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Iraq claims victory over ISIS in... Iraq's defense minister said security forces have achieved a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State fighters in Tikrit Wednesday, but a senior defense official told Fox News that the fighting is “block to block, especially in the northern part of ... Posted on 01 April 2015 | 6:44 pm
Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted On... WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Wednesday was indicted on public corruption charges for allegedly accepting donations and pricey gifts from a Florida ophthalmologist in exchange for using his position to push the doctor's interests. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 6:42 pm
Tennessee students suspended for... Three Tennessee middle school students were suspended earlier this week after posting their teacher's mug shot on Instagram, prompting one mom to ask why an adult's legal troubles put her son in hot water. Shanna Richardson said her son, an eighth grade ... Posted on 01 April 2015 | 7:05 pm
Compromise expected for Indiana's... Indiana Republican leaders are expected to announce an alteration to the state’s wildly polarizing Religious Freedom Restoration Act Thursday morning that could curb the prolonged national scorn over the law. The proposal, set for a 9 a.m. at the ... Posted on 01 April 2015 | 7:00 pm
Britain's Prince Harry set to... (CNN)As his military career winds down, Britain's Prince Harry is going to be spending some time down under. The 30-year-old prince is due to arrive Monday in Australia for a four-week stint with the armed forces there. Prince Harry "will work and live ... Posted on 01 April 2015 | 6:46 pm
Iran talks stretch into another... By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Major powers and Iran negotiated into the early hours of Thursday on Tehran's nuclear program two days past their deadline, with diplomats saying prospects for a preliminary agreement were finely balanced between success and collapse. The negotiations, aimed at blocking Iran's capacity to build a nuclear bomb in exchange for lifting sanctions, have become bogged down over crucial details of the accord, even as the broad outlines of an agreement have been reached. Marie Harf, spokeswoman for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, said on her Twitter account that negotiators had stopped at 6.00 a.m local time (0400 GMT) for a break and would resume in a few hours. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:47 am
Gunmen storm Kenyan college campus... Masked gunmen stormed a college campus in northeastern Kenya on Thursday, setting off explosions and exchanging gunfire with security forces for several hours, and could have taken hostages after killing two guards, police and media reports said. Police who encircled the campus at the Garissa University College were joined by Kenyan soldiers as the standoff continued over several hours, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper and Capital FM radio station reported. A policewoman at the scene told Reuters two security guards at the campus had been killed and the gunmen were likely to have taken hostages because many students remain trapped inside the campus in the town of Garissa. Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has carried out several attacks in Garissa and across Kenya in the past, including the 2013 attack on an upscale shopping mall in the capital Nairobi. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:52 am
At least 54 dead, 15 missing after... By Lidia Kelly MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least 54 crew on a Russian fishing trawler died and 15 were missing after it sank in freezing waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Western Pacific Ocean late on Wednesday, officials in the area said. Sixty-three of the 132 people on board the Dalniy Vostok were rescued with the sea's temperature near zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), Viktor Klepikov, coordinating captain of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky maritime rescue coordination center, told Reuters. "At this time we do not know what might have caused the tragedy." Russia's TASS news agency cited a deputy head of the Kamchatka region as saying the crew might have violated safety rules by exceeding the capacity of cargo storage. Russia has a dismal air, road and water safety record, with negligence and corruption often the cause of accidents. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:18 am
Pemex oil platform fire kills four... By Ana Isabel Martinez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least four people died after a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico early on Wednesday, leading to the evacuation of 302 workers, the Mexican state-run oil company said. The fire, which burned throughout the day, erupted overnight on the Abkatun Permanente platform in the oil-rich Bay of Campeche. Forty-five people were treated for injuries and 16 of them were hospitalized, two with serious injuries, Pemex said. At 8pm (02:00 GMT) on Wednesday, Pemex said in a message on its Twitter account that the fire had been put out. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 10:40 pm
