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2012 Sep 13
British insurers launched a register of insurance fraudsters after calculating that bogus claims rose 5 percent last year, adding 50 pounds to the average policyholder's bill.
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2012 Sep 13
Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal issued a statement saying that Ieng Thirith (80) suffers from a progressive, degenerative illness that is likely Alzheimer's disease and which diminishes her mental capacity. The court ruled that she was medically unfit to stand trial for genocide during the Khmer Rouge's 1975-79 rule, a decision survivors called shocking and unjust. Ieng Thirith was freed on Sep 16.
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2012 Sep 13
From the Czech Rep. it was reported that at least 19 people have died and 24 hospitalized after drinking cheap vodka and rum laced with methanol.
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2012 Sep 13
An Egyptian court convicted former prime minister Ahmed Nazif on corruption charges and sentenced him to three years in prison. Nazif was also fined 4.5 million Egyptian pounds, or about $750,000. Nazif was already serving a seven-year term for his role in awarding contracts for supplying new car license plates without going through legal procedures.
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2012 Sep 13
In Guatemala the Volcan del Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, erupted in a ferocious lava flow 6 miles from Antigua.
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2012 Sep 13
Mexican prosecutors said they were investigating a 16-year-old suspected hitman who was believed to have participated in at least 50 murders while working for a drug gang. The teenager, identified as Francisco Miguel N., was part of a gang known as Los Mazatlecos, a criminal group attached to the Beltran Leyva drugs cartel.
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2012 Sep 13
In Pakistan gunmen killed seven road construction workers in Mastung district in Baluchistan province.
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2012 Sep 13
In Uganda British producer David Cecil appeared in court charged with "disobeying lawful orders" from the Uganda Media Council, which says he staged "The River and the Mountain," a play about being gay in Uganda, in Kampala last month despite orders to the contrary.
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2012 Sep 13
In Vietnam a record numbers of people visited the dissident blog sites and the bloggers pledged to keep up their struggle for freedom of expression. Vietnam's government has vowed to crack down on three dissident blogs.
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2012 Sep 13
In Yemen hundreds of protesters, angered by an anti-Islam film, chanted "death to America" and stormed the US Embassy compound in Sanaa and burned the American flag. At least 5 Yemenis were killed as state security repulsed the attack. Pres. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi apologized to Pres. Barack Obama for the attack on the US Embassy.
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2012 Sep 13
In Egypt Alber Saber was arrested after neighbors complained he had shared on Facebook the amateur film made in the US that sparked protests across the Muslim world. His arrest came during a wave of public outrage over the film, produced by an Egyptian-American Copt. On Dec 12 a Cairo court convicted and sentenced Saber to three years in prison for blasphemy and contempt of religion.
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2013 Sep 13
In western Afghanistan Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the US Consulate in Herat, triggering a firefight with security forces in an attack that killed at least 3 Afghans.
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2013 Sep 13
Australian man Tom Denniss (52) completed a grueling run that looped the world, having done the equivalent of a marathon a day for more than 20 months in what he hopes is a record. Denniss began his endurance test on December 31, 2011 at the Sydney Opera House and since then has travelled more than 26,000 km (16,200 miles) over five continents.
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2013 Sep 13
London police arrested 12 men involved in a bold attempt to take control of a bank's computer in order to rob the institution. 4 men were charged the next day with trying to steal millions of pounds from Santander Bank by hacking into its computer system. 8 others were released on police bail pending further enquiries.
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2013 Sep 13
Burundi opened an investigation into claims that a former ethnic Hutu rebel leader ordered the massacre of Congolese refugees in an attack almost a decade ago. The Banyamulenge, an ethnic Tutsi tribe from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, in August accused Agathon Rwasa of ordering the killing of 166 Banyamulenge seeking refuge inside a camp in Burundi in 2004.
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2013 Sep 13
Central African Republic's new president Michel Djotodia said he was dissolving the Seleka rebel alliance that swept him to power, a group that has since been blamed for a wave of violence.
