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  • Officers shoot and kill man with knife in St. Louis suburb, police say

    18 Apr 2015 at 11:55am
    (Reuters) - A 23-year-old man who barricaded himself in his mother's house in a St. Louis suburb and spoke of a "black revolution" was shot and killed by police when he rushed at them with a knife, authorities said on Saturday. His death follows a...
     
  • BMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air bag problem

    18 Apr 2015 at 11:52am
    BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.
     
  • Cyprus bailout on track after foreclosure law passed

    18 Apr 2015 at 11:51am
    Workers takes down the sign of Laiki (Popular) Bank at one of the failed bank's branches in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, on May 23, 2013Cyprus's bailout agenda was back on track Saturday after parliament adopted a controversial and long-delayed foreclosure and insolvency package as demanded by the country?s international lenders. A delay in passing the insolvency framework, seen a...
     
  • Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

    18 Apr 2015 at 11:49am
    People run for cover after an explosion in JalalabadBy Rafiq Sherzad JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, t...
     
  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders

    18 Apr 2015 at 11:44am
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush jokes with a member of the audience at a "Politics and Eggs" event, a breakfast fixture for 2016 presidential prospects, Friday, April 17, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) ? Republicans already in the 2016 presidential race or thinking about it have swarmed New Hampshire for an early state showdown that has highlighted the diversity, challenges and size of the emerging field.
     
  • South Africa's Zuma visits immigrants displaced by anti-foreigner violence

    18 Apr 2015 at 11:39am
    Locals harass a motorist who was driving past a hostel during the anti-immigrant violence in JohannesburgSouth Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Saturday canceled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of anti-immigrant violence at home and promised peace to those who wished to remain in Africa's most advanced economy. The unrest which began i...
     
  • Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

    18 Apr 2015 at 11:37am
    In this Monday, April 6, 2015 photo, a Civil War statue is on display at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In the decades after the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers were placed in countless American communities, from New England commons to the grounds outside Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered ?Silent Sentinels? still stand guard, most of them at ?parade rest? with their muskets at the ready, gazing off in the distance. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) ? After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Sile...
     
  • Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35

    18 Apr 2015 at 11:31am
    Afghan security forces members inspect the site of a suicide attack near a new Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April, 18, 2015. A security official says that dozens of people have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked a bank branch in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo)FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) ? A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group.
     
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