Islamic State seizes vast Damascus... By Sylvia Westall and Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized most of a vast camp for Palestinian refugees on the outskirts of Damascus from other insurgents on Wednesday in a bid to capture a major foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power. In a separate advance, rebel groups that have received backing from Assad's Arab and Western foes captured a border crossing with Jordan, the first time Damascus has lost it since the start of the conflict, sources on both sides said. The gains by groups at opposite ends of the insurgent spectrum show the pressures still facing Assad, who has sought to shore up his control over western Syria including the border zone with Jordan and Israel - the last notable foothold of the mainstream rebels who have largely been eclipsed by jihadists. The Nusra Front, al Qaeda's wing in Syria and one of the groups involved, announced on Wednesday the city would be run according to sharia law. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 5:42 pm
Leaders prepare for election debate The leaders of seven political parties gear up for a live, two-hour televised general election debate later. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:41 am
Russian trawler sinks with 54 dead A trawler sinks off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East, with 54 confirmed dead and 15 still missing in freezing seas. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:39 am
Attack on Kenya university compound At least two people are killed as gunmen storm a university compound in the north-eastern Kenyan town of Garissa, near the Somali border. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 2:03 am
'Sharp rise' in foreign fighters A UN report says that more than 25,000 foreign fighters have travelled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 10:21 pm
Britons held on Turkey-Syria border Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 3:40 pm
Gunmen attack Garissa university... Masked gunmen attack university college in town of Garissa near Somalia border, police sources say. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 2:03 am
Dozens dead after Russian trawler... At least 54 killed and 15 others remain missing after freezer trawler sinks off Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's east. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:53 am
Yemen's Houthis advance despite... At least 19 killed in intense fighting in southern city of Aden as rebels push forward despite week of air strikes. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:45 am
Kashmir struck by devastating... At least 16 people killed and hundreds evacuated as India-administered Kashmir is struck by torrential rains. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:41 am
'Hundreds' of Boko Haram fighters... Soldiers from Chad and Niger claim to have killed hundreds as they drive armed group out of Malam Fatori town. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 11:48 pm
McDonald's Joins Trend in Raising... McDonald???s plans to raise pay by more than 10% for 90,000 workers and add benefits like paid vacation at U.S. restaurants it operates, offering fresh evidence of rising wage pressure in the American labor market.
Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:31 am
Banks Poised to Profit From Forex... The big currency swings of the past three months have whipsawed many investors. Wall Street may end up loving the action.
Posted on 01 April 2015 | 8:43 pm
Ackman Report on Herbalife Figures... Federal prosecutors have begun to look at a presentation organized by investor William Ackman on Herbalife???s operations in China as part of a probe into potential market manipulation of the company???s stock.
Posted on 01 April 2015 | 9:23 pm
RadioShack Is Dead, Long Live... After a brush with liquidation last week, a reincarnated version of the RadioShack electronics chain will debut later in April under the ownership of hedge fund Standard General with an assist from Sprint.
Posted on 01 April 2015 | 8:03 pm
Kraft, Mondelez Accused of Rigging... The CFTC has sued Kraft Foods and Mondelez over alleged manipulation of wheat prices in 2011, marking a fresh crackdown on how companies outside the financial industry use derivatives markets.
Posted on 01 April 2015 | 8:53 pm
Iraq claims victory over Islamic... NAIROBI (Reuters) - Masked gunmen stormed a college campus in northeastern Kenya on Thursday, setting off explosions and exchanging gunfire with security forces for several hours, and could have taken hostages after killing two guards, police and media reports said.
Posted on 02 April 2015 | 2:01 am
Tensions with Warren camp could... KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has signed a new agreement to buy Russian gas over the next three months at $248 per thousand cubic meters, the Ukrainian energy ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:03 am
Iran talks stretch into another... MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least 54 crew on a Russian fishing trawler died and 15 were missing after it sank in freezing waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Western Pacific Ocean late on Wednesday, officials in the area said.
Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:47 am
Islamic State seizes vast Damascus... ABUJA (Reuters) - A day after becoming the first politician in Nigerian history to succeed a sitting leader by ballot, president-elect Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to "spare no effort" to defeat Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:11 am
Arkansas governor seeks fix of... PHILLIPS, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown, in his most sweeping action to combat a devastating multi-year drought, ordered residents and businesses on Wednesday to cut water use by 25 percent in the first mandatory statewide reduction in California history.