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2013 Sep 13
Egyptian soldiers backed by attack helicopters swept through several villages in the strategic Sinai peninsula, part of an offensive aimed at driving out al-Qaida-inspired groups.
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2013 Sep 13
An Indian court sentenced to death four men for the December gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman, ordering them to the gallows.
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2013 Sep 13
In India a homemade bomb exploded at a market in Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, killing at least 8 people.
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2013 Sep 13
In Iraq a bomb struck a Sunni mosque during prayers in Umm al-Adham village, on the outskirts of Baqouba, killing at least 30 people.
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2013 Sep 13
Lithuania made a formal protest to Russia over extra border checks imposed over the last month that are hampering trade as the countries spar over trade relations with Ukraine. Russia and the EU, of which Lithuania holds the rotating presidency, are each trying to convince Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to join their respective trade blocs.
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2013 Sep 13
In Mexico police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators in the main square of Mexico City, arresting 31 people, as the government took control of the historic center after weeks of protests by teachers.
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2013 Sep 13
In southwestern Pakistan suspected militants fired rocket-propelled grenades at trucks carrying NATO oil supplies, killing a driver.
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2013 Sep 13
In Russia a fire killed 37 people in a psychiatric hospital in Luka, a provincial village north of Moscow. This was the second deadly blaze at such a facility this year.
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2013 Sep 13
In Rwanda one person was killed and 14 wounded in a grenade blast in a market in Kigali, the latest in string of such attacks over the past few years.
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2013 Sep 13
South African construction workers ended a three week strike after reaching a 12 percent wage hike deal with employers.
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2013 Sep 13
Human Rights Watch said South Sudan's army has killed almost 100 members of a small tribe, executing some of them in cold blood, during seven months of fighting with rebels in Jonglei state.
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2013 Sep 13
UN investigators said Syrian government forces are bombing and shelling hospitals in rebel-held areas to stop sick and wounded people getting treatment, acts which constitute war crimes.
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2013 Sep 13
It was reported that at least five Venezuelan newspapers have temporarily stopped publishing in recent weeks for lack of paper.
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2013 Sep 13
In Malawi Paul Mphwiyo, an official at the national treasury, suffered gunshot wounds outside his home. Pres. Joyce Banda said he was attacked to stop him from exposing high-level fraud.
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2013 Sep 13
In Florida sheriff’s deputy Adams Lin shot Dontrell Stephens (20) four seconds after stopping him for riding his bike into traffic. Stephens was left paralyzed and in February 2016 a jury awarded him $23 million.
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2014 Sep 13
French police detained Kemi Seba (aka Stellio Capo Chichi), a convicted anti-Semite and radical black power activist, after he arrived in Paris to promote a new book. Seba had been living in Senegal.
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2014 Sep 13
Indonesia's elite anti-terrorism squad arrested 7 suspected militants, including 4 Turks believed to be planning to join a jihadist group in eastern Indonesia with possible links to the Islamic State group. Four of the suspects were members of China's ethnic Uighur minority community.
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2014 Sep 13
Islamic State militants publicly executed 8 Sunni men in a small northern Iraqi village over the last 24 hours for allegedly plotting against the group.
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2014 Sep 13
The Islamic State released a video showing the beheading of British subject David Haines and threatening the life of another British hostage.
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2014 Sep 13
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sacked 10 senior officials because they failed to heed a warning to return from overseas travel to help the government's fight against an Ebola epidemic.
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2014 Sep 13
In the Philippines rescuers plucked at least 110 survivors from dangerously shifting waters and recovered at least 3 bodies from the M/V Maharlika II, which listed and sank at nightfall.
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2014 Sep 13
A Russian convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the border to deliver humanitarian aid to Luhansk, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders.
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2014 Sep 13
In Serbia a German man (27), taking part in a gay rights conference, suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in Belgrade.
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2014 Sep 13
Ugandan police arrested 19 suspected Islamist Shebab insurgents who planned to carry out bomb attacks in Kampala and other towns.
