. The U.S. insurer also said on Thursday that it authorized the buyback of up to $3.5 bil...
In America
May 1, 2015 9:53 am gmt |
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A protest had been organized long before the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo’s arrival, who was scheduled to make a speech in San Francisco Thursday. the protesters were holding slogans and were shouting “Abe, liar! Abe, Shame!”. Vehicles carrying protest slogans passed through the s...
In Asia
May 1, 2015 9:17 am gmt |
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Thousands of Indonesian workers marched the streets of Jakarta this morning (Friday) demanding higher wages during the annual May Day Rally. Protesters holding up placards reading “reject low wages” demanded the government increase the country’s minimum wage. According to the citize...
In Asia
May 1, 2015 9:09 am gmt |
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On April 25, a 8.1 magnitude earthquake, the country’s biggest in 80 years, shook Nepal, killing thousands and leaving some 3.5 million in bad need of food assistance. In particular, many millions in the country’s Western and Central Regions, including its largest cities Katmandu and Pokh...
In Asia
May 1, 2015 7:45 am gmt |
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A demonstration by Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin against police brutality turned violent yesterday (Thursday) with police using water canon to keep angry crowds away from the prime minister’s residence. At least 13 people were injured and two police officers and five protesters were taken to...
In Asia
May 1, 2015 5:59 am gmt |
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Investigators say they have finished recovering human remains and wreckage from the site of the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine. A final flight carrying seven coffins will arrive in the Netherlands on Saturday. Personal belongings such as watches, rings, and passports have also been found. The Ma...
In America
May 1, 2015 5:30 am gmt |
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Ten Chinese nationals who fled the United States this month were charged on Thursday (April 30) with violating federal court orders to stay during investigations into so-called maternity hotels in Southern California, the U.S. Department of Justice said. It said that all but one of the defendants wer...
In Asia
May 1, 2015 5:22 am gmt |
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Zhang Gaoyong, the 19-year-old frontier guard, was on duty at the Nyalam Frontier Inspection Station in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region as the earthquake, registering 8.1 on the Richter scale, shook China’s neighbor Nepal last Saturday and severely affected the region. The quake...
In Asia
May 1, 2015 5:02 am gmt |
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Nepal’s Armed Police Force and military engages in removing piles of earthquake rubble for the sixth day today (Friday) nearly a week after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country. They used heavy machinery as well as their bare hands to clear debris of crushed buildings and centuries-old te...
In America
May 1, 2015 4:47 am gmt |
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Maria del Pilar Hurtado, the former spy chief of Colombian police, has been jailed for 14 years for spying on politicians, judges and journalists. The 51-year-old was in charge of the now-defunct Administrative Security Department (DAS), when the offences occurred between 2007 and 2008. She was convi...
In America
April 30, 2015 10:49 am gmt |
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A cow in Florida has given birth to two-headed calf. The calf’s name is Annabelle and she has two separate heads, four eyes, two noses and two mouths. The farm owner, Carolyn Crews says the calf’s heads are so heavy, the calf can’t stand and therefore can’t feed from its mothe...
In Asia
April 30, 2015 9:42 am gmt |
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A Chinese construction company is claiming to be the world’s fastest builder after erecting a 57-storey skyscraper in 19 working days in central China. The Broad Sustainable Building Co. put up the rectangular, glass-and-steel Mini Sky City in the Hunan provincial capital of Changsha using a mo...