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Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash 4 Miles High

Mountain rumbles to life for third time in recent months.<p><i>Mount Sinabung, a volcano in western Indonesia, erupted on November 3 for the third time in recent months, according to news reports.</i><p>The 8,530-foot-high (2,600-meter-high) mountain spewed ash up to 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) high, requiring the …

Senate advances gay rights legislation; bill's future dim in House

The Senate has advanced a bill to expand workplace protections for gay, lesbian and transgender Americans, marking the chamber’s first vote on the issue in more than 15 years.<p>The procedural vote, which required the support of 60 senators, was 61-30. The measure was supported by seven Republicans …

Apple Is Bringing Thousands Of Jobs To Arizona

All told, the plant will create more than 2,000 jobs in engineering, manufacturing, and construction, Apple said in a statement to Pocket-Lint.<p>Apple will make something called "sapphire glass" there, which is an extremely scratch-resistant type of glass, according to a press release issued by GT …

Federal appeals court temporarily halts horse slaughter for human consumption

A federal appeals court has temporarily put the brakes on plans to resume horse slaughter for human consumption in the U.S., after a New Mexico judge last week dismissed a push by animal rights groups to stop the practice.<p>The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday issued a temporary …

Bangladesh seeks 77% rise in wage for garment workers

<b>Bangladesh's wage board has proposed raising the minimum salary for garment industry workers by 77% to 5,300 takas ($68; £42) a month.</b><p>A string of fatal incidents have raised concerns over working conditions and low salaries in the sector - a key contributor to the country's economy.<p>Workers have …

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Iraq car bombs cause Baghdad carnage

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023021_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524715819_8930cedf612eea25bc11a08faaede886<p><b>Several car bombs have exploded around the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 39 people, officials say.</b><p>The bombs were placed in parked cars and …