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White House to unveil dire climate warning

India News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:31

White House senior counselor Podesta speaks to reporters at the White House briefing roomSome environmental and public health groups expect the report to be a "game changer."


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White House to unveil dire climate warning

Latin America News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:31

White House senior counselor Podesta speaks to reporters at the White House briefing roomSome environmental and public health groups expect the report to be a "game changer."


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Senegal reopens border with Guinea after Ebola scare

Africa News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:30

Health workers wearing protective suits walk in an isolation center for people infected with Ebola at Donka Hospital in Conakry on April 14, 2014Senegal's government on Tuesday reopened the border with Guinea, which was closed after an outbreak of Ebola fever that claimed scores of lives in the neighbouring country. "In view of the positive progress of this epidemic, the government of Senegal has decided to open anew" its borders from 8:00 am (0800 GMT) on Tuesday, Interior Minister Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo said in a statement. The border was closed on March 30 to guarantee the safety of people in Senegal, the minister said. He expressed "all solidarity" with Guinea, at the epicentre of west Africa's first outbreak of the deadly haemorrhagic fever, which has no cure.


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G7 to begin reducing Russian energy dependency: UK minister

Europe News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:30
A process to reduce the biggest industrialized countries' dependence on Russian gas has begun to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin using it as a weapon, the UK energy secretary said on Tuesday at a G7 meeting to discuss energy security. "We have taken a strategic decision and will face up to the use by Russia of energy as a weapon. Putin has crossed a line," British Energy Secretary Ed Davey said on the margins of the meeting in Rome. "It will take some time to reduce our energy dependency on Russia but a significant process has been started... We must disarm the Russian energy weapon by reducing our dependency." Davey said the group of energy ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States had agreed to respond with unity and resolve towards the dispute over Ukraine.
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Stabbed class president to speak at commencement

U.S. National News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:52
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — The senior class president at a central Ohio college who was stabbed while he slept at his fraternity house is out of the hospital and will speak at the school's commencement ceremony this weekend.

Eight more girls abducted in Nigeria

Latin America News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:51

FILE - In this Monday April 21, 2014 file photo, four female students of government secondary school Chibok, who were abducted by gunmen and reunited with their families walk in Chibok, Nigeria. The number of kidnapped schoolgirls missing in Nigeria has risen to 276, up by more than 30 from a previous estimate, police said, adding that the actual number abducted by Islamic extremists on April 14 was more than 300. Police Commissioner Tanko Lawan said the number of girls and young women who have escaped also has risen, to 53. (AP Photo/ Haruna Umar, File)Gunmen kidnapped the girls from a northeast village overnight, reports detailed Tuesday.


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Eight more girls abducted in Nigeria

India News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:51

FILE - In this Monday April 21, 2014 file photo, four female students of government secondary school Chibok, who were abducted by gunmen and reunited with their families walk in Chibok, Nigeria. The number of kidnapped schoolgirls missing in Nigeria has risen to 276, up by more than 30 from a previous estimate, police said, adding that the actual number abducted by Islamic extremists on April 14 was more than 300. Police Commissioner Tanko Lawan said the number of girls and young women who have escaped also has risen, to 53. (AP Photo/ Haruna Umar, File)Gunmen kidnapped the girls from a northeast village overnight, reports detailed Tuesday.


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Police: Meatballs with pills left on street

U.S. National News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:49
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say several meatballs stuffed with pills have been found on the street in the Sunset district, raising fears that someone is once again trying to poison pets.

Jon Stewart Exposes Fox News' Hypocrisy over Benghazi

Iraq News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:47

Jon Stewart Exposes Fox News' Hypocrisy over BenghaziLast week, new documents from the White House revealed that the Obama administration did in fact seek to alter talking points on Benghazi when officials discussed the tragedy on television. As with any new Benghazi development, you can bet that Fox News was all over it.  On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart went through Fox News' "outrage" over the "smoking gun" that is these new emails from White House officials. Stewart explained what these documents mean: "The White House had politics and elections on their mind when they sent Susan Rice to the Sunday shows.


