Archive for December 25th, 2013

Christmas Day bombings in Iraq’s capital kill 37

December 25, 2013
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said Wednesday.
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AP Exclusive: Al-Qaida leader targeting UN workers

December 25, 2013
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BAGHDAD (AP) — The shadowy leader of a powerful al-Qaida group fighting in Syria sought to kidnap United Nations workers and scrawled out plans for his aides to take over in the event of his death, according to excerpts of letters obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
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Nikkei hits six-year closing high on U.S. data, retail buying hopes

December 25, 2013
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average hit a six-year closing high on Wednesday, supported by optimism over the global economy and hopes for fresh buying by Japanese retail investors due to upcoming tax changes.
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Nevada gunman told patients to flee before killing

December 25, 2013
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Newly released 911 tapes paint a scene of panic and terror inside a Reno medical building where dozens of callers hid in bathrooms and exam rooms from a suicidal gunman who killed one doctor and shot another at a urology clinic where he said he’d had a vasectomy that ruined...
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Brain-dead teen to be taken off life support

December 25, 2013
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered that a 13-year-old Northern California girl declared brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy be taken off life support.
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U.S. sends forces to Uganda for possible S. Sudan evacs

December 25, 2013
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Washington (AFP) – The US military on Tuesday deployed a small team of marines to Uganda to prepare for possible further evacuations of Americans from violence-wracked South Sudan, officials said.
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