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19th Apr 2013

On Instagram, Chechnya’s president criticizes America’s handling of the Boston manhunt

By Gideon Lichfield@glichfield1 hour ago Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of the republic of Chechnya in southern Russia, has issued a statement on Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service where he frequently posts casual photos of himself and has over 116,000 followers. … Continued

19th Apr 2013

US: One suspect in custody, another remains on the loose

Closeups of the two suspects in Bosotn marathon bombings (FBI)   By Wesley Lowery, Akilah Johnson, Eric Moskowitz and Lisa Wangsness WATERTOWN, (Boston Globe): One suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings has been captured, according to an official with knowledge … Continued

19th Apr 2013

US: California State University LA evacuated due to bomb threat

LOS ANGELES, (Xinhua): The campus of California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) was evacuated Thursday due to a bomb threat.   CSULA spokesman Paul Browning said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the Police Department in the nearby city … Continued

19th Apr 2013

US: Police officer at MIT shot dead

Police have converged on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) after the fatal shooting of a police officer. It is unclear whether the incident is linked to Monday’s bombing in Boston. An MIT police officer, whose name … Continued

US: FBI releases photos, video of Boston bomb suspects
18th Apr 2013

US: FBI releases photos, video of Boston bomb suspects

By Matt Smith and Thom Patterson, CNN (CNN): The FBI on Thursday released photos and video of two men it called suspects in the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon and pleaded for public help in identifying them. The two … Continued

18th Apr 2013

US: Five to 15 people killed in Texas fertilizer plant blast

WEST Texas,  (Xinhua): Between five and 15 people were killed and more than 160 were hurt in a fertilizer factory blast in the U.S. state of Texas on Wednesday, local police said Thursday. The explosion happened around 7:50 p.m. local … Continued

18th Apr 2013

US: Investigators believe Boston bombings suspect identified

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua):- U.S. investigators believe that they have identified a suspect for Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured over 170, U.S. media reported on Wednesday. “Substantial progress” has been made in the investigation into Monday’s bombings near … Continued

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

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