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Fed report: Warming disrupting Americans' lives

U.S. National News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:38

FILE - This March 13, 2014 file photo shows cracks in the dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, Calif. The Obama administration is more certain than ever that global warming is changing Americans' daily lives and will worsen — conclusions that scientists will detail in a massive federal report to be released Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is rapidly turning America the beautiful into America the stormy, sneezy and dangerous, according to a new federal scientific report. And those shining seas? Rising and costly, the report says.


Fed climate change report urges action

Latin America News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:38

FILE - This March 13, 2014 file photo shows cracks in the dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, Calif. The Obama administration is more certain than ever that global warming is changing Americans' daily lives and will worsen — conclusions that scientists will detail in a massive federal report to be released Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)Global warming is rapidly and adversely affecting weather patterns, health and safety, a new report finds.


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Fed climate change report urges action

India News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:38

FILE - This March 13, 2014 file photo shows cracks in the dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, Calif. The Obama administration is more certain than ever that global warming is changing Americans' daily lives and will worsen — conclusions that scientists will detail in a massive federal report to be released Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)Global warming is rapidly and adversely affecting weather patterns, health and safety, a new report finds.


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U.S. investigates Chinese oil rig move amid Vietnam complaints

Asia News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:38
By Greg Torode HONG KONG (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was investigating the movement of a huge Chinese oil rig that Vietnam says has entered its waters, the latest show of Beijing's growing assertiveness to raise alarm among smaller countries in the region. The Vietnamese accusation came days after U.S. President Barack Obama visited Asia to underline his commitment to allies there, including Japan and the Philippines who are themselves locked in territorial disputes with China. Obama, promoting a strategic "pivot" toward the Asia-Pacific region, also visited South Korea and Malaysia, but not China. Vietnam has condemned the operation of the deepwater drilling rig in what it says are its waters in the South China Sea and told China's state-run oil company to remove it.
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Iran admiral: US ships are a target in case of war

India News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:36

FILE- In this file photo taken on April 3, 2006, members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard attend maneuvers in the Persian Gulf. Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier. (AP Photo/IRNA, File)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier.


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Iran admiral: US ships are a target in case of war

Latin America News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:36

FILE- In this file photo taken on April 3, 2006, members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard attend maneuvers in the Persian Gulf. Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier. (AP Photo/IRNA, File)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier.


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Oil stays below $100 as Ukraine tensions fester

Europe News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:35

The shadow of an armed pro-Russian man while guarding the local administration building in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov gave the death toll on his Facebook page Tuesday, adding that 20 government troops were also injured during fighting in Slovyansk, a city of 125,000, without making clear when the deaths took place. Gun battles erupted around the city Monday as the interim government tries to quell weeks of unrest in Ukraine's mainly Russian-speaking east. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)The price of oil held below $100 a barrel amid concern over clashes between pro-Russian insurgents and Ukrainian government troops and expectations of another rise in U.S. crude stockpiles.


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Senator: Ukraine unrest shows need for Keystone

U.S. National News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said Tuesday that instability in Ukraine makes the case for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline in the United States.

Russia questions 'unusual' Ukraine election if troops deployed

Europe News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:30
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday it would be "unusual" to hold a presidential election in Ukraine while the army was being deployed against Ukrainians. Lavrov's comments, after a meeting of the Council of Europe human rights organization in Vienna, suggested Moscow could be preparing a reason to question the legitimacy of the May 25 election if it is unhappy with the outcome. "Holding elections at a time when the army is deployed against part of the population is quite unusual," he told a news conference in response to a question about whether Moscow would recognize the vote. "We will see how this process ends." Lavrov said Ukraine should agree a new constitution to define presidential powers before people cast their ballots.
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Neill told he's not in Aussie plans for World Cup

Africa News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:28
SYDNEY (AP) — Long-time skipper Lucas Neill has been told he's not part of Australia's plans for the World Cup.
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Pistorius' next-door neighbors testify

Africa News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:28

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Using witness accounts of a panicked nighttime phone call from Pistorius begging for help and his desperate pleas for Reeva Steenkamp to stay alive, the defense at his murder trial tried to reinforce its case Monday that the double-amputee Olympian fatally shot his girlfriend in a tragic error of judgment. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A married couple who lived next to the house where Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend testified Tuesday at the athlete's murder trial about the night of the killing, saying they both heard a man crying loudly in a high-pitched voice and calling three times for help.


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