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‘Occupy Denver’ protester: We’re standing against corporate rule

A group of demonstrators have begun gathering in front of the Denver capitol building to show their solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City. The “Occupy Denver” protesters said that more than 200 people joined their demonstration on Saturday. “We are standing against corporate rule in…

Gym workout caused Seoul building tremor: experts

South Korean experts said Tuesday they believe a vigorous gym exercise session caused a high-rise building in the capital to shake for 10 minutes this month, prompting hundreds to flee in panic. They said tests showed that oscillations created by a group of Tae Bo practitioners on the 12th floor…

German spy chief admits HQ blue prints stolen

BERLIN — Germany’s foreign intelligence chief Ernst Uhrlau Tuesday admitted that blueprints for his service’s new headquarters in Berlin had been stolen, but played down the danger posed by the loss. The missing blueprints are those of a parking area and of a “power generating centre”, not those “at the…

Fire at Nebraska nuke plant injures worker

A fire yesterday at an embattled Nebraska nuclear plant sent one worker to the hospital with severe burns, according to reports from local media. The Omaha World-Herald reported that the incident occurred around 2 p.m. yesterday outside a security building on the grounds of the Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant, but…

Gunmen, suicide bombers storm Iraq council building

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Gunmen and suicide bombers stormed a provincial council in central Iraq on Tuesday after exploding a car bomb outside, killing at least 8 people before U.S.-assisted Iraqi forces regained control of the building. The assault in Diyala province’s capital Baquba, 40 km (65 miles) northeast of Baghdad,…

Fukushima Reactor No. 1 more radioactive than ever

At the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, a robot sent into the building housing Reactor No. 1 on Saturday detected the highest levels of radiation measured since the crisis began on March 11. According to the Japan Times, The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reported that radiation levels in the…

Three dead in Chinese iPad factory explosion

BEIJING — The death toll from a blast at a Foxconn factory in China, reportedly in a building where Apple’s iPad 2 was being made, rose to three Sunday after a seriously injured worker died, state media said. Two workers were initially killed and 16 injured in the explosion on…

Taliban attacks kill 4 in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) – A Taliban cell behind a wave of attacks which killed four people in one of Afghanistan’s biggest cities looked close to destruction Sunday after holding out for over 24 hours. Two attackers who were holed up in a building near Kandahar’s intelligence headquarters have been killed,…

Bin Laden unarmed when killed: White House

WASHINGTON — Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was unarmed when he was shot dead by US special forces, but he tried to resist and there was a “volatile firefight,” the White House said Tuesday. The revelation, likely to stoke anger in parts of the Muslim world, came from President Barack…

Death toll from US tornadoes rises to 350

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (AFP) – The death toll from killer tornadoes in the southern United States rose to at least 350 early Saturday, making the storm the second-deadliest tornado-related tragedy in US history. The worst tornado outbreak in the United States in March 1925 left 747 people dead. The third-deadliest tornado…

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