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

    21 November 2013 12:46 PM 121

    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 130

    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 135

    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 121

    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 126

    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 149

    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 167

    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

  • Hamid Karzai insists on a letter of apology from Barack Obama before he will agree to terms for U.S. pullout

    20 November 2013 3:08 PM 149

    KABUL — Months of fraught negotiations over how a long-term U.S. military force could remain in Afghanistan have suddenly come down to a demand for a single personal gesture: a display of contrition by President Barack Obama for military mistakes that have hurt Afghans. Afghan officials said Tuesday that, in return for such a letter from Obama, President

  • China hospital ship to set sail for Philippine typhoon zone

    20 November 2013 12:02 PM 163

    Typhoon-affected fishermen resort to fridges for boats in Philippines HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is sending a state-of-the-art hospital ship to the Philippines following foreign and domestic criticism that it was slow and less than generous in its response to one of the world's biggest typhoons, which killed at least 4,000 people. The Foreign Ministry

  • Danish Royal family in creepy portrait

    20 November 2013 6:59 AM 131

    The painting by Danish artist Thomas Kluge, which includes Australian-born Princess Mary, has drawn widespread criticism online with commentators across the world asking if the family are promoting an upcoming horror movie. "'Is the Danish Royal Family starring in a sequel to The Omen?," a Twitter user asked. The painting contains three generations of Scandinavian