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'Revenge attack' caused fire deaths
BBC News: Lead Headline | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:23 UTC
A fire which killed four members of the same family was a revenge attack on the wrong house, a jury is told.

Indonesia's medical mannequin industry
CBS News : World | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:17 UTC
Javanese craftsman create human anatomy mannequins for schools, hospitals and laboratories

Ukraine to take on 'aggressors' as Russia threatens retaliation
Al Jazeera America | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:17 UTC
A deal last signed last week in Geneva is at risk of crumbling as Ukraine and the US continue to trade barbs with Russia

French government announces new measures to counter its citizens joining the Syrian conflict
Euronews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:10 UTC
The French government has announced its intention to enhance surveillance of Islamist websites that recruit fighters and to block assets of people behind them. Paris will also push its European

Ukraine: Sergei Lavrov warns Kyiv over Russian interests
Euronews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:10 UTC
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned Kyiv it will respond if its interests in Ukraine are attacked. In an interview with TV channel Russia Today he accused the US of running the

Colombia pays homage to Gabriela Garcia Marquez
Euronews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:10 UTC
Colombians took to the streets of the capital Bogota on Tuesday to pay tribute to acclaimed author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez who died on Thursday, aged 87. The Colombian national

Ukraine government says truce is over
Euronews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:09 UTC
Slovyansk in the east of Ukraine is one of an estimated 10 cities in the region where so called pro-Russian separatists have taken control of administrative buildings. Acting Ukraine President

Hamas and Fatah agree on landmark Palestinian unity pact
Euronews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:09 UTC
A landmark unity pact has been agreed in the Middle East between Palestinians. The accord was reached on Wednesday between the Gaza-based Islamist Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbass Fatah

Jeb Bush admits he is considering presidential run in 2016
RT.com | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:09 UTC
Jeb Bush on Wednesday gave the clearest signal yet that he’s contemplating a run for the US presidency – saying so outright at a Catholic Charities fundraiser in New York.

Ansan High School the focus of South Korean ferry disaster
Euronews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:09 UTC
One South Korean school bore the brunt of the Sewol ferry disaster, Danwon High School in Ansan, an industrial town near the capital, Seoul. On board were 339 pupils and teachers. Very few

Benghazi attack resulted from US 'allowing arms deliveries' to militants
RT.com | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:08 UTC
The deadly attack on US diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented if Washington had not allowed arms shipment to reach al-Qaeda-linked militants, said a group launched to unearth truth behind the 2012 ordeal.

This Country Is Tops for Chinese Tourists
NBC News | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:07 UTC
New Zealand topped a list of 22 nations as Chinese tourists' favorite destination for the first time, according to a survey by the China Tourism Academy.The ...

Rio Mourns Popular Dancer Found Dead in Slum
NBC News | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:06 UTC
Friends and neighbors of the late Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira prayed before playing soccer in a plaza near the spot where Pereira's body was found in the...

Berlusconi accepts court deal on weekly help to elderly instead of house arrest
Foxnews: World | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:01 UTC
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says that from next week he will start carrying out a court order to help the elderly four hours per week as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction.

Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to over 140
RT.com | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:00 UTC
A total of 142 deaths have now been recorded from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Researchers believe that a new strain of the virus is responsible for the epidemic in West Africa.

Mauritanian President Says He Will Run Again
ABC News (US): International | Wed Apr 23, 2014 18:56 UTC
Mauritanian President Says He Will Run Again

Islamic Militants Detained in Central Nigeria
ABC News (US): International | Wed Apr 23, 2014 18:56 UTC
Islamic Militants Detained in Central Nigeria

Syrian activists accuse government of chlorine gas attacks; Assad regime denies it
Foxnews: World | Wed Apr 23, 2014 18:54 UTC
Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months.

Reddit forum downgraded after moderators accused of censorship
RT.com | Wed Apr 23, 2014 18:47 UTC
Moderators for Reddit.com are coming under attack after being accused of censoring certain posts on the website’s technology forum.

