Several dramatic rescues were made in the past three days.
The deadly stabbing, escalated from a confrontation between a group of students on the Spring High School campus and possibly gang-related, claimed a young life and wounded three other students early Wednesday.
The operation was approved by President Barack Obama and conducted by U.S. military with the coordination across U.S. national security and intelligence agencies, Little said, adding that no U.S. personnel or civilians on the ground were injured during the operation.
Autret was arrested on April 7, 2009 and his file was kept secret. Thus his lawyer Menelao Mora had only 40 days to study the case and 15 days to prepare for his defense before the trial, which was held from June 28 to July 3.
"Currently, 12.4 million people need urgent food relief in eastern Africa, including 2 million children under the age of five," the ministry said, adding that more than half of the affected population (about 7.5 million) have been relocated.
The poll, conducted by the University of Arkansas, showed that likely voters prefer Romney to Obama by a wide margin, 58 percent to 31 percent. The economy again led the list of most important issues to Arkansans, with 47 percent of the respondents naming the economy as their chief concern, following at a distance were health care at 15 percent, drugs at 12 percent and education at 11 percent.
BOGOTA, May 23 (Xinhua) -- At least 24 soldiers were injured when a grenade accidentally exploded in a garrison in Tolima in the middle of the country, the Armed Forces of Colombia said Sunday.
"We believe this resolution is in the best interest of BP and its shareholders," said Carl-Henric Svanberg, BP's chairman. "It removes two significant legal risks and allows us to vigorously defend the company against the remaining civil claims."
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The American Heart Association (AHA) issued an advisory on Thursday, urging Americans to cut salt intake so as to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
"It would obviously have very serious implications for our relationship, including our assistance going forward," State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki told reporters at a regular news briefing.
"We are at a different moment with President (Barack) Obama seeking ways to strengthen the relations with the countries of the region," added the U.S. official, who traveled to Ecuador to attend a seminar of the Ibero-American Network of International Studies.
- At least three people, including a suspect and a Transportation Security Administration agent, were injured in the gunfire which erupted at a checkpoint inside the terminal around 9:30 a.m. local time (1630 GMT). Full story
- Spokeswoman Alexandra Campbell said the problems that cause the 2003 collapse, which left 50 million Canadians and Americans without power for three days or more, have been fixed.
- Carter made the remarks at the Aspen Security Forum held in Colorado. He said systems administrators like Snowden must now work with a colleague when accessing sensitive, compartmented intelligence.
- Thousands of protestors are already marching to the Tahrir Square while others are scheduled to head to the presidential palace and the headquarters of the Supreme Election Commission in Cairo.
- Fidel Castro says he is not anti-Jewish
- During a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez on Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that both Iran and Venezuela are "determined for overthrowing the unjust ruling system of the world and for the establishment of a new world order based on the rules of justice", the report said.
- Obama's party suffered a significant blow Tuesday when it lost a House seat in a heavily Democratic district in New York City in a special election. Democrats have a 3-1 registration edge in the Brooklyn and Queens-area district and have held the seat for nearly a century. On the same day, Democrats suffered another setback by losing a House special election in Nevada.
- Local media reported that the fire erupted from a punctured petroleum PG&E pipeline beside a high school when a backhoe digging too close clipped the line.
- "Today, farmers using micro-irrigation produce high-yield, nutritious crops on more than 6 million hectares worldwide," Clinton said.
- TRIPOLI, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Libya's fallen leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds around Thursday noon after his capture in Sirte, after nearly two months on the run, as fighters of the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) claimed control of Gaddafi's hometown.
- The U.S. president, who paid a secret visit to Kabul late Tuesday night which coincided with the first anniversary of the killing of Osma bin Ladin, hailed the historic agreement saying that the pact defines a new U.S.-Afghan relationship and a new chapter begins. Full story
"WASHINGTON, March 20 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was projected Tuesday night to win his party's Illinois primary by major U.S. broadcasters, as he hunts for enough delegates to become the party's nomination.? Full story"
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"BEIRUT, April 30 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. embassy in Lebanon said Friday that the U.S. security delegation's Wednesday visit to Lebanese Masnaa border area near Syria was invited and coordinated by the Lebanese government."
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"In his weekly address, Obama said there is a fraction "on the far right" of the Republican party who have convinced their leadership to threaten a government shutdown if they can't shut off the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare."