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  • Cheering crowd welcomes home president

    January 18, 2015 6:03 AM 19

    Published: Sunday | January 18, 2015 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP):Supporters of Nicolás Maduro are celebrating his return to Venezuela after his two-week trip to shore up foreign support for his economically challenged country. Crowds of people in red shirts cheered outside the presidential palace yesterday as a bus arrived carrying Maduro from the airport

  • Secret burials, rally ban as the French try to head off unrest

    January 18, 2015 6:03 AM 13

    Published: Sunday | January 18, 2015 PARIS (AP):French authorities yesterday sought to head off possible civil unrest and glorification of terrorism after the country's worst terror attacks in decades, assenting to quietly bury the two brothers involved in the rampage and banning an anti-Islamist demonstration in Paris. The moves came amid a groundswell

  • Oklahoma to resume executions after 9-month delay

    January 16, 2015 1:29 PM 25

    Published: Friday | January 16, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP):After a nearly nine-month delay prompted by a botched lethal injection last spring, Oklahoma planned to execute a death row inmate yesterday with the same three-drug method Florida intends to use about an hour earlier. Oklahoma prison officials ordered new medical equipment, more extensive training

  • Target to shut Canada stores

    January 16, 2015 6:02 AM 28

    Published: Friday | January 16, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS (AP):Target is closing up shop in Canada. More than 17,600 employees will eventually lose their jobs when the United States discount retailer closes its 133 Canadian stores after only about two years, to end financial losses that went as high as a billion dollars a year. Target Corp Chairman and CEO Brian

  • New 'Charlie Hebdo' reaches global audience, dismays Muslims

    January 15, 2015 7:03 AM 21

    Published: Thursday | January 15, 2015 A week ago, Charlie Hebdo was a niche publication little known outside of France, with a circulation of 60,000. Yesterday, the satirical newspaper's first issue since last week's deadly attack on its staff went on sale with an initial print run of three million copies and front-page coverage around the world

  • Europe's Muslims feel backlash after Paris terror

    January 14, 2015 6:03 AM 48

    Published: Wednesday | January 14, 2015 Firebombs and pigs' heads thrown into mosques. Veiled women subjected to insults in the street. The Internet awash with threats against Muslims. Europe's Muslims are feeling the heat of a fierce backlash following last week's terror attack against French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. An official, who keeps

  • Justices appear to favour small Arizona church over sign law

    January 13, 2015 7:02 AM 21

    Published: Tuesday | January 13, 2015 The Supreme Court on Monday appeared likely to side with a small church in its fight with a Phoenix suburb over limits on roadside signs directing people to Sunday services. Liberal and conservative justices alike expressed misgivings with the Gilbert, Arizona, sign ordinance because it places more restrictions on the churches'

  • Release of 53 political prisoners complete

    January 13, 2015 7:02 AM 28

    Published: Tuesday | January 13, 2015 CUBA HAS completed the release of 53 political prisoners that was part of last month's historic deal between the United States and Cuba, the Obama administration said Monday. The move would clear a major hurdle for the normalisation of ties between the two countries after more than five decades of estrangement

  • 91-y-o Tuskegee airmen die in LA on same day

    January 13, 2015 7:02 AM 43

    Published: Tuesday | January 13, 2015 TWO MEMBERS of the Tuskegee Airmen - the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II - died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91. Clarence E. Huntley Jr and Joseph Shambrey died on January 5 in their Los Angeles homes, relatives said Sunday. Huntley and Shambrey enlisted

  • Hunts for attack accomplices begins, 10,000 troops deployed

    January 13, 2015 7:02 AM 28

    Published: Tuesday | January 13, 2015 FRANCE ORDERED 10,000 troops into the streets Monday to protect sensitive sites - nearly half of them to guard Jewish schools - as it hunted for accomplices to the Islamic militants who left 17 people dead as they terrorised the nation. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the search is urgent because "the threat is still