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No NTSB investigators for deadly bus crash because of government shutdown: official

The National Transportation Safety Board is not sending anyone to investigate a horrific Tennessee bus crash that left eight people dead and 14 more injured because the government shutdown furloughed all its highway investigators, an NTSB official said.<p>“In this particular case I think it’s highly …

Obese two-year-old becomes youngest person to have gastric bypass

A morbidly obese two-year-old Saudi Arabian toddler has been revealed to the youngest person in the world to undergo weight loss surgery.<p>The toddler weighed 5st 3lbs (33 kg) when surgeons conducted the operation, according to a new report in a medical journal.<p>The unnamed boy's legs were bowed under …

Costa Concordia awaits salvage operation half-submerged - video

Aerial footage of the Costa Concordia lying off the shore of east Italy ahead of a complex operation to right the giant vessel. The 114,000-tonne cruise ship, which ran aground in January 2012 causing 32 fatalities, is due to be righted on Monday morning and then towed away and scrapped. The ship's …

Mexico hit by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel

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Israel cautious over Syria weapons deal

The Israeli prime minister has said he hoped the US-Russian brokered deal to remove Syria's chemical weapons would result in the "complete destruction" of the arsenal and push the world to stop Iran from nuclear weapons armament.<p>Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before a planned meeting with US Secretary of …

Syria minister hails Russia over chemical weapons 'victory'

A Syrian minister has hailed the deal on the Assad regime's chemical weapons as "a victory … won thanks to our Russian friends".<p>In the first comments to come out of Damascus since the accord to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons, brokered by Russia and the US, was announced, Ali Haidar, paid …

US pastor arrested before he could burn 2,998 Korans on anniversary of 9/11 attacks

US law enforcement officers have arrested a Florida pastor on his way to a park to set fire to nearly 3,000 Korans in protest over the 9/11 terrorist attacks.<p>Sheriff's deputies arrested Pastor Terry Jones, 61, and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr, 34, on felony charges as he drove a pickup …

Gay marriages to be treated equally by IRS

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples who are legally married will be treated as married for federal tax purposes regardless of where they live, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday.<p>The ruling follows the Supreme Court’s decision in June overturning a key provision …

Gunman fires AK-47 in US primary school

A gunman has burst into a Georgia primary school armed with an assault rifle and fired on police before surrendering.<p>No one was hurt in the incident in Decatur, near Atlanta, which came less than a year after 20 children were murdered in a primary school in Newtown, Connecticut.<p>The 19-year-old …

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Can Good Graphic Design Help The Homeless?

A new project replaces the handwritten signs of homeless people with eye-catching recreations, but maybe the graphic design isn’t the point.<p>The least visible franchises can be given a new voice through the power of good branding and great graphic design. Will it do the same for the voiceless, the …

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Zoo In China Swaps Dog For Lion, Hopes No One Notices

Visitors to a zoo in China got a rude surprise when the lion started barking.<p>Turns out it was no lion, but just a Tibetan mastiff, a large, hairy breed of dog — which, for what it's worth, more closely resembles the king of the jungle than does perhaps any other domestic canine.<p>Apparently, …

Egypt State Of Emergency Declared Following Police Crackdown

By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Finn<p>CAIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - At least 95 Egyptians were killed on Wednesday after security forces moved in on protesters demanding the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi, and the government imposed a state of emergency as unrest swept the most populous Arab …