5th Sep 2013

US: One dead, 3 injured in stabbing at Texas high school

Police vehicles wait outside the Spring High School campus in Houston area, the United States, Sept. 4, 2013. A 17-year-old student was stabbed dead and three others were injured on Wednesday in an attack at the high school in the … Continued

5th Sep 2013

US Senate panel passes vote authorizing use of military force in Syria

A US Senate panel has authorized the use of military force in Syria, paving the way for a full Senate vote next week. The resolution was passed by a 10-7 vote with one senator abstaining as “present.” The US Senate … Continued

4th Sep 2013

US Senate revises Syria resolution to set time limit on military action, bar ground troops

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement Tuesday on a revised resolution on authorizing military action in Syria, setting a time limit and barring U.S. ground troops in the war-torn country. The draft, agreed by the … Continued

4th Sep 2013

US: Poll shows majority of Americans oppose military strike against Syria

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The majority of Americans still oppose launching military strikes against Syria while the Obama administration is trying hard to secure lawmakers’ support, according to an ABC News-Washington Post poll released Tuesday. The latest poll found that 59 percent … Continued

4th Sep 2013

Brazil Senate Committee to probe US spying

BRASILIA, (Xinhua): Brazil’s Senate formed an Investigative Parliamentary Commission Tuesday to follow up on reports that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spied on President Dilma Rousseff. “We intend to protect national sovereignty,” said Senator Vanessa Graziotin, of the Communist … Continued

4th Sep 2013

US President Obama gains Syria strike support as Senate panel drafts resolution

A US Senate panel has reached a deal on draft authorization for the use of military force in Syria, which is to be voted on Wednesday. President Obama has already won backing for a strike from senior Republicans. Following a … Continued

3rd Sep 2013

US: Swimmer Nyad completes historic Cuba to Florida trip

American Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage. The 64-year-old completed the 170-kilometer (105-mile) trip in just over 50 hours on her fifth attempt. Nyad was met by crowds … Continued

1st Sep 2013

US: Obama calls for “limited” action as polls show low support for Syria strike

President Barack Obama said the United States was weighing “limited, narrow” action against Syria, as the US and France lead efforts for a military strike in the war-torn country despite polls showing public disapproval. Obama emphasized he had made no … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Colombia: At least 20 injured as police, protesters clash in Bogota

BOGOTA, (Xinhua): At least 20 people were injured and some stores damaged here on Thursday in clashes between riot police and demonstrators gathering at central Bolivar Square to show support for striking farmers. Local media reported that as many as … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Honduras: Six children killed in N Honduras landslide

TEGUCIGALPA, (Xinhua): Six children, five of them brothers and sisters, were killed in northern Honduras Thursday when a landslide buried two homes under a ton of soil. The landslide hit the village of El Balin in Santa Cruz de Yojoa … Continued

29th Aug 2013

US: Fort Hood killer Hasan sentenced to death

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan (pictured above in prison clothes) has been sentenced to death for the killing of 13 people in 2009 at a Texas military base. The jury took just over two hours on Wednesday to decide on … Continued

27th Aug 2013

US: California wildfire rages on as flames approach San Francisco water supply

An enormous wildfire continues to rage in California’s Yosemite National Park. The blaze is making its way towards San Francisco’s water supply but authorities say the water remains safe for now. Nearly 3,700 firefighters were on hand Monday as the … Continued

26th Aug 2013

Mexico: Death toll in train derailment rises to 6

MEXICO CITY, (Xinhua): The death toll has climbed to six and 22 people were injured when a freight train derailed in southeastern Mexico early Sunday, local authorities reported. The train, known as “The Beast,” went off the tracks around 3:00 … Continued

25th Aug 2013

US: Fifty year anniversary of Martin Luther King speech celebrated in Washington

Tens of thousands have taken to the streets of Washington to remember the landmark speech by Martin Luther King fifty years ago. In the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing, many people spoke of challenges still ahead. The marchers followed … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Bolivia: At least 29 killed in prison riot

LA PAZ, (Xinhua): At least 29 people were killed and some 50 others injured in a violent prison riot in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz early Friday, officials said. One of the dead was a child living with … Continued

24th Aug 2013

US military jury sentences Bales to life in prison for Afghanistan massacre

A US soldier has been sentenced to life in prison without a chance of release for massacring 16 Afghan men, women and children last year. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales had pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty. A military jury … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Obama asks for ‘options’ on Syria military action, says Hagel

The US defense secretary has strongly hinted the US is preparing its naval forces and assets in case President Obama orders military action against Syria. It follows allegations this week of a chemical weapons attack. Speaking to reporters aboard a … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

US: Wikileaks whistleblower Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

US Army Private and whistleblower Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison and dishonorably discharged Wednesday for revealing secret information on American military activity. In a two-minute announcement of the verdict, military judge Colonel Denise Lind told Manning … Continued

19th Aug 2013

US: Three killed in Dallas nightclub shooting

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): Three people were killed early Sunday after a nightclub fight turned deadly in the U.S. city of Dallas, local media reported. A “possible suspect” turned himself in late Sunday and was being interviewed, according to local daily Dallas … Continued

15th Aug 2013

US: Wikileaks US Army private Manning apologizes in court

The US army private who leaked thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks has apologized in court. Bradley Manning expressed regret for the first time as he took to the stand during his sentencing hearing. US soldier Bradley Manning addressed the … Continued

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