Tag: hro www.hromedia.com

Canada: At least 35 feared dead in horror Quebec seniors’ home fire

Canada: At least 35 feared dead in horror Quebec seniors’ home fire

Jan 24, Quebec – Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left about 35 people feared dead and cast such a pall over the village of 1,500 that psychologists were sent door to door. “People are in a state of […]

January 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
3 dead, 20-plus hurt in I 94 highway pileup near Michigan

3 dead, 20-plus hurt in I 94 highway pileup near Michigan

Jan 24, – The pileup on Interstate 94 eastbound began Thursday afternoon near Michigan City, about 60 miles from Chicago, according to Indiana State Police, and at least one person was trapped in a vehicle for hours. More than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers, collided amid whiteout conditions in a massive highway pileup that […]

January 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Another snowstorm hits US east coast with heavy snow and bitter cold

Another snowstorm hits US east coast with heavy snow and bitter cold

Jan 22, – The wintry wallop brought more than a foot of snow in some areas and another blast of arctic air, snarling traffic, closing schools and shutting down the federal government. The nation’s capital was at a standstill Tuesday evening as snow continued falling at a rate of about an inch an hour — while […]

January 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Baby’s Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip

Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Baby’s Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip

Jan 19, – Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of having a baby with a cleft lip and cleft palate, the U.S. Surgeon General confirms in a new report. Each year in the United States, more than 7,000 babies are born with cleft lip or cleft palate and smoking increases the risk by 30 percent […]

January 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Palestinian, Belgian films among Oscar nominees

Palestinian, Belgian films among Oscar nominees

Jan 16, London – A Belgian drama of love, loss and bluegrass, and a tale of tragic romance from the Palestinian territories are among five nominees for best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards. The contenders announced Thursday in Beverly Hills include Felix van Groeningen’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown” — about a music-loving couple facing […]

January 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Philippines government defends response to Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines government defends response to Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 15, – The Philippines government has defended its efforts to deliver aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, many of whom have still not received assistance. The UN puts the rising death toll at 4,460 amid disputed figures. Philippines Interior Secretary Mar Roxas admitted Friday that aid had been slow in the wake of Typhoon […]

November 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Taliban attack won’t stop peace process Cameron, Karzai press conference

Taliban attack won’t stop peace process Cameron, Karzai press conference

June 30, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In a joint news conference in Kabul with visiting British Prime Minister Prime Minister David Cameron, he urged the militant group to return the negotiating table. He dismissed the attack as “peanuts” and said it would not deter his government from seeking peace. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday […]

June 29, 2013 | By More
US warns against Egypt travel, American among 3 killed in protests

US warns against Egypt travel, American among 3 killed in protests

June 29, AP – The US State Department also authorised the departure of non-essential embassy staff for fear of further deadly violence in the face of the bitter antagonism between Mursi’s Islamist supporters and the mainly secular opposition. Washington warned against travel to Egypt after an American was among three people killed during rival demonstrations […]

June 29, 2013 | By More