Archive | April 4th, 2012

7 killed by radical Islamist sect in north Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – It has been reported that suspected members of a radical Islamist sect opened fire on a crowded market in northeast Nigeria Wednesday, killing at least seven people in an area protected by federal troops, witnesses and the police said. The shooting happened in Maiduguri ? the spiritual home of the sect known [...]

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Some Hispanics identified by family's home country

WASHINGTON – It has been reported that the Pew Hispanic Center finds that a majority of Hispanics prefer to identify themselves according to their families’ countries of origin, rather than by the government’s suggested terms “Hispanic” or “Latino.” The study released Wednesday finds that 51 percent of Hispanics are likely to say that they identify [...]

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Lebedev knocked out Cox in Moscow

MOSCOW – It has been reported that Denis Lebedev retained his interim WBA cruiserweight title Wednesday by knocking out challenger Shawn Cox of Barbados in the second round at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall. The 32-year-old Russian earned his 18th career knockout and improved to 25-1. Cheered on by the home crowd, Lebedev unloaded a series [...]

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Elderly Greek killed himself in main Athens square

ATHENS, Greece – It has been reported that a Greek retiree shot himself dead in the busiest public square in Athens during morning rush hour Wednesday, leaving a note police said linked his suicide with the country’s acute financial woes. Hours later, more than 1,500 anti-austerity protesters gathered in the square, responding to social media [...]

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Galatasaray afraid of Champions League ban

NYON, Switzerland – It has been reported that the Turkish league leader Galatasaray fears being expelled from next season’s Champions League by UEFA if national football leaders fail to address match-fixing allegations implicating other clubs. Galatasaray director Sedat Dogan told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his club should not be punished, and lose expected [...]

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William and Kate unveiled at Madame Tussauds

LONDON – It has been reported that fake versions of Britain’s young royals have prompted a real-life media scrum when they were unveiled at Madame Tussauds. Photographers and TV crews jostled for position Wednesday as the museum unveiled waxwork figures of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. The couple had the same pose they [...]

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Too soon to talk of loan exit

FRANKFURT, Germany – It has been reported that European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said it was far too soon to talk about an exit from its massive emergency loans to banks, saying that any such move would be premature while the 17-country eurozone was struggling with slack economic conditions and record high levels of [...]

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Augusta National to be ready even with storm

AUGUSTA, Georgia – It has been reported that Augusta National will be ready for the Masters, despite a major storm that dumped 4 centimeters (1.4 inches) of rain on the course, washed out bunkers, toppled trees and even knocked out a bathroom. The course opened about a half-hour late for practice rounds Wednesday and conditions [...]

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