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New Year’s stampede in Shanghai: 35 dead, 42 injured – USA TODAY

Angry family members clash with security personnel in a hospital where some of the victims of a stampede by New Year’s revellers were sent in Shanghai on Jan. 1, 2015. At least 35 people died in the stampede in Shanghai’s historic riverfront. OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 536431435(Photo: STR, AFP/Getty Images) SHANGHAI (AP) — Thirty-five people died in a stampede during New Year’s celebrations in downtown Shanghai, China’s state-run Xinhua…

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve: Watch the world ring in 2015 – Haaretz

It’s been a long 2014, but finally we can say goodbye to this year and say hello to the next. Millions of people in many corners of the globe are ushering in the new year with parties and fireworks. Haaretz follows the party as it circumvents the globe.  Happy New Year Germany! …

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Smiles for Leelah Alcorn, Who Asked Us to ‘Fix Society. Please.’ – Huffington Post

As I was scrolling through Facebook today, I came upon a post about the suicide of 17-year-old transgender teen Leelah Alcorn. After reading the article, which included the suicide note she posted on Tumblr, I went to her Tumblr page and read both the notes she left and continued to scroll through the many posts and pictures she had reblogged. While there were many pictures indicating desperation, there were also…

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wal-Mart shooting: Boy ‘unzipped’ special purse gun pocket –

SPOKANE, Wash. — Concealed weapons are part of everyday life in Idaho, and that’s unlikely to change in the Mountain West state despite a shocking accident in which a 2-year-old boy reached into his mother’s purse, got ahold of her gun and shot her in the head inside a Wal-Mart. Veronica J. Rutledge was shopping Tuesday morning with her son and three nieces in Hayden, Idaho, when the small-caliber handgun…

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

AirAsia victim with life jacket raises questions about plane’s last moments – Reuters

SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) – A body recovered on Wednesday from the crashed AirAsia plane was wearing a life jacket, an official with Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said, raising questions about how the disaster unfolded. Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object beneath waters near where debris and bodies were found on the surface. Ships and planes…

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Official: Missing jet likely at ‘bottom of the sea’ – USA TODAY

As families wait for the search for the missing AirAsia flight to resume, the Indonesian vice president details the plan to find the plane. Nathan Frandino reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook Family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 attend a briefing at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on Monday.(Photo: Manan Vatsyayana, AFP/Getty Images) Southeast Asia was mourning its third airline catastrophe of the…

Posted: Monday, December 29, 2014

Official: AirAsia Flight QZ8501 likely at ‘bottom of the sea’ – CNN

(CNN) — The missing AirAsia jet probably crashed into the sea, Indonesia’s top rescue official said Monday, citing radar data from the plane’s last contact. “Our early conjecture is that the plane is in the bottom of the sea,” Bambang Sulistyo, head of Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency, told reporters, saying the view was based on the plane’s flight track and last known coordinates. But searchers still don’t know…

Posted: Monday, December 29, 2014

Tsunami’s Legacy: Quest for Early Warning – Wall Street Journal

BANGKOK—The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami revealed an urgent need for an adequate warning system. Tens of thousands of people had little idea of what was heading their way on the morning of Dec. 26. A decade later, the region has made progress, leaving behind on the ramshackle methods once used to alert coastal residents of risks from undersea earthquakes—though communities in close range still may not have enough time to…

Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014

Pope’s Christmas message: Iraq and Syria have suffered too long – CNN

(CNN) — Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering “brutal persecution” in Iraq and Syria. The Pope used his Christmas Day blessing, “Urbi et Orbi,” to draw attention to displaced children and adults in the Middle East “who for too long now have suffered the effects of ongoing conflict,” he said, in a reference to the Syrian civil war and increased instability…

Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014

Pope Francis, in Christmas Address, Focuses on Children’s Plight – New York Times

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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014

Will ‘chilling effect’ of Sony mess dissipate now? – USA TODAY

An Atlanta movie theater will show ‘The Interview’ starring Seth Rogan and James Franco on Christmas Day. The theater’s owner says they are taking safety precautions but he isn’t overly concerned about any backlash. VPC ‘The Interview’ is back on the marquee in independent theaters around the country, including Plaza Theatre in Atlanta.(Photo: Photo by Erik S. Lesser/ EPA) Talk about Hollywood in turnaround: What just happened in the Sony/hack-attack/The…

Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2014

New York Officers’ Killer, Adrift and Ill, Had a Plan – New York Times

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Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014

2 NYPD police officers ‘assassinated’; shooter dead – CNN

New York (CNN) — Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver’s seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side. The two cops weren’t at their usual precinct — normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but they were working a “critical response” detail in an area with higher crime, police said. That’s where they were slain, ambush-style — Saturday afternoon as they sat in their patrol car, New York…

Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Two NYPD Cops ‘Assassinated’ in Brooklyn Ambush – ABC News

Two New York City police officers were “assassinated,” shot “execution-style” as they sat in their patrol vehicle in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, city officials said. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said the two were shot with “no warning, no provocation.” “Two of New York’s finest were shot and killed, with no warning, no provocation,” Bratton said. “They were quite simply assassinated.” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio described the shooting…

Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sony chairman hits back at Obama, stands by company’s decision to pull film – Jerusalem Post

Mere hours after President Barack Obama said Sony Pictures made a “mistake” in their decision not release the The Interview – a farce staring Seth Rogen and James Franco where the two set out to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un at the CIA’s behest – Chairman Michael Lynton adamantly claimed the studio did not capitulate to North Korean demands. “We have not caved, we have not…

Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sony says it is ‘surveying alternatives’ for film release – Irish Times

The head of Sony Pictures has insisted the studio has “not caved” over the decision to cancel the release of a movie about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. At his end-of-year press conference, US president Barack Obama said Sony had “made a mistake”, adding: “I wish they had spoken to me first.” But Michael Lynton, the company’s chief executive, said…

Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014

Obama Defends Cuban Opening but Faults Sony Over Movie in Year-End News … – New York Times

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Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014

Obama warns North Korea over Sony hack: ‘We will respond’ – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Friday warned North Korea it would face retaliation over a cyber attack on Sony Pictures and pledged not to bow to dictators, as an envoy for Pyongyang denied involvement. Threats issued after the November attack prompted the movie giant to cancel the Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” a madcap satire about a CIA plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The anonymous…

Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cairns stabbing: Scene ‘extremely distressing’ – Australia police – BBC News

Eight children have been found dead at a house in Cairns in northern Queensland, say Australian police. Police said a 34-year-old woman had been taken to hospital with stab wounds but was stable. Speaking to journalists, Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar of Queensland Police said that the scenes his officers had witnessed were “extremely distressing”.

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014

Death ‘All Around Me’: Victims Relive Pakistan School Massacre –

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan was plunged into mourning Tuesday after Taliban militants in suicide vests laid siege to a school, massacring more than 130 children during eight hours of sheer terror. In total, 145 people were killed, officials said. Those who survived emerged with stories of horror — of gunmen shooting indiscriminately into crowds or killing youngsters one by one. “One of my teachers was crying, she was shot…

Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014