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Prison fire kills 350 inmates

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Feb. 15 (Xinhua) - Honduran President Porfirio Lobo on Wednesday ordered a full investigation into a prison fire that killed at least...

Whitney Houston looked ‘healthy and beautiful’ just before her death

Two loud booms jolted awake the music industry executive in her fifth-floor room of the Beverly Hilton hotel.The time was 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The...

Two blasts rock Syria’s economic powerhouse, 28 die

 ALEPPO, Syria, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Young Talek could never have imaged he would lie in a hospital bed badly injured, when he went...

Three ministers accused of watching porn in Parliament resign

NEW DELHI - It isn't everyday that video from inside a routine legislative session causes an uproar big enough to force three politicians to...

Economists trim Kenya’s growth forecast to 4 percent over general election jitters

NAIROBI, Wednesday, Jan. 25 - Economic analysts have lowered growth forecast for Kenya’s economy in 2012 from 5.0 per cent to between 4 and...

The passing of a legendary spy

 MOSCOW, Wednesday Jan. 11 - Legendary Soviet spy Gevork Vartanian, who helped foil a Nazi plot to kill Allied leaders in Tehran during World...

French journalist Gilles Jacquier killed in Syria

French TV reporter Gilles Jacquier has been killed in the Syrian city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television has announced. Mr Kim, who has led the communist nation...
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