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Man Accused Of Killing Wife, Son With Handheld Crossbow

December 5, 2013 5:28 am

A South Florida man used a crossbow to kill his wife and teenage son in their townhouse, tried to kill a second son who is a student at Florida State University and wound up dead in a motel bathroom, authorities said Wednesday. After a three-hour standoff with police Tuesday night, investigators said the suspect killed […]

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School allegedly tried to ban students from speaking Spanish

December 5, 2013 5:24 am

A Texas middle school has found itself in the middle of a heated controversy over student rights, educational practices, and multiculturalism.  According to KHOU-TV, the principal at Hempstead Middle School is on paid administrative leave after trying to ban students from speaking Spanish in class.  Students say on Nov. 12, Principal Amy Lacey announced over […]

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German FM Meets with Ukraine Protesters

December 5, 2013 5:04 am

It has been two weeks since protesters in Ukraine first took to the streets, demanding that President Viktor Yanukovich step down. On Wednesday night (December 4), thousands were still rallying at the Independence Square in Kiev. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle met with some of the protesters, and told opposition leaders that the door to […]

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Biden Says U.S. Objects to China Defense Move

December 5, 2013 5:04 am

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to China has been dominated by discussions about Beijing's new air defence zone. China's wants to secure an area two-thirds the size of Britain. It includes islands which are also claimed by Japan. Biden says he had expressed Washington's objection to such a move.

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Cameron Says Britain Open to Chinese Investments

December 5, 2013 5:04 am

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the United Kingdom is the most open country to Chinese investment, speaking to state broadcaster China Central Television at Shanghai's Jiaotong University.

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Puffin Populations Puffs Up in Farnes, Says Census

December 5, 2013 4:03 am

The Farne Islands off England's northeastern coast…..home to thousands of grey seals and a healthy population of puffins. For conservationists, it's good news. The puffin was thought to be in serious decline just five years ago, but now, it's bouncing back. Head ranger David Steel, says the species has recovered by eight percent over 2008's […]

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Storm Weather Forecast for the UK

December 5, 2013 4:03 am

The BBC's Tomasz Schafernaker's gives a weather report as the UK is hit by winds over 100mph.

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Engineer of Derailed Metro-North Train Suspended

December 5, 2013 3:59 am

Authorities say the engineer of a Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx has been suspended without pay.

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Snow and Ice Aim for Nation´s Frozen Midsection

December 5, 2013 3:40 am

Heavy snow and ice could stretch from the Great Lakes to Oklahoma and Arkansas on Thursday, as parts of the region deal with an extreme cold snap. (Dec. 5)

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Backstage at British Military Tournament

December 5, 2013 3:02 am

The annual British Military tournament takes place this weekend, with the prospect of commandos abseiling from a helicopter helping raise money for service charities.

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