U.S. issues travel alert for South Africa during World Cup

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The State Department has issued a travel alert warning U.S. citizens in South Africa to be aware of increased terrorism risks during the World Cup, which starts June 11.
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American paroled in Peru could be expelled, official says

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A U.S. citizen granted conditional release this week after being jailed in Peru since 1995 for helping leftist rebels could have her sentence commuted and be expelled from the country, a top government official said Thursday.
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Bodies being burned after Jamaica unrest, witnesses say

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Security forces were burning the bodies of the dead this week in a Jamaican neighborhood ravaged by a failed attempt to arrest a suspected drug kingpin, according to residents, who said their entire neighborhood had been a war zone.
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Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Vanuatu

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck near the Pacific island of Vanuatu Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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BP pauses effort to stop Gulf oil leak

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

ROBERT, La. (AP) - BP suspended its attempt to choke off the gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday so crews could monitor their work and bring in more drilling mud..
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BP temporarily suspends pumping mud into well to assess situation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

GULF OF MEXICO - BP says they have temporarily suspended pumping mud to stop Gulf oil leak as they assess the situation. BP says it plans to resume pumping mud Thursday night in ef..
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Fatal crash occurs on US-41 in Bonita Springs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A blue Saturn was involved in a fatal accident, which occurred on the southbound side of US-41 in Bonita Springs around 3:10 p.m. Thursday, May 27. MedFlight..
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Feds to tighten standards on blowout preventers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the government will require certification of emergency cutoff valves on offshore oil wells like those that failed in the massi..
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Child porn 'social networking site' busted by feds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say they are working with police in several countries to investigate suspects in a child pornography "social networking site" that at one po..
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Somali diplomat concerned about Texas terror alert

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

HOUSTON (AP) - Somali officials are concerned that a member of a terrorist group from their country may be trying to get to Texas through Mexico. But Omar Jamal, first secretary of..
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Affidavits detail Jamaican drug ring

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Christopher Coke\'s indictment has set off more than a firefight in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica; it\'s also sparked a diplomatic imbroglio that threatens U.S.-Jamaican relations.
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Gulf spill surpasses Valdez; plug try going well

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - An untested procedure to plug the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico seemed to be working, officials said Thursday, but new estimates showed the spill h..
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Turkish shopkeeper saves 4-year-old in mall fall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A shopkeeper in Turkey has saved a four-year-old boy after he fell from the side of an escalator at an Istanbul shopping mall. Security camera video of the in..
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A smoking toddler?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

INDONESIA -  He may be still in diapers, but he enjoys pulling a deep drag on a cigarette. Ardi Rizal, a 2-year-old Indonesian toddler, has a 40-cigarette-a-day smoking habi..
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Giant new sea oil plume seen in Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Marine scientists have discovered a massive new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 22 miles from the leaking wellhe..
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Scientists: Gulf oil spill has surpassed Exxon Valdez

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Gulf oil spill has surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history, according to new estimates released Thursday, but the Coast Guard and BP said ..
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Obama announces slowdown on new deepwater drilling; Gov't in charge of oil disaster response

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says federal regulators under his watch should have shown a "greater sense of urgency" about tightening oversight of oil and gas. Obama say..
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Kidnapped British couple plead for release

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean last year said in a videotaped message they \"desperately need\" new British Prime Minister David Cameron to clarify whether he will work to secure their release.
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AP sources: Oil agency chief quits under pressure

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the troubled agency that oversees offshore drilling resigned under pressure Thursday, Democratic sources said, as President Barack Obama moved more ag..
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State media: Lebanon fires on Israeli warplanes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Lebanese army fired its anti-aircraft guns on Israeli warplanes Wednesday after what it said were repeated violations of Lebanese airspace, state media reported.
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