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  • Bags stashed with £30m cocaine washed up on Tokyo beach

    22 November 2013 2:59 PM 101

    An elderly man found backpacks stuffed with a $48million (£29.6m) haul of cocaine washed ashore on Tokyo’s beachfront, officials have revealed. Authorities suspect that seafaring drug traffickers were behind the mishap, in which they lost 80kg of Class A drugs. Two backpacks, which had been tied together and washed up on a south Tokyo beach, had a buoy attached

  • Amid JFK focus, spotlight also on Oswald's grave

    22 November 2013 1:57 PM 96

    Lee Harvey Oswald's grave is a big attraction for tourists from around the globe on the eve of the JFK anniversary FORT WORTH – The grave marker is small and plain, stamped with a single surname, "OSWALD." It's hard to find amid the rows of more elaborate headstones and mausoleums at the Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel and Cemetery, but it is a surprisingly

  • US remembers Kennedy 50 years after assassination

    22 November 2013 10:30 AM 106

    The US is marking 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas. The city, which has long struggled with the legacy of the murder, hosts a series of official events on Friday. Kennedy has been ranked among the nation's most revered presidents, though he served less than three years. He is commemorated for his youthful

  • 'Dead' baby wakes, starts crying at funeral parlour; spared being cremated alive

    21 November 2013 12:46 PM 94

    A CHINESE baby boy who had been declared dead was saved from being cremated alive when he started crying at a funeral parlour, media reported. The parents of the critically-ill boy, who was less than one month old, had agreed to end his medical treatment at Anhui Provincial Children's Hospital in eastern China, hospital sources told Xinhua state news agency

  • - Indianapolis News, Weather, and Sports

    21 November 2013 11:44 AM 103

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Megabus and other tour buses that go to and from Indianapolis might be different in the near future. The federal government is requiring new buses to be equipped with seat belts by late 2016. They have been advocating for seat belts after there have been so many deaths in bus crashes, especially closer to home with the Colonial

  • At least 27 dead after truck bomb rips through outdoor market in Iraq

    21 November 2013 11:22 AM 100

    BAGHDAD -- A truck bomb tore through an outdoor vegetable market Thursday in northeastern Iraq, killing at least 27 people, officials said. The explosion in the town of al-Saadiyah, some 140 kilometres northeast of Baghdad, is the latest in a wave of attacks that has swept across Iraq since April, pushing violence to levels unseen since the country teetered

  • Worst-hit typhoon areas grow 3rd of Philippines' rice: UN

    21 November 2013 2:57 AM 98

    Rome (AFP) - The areas worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan grow a third of the Philippines' rice, the UN food agency said, calling for "urgent assistance" to farmers who need to sow new seeds. "Regions most severely affected by the typhoon account for one-third of the total rice production in the country," the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said in a statement

  • U.S., Afghanistan agree on security pact

    20 November 2013 8:41 PM 98

    The deal will allow U.S. troops to remain in the country after 2014. WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have agreed on terms for a security agreement that would allow an American military presence after 2014 when most coalition troops leave the country. Still, the agreement will be reviewed by a loya jirga

  • Afghans Demand That U.S. Admit Military Errors

    20 November 2013 4:26 PM 124

    Afghan officials said Tuesday that in return for such a letter from Mr. Obama, President Hamid Karzai would end his vehement opposition to American counterterrorism raids on private Afghan homes — one of the most contentious issues between allies over a costly dozen-year war — clearing the way for an agreement to keep a smaller American troop force in the country

  • Khamenei vows no retreat in Iran talks

    20 November 2013 3:49 PM 138

    GENEVA: Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday no retreat from Tehran's nuclear “rights” in an anti-Israel diatribe that France said “complicates” talks underway in Geneva. Predicting the demise of “rabid dog” Israel, which Iran has accused of trying to “torpedo” a deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said world powers must respect the Islamic republic's “red lines