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Krishnadev Calamur

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'Criminals' Taking Advantage Of Situation In Baltimore, Obama Says

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

President Obama is condemning the unrest in Baltimore, saying that a handful of "criminals" are taking advantage of the situation following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a serious spine injury while in police custody.

As we have been reporting, hundreds of ...

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Australia To Recall Envoy To Indonesia Over Execution Of 'Bali 9' Pair

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Updated at 8:22 p.m. ET

Australia is withdrawing its ambassador from Jakarta following Indonesia's execution of two Australians convicted of drug smuggling.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott, at a news conference today, called the executions of Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, two of the so-called Bali 9, "cruel" and "unnecessary." ...

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Economic Impact Of Nepal Quake Likely To Be Massive

Monday, April 27, 2015

More than 4,000 people are believed dead in the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. The scale of the devastation is likely to have an economic impact on the country, one of the poorest in the world.

IHS Global Insight estimates the cost of reconstruction at more than $5 ...

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LOOK: Historic Nepal Sites Before And After The Quake

Monday, April 27, 2015

More than 4,000 people are dead in Nepal after a devastating earthquake over the weekend.

The human toll of the quake is extensive, but the temblor also damaged some of Kathmandu's historic structures.

Here are some before-and-after images of some of those sites.

Durbar Square

Kathmandu's Durbar Square is ...

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Loretta Lynch Sworn In As U.S. Attorney General

Monday, April 27, 2015

Updated at 11:41 a.m. ET

Loretta Lynch is the new U.S. attorney general.

Lynch was sworn in today by Vice President Joe Biden, who said the daughter of a Baptist minister who preached during the sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C., will now be "leading the march to a more perfect union."

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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Monday, April 27, 2015

Six writers have withdrawn from the PEN American Center's annual gala on May 5 in protest against the free-speech organization's decision to give the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award.

The writers who have withdrawn from the event are Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje, ...

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Sabeen Mahmud, Pakistani Social Activist, Shot Dead In Karachi

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sabeen Mahmud, a Pakistani social activist who ran Karachi's Second Floor café, was shot dead today by unknown gunmen in the port city.

The Dawn newspaper reports that Mahmud and her mother were on their way home from the café, known locally as T2F, at 9 p.m. local time ...

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Richard Corliss, 'Time' Film Critic, Dies At 71

Friday, April 24, 2015

Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time, has died in New York, the magazine announced on its website. He was 71.

Corliss died Thursday night following a stroke he suffered a week ago, Time said. He is survived by his wife, Mary Corliss, and his brother Paul Corliss ...

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Native American Actors Walk Off The Set Of Adam Sandler Comedy

Friday, April 24, 2015

Native American actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie that they say insults their culture.

Most of the dozen Native American actors who walked off Wednesday were from the Navajo nation, the Indian Country Today Media Network reported. They said that the script for The ...

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Comcast Cuts The Cord On Deal With Time Warner Cable

Friday, April 24, 2015

Updated at 9:40 a.m. ET

Comcast Corp. announced Friday that it's ending its merger agreement with Time Warner Cable — after the Justice Department raised concerns over a deal.

"Today, we move on," Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts said in a statement. "Of course, we would have liked ...

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A Century After Atrocities Against Armenians, An Unresolved Wound

Friday, April 24, 2015

This much is known: Up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed or deported in the violence unleashed by Ottoman Turks starting on April 24, 1915. But as the 100th anniversary of these events is marked on Friday, it remains a bitter source of contention between Turks and Armenians.

Armenians, along ...

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Giovanni Lo Porto, Slain Italian Aid Worker, Loved Pakistan And Its People

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Giovanni Lo Porto, the Italian aid worker inadvertently killed in a U.S. operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, was abducted Jan. 19, 2012, soon after he arrived in Pakistan to begin work for a German NGO.

There was little news of him after that — the exception being an ...

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Warren Weinstein, American Killed In U.S. Operation, Was Veteran Aid Worker

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Updated at 2:33 p.m. ET

Warren Weinstein, the American al-Qaida hostage killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in January, was a veteran aid worker who spent much of his life in some of the world's toughest places. It was in one such place, Pakistan, that Weinstein was kidnapped ...

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U.S. Operations Killed Two Hostages Held By Al-Qaida, Including An American

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET

President Obama offered his "grief and condolences" to the families of the American and Italian aid workers killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in January. Both men were held hostage by al-Qaida.

"I take full responsibility for a U.S. government counterterrorism operation that killed two ...

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Senate OKs Human-Trafficking Bill, Paving Way For Attorney General Vote

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Senate voted 99-0 to pass a measure that would increase penalties on human trafficking – a move that paves the way for a confirmation vote for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.

The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. ...

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Acclaimed Australian Wellness Blogger Says She Made Up Cancer Claims

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Belle Gibson is an Australian blogger who said she cured her terminal brain cancer solely through diet and lifestyle, spawning a wellness empire, an award-winning app, a recipe book and a large online following. Trouble is, Gibson now says she made it all up.

"None of it's true," ...

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N.Y. Judge Amends Habeas Corpus Order For Chimps

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A New York judge who granted two research chimps a writ of habeas corpus, effectively recognizing them as legal persons, later amended her ruling, striking out the term "writ of habeas corpus." It is now unclear whether Hercules and Leo, the chimps at Stony Brook University, can challenge ...

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Bail For Alleged 'Flash Crash' Trader Set At More Than $7M

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A British man who U.S. prosecutors say contributed to the 2010 "flash crash" on Wall Street has told a London court that he opposes extradition to the U.S.

Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was freed today on bail of more than £5 million (about $7.5 million). He was charged ...

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Hungary Joins Poland In Condemnation Of FBI Chief's Holocaust Remarks

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

We told you earlier this week about the anger in Poland over remarks made by the head of the FBI linking that country to the Holocaust. Hungary, which James Comey also mentioned in his speech, has now joined in the protests against the comments. The FBI chief, in an ...

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Saudis Say Operation In Yemen Entering New Phase

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Updated at 4:53 p.m. ET

The Saudi-led military operation in Yemen is shifting gears, moving from airstrikes against Houthi rebels to a new phase that will include diplomatic and political efforts alongside military operations, Saudi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said.

"The coalition will continue to prevent the movement ...

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