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Jet crash in Canadian Arctic leaves 12 dead

TORONTO (Reuters) – Twelve people died when a First Air jet crashed at Resolute Bay in the Canadian Arctic, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said on Saturday. CBC said the chartered Boeing 737 had been traveling from Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories, with 15 people aboard, including four crew members,…

Norway survivors return to scene of massacre

Several hundred survivors of Norway’s worst peace-time massacre made a difficult, first return to the tiny island where 69 others were gunned down in cold blood by a rightwing extremist last month. Though police have cleaned up signs of the July 22 bloodbath on Utoeya island, it was still fresh…

Magnitude 7.5 Quake Hits Pacific Island

A powerful magnitude 7.5 quake struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It said the quake, which struck at 3:55 a.m. on Sunday (12:55 p.m. EDT on Saturday), was centered 38 miles southwest of the town of Port-Vila and was quite shallow, at a…

US says hikers ‘imprisoned too long’ in Iran

Washington said Saturday that two US hikers “have been imprisoned too long” in Iran and that it was looking into reports that they had been sentenced to eight years in jail for spying. “We are working to confirm these reports and are in contact with the Swiss Protecting Power to…

Six armed men killed in attack on Yemen military camp

Six armed men were killed in an attack on a military camp of the Republican Guard on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital Saturday, the website of the ruling party said. The incident occurred 20 km north of Sanaa, it said. “The brigade repelled the attack and caused the terrorist…

Pentagon plays down comments on US role in Iraq

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suggested that Iraq had agreed to keep American troops in the country beyond a 2011 deadline, but Baghdad insisted the issue was still under negotiation. In an interview with two US newspapers published Friday, Panetta said the Iraqis appeared to have made up their mind…

Iran sentences US hikers to 8 years ‘for spying’

Iran has sentenced two American hikers to eight years in prison for illegally entering the country and spying for a US intelligence agency, state television said on Saturday. “According to an informed source with the judiciary, Shane Bauer… and… Josh Fattal, the two detained American citizens, have been each sentenced…

Egyptian-Israeli tensions flare after border killings

By Nidal Almughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israel struck militants in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets back on Friday following deadly gun attacks along the desert border with Egypt that have raised tensions between Israel and the new rulers in Cairo. Egypt formally protested and demanded Israel investigate the deaths of…

Female pharaoh may have died from cancer-causing salve

BERLIN — An Egyptian queen who died 3,500 years ago might have poisoned herself accidentally by using a carcinogenic balm to treat a skin complaint, German university researchers said Friday. This follows research on the dried up contents of a small flask belonging to queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Upper Egypt…

Pope voices fears of ‘eclipse of God’

SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL, Spain — Pope Benedict XVI Friday warned of an “eclipse of God” as he spoke to nuns outside a 16th century Spanish monastery during protest-hit Catholic youth celebrations. About 1,600 nuns clapped and cheered as the 84-year-old pontiff arrived at the monastery of San Lorenzo…

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