One dead, 100 hurt in New Jersey train crash

News Room : October 1, 2016 7:19 am
HOBOKEN, New Jersey: A packed commuter train ploughed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring over 100, many of them critically. The train failed to stop as it sped into Hoboken station, went up over the bumper blocks at the end of the more »
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EU fast-tracks Paris climate deal to brink of entering into force

News Room : October 1, 2016 7:18 am
BRUSSELS: European Union states agreed on Friday on a fast-track, joint ratification of the Paris accord to combat climate change, pushing the landmark global pact to the brink of entering into force. The 2015 Paris deal will guide a radical shift of the world economy away from fossil fuels. Friday’s agreement by environment ministers from more »
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Rosetta says farewell with comet crash-landing

News Room : October 1, 2016 7:16 am
BERLIN: The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic mission on Friday, crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent 12 years chasing in a hunt that has provided insight into the early days of the solar system and captured the public’s imagination. The spacecraft has stalked comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko across more than 6 more »
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Not guilty plea in Tulsa officer’s manslaughter case

News Room : October 1, 2016 7:15 am
TULSA, Oklahoma: A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of an Oklahoma police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Tulsa officer Betty Shelby did not say anything at her first court appearance Friday, other than acknowledging her name. Her attorney, Shannon McMurray, entered the not more »
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Bulgarian Parliament bans Islamic veils

News Room : October 1, 2016 7:14 am
SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Parliament approved on Friday legislation outlawing face-covering Islamic veils in public, joining a small number of EU countries as debate rages across Europe about religious freedoms. The law “bans wearing in public clothing that partially or completely covers the face,” referring to the burqa or the more common niqab. Infringements carry fines of more »
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Hitman who implicated Duterte says he’s tired of running, ready to die

News Room : October 1, 2016 7:12 am
MANILA: A self-confessed Philippine hitman who testified that President Rodrigo Duterte had personally issued assassination orders while a city mayor said on Friday he was sorry for the dozens of people he had killed and was ready die for his sins. Edgar Matobato, 57, told a Sept. 15 Senate hearing investigating Duterte’s anti-crime crackdown he more »
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South Korea probes death of three Chinese fishermen in boat seizure

News Room : October 1, 2016 7:11 am
SEOUL: South Korea’s Coast Guard said Friday it was investigating the death of three Chinese fishermen in a fire on their vessel after it was boarded by a coast guard patrol for fishing in Korean waters. Disputes over illegal fishing have dogged relations between South Korea and China for years, and there have been numerous more »
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First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

News Room : October 1, 2016 7:09 am
BANGKOK: Thai health authorities on Friday said microcephaly in two babies was caused by the Zika virus, in what is believed to be Southeast Asia’s first confirmed cases linking the sickness and the birth defect. The announcement could affect Thailand’s key tourism industry, one of the nation’s few economic bright spots under junta rule, with more »
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