US: ‘We need your prayers’: Hundreds injured in explosion at Texas fertilizer plant
18th Apr 2013

US: ‘We need your prayers’: Hundreds injured in explosion at Texas fertilizer plant

By M. Alex Johnson and Becky Bratu NBC News: A large fertilizer plant explosion rocked a small Texas town Wednesday night, injuring “hundreds” of people and leaving dozens of homes destroyed. It is the “most devastating thing that’s happened to … Continued

18th Apr 2013

US Senate rejects tighter gun control legislation

The US Senate has rejected bipartisan legislation that would have expanded background checks for firearms sales. President Barack Obama has described the vote as a “shameful day for Washington.” US Senators supported the measure with just 54-46 votes on Wednesday, … Continued

18th Apr 2013

US: FBI arrests man accused of sending President Obama poisoned letter

US authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of sending letters poisoned with ricin to President Barack Obama and Republican Senator Roger Wicker. He has been named as Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, from Mississippi. The US Justice Department confirmed … Continued

17th Apr 2013

Venezuela: Seven killed, 61 injured in post-election protests

CARACAS, (Xinhua): The violent protests following Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela have so far left seven people dead and 61 others injured, Venezuelan General Attorney Luisa Ortega said on Tuesday. Protests erupted in parts of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities … Continued

17th Apr 2013

US: ‘Domestic extremists likely behind’ Boston attack

DW.DE: The question on the minds of most Americans in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing was, “Is this the work of Islamist terrorists?” but analysts think domestic extremists are more likely to be behind the attack. In the … Continued

17th Apr 2013

US: Letter sent to Senator tests positive for deadly poison ricin

US federal authorities have intercepted a letter containing the deadly poison ricin bound for the Washington office of Republican Senator Roger Wicker. Other Senators have been urged to remain vigilant. US Capitol police, the FBI and other agencies launched an … Continued

17th Apr 2013

US: Pressure cooker bombs suspected in Boston Marathon blasts

US investigators have released new evidence linking pressure cooker bombs to the Boston Marathon blasts. But it remains unclear who was behind the attack that left three people dead and injured dozens more. New images released by the Federal Bureau … Continued

US: Two explosions hit finish line of Boston marathon
16th Apr 2013

US: Two explosions hit finish line of Boston marathon

Twin explosions have caused three deaths and many more injuries at the Boston marathon in the US. In a statement President Barack Obama said the perpetrators will feel the “full weight of justice.” The explosions struck in Boston roughly three … Continued

Terrorism strikes Boston Marathon as bombs kill 2, wound dozens
15th Apr 2013

Terrorism strikes Boston Marathon as bombs kill 2, wound dozens

(CNN) — Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, turning a celebration into a bloody scene of destruction. The blasts threw people to the ground, killing two and injuring dozens. Hospitals reported at least … Continued

Venezuela: Maduro narrowly wins presidential elections, rival rejects results
15th Apr 2013

Venezuela: Maduro narrowly wins presidential elections, rival rejects results

CARACAS, (Xinhua): Venezuelan Acting President Nicolas Maduro narrowly won Sunday’s presidential elections carrying 50.66 percent of the votes according to official tally, which was rejected by opposition challenger Henrique Capriles. With 99.2 percent of the ballots counted, Maduro beat Capriles … Continued

14th Apr 2013

US: Three missing after avalanches in US Washington state

LOS ANGELES, (Xinhua): Three people were missing and two were injured on Saturday after two avalanches struck in the mountains near Snoqualmie Pass in State of Washington. Two skiers were injured and one went missing in the first avalanche on … Continued

13th Apr 2013

US govt lobbied hard for Union Carbide to extend footprints in India: WikiLeaks

Documents show that Union Carbide decided to install the unproven MIC technology in the Bhopal plant while noting that they were not agreeable to any condition that would reduce their equity in the Indian unit below 51%. The leakage of … Continued

13th Apr 2013

US: Gold plunges to lowest level in 21 months

CHICAGO, (Xinhua): Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange on Friday fell to the lowest level since July 2011. The most active gold contract for June delivery lost 63.5 dollars, or 4.06 percent, to settle … Continued

US: 15 people injured in stabbing at US college
10th Apr 2013

US: 15 people injured in stabbing at US college

(AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson) HOUSTON, (Xinhua): At least 15 people were injured in a stabbing incident at a college in the U.S. state of Texas Tuesday morning, officials said. A suspect, identified as Dylan Quick, was in custody after … Continued

8th Apr 2013

US: 3 children die in Texas fire

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): Three children died Sunday in a house fire in the U.S. state of Texas, officials said. Three boys aged 4, 6 and 9 died when a fire broke out early Sunday in a small house in the Smith … Continued

US: At least 1 killed in plane crash in Oklahoma
8th Apr 2013

US: At least 1 killed in plane crash in Oklahoma

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): At least one person was killed Sunday evening when a small airplane crashed into a vacant house in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, officials said. A sheriff’s deputy had confirmed that at least the pilot was killed in … Continued

Canada: Two men dead at daycare shooting in Gatineau, 53 children unhurt
6th Apr 2013

Canada: Two men dead at daycare shooting in Gatineau, 53 children unhurt

OTTAWA, (Xinhua): Two men were killed in a shooting at a daycare in Gatineau, Canada’s capital region, on Friday morning, while all 53 children were safely evacuated by the daycare staff members, police said.   Police were called to a … Continued

Argentina: Floods kill 46 in Buenos Aires province
4th Apr 2013

Argentina: Floods kill 46 in Buenos Aires province

BUENOS AIRES, (Xinhua): At least 46 people have died from flash floods in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, after torrential rains dumped more than 40 centimeters of rainstorm in some parts, authorities confirmed Wednesday. The heaviest rainfall fell between late Tuesday … Continued

1st Apr 2013

Mexico: 12 killed, 14 injured in road accident Veracruz

MEXICO CITY, (Xinhua): At least 12 people died and 14 more were injured when a bus fell into a 100-meter deep ravine in Mexico’s eastern state of Veracruz Saturday night, local authorities said Sunday in a statement. The government of … Continued

1st Apr 2013

US: Multiple car pile-up kills 3 in state of Virginia

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): An accident involving 75 vehicles has killed 3 people in U.S. state of Virginia, authorities said on Sunday. According to Virginia’s Department of Transportation, the pile up took place on southbound Interstate 77 at mile marker 6 in … Continued

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