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USA

Woman turns away robber by talking about Jesus

July 31, 2010 MelW 0

By Chris Melzer Pompano Beach/New York (dpa) – An unflappable 20-year-old sales woman in Florida kept her cool during a robbery, turning away a robber by discussing Jesus, a broadcast report said Friday. ABC broadcaster […]

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Entertainment

American Idol in disarray

July 31, 2010 MelW 0

By Scott Collins and Joe Flint Los Angeles Times (MCT)                 LOS ANGELES _ Amid a storm of personnel and producing changes, “American Idol” has been thrown into chaos, with the fate of the nation’s […]

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World

Child pornographer sentenced to 30 years

July 31, 2010 MelW 0

By Susan Jacobson                 ORLANDO, Fla. _ A man who prosecutors say raped and sexually tortured dozens of little girls, then photographed the acts and posted them on the Internet, has been sentenced to the […]

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Police find corpses of eight babies

July 30, 2010 BJokanovic 0

Paris (dpa) – Investigators in northern France dug up the remains of eight infants in a garden, after a tip from the new owner of a house, justice sources said Wednesday. The grisly find came […]

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Health

Study: We’re just too lazy

July 29, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By Noelle Phillips McClatchy Newspapers You do it. Your co-workers do it. Heck, even Russ Pate does it. And he runs marathons. “You send an e-mail to someone two doors down at the office,” Pate […]

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New Zealand

The pie king

July 29, 2010 BJokanovic 0

Wellington (dpa) – Patrick Lam had never seen, let alone eaten, a pie when he arrived in New Zealand as a refugee from Cambodia 13 years ago. Today, he is the nation’s undisputed Pie King […]

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USA

Ten and twelve year-old boys found shot dead

July 28, 2010 MelW 0

By Phil Willon and Dan Weikel                 LOS ANGELES _ Two brothers were found shot to death Tuesday in a ravine near their family’s mobile home in a remote area of Chino Hills, San Bernardino […]

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World

20 die from crushing in techno tunnel parties

July 28, 2010 MelW 0

Berlin (dpa) – German police have withdrawn permission for a planned techno dance party in a closed-off motorway tunnel, in the wake of the 20 deaths at Saturday’s Love Parade, local media reported Wednesday. The […]

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World

Indigenous Brazilians set free five hostages

July 27, 2010 MelW 0

Jan-Uwe Ronneburger Rio de Janeiro (dpa) – Indigenous Brazilians protesting against the construction of a power station have freed five hostages.    The captives, released Monday, were managers involved in the building of a hydroelectric […]

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World

Malaysian drug bust

July 27, 2010 MelW 0

By Julia Yeow Kuala Lumpur (dpa) – Malaysian police believe they have crippled an international drug ring with the seizure of 200 kilograms of methamphetamine worth 40 million ringgit (12.5 million dollars) and the arrest […]

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EU approves harsh sanctions against Iran

July 27, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By Borzou Daragahi Los Angeles Times BEIRUT, Lebanon – The European Union formally adopted harsh and unprecedented restrictions on trade with Iran on Monday in an effort to pressure Tehran to comply with international demands […]

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Health

Cancer on the run

July 27, 2010 BJokanovic 0

The American Cancer Society recently reported some good news: Cancer is still on the run. Although men and women continue to get the disease in large numbers, the big change is found in cancer deaths. […]

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World

Earthquakes rock the Phillipines

July 24, 2010 MelW 0

Manila (dpa) – Three strong earthquakes rocked the southern        Philippines early Saturday but the origins of the tremors were too        deep below the sea to cause damage or injuries, a government agency        […]

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Health

Painkiller drug abuse soaring

July 23, 2010 MelW 0

By Sandy Kleffman                 SAN FRANCISCO _ Emergency room visits linked to abuse of prescription painkillers have jumped 111 percent in five years, straining the nation’s public health system, a recent study revealed.                 Urgent […]

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World

Killer of thousands to be sentenced

July 23, 2010 MelW 0

Phnom Penh (dpa) – On Monday morning a man known to millions as Comrade Duch will sit in a Phnom Penh courtroom and learn his fate.    Watching him in the 500-seat courtroom will be […]

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World

Hong Kong teenager kills mother and sister

July 22, 2010 MelW 0

Hong Kong (dpa) – A 15-year-old Hong Kong youth has been arrested after allegedly stabbing his mother and sister to death Thursday.     Police said the teenager called them around 3:30 am and said he […]

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World

Five policemen dead from gunmen attack

July 22, 2010 MelW 0

By Khaled al-Madhi Sana’a, Yemen (dpa) –  Five policemen were killed after al-Qaeda gunmen attacked a patrol vehicle in south-eastern Yemen on Thursday, a security source said. The source told the German Press Agency dpa […]

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World

Death toll rises from floods in Nepal

July 22, 2010 MelW 0

Kathmandu (dpa) – The death toll and number of missing continued to rise as the monsoon caused havoc across Nepal, local media reported Thursday.    Ten people from a single family went missing in Nepal’s […]

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Health

New Zealand doctor campaigns for euthanasia

July 21, 2010 MelW 0

By David Barber Wellington (dpa) – A retired New Zealand doctor dying from a  terminal illness has launched a campaign for voluntary euthanasia to  be legalized as a basic human right.  Dr John Pollock, 61, […]

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World

Dead man mutilated by lizards

July 21, 2010 MelW 0

Bangkok (dpa) – Thai police have concluded that monitor lizards        were the prime suspects in the mutilation of the body of a        74-year-old man whose legless corpse was discovered near a pond, a […]

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World

Five killed in farmhouse fire

July 20, 2010 MelW 0

By Michael Kieffer Wiesbaden, Germany (dpa) – Five people were killed and five others injured in a farmhouse fire in Limburg in western Germany, police said Tuesday.  The farmer, his wife and their three adult […]

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World

Black power rally in Newberry

July 18, 2010 MelW 0

By Gina Smith           NEWBERRY, S.C._ Pumping fists in the air and hoisting signs that read “Black Power” and “Justice for Anthony Hill,” a hundred or so demonstrators marched Saturday from a Newberry neighborhood […]

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World

Forest fires spreading in Greece

July 18, 2010 MelW 0

By Christine Pirovolakis  Athens (dpa) – Firefighters battled to contain three major forest fires which were being fanned by strong winds near the Greek capital on Saturday, forcing officials to evacuate camps, monasteries and homes. […]

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World

Bus plunges into ravine

July 18, 2010 MelW 0

By Boris Babic Tirana (dpa) – Ten people were killed and 20 others injured Saturday when a bus plunged into a ravine in northern Albania, local media reported. At least eight of the injured were […]

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USA

Cuban spies sentenced to prison

July 17, 2010 MelW 0

By Lesley Clark           WASHINGTON _ A confessed spy for Cuba was sentenced to life in prison and his wife to 81 months Friday after telling a judge that their “overriding objective” for 30 […]