Native Americans Hit D.C. to Protest Keystone Pipeline

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:47
A Native American tribal leader sits on his horse in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on April 22 as the Cowboy and Indian Alliance protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, part of "Reject and Protect," a weeklong series of actions by farmers, ranchers and tribes against the tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S.
Cop Pleads Guilty to Fraud for Faking Injury
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:47
A former officer accused of rocking out on stage in a metal band while he claimed he couldn't work because of an injury pleaded guilty to fraud.
Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:30
CAIRO (Reuters) - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier. The reality was an even more remarkable coincidence: the fragment was part of the very same artifact - a unique 6th century B.C. statue hewn from pale green stone - that…
Import tariffs strain rich-poor gap in 'madly expensive' Luanda
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:30
LUANDA (Reuters) - In Luanda's Jumbo supermarket, a half-liter tub of imported vanilla ice-cream used to cost $25, testament to the Angolan capital's rank as one of the world's most expensive cities. With new import tariffs imposed last month, that price has jumped to $31, enough to make even wealthy locals and expatriates pause and putting it even further beyond the reach of millions of poor Angolans struggling to feed their families. Luanda already ranks…
China Resources (Holdings) appoints new chairman, replacing Song
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:30
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Resources (Holdings) Co Ltd has appointed a new chairman with immediate effect, replacing Song Lin who is being investigated by Chinese authorities, the firm said in a statement on Wednesday. Fu Yuning, a former executive chairman of China Merchants Group, would take over from Song, China Resources said in a statement on its website. China Merchants Group is the parent of Chinese ports operator China Merchants Holdings International Co Ltd…
SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:30
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. The victims are overwhelmingly students of a single high school in Ansan, near Seoul. More than three-quarters of the 323 students are dead or missing, while nearly two-thirds of the other 153…
Obama visit lifts lid on simmering Asia tensions
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:30
Tokyo (AFP) - US President Barack Obama's Asian tour starts in Japan on Wednesday, lifting the lid on a bubbling cauldron of regional animosities and exposing historical rifts. Obama touches down in Tokyo after nearly 150 lawmakers paid homage at a controversial war shrine seen by neighbouring nations as a symbol of Japan's brutal imperialist past, and shortly after the prime minister made a shrine offering. Days earlier, China seized a huge Japanese freighter over…
Teen stowaway undetected for hours before departure
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:30
Stowaway Stirs Concern About Airport SecurityPlay Video View gallery A plane takes off at Mineta San Jose International Airport, Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Cal … View gallery A 15-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher center, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight …
Blair warns West over radical Islam
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:15
23 April 2014Last updated at 07:30 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Mr Blair told the BBC it would be a "mistake" to "forget" about the threat of radical Islam Continue reading the main story Related StoriesBlair: Iraq made UK timid over SyriaBlair denies 9/11 radicalisationBlair criticises Iran and Syria Tony Blair will warn Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
Somber memorial to students lost on sunken South Korean ferry Sewol
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:45
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Hundreds of people pay their respects to students lost in the ferry sinkingDozens of pictures of high school students are displayed along a wall of flowersOne teenager says she still holds out hope that her friend will return The death toll has risen to 146, authorities say; more than 150 people are still missing Ansan, South Korea (CNN) -- Amid a huge bank of white flowers, their young faces stare out from the…