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Teen found in noose at scare park

October 31, 2011 MelW 0

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) — A teenage girl working at a horror-themed amusement park in Jefferson County, Mo., was critically injured when she got hung up in a noose, authorities said. An employee at […]

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World

Seven billionth baby to be born

October 31, 2011 MelW 0

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 31 (UPI) — The baby bringing the world population to 7 billion enters a world of contradiction, with luxury and extreme poverty, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Seven billion will clearly be […]

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USA

Three dead in Northeast snowstorm

October 30, 2011 MelW 0

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) — A deadly storm dropped heavy snow on the mid-Atlantic and New England Saturday and left more than 2 million households without power, officials said. CNN reported at least three people […]

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USA

Obama hands out candy to trick-or-treaters

October 30, 2011 MelW 1

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) — Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night prevented trick-or-treaters from descending on the White House Saturday where President Obama gave out candy. Despite the inclement weather in the nation’s […]

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USA

Police suspect cemetery animal sacrifices

October 27, 2011 MelW 0

VINELAND, N.J., Oct. 26 (UPI) — Police investigating the discovery of mutilated animals at a New Jersey cemetery say they suspect they might be ritualistic animal sacrifices. Police in Vineland said a cemetery caretaker told […]

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USA

FBI investigate Amish violence

October 27, 2011 MelW 0

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 26 (UPI) — The FBI is investigating alleged violence by members of a breakaway Amish community in Ohio directed at other Amish, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla told […]

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World

Two killed in floods in Ireland

October 26, 2011 MelW 0

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 26 (UPI) — The bodies of a police officer swept away as he tried to help motorists and a woman drowned in a Dublin house were found Tuesday, authorities in Ireland said. […]

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USA

WW II-era bomb found in N.C. woods

October 25, 2011 MelW 0

RANLO, N.C., Oct. 24 (UPI) — Police in North Carolina say they believe there may be more bombs hidden in a rural Gaston County field and will conduct searches. A bomb pulled from the woods […]

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Top Stories

Gadhafi to be buried in secret desert spot

October 25, 2011 MelW 0

MISURATA, Libya, Oct. 25 (UPI) — Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was to be buried in an unmarked grave in a secret desert location Tuesday, a transitional government official said. The burial announcement came as […]

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World

Elephant tusk smuggling running rampant

October 24, 2011 MelW 0

Hanoi (dpa) – Vietnamese customs agents seized more than 1,000 kilograms of elephant tusks en route to China, officials said Monday. Agents caught a Chinese man smuggling more than 220 tusks Saturday in a boat […]

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New Zealand

NZ WINS

October 23, 2011 iwishart 0

The NZ All Blacks have beaten France 8-7 in a bone crushing encounter to win the rugby world cup at Auckland tonight. Auckland (dpa) – The All Blacks won the rugby World Cup for the […]

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New Zealand

David Cameron to visit New Zealand

October 21, 2011 MelW 0

Wellington (dpa) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will make an official visit to New Zealand next week before going to Perth, Australia, for a Commonwealth summit meeting, his host counterpart John Key announced Friday. […]

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Australia

Gillard criticized for shaking hands with the Queen

October 20, 2011 MelW 0

Sydney (dpa) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday defended greeting Queen Elizabeth II with a handshake rather than a curtsy. Monarchists criticised Australia’s first female prime minister for not bending the knee to […]

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Uncategorized

Alleged Chinese criminal linked to Goff, Key

October 18, 2011 iwishart 0

Chinese businessman Jack Chen – wanted on multimillion dollar corruption charges in Hong Kong, cultivated strong links to New Zealand politicians, including Labour leader Phil Goff, Prime Minister John Key, and former Prime Minister Jenny […]

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USA

Obama dedicates Martin Luther King Jr memorial

October 17, 2011 MelW 0

Washington (dpa) – US President Barack Obama dedicated the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial in Washington Sunday, in a speech linking the civil rights leader’s legacy to current issues facing Americans. Obama called on the […]

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World

Elephant kills young girl in Vietnam

October 17, 2011 MelW 0

Hanoi (dpa) – A circus elephant killed an 11-year-old girl in northern Vietnam as a group of children teased the animal, a police official said Monday. The incident occurred Sunday when the girl and other […]

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United Kingdom

Parents swapped twins to hide abuse

October 12, 2011 MelW 1

BLACKBURN, England, Oct. 11 (UPI) — A British couple has been sentenced to five years in prison for swapping out their twin babies during medical visits to hide abuse. Authorities said Mohammed Karolia, 29, and […]

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New Zealand

Fresh pictures of stricken Rena

October 12, 2011 iwishart 0

UPDATED: Maritime inspection reveals ship beginning to deform – breakup could be imminent Click on images (most recent at the top) to zoom in:

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New Zealand

Power’s new job illegal in OZ claims Bright

October 12, 2011 iwishart 0

  There’s a claim today that Justice Minister Simon Power’s rresignation to joint Westpac would be illegal across the Tasman. Power has quit politics to run Westpac’s “private bank” operation in New Zealand. Westpac is […]

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New Zealand

Happy feet may get monument

October 11, 2011 MelW 0

PEKA PEKA, New Zealand, Sept. 13 (UPI) — Workers at a New Zealand nature preserve where a confused emperor penguin washed ashore in June say they want to erect a sign at the beach to […]

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USA

Father to stand trial in son’s death

October 11, 2011 MelW 0

bc-us-kendrick UPI NewsTrack Houston, TX, United States Father to stand trial in son’s death HOUSTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) — A Texas father will face trial this week for the death of his toddler son even […]