Thais race to shore up flood defense

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Workers in Thailand are racing against time Thursday to shore-up protective floodwalls in Bangkok with sandbags and mud to stop the country's devastating floods from engulfing parts of the capital.
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Acropolis closed, transport halted as Greek strike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Unions and demonstrators have shut down the Acropolis, brought public transportation to a halt and are occupying government buildings in Greece today. &n..
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King of Bhutan marries in elaborate ceremony

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNAKHA, Bhutan (AP) - The fifth Dragon King came down from his golden throne to place a silk crown upon the head of his bride. Monks chanted in celebration and she took her seat b..
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7 released after arrests in Nigeria newspaper raid

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A Nigerian journalist says police threatened him with sedition charges over a story he wrote about presidential influencing after he and his six newspaper col..
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Cartel leader arrested, accused in casino attack

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A Zetas drug cartel leader -- who allegedly oversaw criminal operations in three Mexican states -- was captured in Saltillo, Mexico by the military on Wednesday, officials said.
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Hedge founder gets 11 years in insider trade probe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A hedge fund founder who was the primary target in a massive insider trading probe has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.    Galleon Group founder..
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10 snakes, 3 lizards found in I-75 traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - State wildlife officials are investigating after ten snakes and three lizards were found in a car during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 north of Atlanta. Author..
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Lawmakers to meet with NFL, union on hormone tests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL and players union will meet Friday with leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to discuss testing for human growth hormone. &..
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Wall Street protests draw overseas attention

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The Occupy Wall Street movement, which has spawned grass-roots activities around the U.S. and prompted comments from President Barack Obama, is now drawing politica..
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5 reasons to be skeptical of alleged plot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.S. officials say they are certain that the bizarre plot against Ambassador Adel Jubeir was real. But some analysts say they are not and cite five reasons why.
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Skepticism grows over reported capture of Gadhafi's son

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Moatassim Gadhafi, a son of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, was reported captured Wednesday after a four-hour firefight in Sirte, said Abdallah Naker, the head of the Tripoli Revolutionary Council, who cited field commanders in Sirte as his sources.
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Officials: Radiation spikes in Tokyo neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An extraordinarily high level of radiation was detected in one spot in a central Tokyo residential district Thursday, prompting the local government to cordon off the small area, local officials said.
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New Zealand begins 'massive' oil spill cleanup

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A major clean-up operation is underway along the north coast of New Zealand 's North Island as debris and oil leaking from a cargo ship that ran aground on a reef wash ashore, officials say.
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'Massive' oil spill clean-up underway in New Zealand

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A major clean-up operation is underway along the north coast of New Zealand 's North Island as debris and oil leaking from a cargo ship that ran aground on a reef wash ashore, officials say.
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Hurricane Jova hits Mexico's coast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Heavy rain remained a "major threat" as Hurricane Jova quickly lost steam after making landfall along Mexico's Pacific coast overnight, the National Hurricane Center said.
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Syrians hiding in Turkey

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It didn't take long for Ali Jadour to explain why he fled his homeland.
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Syrian-born American held for spying

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A 47-year-old Syrian-born naturalized American has been charged for his alleged role in spying on Syrian protesters in the United States, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.
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6 killed in Southern California salon shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Southern California police are trying to determine the motive in a shooting that has killed six people and critically wounded three others in a hair salon..
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Shalit's parents: Happy, but worried

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The parents of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas for more than five years, left their protest tent outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office Wednesday, thanking their supporters before heading home.
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Herman Cain's sudden surge powered by 9-9-9 plan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax overhaul plan has helped fuel the Georgia businessman's sudden surge in the Republican race. But behind the catchy slogan is a reality: Exper..
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