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Police: four killed in Swiss helicopter crash

Police: four killed in Swiss helicopter crash

June 29, BERLIN (AP) — Four men including the 62-year-old pilot have died in a helicopter crash in southern Switzerland. Police in the Italian-speaking canton (state) of Ticino said the helicopter with six people on board crashed after clipping a boulder as it was taking off from a granite quarry near the town of Lodrino […]

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Rebels attack in south Thailand kill eight soldiers

Rebels attack in south Thailand kill eight soldiers

June 29, AP – The 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb exploded as the soldiers traveled in a military truck along a village road in Yala, police said. The blast wounded two villagers on a motorcycle behind the truck as well as an additional two soldiers, according to police. Rebels in Thailand have killed eight soldiers. The predominately […]

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Lebanese troops disperse supporters of hardline cleric

Lebanese troops disperse supporters of hardline cleric

June 29, AP – Lebanese troops fired in the air Friday to disperse dozens of Sunni Muslims demonstrating in support of a hardline cleric who has been on the run since the military crushed his fighters earlier this week. Lebanon is grappling with rising tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims linked to the more than […]

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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
Egypt’s President Morsi threatens critics, warn political divisions

Egypt’s President Morsi threatens critics, warn political divisions

June 27, AP – Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi reviewed his first year in office with a wide-ranging televised speech late on Wednesday, admitting that he had made mistakes and warning his critics not to “impose opinions.” Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has warned critics, planning mass protests on Sunday to press for early elections, that […]

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European Femen activists freed in Tunisia

European Femen activists freed in Tunisia

June 27, AP – Three European women from the protest group Femen have been released from jail in Tunisia. They received suspended sentences for showing their bare breasts in public and were charged with indecency. The three activists, held in the prison in Manouba in northeastern Tunisia until just before midnight, are set to arrive […]

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Taliban attack kills 12 security personnel, injures Pakistan’s top Judge

Taliban attack kills 12 security personnel, injures Pakistan’s top Judge

June 27, AP – A motorcycle carrying a bomb detonated during morning rush hour near the motorcade of a High Court judge on Wednesday. At least six policemen and two paramilitary Rangers from the judge’s security team died in the attack. A bombing in Karachi has left a top judge injured and several of his […]

June 26, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion

Study finds: Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion

June 26, AP – Canadian researchers found that of nearly 9,000 Ontario adolescents, 20 percent said they’d previously had a concussion, and almost 6 percent had suffered at least one in the past year. Concussions appear to be a common injury for teenagers, with the risk higher not only for athletes but also for kids […]

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Syrian rebels release UN peacekeepers captured in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Syrian rebels release UN peacekeepers captured in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

May 12, AP – Philippines Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario told the news agency Reuters that the four UN peacekeepers, all Filipinos, had been released. Rebels detained them May 7 as they patrolled close to an area where the same group held 21 observers, also Filipinos, for three days in March. Rebels have freed peacekeepers […]

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