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Hundreds feared buried under  Sri Lanka mudslide

Oct 30, 2014

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers’ houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed. In the chaos that followed, there was confusion about the number of dead and missing ...

Oct 30, 2014

Online dating service admits to fake profiles to lure paid subscribers

A British-based online dating service admitted to U.S. regulators Wednesday that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships. The Federal Trade Commission, in its first law enforcement action against a dating service, said it reached a settlement with JDI Dating ...

U.S. rocket explosion probed; space station resupplied

Oct 30, 2014

U.S. rocket explosion probed; space station resupplied

Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what made an unmanned U.S. supply rocket explode in a fireball moments after lifting off from a launchpad in Virginia, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital ...

Oct 30, 2014

Cambodia arrests U.S. deserter sought over child porn

Police in Cambodia said Wednesday they have arrested a man identified by media there as a U.S. Army deserter wanted in Florida for offenses involving child pornography. Col. Oum Phy, deputy police chief in northeastern Kratie province, said Michael Edward Harris was arrested there ...

Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey to fight with Kurds

Oct 30, 2014

Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey to fight with Kurds

For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels on Wednesday entered the embattled town from Turkey in a push to help Kurdish fighters there battle ...