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Magnitude 6.7 Quake Hits Pacific coast of Chile

Magnitude 6.7 Quake Hits Pacific coast of Chile

Mar 17, – A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Chile’s northern coast Sunday, US geologists said, generating a small tsunami and prompting authorities to evacuate three cities. The quake struck at 6:16 pm (2116 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey, which had originally put the magnitude at 7.0. Located 60 kilometers (38 miles) west-northwest of […]

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India celebrates Holi, the festival of colors

India celebrates Holi, the festival of colors

Mar 17, – Holi, The Festival of Colors presents a wonderful opportunity for art teachers to use bright colors in their art lessons. Colored powders can be used to create powder paintings (similar to sand paintings). Paintings can be created to illustrate the history of the Indian holiday. The Festival of Colours, (also called Holaka, […]

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Washington rejects Crimean vote, calls Russian actions ‘Dangerous’

Washington rejects Crimean vote, calls Russian actions ‘Dangerous’

Mar 16, – The United States strongly rejected Crimea’s vote Sunday on breaking away from Ukraine, and called Russian actions in the crisis “dangerous and destabilizing.” Crimea’s pro-Moscow authorities announced that exit polls showed a 93 percent vote in favor of becoming part of Russia. “This referendum is contrary to Ukraine’s constitution, and the international […]

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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 […]

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New York woman finds lizard head in gourmet salad

New York woman finds lizard head in gourmet salad

Mar 14, – A Manhattan theatrical agent got a slithery surprise in her kale salad when she found a severed lizard head among the leafy greens Tuesday afternoon. Robin Sandusky, 31, said she ordered a $6 salad from Guy & Gallard on West 40th Street, but found the reptile head inside the lunch after it […]

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US Jet aborts takeoff after nose gear collapses at Philadelphia airport

US Jet aborts takeoff after nose gear collapses at Philadelphia airport

Mar 14, – A Florida-bound plane’s nose gear collapsed during an attempted takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, leaving the plane crippled on the runway and prompting the crew to deploy emergency slides for the passengers to get off. US Airways Flight 1702 was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced […]

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Turkey: ‘Two dead’ in clashes during teen’s funeral

Turkey: ‘Two dead’ in clashes during teen’s funeral

Mar 13, – Two people have died during protests across Turkey following the funeral of a teenager wounded in anti-government clashes last year, local media report. One protester died during clashes in Istanbul’s Kurtulus district. In the east of the country a police officer is said to have died of a heart attack while dealing […]

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Istanbul: Tens of thousands mourn Turkey protest teen’s death

Istanbul: Tens of thousands mourn Turkey protest teen’s death

Mar 12, – Tens of thousands of people on Wednesday joined a funeral procession in Istanbul for a Turkish teenager who died nine months after slipping into a coma from being hit by a police tear-gas canister during anti-government protests, and called on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resign. Fifteen-year-old Berkin Elvan’s death on […]

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Malaysian marines said to have tracked missing plane to west coast

Malaysian marines said to have tracked missing plane to west coast

Mar 11, – In one of the most baffling mysteries in recent aviation history, a massive search operation for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER has so far found no trace of the aircraft or the 239 passengers and crew. Malaysia’s military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometers […]

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Indian Maoists attack kills 20 security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Indian Maoists attack kills 20 security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Mar 11, – Police say Maoist rebels have killed 20 paramilitary soldiers in an ambush in central India. Mukesh Gupta said rebels ambushed a paramilitary camp on Tuesday in a remote and dense forest in Chattisgarh state. The police said the rebels surrounded the camp and opened fire, killing 20 instantly. Several others were injured […]

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