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Lawyer for Sydney gunman gets death threats
Lawyer for Sydney gunman gets death threats Sydney - Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received deaths threats, officials said on Friday,...
Today in History: December 19th
Today in History: December 19th Historical Events:• 1988: Two explosions in Bisho, the Ciskei's capital, damage the Pick 'n Pay shopping centre and a garage and injure one person.• 1941:...
Eight children found stabbed to death in Australia
Eight children found stabbed to death in Australia Queensland - Eight children have been found stabbed to death at a house in the city of Cairns in northern Queensland, say Australian police.
Obesity can be a disability: EU court
Obesity can be a disability: EU court Luxembourg - The European Union's highest court ruled on Thursday that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders the overweight person's performance at work.
Irish police investigate fatal stabbing involving SA couple
Irish police investigate fatal stabbing involving SA couple Co Clare - Irish police are investigating a fatal stabbing involving a South African couple.
Today in History: December 18th
Today in History: December 18th Historical Events:• 1958: 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower.• 1971: US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245).•...
Princess Charlene recovering after twins' birth
Princess Charlene recovering after twins' birth Monaco - Princess Charlene of Monaco says she's recovering in hospital after having given birth to royal baby twins prematurely by Cesarean section last week.
Pakistan: Moratorium on death penalty lifted
Pakistan: Moratorium on death penalty lifted Peshawar - The office of Pakistan's Prime Minister has said the moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases is expected to end.
Bill Cosby not charged by LA Prosecutor
Bill Cosby not charged by LA Prosecutor Allegations that the comedian molested a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy mansion have been ruled too old to be pursued by prosecutors.
Today in History: December 17th
Today in History: December 17th Historical Events:• 1652: Jan van Riebeeck mentions seeing a comet at the Cape.• 1903: First aeroplane flight takes place.• 1920: South Africa mandated...
Today in History: December 16th
Today in History: December 16th Historical Events: • 1838: In the Battle of Blood River, a Voortrekker commando of 470 men, under leadership of Andries Pretorius, is attacked at Ncome River...
Uganda nanny gets four years
Uganda nanny gets four years Kampala - A Ugandan nanny has been sentenced to four years in jail for assaulting a toddler after being caught on tape.
Sydney seige hostages hailed as heroes
Sydney seige hostages hailed as heroes Sydney - Two hostages killed in a siege at a central Sydney cafe yesterday have been hailed as heroes "willing to lay down their lives so others might live".
Australia hostage drama: Police are on top of situation
Australia hostage drama: Police are on top of situation Sydney - The premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird, says police are on top of the hostage drama in the heart of Sydney's financial district as the exclusion zone around...
Bill Cosby breaks silence, says only 'black media' will stay neutral
Bill Cosby breaks silence, says only 'black media' will stay neutral Los Angeles - Bill Cosby has spoken out about the sexual assault allegations against him, asking "the black media" to stay objective as victims continue to come forward.
Today in History: December 15th
Today in History: December 15th Historical Events:• 1791: 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania.• 1939: 1st commercial manufacture of nylon yarn, Seaford, Delaware...
Gunman takes people hostage in Sydney cafe
Gunman takes people hostage in Sydney cafe Sydney - A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a downtown Sydney chocolate shop and cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour, with two people...
UN climate talks stall
UN climate talks stall Lima - Already well into overtime, UN climate talks have reached a standstill after developing countries rejected a draft deal they say will allow rich countries to shirk...
Costa Concordia skipper still blames crew
Costa Concordia skipper still blames crew Rome - The Italian ex-captain of the doomed Costa Concordia has claimed at his manslaughter trial that "with 30 more seconds" - and warning from his crew - the cruise...
Recuers searching for survivors after Indonesian landslide
Recuers searching for survivors after Indonesian landslide Jemblung - Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators on Sunday to battle their way through...
Today in History: December 14th
Today in History: December 14th Historical Events: • 1912: Gen. Louis Botha, SA premier, resigns because of the anti-British tone in the De Wildt speech by Gen. J.B.M. Hertzog. On request of...
Today in History: December 13th
Today in History: December 13th Historical Events:• 1982: Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die.• 1984: Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke.• 1990:...
Oil prices fall further after IEA cuts forecast
Oil prices fall further after IEA cuts forecast New York - Oil prices have fallen further after the International Energy Agency lowered its forecast for global oil demand next year.
Today in History: December 12th
Today in History: December 12th Historical Events:• 1901: Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland.• 1913: Hebrew language...
Shrien Dewani's UK home vandalised: report
Shrien Dewani's UK home vandalised: report London - Vandals have targeted British businessman Shrien Dewani's London mansion by throwing paint across the driveway.
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