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NY man charged with trying to support terrorists

NY man charged with trying to support terrorists

Oct 19, – Federal authorities have arrested the U.S.-born man, charging him with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to support terrorists and al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, and obstruction of justice. For 25 years Marcos Alonso Zea lived in America, working most recently as a clerk at a home improvement store […]

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Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Oct 19, – The violence came a day after nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria last year were freed as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants and dozens of Syrian women held in Syrian government jails released. Syrian rebels assaulted a checkpoint in […]

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Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood’s full embrace

Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood’s full embrace

Oct 19, – The Hong Kong martial arts film star, who declared last year at France’s Cannes film festival that he was retiring from action films, now says that after more than a decade of contemplating quitting, he is going to let his body decide. “When I was 40-something the media would ask me and […]

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Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Oct 18, – Smokers who turn to social networking sites focused on quitting smoking form strong supportive bonds with their like-minded peers, a new study reveals. And these cyber-connections boost the odds they’ll kick their habit. The finding is based on survey responses from 252 registrants of health-centric websites. “I found that people who join […]

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Malala skips school to meet Queen Elizabeth II

Malala skips school to meet Queen Elizabeth II

Oct 18, – The 16-year-old advocate for girls’ education and survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt gave the 87-year-old queen a copy of her book, “I Am Malala,” and spoke Friday with her about the importance of education. Malala Yousafzai skipped school for the day but she had a pretty good excuse: she was meeting […]

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Obama says Americans ‘completely fed up’ with Washington

Obama says Americans ‘completely fed up’ with Washington

Oct 17, – President Barack Obama stressed that he is willing to work with lawmakers wherever they can agree, but the tone he struck amounted to a rebuke of Republicans, whom Americans largely blame for pushing the United States to the brink of an economic calamity. Obama scolded congressional Republicans on Thursday hours after a […]

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Taylor Swift roped in for ‘The Giver’

Taylor Swift roped in for ‘The Giver’

Oct 17, – Swift told ABC Radio that she was completely unaware that the film’s makers were in the audience during her performance. Singer Taylor Swift’s recent performance in Los Angeles has landed her a role in the film ‘The Giver’, which stars Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. The film is currently being shot in […]

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Norway rocker in French court for alleged racism

Norway rocker in French court for alleged racism

Oct 17, – Kristian “Varg” Vikernes, 40, was initially detained on terrorism suspicions after he and his French wife visited a gun club. Authorities turned up no plot, but instead filed charges linked to his alleged anti-Semitic and xenophobic messages. He faces up to five years in prison. A Norwegian heavy metal rocker on trial […]

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Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

Oct 17, – Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee said search teams had recovered the bodies of 15 crash victims by the time their operations ended Thursday because of the strong current and darkness. He said they were unable to immediately identify them or their nationalities. Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy […]

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Parents Who Used Donor Eggs Often Struggle Over Decision to Tell Kids

Parents Who Used Donor Eggs Often Struggle Over Decision to Tell Kids

Oct 17, – Many people who used donor eggs to become parents are grappling with the issue of whether they should tell their children how they were conceived, according to a new study. Up to 60 percent of donor-egg recipients weren’t sure if they would inform their child how they came to be for fear […]

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