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Canadian woman arrested in Colombia for smuggling drugs in fake pregnant belly

Canadian woman arrested in Colombia for smuggling drugs in fake pregnant belly Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

A Canadian woman who used a fake pregnant stomach to smuggle two kilograms of cocaine has been arrested Wednesday at Bogota airport by Colombian police.
Google loses appeal in US street view case

Google loses appeal in US street view case Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Google has lost its appeal against a federal lawsuit which accuses the company of violating a wiretap law when it accidentally collected personal data from households while building its Street View program.
200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars

200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return, the group behind an ambitious venture to colonise the inhospitable red planet says.

At least 43 dead in Guatemala bus crash Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

At least 43 people have been killed and 40 others injured after a bus carrying scores of passengers plunged down a steep cliff in western Guatemala.
Diana Nyad near end of Cuba to Florida attempt

Diana Nyad near end of Cuba to Florida attempt Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is approaching Florida, on her fifth attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba without a shark cage.
Australia police arrest five over people-smuggling

Australia police arrest five over people-smuggling Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Australian police have arrested five men they say facilitated dozens of dangerous sea voyages for asylum seekers, in a nationwide raid authorities say could help reduce people smuggling into Australia. 
South Africa's airline workers strike for higher pay

South Africa's airline workers strike for higher pay Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

South African construction and airport workers have gone on strike to demand higher wages, dealing another blow to the troubled economy.
Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami

Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Tropical Storm Trami was centered 210 kilometers east of Taipei as of 11 a.m. Wednesday and was expected to dump at least 350 mm of rain in most parts of Taiwan between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Gay marriage law comes into effect in New Zealand

Gay marriage law comes into effect in New Zealand Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage. 
Indian train accident kills 37

Indian train accident kills 37 Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

An Indian express train has ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims in the country's east, killing at least 37, an Indian Railways spokesman says.
Volcano in southern Japan erupts

Volcano in southern Japan erupts Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

A volcano in southern Japan has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash 3.1 miles high.

Three embassies reopen in Yemen Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

The British, French and German embassies in Yemen were reopening Sunday after shutting down in response to terrorism threats, officials said.
Thousands evacuated across Russia's flood-hit Far East

Thousands evacuated across Russia's flood-hit Far East Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

As many as 100,000 people may be evacuated from their homes near Russia's border with China if the region's biggest floods for 120 years get worse, Russian media reported on Saturday. 
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