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Palestinians Set to Seek Redress in a World Court – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2015

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New Year’s Eve stampede kills 35 on Shanghai’s Bund tourist strip – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2015

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A stampede killed at least 35 people and injured 43 during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai, on the city’s famed waterfront tourist strip known as the Bund, authorities said. The Shanghai government said that large crowds started to stampede in Chen Yi Square on the Bund just before midnight, with authorities working to rescue and aid the wounded. It was not immediately clear what triggered the…

Boy, 2, Accidentally Shoots and Kills Mom at Idaho Walmart – NBCNews.com

Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2015

This video grab image obtained December 31, 2014, courtesy of KREM TV in Spokane, Washington shows a Kootenai County car and officer at the parking lot outside of a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho. A two-year-old in a shopping cart at a Walmart store shot and killed his mother with a handgun taken from her purse, in the latest US shooting tragedy. The accident took place December 30, 2014 in…

​’No more waiting’: Palestine to set date for joining ICC, other intl bodies – RT

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

AFP Photo / Kena Betancur Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has signed the Rome Statute, the founding treaty to join the International Criminal Court, a day after the UNSC failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid for the creation of a Palestinian state. READ MORE: Palestinian statehood bid fails at UN Security Council as US, Australia vote against The Palestinian Authority could also schedule a date for applying to join the…

US scientist shot by toddler was ‘beautiful, young, loving mother’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In her private life she and her husband of six years were gun enthusiasts, hunters, Second Amendment advocates, and backers of the National Rifle Association. On Christmas Day her husband gave Mrs Rutledge a specially designed handbag with a zipped pocket for a handgun, which she was carrying when she died. After Christmas they drove several hundred miles north from their home in the small, conservative town of Hayden, Idaho,…

Police union chiefs meet with de Blasio amid tensions – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This is a rush transcript from “Your World,” December 30, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: You are looking live at New York’s Times Square. In 32 hours, this place will be jumping. Folks will be whooping it up, but — but will police be standing down? Welcome, everybody. I’m Neil Cavuto. As Americans prepare for the ball to drop,…

Leelah Alcorn: Transgender Teen’s Reported Suicide Note Makes Dramatic … – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A note reportedly left by an Ohio teen asking that her death expose the problems transgender people suffer has been cited by an Ohio official and has prompted police to investigate the death as a suicide and to determine if there was a link to the note. Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach posted a long note on his Facebook page, a note that was reportedly left behind by Leelah Alcorn,…

Hong Kong fireworks dazzle as Asia leads global New Year party – Daily Mail

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

By Afp Published: 13:03 EST, 31 December 2014 | Updated: 13:04 EST, 31 December 2014 A huge display of fireworks lit up Hong Kong on Thursday, with brilliant bursts of colour over Victoria Harbour as the Chinese city rang in 2015 in spectacular style, launching the party for millions across Asia. From New Delhi to Dubai, Johannesburg, New York and Rio, millions around the world will celebrate when the clock…

UN rejects Palestinian bid to end Israel’s occupation – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Members listen as Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour, left, speaks during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.(Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years late Tuesday, a blow to an Arab campaign to get the U.N.’s most powerful body to take action to achieve…

Grim AirAsia search for bodies hampered by storms – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BEIJING — Fierce winds and storm-tossed seas off Indonesia sharply limited search missions Wednesday seeking to recover more bodies from the AirAsia crash and pinpoint the underwater wreckage of the jet that went down with 162 people aboard. Several more bodies were pulled from the Java Sea — including one wearing a red flight attendant uniform — and sonar images appeared to show parts of the plane that was lost…

Leelah Alcorn: Transgender Teen’s Reported Suicide Note Makes Dramatic … – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A note reportedly left by an Ohio teen asking that her death expose the problems transgender people suffer has been cited by an Ohio official and has prompted police to investigate the death as a suicide and to determine if there was a link to the note. Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach posted a long note on his Facebook page, a note that was reportedly left behind by Leelah Alcorn,…

Police confirm eight people murdered in ‘tragic day for Edmonton’ – The Globe and Mail

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Calling it “a tragic day for Edmonton,” Police Chief Rod Knecht listed eight victims in the city’s worst-ever mass murder: four women, two men and two children under the age of 10 – one a boy, the other a girl. A ninth death appears to have been the man responsible for one of the worst domestic killings in Canadian history. He took his own life on Tuesday, ending a horrific,…

US Flu Numbers At Epidemic Threshold, Say CDC – Huffington Post

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Flu season is in full swing in the United States, and the proportion of deaths related to flu infections have reached epidemic threshold, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to data that came from a 122-city fatality reporting system, 6.8 percent of all deaths reported during the 51st week of the year (ending Dec. 20) were related to pneumonia and influenza. Four of…

Rescuers believe wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 found; Airbus promises … – Hindustan Times

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ships and planes had been scouring the Java Sea for Flight QZ8501 (an Airbus A320-200) since Sunday, when it lost contact during bad weather about 40 minutes into its flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. Indonesian rescuers have recovered various bits of debris, including luggage, and seven bodies floating in shallow waters. “It’s about 30 to 50 metres (100 to 165 feet) underwater,” Hernanto, head of…

UN rejects Palestinian resolution to end Israel’s occupation – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Members listen as Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour, left, speaks during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.(Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years late Tuesday, a blow to an Arab campaign to get the U.N.’s most powerful body to take action to achieve…

The inside story of how an Idaho toddler shot his mom at Wal-Mart – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Wal-Mart in Hayden, Idaho, where a 2-year-old boy shot and killed his mother. (AP Photo/Coeur d’Alene Press, Tess Freeman) Veronica Rutledge and her husband were a couple who loved everything about guns. They practiced at shooting ranges. They hunted. And both of them, relatives and friends say, had permits to carry concealed firearms. Veronica typically left her Blackfoot, Idaho, home with her gun nestled at her side. So on Christmas morning last week, her husband…

Police shoot, kill man who tries to run them down – MiamiHerald.com

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Police shot and killed a man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents after he tried to use his car to run down officers trying to arrest him in a Philadelphia suburb. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said that officers feared the man would kill them Tuesday and they “did what they had to do.” He said five officers fired at the man….

Six bodies recovered from AirAsia crash – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

AirAsia confirmed debris found in the Java Sea came from missing Flight 8501. Bodies were also recovered from the location just six miles from the plane’s last communications with air-traffic control. Indonesian officials shows airplane parts and a suitcase found floating on the water near the site where AirAsia Flight 8501 disappeared.(Photo: Dewi Nurcahyani, AP) SURABAYA, Indonesia — As search teams locate and remove bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501, investigators…

Aleksei Navalny, Putin Critic, Is Spared Prison in a Fraud Case, but His Brother … – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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