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Chinese human trafficking ring busted in Spain, France

Chinese human trafficking ring busted in Spain, France Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

French and Spanish police said Saturday they have dismantled a human trafficking ring that smuggled Chinese migrants into Europe and the United States, arresting 75 suspects including "main operatives" based in Barcelona.
Migrants killed in Italian shipwreck

Migrants killed in Italian shipwreck Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Italian coast guard officials say a boat carrying about 100 migrants ran aground on a sandbar off Sicily, and six of them died when they tried to swim to shore.
Small plane crashes into houses in US state of Connecticut

Small plane crashes into houses in US state of Connecticut Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Up to six people are feared dead after a twin-engine light aircraft crashed into two houses in the US state of Connecticut. It was on a short flight from Teterboro Airport outside New York City, it said in a statement.
Apple wins key patent case against rival Samsung in US

Apple wins key patent case against rival Samsung in US Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Apple reportedly won its patent-infringement case against Samsung in a decision that limits the U.S. import of certain products. 
US embassies to reopen after alert

US embassies to reopen after alert Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

The State Department says that 18 of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa that have been closed due to a terrorist threat will reopen on Sunday or Monday.
Air strike kills Egypt militants targeting Israel

Air strike kills Egypt militants targeting Israel Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Four Islamist militants were killed by a missile strike in Egypt's North Sinai region on Friday as they prepared to launch rockets at Israel, Egyptian security sources said. 
Bangladeshi man sentenced to 30 years in Federal Reserve Bank bomb plot

Bangladeshi man sentenced to 30 years in Federal Reserve Bank bomb plot Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

A U.S. judge sentenced a Bangladeshi man to 30 years in prison on Friday for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in what authorities called a plot to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank.
Lavabit secure email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down

Lavabit secure email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Lavabit, the email service reportedly used by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, has shut down, apparently due to U.S. government pressure.
4 killed in military plane crash at Mogadishu airport

4 killed in military plane crash at Mogadishu airport Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

At least four people have been killed after a military aircraft burst into flames moments after landing at the international airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Nagasaki marks 68th anniversary of atomic bombing

Nagasaki marks 68th anniversary of atomic bombing Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Nagasaki marks the 68th anniversary of the US atomic attack that killed tens of thousands of people in the Japanese city at the end of World War II. 
Camels can contract MERS virus, study suggests

Camels can contract MERS virus, study suggests Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Camels have been accused of infecting humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the deadly coronavirus that emerged last year in the Arabian peninsula. 
New malaria vaccine shows promise

New malaria vaccine shows promise Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

U.S. researchers say they have successfully tested a malaria vaccine on a small group of volunteers. The researchers say the vaccine is safe, that it caused a response in the volunteers' immune systems and that it protects against malaria infection in healthy adults. 
Saudi Arabia says terror arrests linked to Western embassy closures

Saudi Arabia says terror arrests linked to Western embassy closures Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had arrested two men from Yemen and Chad on suspicion of planning suicide attacks, days after the United States closed embassies in the region citing an al Qaida threat.
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Muslims across the world began to celebrate the holiday of eid al-Fitr on Thursday, beginning the day with morning prayers after one month of fasting. 
Pakistan Quetta suicide bomber kills at least 29 people

Pakistan Quetta suicide bomber kills at least 29 people Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

At least 29 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives during a funeral service for a police official in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, officials said.

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UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

Barack and Michelle Obama give final Christmas message

On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a joint weekly address where they wished the natio ...

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its ...

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