Archive | January 17th, 2012

Ethiopia: 5 tourists have been killed

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Five foreign tourists were killed by unknown armed rebels in Ethiopia’s restive Afar region in the country’s north, Ethiopian state television reported on Tuesday. The Ethiopian Television, or ETV, cited the Ethiopian Ministry of Defense reporting a group of eight unidentified foreign nationals were attacked near the Eritrean border on Monday. [...]

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Copper, silver rise likely to growth

NEW YORK – Copper and silver prices are increasing due to confidence that the U.S. economy will continue growing. Copper is used as a raw material to make everything from housing materials to new television sets. Copper often jumps when traders think global demand is rising. Silver is also used as a raw material to [...]

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Prince Philip back to royal engagements

LONDON – Prince Philip has recovered and returned to official duties following a heart procedure that saw him spend Christmas in hospital. Prince Philip attended a fundraising dinner at Cambridge University Tuesday to support its Scott Polar Research Institute, his first official engagement since the procedure. Philip was admitted to Papworth Hospital with chest pains [...]

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Cisse with Newcastle

NEWCASTLE, England – Newcastle has signed Senegal striker Papiss Cisse from German team Freiburg on a 5½-year contract. The 26-year-old Cisse has joined for an undisclosed fee but will not be available to the Premier League team while Senegal is competing in the African Cup on Nations, which starts on Saturday. Cisse, who has scored [...]

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Australian Open Results

MELBOURNE, Australia – Results Tuesday at the $26.83 million Australian Open on outdoor hardcourts at Melbourne Park (number in parentheses denotes seeding): Philipp Petzschner, Germany, def. Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, 6-0, 6-0, 6-2. David Ferrer (5), Spain, def. Rui Machado, Portugal, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Santiago Giraldo, Colombia, def. Matteo Viola, Italy, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. Kei [...]

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Senna to complete 2012 F1 lineup with Williams

MADRID – Formula One team Williams chose Brazilian driver Bruno Senna on Tuesday to complete its 2012 team lineup, returning the Senna name to the British outfit 18 years on. Senna, the nephew of three-time F1 champion Ayrton Senna, joins Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado to give the British team an all-South American lineup going into [...]

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US radar damaged space probe

MOSCOW – Russian space experts will look into the possibility that a U.S. radar station may have inadvertently interfered with the failed Mars moon probe that later plummeted to Earth, Russian media reported Tuesday. The state news agency RIA Novosti quoted Yury Koptev, former head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, as saying investigators will [...]

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