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In America
May 6, 2015 7:16 am gmt |
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California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions yesterday (Tuesday) on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. The State Water Resources Control Board approved rule...
In America
May 6, 2015 6:04 am gmt |
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Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring U.N. sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. United Nations sanctions and a future mechanism fo...
In Asia
May 6, 2015 5:25 am gmt |
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Thai officials say they have found two skeletons possibly linked to people smuggling, days after the discovery of 26 bodies in a mass grave. Both skeletons were found in abandoned camps in Phang Nga province, the local governor said. One was tied to a tree. Phang Nga is several hundred km away from t...
In Australia
May 5, 2015 8:59 am gmt |
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A large magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Tuesday around 150 km (93 miles) south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicenter. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued the warning but said that a destructive...
In Middle East
May 5, 2015 7:27 am gmt |
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The plane was destroyed after Yemen’s Sanaa airport was pounded with explosives as part of a Saudi-led air campaign against Iranian-allied Houthi rebels in the war-torn country. This incredible footage shows a civilian passenger jet burning on an airport runway after it was destroyed in an airs...
In Middle East
May 5, 2015 6:32 am gmt |
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The spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Johannes Van Der Klaauw has urged the Saudi-led coalition to stop its bombing of Sanaa International Airport in order to maintain the important lifeline for humanitarian aid. He said ...
In America
May 5, 2015 5:32 am gmt |
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One of two gunmen shot dead at an event in Texas exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad had been a terror suspect, court documents show. Elton Simpson had been under surveillance since 2006 and was convicted in 2010 for lying about plans to go to Somalia, the files reveal. He had shared a flat i...
In Africa
May 4, 2015 8:09 am gmt |
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Former hostages held by Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria say some fellow captives were stoned to death as the army approached to rescue them. The women said Boko Haram fighters started pelting them when they refused to run away as the army came nearer. A group of nearly 300 women and children...
In New Zealand
May 4, 2015 7:21 am gmt |
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A severe earthquake has struck near Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island. New Zealand website GeoNet has reported the strength of the quake at magnitude 6.0, however, US Geological Survey data indicated it was magnitude 5.6. The epicentre was reportedly 30km northwest of Wanaka at a depth of 5km. It ...
In Middle East
May 4, 2015 4:40 am gmt |
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Police in Israel have fired tear gas and stun grenades in clashes with ethnic Ethiopians protesting about what they say is police brutality and racism. Earlier, thousands of Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin had taken part in a rally in Tel Aviv. But the protests turned violent and some demonstrators ...
In Australia
May 4, 2015 4:32 am gmt |
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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have defended their role in the arrests of the Bali Nine Australian drug gang. Information shared by the AFP with Indonesian police in 2005 led to the arrest and conviction of the gang and the execution of the two ringleaders. Police have been criticized for report...
In America
May 4, 2015 4:12 am gmt |
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Foreign media reports Troops and emergency aircraft from the United States have arrived in Nepal to help deliver aid to remote areas hit by last week’s devastating earthquake. Relief efforts near the epicenter have been hampered by a lack of aircraft. About 100 US marines, two helicopters and four Os...
In World
May 3, 2015 12:15 pm gmt |
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A week after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake jolted Nepal, three tremors were recorded on Sunday in different parts of the Himalayan nation. According to the National Seismological Centre, a quake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale with its epicentre in Sindhupalchowk district was recorded at 3.29 a.m. It...
In World
May 3, 2015 11:54 am gmt |
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An earth tremor of magnitude 5.7 struck 185 km south-southeast of Japan’s Izu islands on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. The USGS at first put the quake at 6.1, but later revised it to a weaker reading. The tremor was at a shallow depth of 10 km. The quake occurred 456 km fr...
In America
May 3, 2015 9:10 am gmt |
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Baltimore isn’t the only city where there’s tension between cops and the community. The mayor of Cleveland said this week his city is prepared to handle reaction to the trial of an officer charged in the deadly shootings of two people. It comes as officials investigate the fatal police sh...