Teen's sacrifice to save brother

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By: WINK Administrator

A teenager who was scared of water drowned in the Queensland floods after begging rescuers to save his younger brother first.
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NASA names back up for Giffords husband on shuttle

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By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA has named a backup commander, if necessary, to take the place of the astronaut husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot last week.The space agency em..
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Oil drilling chief wants higher fines for offenses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top offshore drilling regulator says his agency is considering ways to increase civil penalties for companies that violate drilling rules.Current rul..
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Mauritius police to reconstruct newlywed death, they say

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police in Mauritius are staging a reconstruction Thursday of the death of an Irish newlywed on the Indian Ocean island this week, they said.
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Court quashes Berlusconi immunity law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Italy\'s Constitutional Court Thursday struck down key parts of a law that would protect Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from prosecution.
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Irish police arrest 5 suspected IRA dissidents

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police in the Republic of Ireland are questioning five suspected IRA dissidents after the discovery of what officers are describing as \"a bomb-making factory,\" they said Thursday.
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Mount Etna rumbles, sending lava down its side

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Mount Etna, Europe\'s most famous volcano, rumbled Wednesday, sending lava down its side. Italian vulcanologists are monitoring the volcano, they said Thursday.
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U.S., Japan discuss Koreas tension

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with Japanese leaders Thursday to discuss regional security and deepen military ties amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula.
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In search of the real Dubai

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Away from the skyscrapers and the constant hum of city workers jostling in the streets is a part of Dubai the world rarely gets to see. Photographer Ali Alsumayin went in search for the real Dubai and found what he says is its true identity.
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Soccer comic scores worldwide

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Shakes is one of Africa\'s brightest talents with a global reputation. But he\'s unlikely to be signed by Real Madrid, because he is strictly 2D -- the star of the hugely popular South African comic series Supa Strikas.
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Tunisian protests fueled by social media networks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The protests that have gripped Tunisia in recent weeks are, to say the least, unusual. Organized dissent in the streets is rarely tolerated in Arab states, and human rights groups say the Tunisian government has had a short fuse when dealing with opponents. But what\'s going on in Tunisia is all the more unusual because the protests are being organized and supported through online networks centered on Twitter and Facebook.
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Brisbane, Australia: 'A horror story'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The sun beamed down on slowly receding floodwaters Thursday, but authorities cautioned that the danger in Queensland\'s capital was not over.
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Reports: Woman gets three years for abusing Indonesian maid

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In what some say is a first for the kingdom, a Saudi woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for abusing her Indonesian maid, according to Saudi media reports.
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Obama visiting Giffords at Arizona hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - President Barack Obama is at University Medical Center in Tucson to visit Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, as well as other victims of Saturday's shoot..
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Journalists to launch News Corp's iPad newspaper

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stop the presses - completely. The world's first iPad newspaper, The Daily, is prepping for launch. Journalists have been hired and are in place at multiple U.S...
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Census: Initial checks show 2010 count as accurate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Census Bureau is confident that official 2010 census results reflected high levels of accuracy, improving from a decade ago. Census Bureau Director Robert Gro..
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The people of Haiti still need your help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It\'s been a year since Haiti was rocked by an earthquake. But there is much work left to be done. Here are five ways you can still help.
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At least 5 police killed in Ivory Coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At least five police officers were killed Tuesday night in what authorities said was a targeted attack in an Abidjan neighborhood, a police source said Wednesday.
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Not all in northern Sudan embrace Islamic law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Many southerners are voting for an independent Sudan this week, thirsting for freedom from the north. They equate sharia or Islamic law that President Omar al-Bashir has vowed to strengthen with slavery.
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Lebanon's unity government collapses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Members of the powerful Hezbollah movement and its allies resigned from Lebanon\'s unity government Wednesday, raising fears of renewed political crisis in the region.
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