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May 15, 2015 8:53 am gmt |
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B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. His attorney, Brent Bryson, told The Associated Press that King died peacefully in ...
In World
May 15, 2015 6:35 am gmt |
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47 people are killed in Karachi as armed men on motorbikes entered a bus and opened fire at the busy Safoora Chowk crossing in the city. Reports suggest 25 men and 16 women have been killed. There were around 60 passengers in the bus. Also it’s reported that the attackers entered the bus and sh...
In Latest Stories
May 15, 2015 5:54 am gmt |
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Brazil’s Health Minister Arthur Chioro on Thursday (May 14) said the country was “technically” facing a dengue fever epidemic. The country of more than 200 million people had registered 745,957 cases of the mosquito-borne virus from January 1st through April 18th, the latest time pe...
In Latest Stories
May 15, 2015 5:54 am gmt |
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Iran will continue its unwavering support to the Syrian government financially and militarily, a high-ranking Iranian official said Thursday in Damascus. “To Iran, Syria has always been the most crucial forefront of defense, so we will continue our support for Syria, a position that is beyond q...
In Asia
May 15, 2015 5:13 am gmt |
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Afghan police say that at least 11 people have been killed in an attack on a Kabul hotel that was packed with foreigners awaiting a concert. The US embassy in Afghanistan has confirmed that a US citizen was killed at the Palace Park Hotel. Afghan police say they shot dead the two gunmen before they c...
In Asia
May 14, 2015 11:57 am gmt |
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A gynaecologist is alleged to have dropped his mobile phone in his patient’s abdomen during a Caesarean section – but she only realized when it started vibrating inside her. Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim, 36, was admitted to a private hospital in Jordan’s capital Amman for the operation on April 24...
In Asia
May 14, 2015 11:42 am gmt |
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A baby boy was found buried alive in woods by a woman who heard his muted cries. The month-old baby is thought to have been buried in a cardboard box under piles of earth for eight days. He is now recovering in hospital after being found in a remote area outside Tiandong County in China’s Guangxi [&h...
In Asia
May 14, 2015 11:04 am gmt |
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South Korea’s Defence Ministry said today (Thursday) that North Korea had begun live-fire drills yesterday (Wednesday) near a disputed sea border, the scene of deadly clashes in recent years. North Korea conducted similar drills last year, with more than 100 rounds landing south of the border, ...
In Asia
May 14, 2015 10:09 am gmt |
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South Korean Former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo was summoned to Seoul High Prosecutor’s office today (Thursday) for questioning over an allegation that he took illegal funds from a businessman who later committed suicide. Lee arrived at the office around 0100GMT (10:00 local time) and said he wo...
In America
May 14, 2015 8:19 am gmt |
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Two people were killed after a woman allegedly stole an ambulance and crashed it into a semi-trailer truck in Southern California today (Thursday). The woman stole the ambulance at knife point in Kern County, local media outlets said, before crashing the vehicle in front of a “Flying J Plaza.&#...
In Asia
May 14, 2015 7:09 am gmt |
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Police discovered a 6-seater van with 50 people crammed into it on Sunday (May 10) night in China’s southern Guiyang city. China’s state television carried the footage filmed by local police showing a policeman counting the passengers as they streamed out of the van at midnight on Sunday....
In America
May 14, 2015 7:00 am gmt |
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California’s drought has led to the death of 12.5 million trees in the state’s forests in the last year. The dead trees, visible from the air as red patches in the forest, were weakened by drought and in many cases then killed by bark beetles, which have infested the state’s forests...
In America
May 14, 2015 6:57 am gmt |
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At least 17 miners trapped underground in a gold mine in northwestern Colombia after it suddenly flooded yesterday (Wednesday) and the rescue workers were trying to reach. The mine, which is in Riosucio in Caldas province around 220 km (136 miles) northwest of the capital, Bogota, has been operating ...
In Africa
May 14, 2015 6:50 am gmt |
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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has been unable to return home following reports that a coup was taking place while he was out of the country. Mr Nkurunziza flew back from a summit in Tanzania, but the airport had been closed to stop him from landing. His plane reportedly returned to Tanzania. He...
In America
May 14, 2015 5:13 am gmt |
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With the state of California mired in its fourth year of drought and a mandatory 25 percent reduction in water usage in place, reports of water theft have become common. In April, it’s reported that huge amounts of water went missing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and a state investigati...