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2014 Sep 13
Univ. of Virginia student Hannah Graham (18) went missing. Police later identified Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. (32) as a suspect. He was returned to Virginia on Sep 27 after being found in Texas. Matthew was also linked to the 2009 murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington (20). Graham’s body was found on Oct 18. On March 2, 2016, Matthew pleaded guilty to both murders and was sentenced to 4 consecutive life sentences.
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2014 Sep 13
In California the King Fire broke out west of Lake Tahoe. By Sep 25 it had scorced 93,000 acres and was only 38% contained.
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2015 Sep 13
In Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder (31) was shot and killed after a driver fled his car following a traffic stop. Suspect Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks of Florissant, Mo., was shot by police hours later when he refused to drop his weapon.
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2015 Sep 13
In Oklahoma violence erupted at the for-profit Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing. 3 inmates were stabbed to death. A 4th died overnight.
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2015 Sep 13
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called for jihadists to close ranks and take the battle to Western cities, especially in the US, in an Internet audio message.
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2015 Sep 13
In Austria roughly 6,000 migrants had entered the country since midnight, and the number for the day was expected to surpass 10,000.
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2015 Sep 13
In northern Cameroon two suicide bombers killed 7 people in twin attacks Kolofata near the border with Nigeria.
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2015 Sep 13
China's Communist Party issued a long-awaited blueprint for overhauling bloated state industries while retaining the party's dominance in the economy.
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2015 Sep 13
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a newspaper interview that Germany was now reaching its limit as thousands of refugees continue to stream across its borders every day. Germany began reinstating controls at its border with Austria as it struggled to cope with a record influx of refugees.
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2015 Sep 13
Greek authorities say 28 people have drowned, half of them children, after a wooden smuggling boat capsized in the southeastern Aegean Sea.
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2015 Sep 13
In Moldova some 20,000 people demonstrated against the government for the 8th straight day demanding a probe into the estimated $1.5 billion that disappeared from three local banks last year.
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2015 Sep 13
In Nigeria a one story, mud-brick school building collapsed, killing 4 students and injuring 24 at the Abu Naima Islamic School.
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2015 Sep 13
Russia held local elections. The Kostroma region was the only one of eleven regional parliaments in allowing the anti-Putin opposition to run. Candidates from the ruling United Russia party won the governor's seat in all 21 regions where an election was held, as well as in 11 regional legislatures.
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2015 Sep 13
In Saudi Arabia 5 soldiers were killed by fire from across its border with Yemen. A helicopter pilot died when his chopper crashed during a training mission.
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2015 Sep 13
In Sierra Leone a girl (16) died from Ebola, dealing a blow to optimism that the west African country has finally turned the page on the devastating epidemic.
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2015 Sep 13
In southeast Turkey Kurdish militants killed 2 police officers in a car bomb attack on a checkpoint in Sirnak province. Turkish forces shelled a mountainous area where PKK fighters had fled after the checkpoint attack, killing 6 of them. The PKK also launched an attack with rocket-propelled grenades and rifles in the Silvan district of Diyarbakir province, killing one police officer and wounding another.
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2015 Sep 13
Yemen's exiled government pulled out of UN-mediated peace talks with its Houthi adversaries as troops from the Saudi-led coalition that is seeking to restore it took part in ground fighting in a central province for the first time.
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2015 Sep 13
El Salvador police discovered the bodies of Marcela Vargas (21) and her friend Liset on the banks of a stream in the center of San Salvador. They had disappeared nine days earlier and both were found tied up and stabbed repeatedly. Murders in the country totaled some 4,930 for the first nine on this of this year.
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2016 Sep 13
The United States sent two nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its recent nuclear test, and also to settle rattled nerves in the South.
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2016 Sep 13
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, and a religious order based in Pennsylvania agreed to pay $900,000 to settle 28 lawsuit claims of sexual abuse by the late Franciscan borther Joseph Baker, who killed himself in 2013.
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