May 30th, 2015

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Powerful but deep quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning issued, no injuries or damage

By Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on May 30th, 2015

TOKYO – A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported. The magnitude-8.5 offshore quake struck off the Ogasawara islands at a depth of 590 kilometres (370 ... Read More »

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Rocket grenades hit homes, kill 7 as Boko Haram unleashes new violence on Maiduguri city

By Haruna Umar, The Associated Press on May 30th, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Rocket-propelled grenades exploded into several home, killing at least seven people s in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri before dawn Saturday as Boko Haram unleashed a new kind of violence in the birthplace of the extremist group, said residents. Maiduguri resident Mari Madu said he counted at least 40 thunderous blasts ... Read More »

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Weekslong summer heat wave eases in parts of southern India after killing nearly 2,000 people

By Omer Farooq, The Associated Press on May 30th, 2015

HYDERABAD, India – Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives. The heat wave, however, was expected to continue in some areas of worst-hit Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states for another 24 hours, said Y.K. Reddy, an Indian Meteorological Department ... Read More »

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Iran nuclear talks: Envoys meet amid questions over sanctions relief, inspections of sites

By Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press on May 30th, 2015

GENEVA – A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva Saturday in an effort to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections. The talks between U.S. Secretary of State ... Read More »

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Egypt frees Egyptian-American sentenced to life in prison over charges from 2013 sit-in

By Brian Rohan, The Associated Press on May 30th, 2015

CAIRO – Egyptian authorities freed an Egyptian-American on Saturday who was sentenced to life in prison and had been on hunger strike for over a year, forcing him to renounce his Egyptian citizenship as a precondition of his release. Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent member of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, had been convicted ... Read More »

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Powerful but extremely deep earthquake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning issued

By The Associated Press on May 30th, 2015

TOKYO – A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near a group of remote Japanese islands and shook Tokyo on Saturday, but officials said there was no danger of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported. The offshore earthquake struck off the Ogasawara islands at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 ... Read More »

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Canada to play Glasgow Warriors in Halifax in pre-Rugby World Cup tuneup

By The Canadian Press on May 30th, 2015

TORONTO – The Canadian men’s rugby team will play the Glasgow Warriors in Halifax on Aug. 29. The game against the Scottish club side will take place at the Wanderers Grounds, with temporary seating allowing close to 5,000 fans. It will be Canada’s last contest before heading to the World Cup in England. “We are ... Read More »

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Powerful but deep earthquake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

By The Associated Press on May 30th, 2015

TOKYO – A powerful but extremely deep earthquake has struck off Japan’s Ogasawara islands, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami. Japan’s Meteorological Agency says the offshore earthquake struck Saturday at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 kilometres (370 miles). The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of ... Read More »

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Take a trip back in time with tractor pull near Picture Butte

By Mabell, Dave on May 30th, 2015

For younger Canadians, its significance may be lost in the wisps of time. But steam power was king when Lethbridge and many other Canadian cities began. It propelled our railroads, steamships, factories and our farm operations. In Alberta, at least, some of those steam-powered farm tractors have been... Read More »

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Coalhurst grad to run for Greens

By Mabell, Dave on May 30th, 2015

LETHBRIDGE A Lethbridge-area resident, currently studying in Ontario, has been appointed the Green Party’s candidate for federal election. Kas MacMillan, a 2010 graduate of Coalhurst High, is pursuing political science and history at Carleton University in Ottawa. But he says he’ll be back home by mid-summer, well before... Read More »

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Community Foundation grants presented

By Kuhl, Nick on May 30th, 2015

Lethbridge Herald The Community Foundation knows that at the heart of every community project, there are local people working hard to make a difference. They even issued nearly $350,000 worth of grants to 38 groups and organizations from across southern Alberta during a celebration Thursday. The most... Read More »

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