Posted on 01 April 2015 | 10:46 pm
Bennett attacks Netanyahu: 'Does... JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 2:12 am
Content and form prove elusive in... In separate advance, Islamic State seizes vast Palestinian refugee camp on outskirts of Damascus. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 4:03 pm
Israel: PA is in cahoots with... President Rivlin meets with delegation of bipartisan US lawmakers visiting the Mideast. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 12:28 pm
Kulanu expands coalition demands The two Jewish groups expressed their concerns over past social media posts by comedian set to replace Jon Stewart. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 3:36 pm
What changed when ???Palestine???... Arab states in the region are sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting for results from the talks. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 11:00 pm
???Not a single intact body was... JUST over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:39 am
Russian trawler sinks, 54 dead AT least 54 sailors have died and 15 others are still missing after a trawler with 132 people on board sank in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia’s Far East. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 10:53 pm
Aussie sentenced to death in China A YOUNG Queensland man has been sentenced to death for trying to smuggle methamphetamine from China to Australia. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 7:56 pm
Four dead after oil rig explosion A MASSIVE ball of flames has engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing four and sending terrified workers jumping into the sea. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 5:57 pm
Cannibal cop???s ???slaughter... A COURT has heard how an ex-cop took a knife, then an electric saw to a gagged-and-bound man in his “slaughter chamber” and cut him into small pieces. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 5:39 pm
Leaders' debate 2015: Five things... British politics has never seen anything like it. For the first time in history, seven party leaders will line up on national television in a live election television debate just weeks before the election. Here we look at what will happen on Thursday night and the likely winners and losers Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:30 am
Why peers shouldn't be reluctant... Only 20 peers have ever resigned - and Lord Ashcroft is the latest. Others should feel able to do the honourable thing, says Frances D'Souza Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:20 am
UK's rarest butterflies records... Top five butterflies who won or lost last year Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:15 am
Masked gunmen storm university in... Explosions and gunfire heard at college campus near Somalia border Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:11 am
Pets win prizes: the animals who... They are richer than you, fact Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:00 am
Deal on Ind. 'religious freedom'... Posted on 01 April 2015 | 8:00 am
Menendez indicted on federal...
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California orders first-ever...
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Teen denied, then given transplant...
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Fleeing suspect 'sorry' for crash...
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Russian Trawler With 132 Crew... A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 54 crew members were killed, rescue workers said. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:21 am
Landlord???s Lawyer Blames Con Ed... Thomas M. Curtis, a lawyer for Maria Hrynenko, questioned the actions of Con Edison, which had two inspectors in the basement of one of the destroyed buildings shortly before the explosion in the East Village last week. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 11:35 pm
Rights Measures Expose Divisions... State laws seen as discriminatory against gay couples have laid bare and intensified fissures between social conservatives and the pro-business wing of the party. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 11:20 pm
Cynthia Lennon, the First Beatles... Ms. Lennon, who was the mother of John Lennon???s son Julian, wrote two memoirs about her former husband. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 11:17 pm
Arkansas Moves to Revise... Besides asking for the bill to be recalled and amended, Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said he was considering issuing an executive order ???protecting against discrimination??? within the state government. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 9:40 pm
Seven Party Leaders Set For Debate... The two-hour live TV debate will see the seven main party leaders appear before a 200-strong studio audience in Salford. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:58 am
What's At Stake For The Seven... Sky's Jon Craig looks at what the seven political party leaders stand to gain - and lose - from the two-hour live TV debate. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:59 am
Labour: Tory Govt Threat To Sure... Labour attacks the Conservatives' spending plans by claiming a Tory government could see the closure of 1,000 Sure Start centres. Posted on 01 April 2015 | 7:25 pm
Britons Held On Syria Border To Be... The Britons - including four children - are taken to a police station by Turkish officers and are expected to be deported. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:48 am
Masked Gunmen Attack University In... Two security guards are reportedly killed amid fears hostages have been taken by unidentified gunmen. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:59 am
