Archive for June, 2014

Homes damaged, trees uprooted in Indiana after tornado

June 25, 2014
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A tornado-producing storm that hit central Indiana on Tuesday damaged several homes in Indianapolis and its outskirts, downed power lines and uprooted trees, authorities said.
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Christian-convert re-arrested in Sudan after death row reprieve, lawyer says

June 25, 2014
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A Sudanese Christian-convert who was released from death row on Monday was detained as she and her family sought to fly out of the capital on Tuesday, her lawyer and the U.S. State Department said.
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U.S. military teams arrive in Baghdad

June 24, 2014
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Washington (AFP) – The first teams of up to 300 US military advisers have begun their mission in Baghdad to assist the Iraqi army in its fight against Sunni extremists, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
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1 dead after shots fired at Pakistani plane

June 24, 2014
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Authorities in Pakistan were looking for a gunman who opened fire at a plane Tuesday evening just as it was landing in the country’s volatile northwest, killing one person and wounding two others, officials said.
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Stocks end lower as traders sell blue chips

June 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market had its biggest decline in two weeks Tuesday, led by a sell-off in blue-chip bank and energy stocks. Homebuilders rose after the government reported sales of new homes rose in May to the highest level in six years.
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Wall Street ends down as Iraq concerns rise

June 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as early enthusiasm from economic data faded and concerns about the conflict in Iraq prompted investors to book profits after the most recent rally.
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Israel carries out airstrikes in Syria

June 23, 2014
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John Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq

June 23, 2014
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.
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Iraq insurgents capture fourth town in Anbar

June 22, 2014
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants have seized another town in Iraq’s western Anbar province, the fourth to fall in two days, officials said Sunday, in what is shaping up to be a major offensive in one of Iraq’s most restive regions.
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U.S. seeks to thaw Egypt relations despite concerns

June 22, 2014
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CAIRO (AP) — The United States, seizing on Egypt’s weak economy and shaky security, is seeking to convince its new president to embrace more moderate policies to achieve stability — and deliver more American aid.
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