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  1. News - Asia

    Police arrest 2nd suspect in Mumbai gang rape case

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 03:24pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi A second man was arrested in the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai, police said on Saturday, promising swift justice for a crime that has renewed public outcry over sexual violence in India. The 22-year-old Indian woman was in stable condition, after being repeatedly raped by up to five suspects on Thursday night in a deserted textile mill ...

  2. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Federer cruises, top women advance at US Open

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 09:55am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Roger Federer made the perfect start to his bid for a sixth US Open title when he easily won his first-round match at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday. Defying critics who ... of rain. The 32-year-old Federer, winner of a record 17 grand slam singles titles, ripped 35 winners and committed just 16 unforced errors in the 93-minute win. “I felt great,” Federer said ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Justice in India hindered by overloaded legal system

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 05:34pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... for cross-examination don’t show up - so the court adjourns early. The attack on the 23-year-old woman in the heart of New Delhi on December 16 shook a country long inured to brutality against its women. Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets demanding justice now, not the usual yearslong trial. The attack on the 23-year-old woman in the heart of New Delhi on December 16 shook ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Knicks’ J.R. Smith has surgery on left knee

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 11:20am by Associated Press in New York

    ... with the arthroscopy repairing a tear in the lateral meniscus. Smith, who won the Sixth Man of the Year award, helped shoot the Knicks into the playoffs before struggling in the postseason. The New Jersey product worked out a deal to stay with the Knicks that will pay him about US$25 million over four years. He averaged 18.1 points during the regular season, second on the team behind Carmelo ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghans flee war to India

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 05:04pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Life is tough for Afghan refugees in India Sharifa Jan fled Afghanistan for India last year when the Taliban killed her husband and threatened her six children. New Delhi’s chaos baffled her but the city also provided a safe haven. But like thousands of other Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in India her security comes at a price: Jan’s family ...

  6. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    US fashion designers take trunk shows to China

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 09:51am by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York New York fashion houses look to expansion in Chinese market Rag & Bone, Marchesa and Proenza Schouler, among the top in their class of cool, youngish New ... “There was a sense of excitement on both sides about discovery,” she said. “We are always inspired by the juxtaposition between the old and the new,” said Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US jury sentences cop killer to death in New York

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 01:56pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York A jury in New York on Wednesday sentenced Ronell Wilson to death for killing two undercover police officers in 2003, setting up what would be the first federal execution of a New York defendant in six decades. The jury’s verdict in US District Court in Brooklyn is the second capital sentence for Wilson, 31, who originally was sentenced to death in 2007 ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    All-Star relievers flash credentials for pennant race

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 10:40am by Reuters in New York

    ... The shut-down performance by American League relievers this year’s All-Star game showcased the winning edge a bullpen can offer a contender as Major League Baseball enters the second half ... Balfour to the mound. American League manager Jim Leyland decided to use the 43-year-old Rivera in the eighth instead of his usual ninth inning setting to make sure he got the future Hall of Famer ...

  9. News - World - Houston-based company admits destroying evidence after US Gulf oil spill

    Halliburton agrees to plead guilty in Gulf oil spill case

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:23pm by Associated Press in New Orleans

    ... Associated Press in New Orleans Halliburton admits destroying crucial evidence Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 ... was filed in federal court in Louisiana. Halliburton has agreed to pay the maximum fine, be on probation for three years and continue to co-operate with the government’s criminal investigation, ...

  10. News - World

    'Evil spirit' scam plagues Asian immigrants in NYC

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 09:18am by Associated Press in New York

    ... Detectives say there has been a rash in New York of what's known as an evil spirit or blessing scam, where older immigrant women, mostly Chinese, are swindled out of their valuables ... will die in a car accident — he is cursed,” a 65-year-old was told. In each instance, the women bundled up cash and jewelry in a bag and gave it to strangers they’d just met — self-proclaimed ...




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