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Mom thrown in jail for breastfeeding while drinking

Mom thrown in jail for breastfeeding while drinking

Mar 27, – A mother, who was thrown in jail and charged with endangering the welfare of a child after breastfeeding her baby while drinking, said she didn’t know she was possibly breaking the law. “I did drink. I did breastfeed,” Tasha Adams told ABC News’ “20/20” in her first on-camera interview. “I didn’t know […]

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Mar 20, – The crisis in Crimea has shifted “to a military stage” as the Ukrainian government responded to the killing of one its soldiers by authorising its troops to open fire to defend themselves from Russian forces. Hours after Vladimir Putin formally announced the annexation of the occupied Crimea region into Russia, a Ukrainian […]

March 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Helicopter crashes in Seattle, at least 2 dead

Helicopter crashes in Seattle, at least 2 dead

Mar 18, – Two people have been killed and one injured in a helicopter crash in the US city of Seattle. The helicopter, owned by news channel KOMO-TV, fell to the ground meters from the city’s landmark Space Needle. Reports said the news helicopter crashed into at least two cars following a failed takeoff during […]

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Egypt: Gunmen ambush kills 6 army officers at checkpoint in Cairo

Egypt: Gunmen ambush kills 6 army officers at checkpoint in Cairo

Mar 15, – The Egyptian army blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the shooting deaths of at least five soldiers on Saturday, two days after an army officer was killed in an attack on a military bus in Cairo. “An armed group belonging to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood attacked a military police checkpoint, leading to the […]

March 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Designer Marc Jacobs says farewell to Louis Vuitton

Designer Marc Jacobs says farewell to Louis Vuitton

Oct 02, PARIS — What was likely designer Marc Jacobs’ last ready-to-wear collection for Louis Vuitton looked like a show in mourning Wednesday — black, black and more black. A dark fountain and a nightmarish carousel with inky horses were the backdrop for a universe of clothes all in black. Maids cleaned away dust from […]

October 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Locals applaud car-free month in Korean city

Locals applaud car-free month in Korean city

Oct 01. – Local resident Lee Seung-ryong is riding a Segway around Haenggun Plaza in Suwon. He’s currently working as a volunteer at the EcoMobility World Festival, which has been underway in his neighborhood this month. “I like the Segway because it doesn’t use coal or oil,” the 29-year old says. “But, walking is probably […]

October 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lighting of Olympic flame sparks start of Sochi 2014

Lighting of Olympic flame sparks start of Sochi 2014

Sep 29, – The Olympic flame has been lit in Ancient Olympia in Greece ahead of its long journey to the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The torch will even take a trip into space before its arrival. The torch was lit on Sunday using a parabolic mirror focusing the sun’s […]

September 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Assad to destroy chemical weapons ‘in a year

Assad to destroy chemical weapons ‘in a year

Sep 19, – The Syrian president has repeated his vow to destroy his chemical weapons, this time in an interview with US broadcaster Fox News. However, undertaking the costly project would require a lot of time and money, he added. In his second interview with a US broadcaster this year, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reiterated […]

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
FBI releases identity of Washington Navy shooter

FBI releases identity of Washington Navy shooter

Sep 17, – The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released the photo of the man behind a deadly shooting in Washington, D.C. Authorities have said the gunman acted alone. A shooting at a high-security naval facility in Washington, D.C. left 13 people dead on Monday, including the gunman. Eight others were sent to […]

September 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Italy to go ahead with Costa Concordia salvage

Italy to go ahead with Costa Concordia salvage

Sep 15, – Italy’s Civil Protection Agency on Sunday waited for favorable weather conditions before giving final approval to the project. Salvage workers have already begun fixing metal chains and cables to raise the 290 meter (951 foot) vessel ahead of the operation, set to begin Monday. “Tomorrow we will show that everything we have […]

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