November 23rd, 2014

World News

Strong earthquake strikes central Japan, destroying 37 homes and injuring at least 39 people

By Ken Moritsugu And Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2014

TOKYO – Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken bones, officials said. ... Read More »

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Strong earthquake strikes central Japan, destroying homes and injuring at least 39 people

By Ken Moritsugu And Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2014

TOKYO – Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. More than half a dozen homes were destroyed in a ski resort town, and at least 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, ... Read More »

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Strong quake in western China’s Sichuan province kills at least 2 people, hurts 54

By Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2014

BEIJING, China – A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake hit Saturday about 30 kilometres (20 miles) from the town of Kangding in Sichuan province. China’s seismological agency ... Read More »

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Strong earthquake strikes central Japan, destroying homes and injuring at least 30 people

By Ken Moritsugu And Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2014

TOKYO – A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people, officials said. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck Saturday near Nagano city shortly after 10 p.m. (1300 GMT) at a depth ... Read More »

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Woman on reality show “My Five Wives” says her father sexually abused her as a child

By Brady McCombs, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY – A woman featured in a reality TV show about a polygamous family is going public about sex abuse she claims she suffered as a child in hopes of changing a culture of secrecy plaguing plural families in Utah. Rosemary Williams says she was molested more than two decades ago by her ... Read More »

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Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision; civic group says no decision reached

By John O'Connor And Jim Salter, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. – A St. Louis civic group that promotes downtown businesses has told its members that the grand jury considering charges in the Ferguson police shooting case hasn’t reached a decision. Downtown STL Inc. told members in an email Saturday that the grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue deliberating whether charges are warranted ... Read More »

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Sheriff: Washington 3-year-old shot, reportedly as he and young friend played with gun

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2014

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. – The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says a 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth – reportedly as he and a 4-year-old neighbour were playing with a gun. Lt. Susy Johnson says the 911 call came late Friday night after the boy’s father heard a loud noise ... Read More »

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O Tannenbummer: Public complaints prompt city officials to replace ‘ugly’ Christmas tree

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2014

READING, Pa. – A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading’s spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit. Now a group led by ... Read More »

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Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamic extremist rebels kill 28 non-Muslims on bus in Kenya

By Tom Odula, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya – One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the ... Read More »

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Monaco plans to celebrate the birth of royal twins with church bells and cannon blasts

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2014

PARIS – Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month and the first one born will be the prince’s royal heir. The palace of the Riviera principality advised citizens on Saturday that the big moment, expected in December, will be celebrated with church bells ringing and 42 cannon shots. The ... Read More »

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