Tunisia Divided Over Jews' Use of Israel Passports
ABC News (US): International | Wed Apr 23, 2014 18:46 UTC
Tunisia Divided Over Jews' Use of Israel Passports

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Michigan Murderer Arraigned in Prison Escape
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:48 UTC
Michigan murderer arraigned in prison escape, carjacking, abduction charges

Alleged School Abuse Caught On Camera
NBC News | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:48 UTC
A teacher's hidden camera appears to show employees abusing students at an Atlanta school. WXIA's Kevin Rowson reports the teacher said she wasn't getting an...

20 New Dinosaur Species Found In Utah
NBC News | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:48 UTC
Scientists and students working at a Utah fossil field are hard at work discovering and revealing new dinosaur species. KSL's John Hollenhorst reports.

Judge denies mistrial request in fatal shooting of 2 teens in Minnesota home
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:47 UTC
A Minnesota judge has denied another request for a mistrial in the case of a homeowner who killed two teens who entered his home.

Former WWII shipyard being sold could become shopping mall
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:45 UTC
A former Rochester-area shipyard that produced tankers for the U.S. military during World War II could be redeveloped as a shopping plaza.

Gun Carry Rights Expanded in Ga. Under New Law
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:35 UTC
Ga.'s governor signs law allowing licensed owners to bring guns into bars, schools, churches

Billionaire's home searched in ferry probe
CNN: Lead Headline | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:25 UTC
With no air pockets found inside, it appears hopes are fading of finding survivors on sunken South Korean ferry Sewol.

NC Fines State Fair Ride Operators Over Injuries
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:18 UTC
Regulators fine thrill ride operators $114,000 after 5 people injured at 2013 NC State Fair

Georgia governor to sign bill allowing guns in airports, schools
Al Jazeera America | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:16 UTC
The Safe Protection Act is what some say the most extreme gun bill in America

How traditional policing hurts - and sometimes kills - the mentally ill
Al Jazeera America | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:15 UTC
Fifty percent of Americans killed by the police every year are mentally ill; how do we change that?

James Holmes' Attorneys Appeal Sanity Exam Order
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:14 UTC
James Holmes' attorneys will appeal 2nd sanity exam order in Colorado theater shooting case

USAF: Colombia Crash Caused by Plane Hitting Hill
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:07 UTC
USAF report: 4 died in plane crash in Colombia after hitting hill on counter-narcotics mission

Georgia Governor: Gun Bill Protects 'Law Abiding Citizens'
NBC News | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:07 UTC
Just before signing a controversial gun bill into law, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal talks about the positive aspects of expanding locations citizens can carr...

Man Attempts Two Robberies Wielding Potato
NBC News | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:07 UTC
Workers at a Rhode Island dry cleaner fooled a robber with counterfeit money after he entered the store using a potato as a gun. WJARs Cierra Putman Reports.

Georgia law allows guns in churches
CNN | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:06 UTC
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

Police: 2 Beaten to Death in Houston Nursing Home
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 17:05 UTC
Police: Man beats 2 elderly roommates to death with wheelchair armrest in Houston nursing home

Wellness Programs Grow More Popular With Employers
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 16:59 UTC
More employers starting wellness programs to reduce health costs, pushed in part by overhaul

Supreme Court limits restitution in child pornography case
One America News Network | Wed Apr 23, 2014 16:56 UTC
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a man convicted of possessing child […] The post Supreme Court limits restitution in child pornography case appeared first on One America News Network.

United Flight Diverts to LA With Engine Problem
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 16:54 UTC
United flight with engine problem diverts to Los Angeles, lands without incident

Trial of Minnesota homeowner continues after mistrial request is denied
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 16:52 UTC
A judge has rejected a defense request for a mistrial in the case of a Minnesota homeowner who shot and killed two teenagers who broke into his home.

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