30th Aug 2013

Honduras: Six children killed in N Honduras landslide

TEGUCIGALPA, (Xinhua): Six children, five of them brothers and sisters, were killed in northern Honduras Thursday when a landslide buried two homes under a ton of soil. The landslide hit the village of El Balin in Santa Cruz de Yojoa … Continued

29th Aug 2013

US: Fort Hood killer Hasan sentenced to death

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan (pictured above in prison clothes) has been sentenced to death for the killing of 13 people in 2009 at a Texas military base. The jury took just over two hours on Wednesday to decide on … Continued

27th Aug 2013

US: California wildfire rages on as flames approach San Francisco water supply

An enormous wildfire continues to rage in California’s Yosemite National Park. The blaze is making its way towards San Francisco’s water supply but authorities say the water remains safe for now. Nearly 3,700 firefighters were on hand Monday as the … Continued

26th Aug 2013

Mexico: Death toll in train derailment rises to 6

MEXICO CITY, (Xinhua): The death toll has climbed to six and 22 people were injured when a freight train derailed in southeastern Mexico early Sunday, local authorities reported. The train, known as “The Beast,” went off the tracks around 3:00 … Continued

25th Aug 2013

US: Fifty year anniversary of Martin Luther King speech celebrated in Washington

Tens of thousands have taken to the streets of Washington to remember the landmark speech by Martin Luther King fifty years ago. In the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing, many people spoke of challenges still ahead. The marchers followed … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Bolivia: At least 29 killed in prison riot

LA PAZ, (Xinhua): At least 29 people were killed and some 50 others injured in a violent prison riot in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz early Friday, officials said. One of the dead was a child living with … Continued

24th Aug 2013

US military jury sentences Bales to life in prison for Afghanistan massacre

A US soldier has been sentenced to life in prison without a chance of release for massacring 16 Afghan men, women and children last year. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales had pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty. A military jury … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Obama asks for ‘options’ on Syria military action, says Hagel

The US defense secretary has strongly hinted the US is preparing its naval forces and assets in case President Obama orders military action against Syria. It follows allegations this week of a chemical weapons attack. Speaking to reporters aboard a … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

US: Wikileaks whistleblower Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

US Army Private and whistleblower Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison and dishonorably discharged Wednesday for revealing secret information on American military activity. In a two-minute announcement of the verdict, military judge Colonel Denise Lind told Manning … Continued

19th Aug 2013

US: Three killed in Dallas nightclub shooting

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): Three people were killed early Sunday after a nightclub fight turned deadly in the U.S. city of Dallas, local media reported. A “possible suspect” turned himself in late Sunday and was being interviewed, according to local daily Dallas … Continued

15th Aug 2013

US: Wikileaks US Army private Manning apologizes in court

The US army private who leaked thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks has apologized in court. Bradley Manning expressed regret for the first time as he took to the stand during his sentencing hearing. US soldier Bradley Manning addressed the … Continued

14th Aug 2013

Brazil: Kerry defends U.S. spying on Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry indicated during his visit to Brazil Tuesday the U.S. would continue to monitor individual and corporate communications in Brazil for security reasons. Kerry urged Brazil not to let the revelations … Continued

13th Aug 2013

Brazil: Two air force men killed in small plane crash

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): Two Brazilian Air Force officers were killed on Monday in the crash of a small plane in Pirassununga, Sao Paulo state, according to local authorities. The victims, captains Joao Igor Silva Pivovar and Fabrico Carvalho, were … Continued

10th Aug 2013

US plans to reopen 18 diplomatic posts after terror alert

The United States has said it plans to reopen 18 of the 19 embassies and consulates closed due to a global terror alert. The embassy in Yemen, however, will remain closed because of an ongoing threat. The US State Department … Continued

10th Aug 2013

US: President Obama aiming to tighten up intelligence agency oversight

US President Barack Obama has said he will work with Congress to implement changes to the oversight of the National Security Agency. This comes amid a controversy over the NSA’s surveillance activities. President Obama told reporters at the White House … Continued

9th Aug 2013

US indicts 2 friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): U.S. federal authorities on Thursday indicted two Kazakh students for aiding and abetting the Boston Marathon bombing suspect whom they befriended, the next step in bring them to trial. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19, were also … Continued

8th Aug 2013

Argentina declares 2 days of mourning for Rosario blast victims

BUENOS AIRES, (Xinhua): The government of Argentina Wednesday declared two days of national mourning for the 10 fatal victims of an explosion in an apartment building in the northern city of Rosario. Presidential spokesman, Alfredo Scoccimarro, said President Cristina Fernandez … Continued

8th Aug 2013

Obama cancels Putin meeting over Snowden row

US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to Russia’s decision to grant Edward Snowden asylum. But Obama will still attend the G20 summit in St. Petersburg. White House Deputy National Security Advisor … Continued

7th Aug 2013

Argentina: Apartment building blast kills 9, search for survivors continues

BUENOS AIRES, (Xinhua): At least nine people were killed and another 63 injured when a boiler exploded Tuesday in an apartment building in Argentina’s second-largest city of Rosario, local authorities said. About 21 people remained missing, healthcare, according to police … Continued

6th Aug 2013

US: Amazon’s Bezos to buy Washington Post for USD 250 million

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The Washington Post Co. announced on Monday that it has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Jeff Bezos,founder and chief executive of Amazon.com, ending the Graham family’s control of one of the leading news organizations in the … Continued

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