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Kerry meets with Palestinian president for second time in 2 days

Kerry meets with Palestinian president for second time in 2 days

June 29, JERUSALEM (AP) — Kerry is shuttling between meetings in Jerusalem and Amman, Jordan, to find a way to coax both sides back into negotiations to craft a two-state solution to their long-running conflict. U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials have all declined to disclose details of the talks. “Working hard,” is all Kerry would […]

June 29, 2013 | By More
Research: Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol

Research: Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol

June 28, AP – Researchers found that 37 percent of kids in one Pennsylvania county had sipped alcohol by second grade, and two-thirds had tasted it by age 12. Many 8-year-olds in the United States have already tasted alcohol, according to a new study. Childhood exposure to alcohol is concerning because other research has suggested […]

June 27, 2013 | By More
Kuwait Court delivers death sentence for bride killer

Kuwait Court delivers death sentence for bride killer

June 26, AP – Manama: A Kuwaiti court on Wednesday sentenced an Ethiopian domestic helper to death for killing a Kuwaiti bride a day before her wedding. The court said that it found the helper guilty of slitting the throat of her employer on November 17, 2001 at her home. She was arrested at the […]

June 26, 2013 | By More
Riots in China’s western Xinjiang region leave dozens dead

Riots in China’s western Xinjiang region leave dozens dead

June 26. AP – Clashes between armed gangs and police erupted Wednesday in China’s restive far western Xinjiang region, home to a large Muslim Uighur minority, leaving 27 dead, the government news agency Xinhua reported. More than two dozen people have died in clashes with police in China’s western Xinjiang region. The riots are the […]

June 26, 2013 | By More
India flood: Chopper crash, Fog, rain hampering air rescue

India flood: Chopper crash, Fog, rain hampering air rescue

June 26, AP – The rescue and evacuation operations were delayed in the rain-ravaged Uttarakhand early Wednesday owing to rains and dense fog in some areas, officials said. ‘After the chopper crash Tuesday, we are moving with caution to ensure that such incidents do not reoccur. We are waiting for the weather to improve,” said […]

June 26, 2013 | By More
Russia rejects US demand for Snowden’s extradition

Russia rejects US demand for Snowden’s extradition

June 26, AP – Russian President Putin told reporters during a trip to Finland on Tuesday that Moscow does not have an extradition treaty with the United States, and therefore would not hand over the whistleblower Snowden to Washington. “He came as a transit passenger and he does not need a visa or other documents,” […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Taliban attacks presidential place of Hamid Karzai in Kabul

Taliban attacks presidential place of Hamid Karzai in Kabul

June 25, AP – Militants targeted the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday morning, with a succession of blasts heard along with the sound of shooting. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack on the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul. A series of explosions and gunfire were heard outside the heavily-guarded building. Kabul’s police […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Deadliest violence in Lebanon a test of week government’s ability

Deadliest violence in Lebanon a test of week government’s ability

June 25, BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of the southern port fled machine-gun fire and grenade explosions that shook the coastal area in one of the deadliest rounds of violence, seen as a test of the weak government’s ability to contain the furies unleashed by the civil war in neighboring Syria. Lebanon’s third-largest city of Sidon […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age

Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age

June 25, AP – The Plan B “emergency” contraceptive (levonorgestrel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for any female of child-bearing potential. Agency announcement followed an April ruling by the U.S. District Court in New York that the product had to be made available without restriction, including age. Plan B is […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
Emir of Qatar hands over power to son: reports

Emir of Qatar hands over power to son: reports

June 24, Doha (AP) – Al Jazeera television, which is based in the Qatari capital Doha, reported on Monday that the emir (pictured above) had informed the members of his ruling family of his decision. The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, is to stand down and hand over power to his son, […]

June 24, 2013 | By More