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Apr 16, 2014

British poor's food needs 'shocking'

A leading British charity said Wednesday the number of three-day emergency food supplies it delivered rose to “shocking” levels in the past year as families struggle to cope with low incomes, rising living costs and cuts in the welfare system. The Trussell Trust, a ...

Apr 16, 2014

2013 drone strike killed Westerners

A New Zealander with terrorism links was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen last year, Prime Minister John Key said Wednesday, with Canberra confirming that an Australian was also killed in the attack. The man, who called himself “Muslim bin John,” was ...

Saudis sack architect of Syria policy

Apr 16, 2014

Saudis sack architect of Syria policy

Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the architect of Riyadh’s attempts to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad, has been removed from his post, state media reported on Tuesday. His departure, months after he was quoted warning of a “major shift” from ...

Apr 16, 2014

U.N. set to certify Iran uranium cuts

The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran’s ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade uranium, diplomats said Tuesday. The move ...

New York police end Muslim surveillance program

Apr 16, 2014

New York police end Muslim surveillance program

A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terrorist threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been ...

Boston bombing marked with defiant memorial

Apr 16, 2014

Boston bombing marked with defiant memorial

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, along with other leaders and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, shared messages of thanks and defiance Tuesday at a tribute to the three people killed and 264 wounded in the attack exactly one year ago. From Patrick Downes ...

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Apr 15, 2014

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they will press murder charges against the owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 garment workers last April, the worst industrial disaster in the country’s history. Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the ...

Stargazers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

Apr 15, 2014

Stargazers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event Tuesday when the Earth’s shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 a.m. EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth’s shadow. A little ...