British Gas owner posts huge... British Gas' owner has increased profits at its residential arm by 23 per cent in a move fanning flames of anger over recent price hikes.Related StoriesCentrica criticised over profitsBatman shootings: Amateur video of audience fleeingJamie Heaton's parents visit Shaw explosion siteBo's wife charged with murder of British businessmanRelated StoriesFirst outing for fastest cubs on landMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingPolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 yearsKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Warsi cleared of expenses fiddle The Conservative Party says its co-chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of allegations she wrongly claimed Parliamentary expenses.Related StoriesDavid Cameron heckled at Olympic eventMost over-the-top PMQs question ever?Cameron: 'We have to deal with banking culture'David Cameron confronted by angry Yorkshire residentRelated StoriesDavid Beckham surprises Team GB fans in photo boothAll children to be given flu vaccineOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungePolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 years Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Bo's wife charged with murder of... The wife of scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to be prosecuted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.Related StoriesNorth Korean soldiers dance to celebrate Kim's promotionBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWedding party's cars plunge into river as bridge collapsesRelated StoriesChina shows off elite Harbin Z-9 helicopterAdorable white lion cubs born in MexicoBreathtaking volcano eruption in JapanSenior Syrian diplomats defectKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:49 am
Olympics kicks off with flag gaffe Olympic organisers LOCOG have been forced to apologise to the North Korean women's football team, after the South Korean flag was displayed before their first match.Related StoriesDavid Beckham: 'I have a small role in opening ceremony'London 2012 kicks off with footballOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedTall ships sail to the Thames for the Olympics Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:11 am
Police numbers drop to lowest... The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, figures showed today.Related StoriesEngland and Wales are ageing faster than ever beforeBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeRelated StoriesBritish Gas owner posts huge profitsHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San DiegoWarsi cleared of expenses fiddle Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:03 am
Jefferson City, Missouri Scores... Continental Commercial Products, a subsidiary of Katy Industries, Inc., announced plans to relocate their manufacturing and warehouse operations to Jefferson City, MO. Supported by Cole County and Jefferson City economic development incentives, the Jefferson City Area Chamber of ?… Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:57 am
Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 pays a... It looks like the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4 made its way through the FCC. Yesterday, a mysterious Sony phone with model name - PM-0780 passed the FCC certification process. Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:57 am
Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman... Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:11 am
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William Shatner on tap for roasting Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:25 am
Washington's patience runs thin as... As the talks with Iran over its nuclear programme stretch out, American patience is running thin. Domestically it is getting increasinglyâ€¦ Posted on 01 April 2015 | 10:28 pm
Russian trawler sinks in freezing... A Russian trawler with around 130 people on board has sunk in the Western Pacific Ocean off Russia's eastern coast. The vessel went down near theâ€¦ Posted on 01 April 2015 | 9:58 pm
Female attacker shot dead near... A woman carrying guns and hand grenades has been shot dead by Turkish police. The woman threw grenades into Istanbul's police headquarters. Oneâ€¦ Posted on 01 April 2015 | 5:08 pm
World powers struggle to strike... The talking was supposed to have ended on Tuesday night, but world powers are still trying to strike a deal with Iran over its disputed nuclearâ€¦ Posted on 01 April 2015 | 4:39 pm
Three skiers killed in avalanche... Three skiiers have been killed in an avalanche in the French Alps. It happened in the Ecrins mountain range, more than 3,000 metres above sea level.â€¦ Posted on 01 April 2015 | 3:07 pm
Connecticut teen can't return home...
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Iran nuclear talks: What's going...
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Gunmen storm Kenya university
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Britain's Prince Harry to start...
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Progress, but no deal yet on Iran...
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Hostages taken as militants attack... Heavily-armed gunmen have stormed a Kenyan university and taken several people
hostage, police said this morning.
Gunfire and explosions are... Posted on 02 April 2015 | 2:24 am
Lessons from America: surviving... No audible sighing, do not lose your temper, and never, ever take a sly look at your watch.
As David... Posted on 02 April 2015 | 1:28 am
Russian trawler sinks with 54... At least 54 crew members are confirmed to have died after a Russian trawler
sunk off the frozen Kamchatka Peninsula.... Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:57 am
Brighton football players given... Brighton and Hove Albion football club are giving all young players training in issues around sexual consent, it was reported... Posted on 02 April 2015 | 12:05 am
SNP’s claim to be party of... Ed Balls launched a stinging attack on the Nationalists yesterday, saying the
???biggest lie??? of the campaign was the SNP???s... Posted on 01 April 2015 | 8:12 pm
Obama: Allies Will Soon Take... Filed under: Democrats, Republicans, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, International, Congress, Conservatives'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 10:11 pm
Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden... Filed under: Senate, Democrats, Republicans, 2012 ElectionsDemocrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:30 pm
South Dakota Governor Signs Tough... Filed under: AbortionThe measure would require a women seeking an abortion to wait three days after meeting with a doctor and receive counseling before undergoing the procedure. Opponents promise a lawsuit. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:04 pm
Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's... Filed under: Senate, House, Democrats, Republicans, Abortion, CongressThe Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 4:44 pm
Half of Americans Approve of... Filed under: Polls, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, Poll Watch, IndependentsObama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 1:46 pm
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