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9:38 am
Thu July 11, 2013

India protests over 'tribal' Virgin Mary and baby Jesus

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A new statue which shows Virgin Mary and baby Jesus as tribals has been installed in a church in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, sparking off protests from non-Christian tribal groups. Amarnath Tewary reports on the controversy.
A new statue which shows Virgin Mary and baby Jesus as tribals has been installed in a church in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, sparking off protests from non-Christian tribal groups. Amarnath Tewary reports on the controversy.
9:29 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Apple conspired to fix e-book prices, judge rules

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Apple conspired with publishers to fix the price of electronic books, a US judge has ruled.
Apple conspired with publishers to fix the price of electronic books, a US judge has ruled. Manhattan Judge Denise Cote said the iPad maker "conspired to restrain trade". But the firm's spokesman, Tom Neumayr, said Apple would appeal against the ruling and fight "false allegations".
9:26 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Egypt unrest: US to go ahead with F-16 jets delivery

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The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say.
The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say. This comes as Washington is continuing to evaluate last week's overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi by the army.
9:21 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Cash-only doctors abandon the insurance system

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Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors is opting out of the insurance system completely. They're expecting patients to pony up with cash.
Fed up with red tape and high overhead, a growing number of doctors like Dr. Doug Nunamaker, pictured here, have switched to a cash-only payment system. Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors is opting out of the insurance system completely.
8:59 am
Thu July 11, 2013

After Epic Escape From China, Exile Is Mired in Partisan U.S.

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Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal advocate who challenged the Chinese government over its harsh family planning policies, is nothing if not a politically astute survivor. He outsmarted the phalanx of guards who kept him under house arrest and then made his way into the American Embassy, setting off a diplomatic crisis that was resolved only after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton intervened and negotiated his freedom.
Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal advocate who challenged the Chinese government over its harsh family planning policies, is nothing if not a politically astute survivor. He outsmarted the phalanx of guards who kept him under house arrest and then made his way into the American Embassy, setting off a diplomatic crisis that was resolved only after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton intervened and negotiated his freedom.
2:45 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

US Facebook death threats troll: Reece Elliott jailed

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A British man who threatened to kill 200 people in the US, in posts he made under a false name on Facebook, has been jailed for more than two years.
A British man who threatened to kill 200 people in the US, in posts he made under a false name on Facebook, has been jailed for more than two years. Reece Elliott, 24, of Foss Way, South Shields, made the threat in February on online memorial pages for two Tennessee girls killed in car accidents.
2:42 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Nigeria jails 'Boko Haram' militants for life

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Four alleged members of the Islamist Boko Haram group have been sentenced to life for their role in bomb attacks that killed 19 people.
Four alleged members of the Islamist Boko Haram group have been sentenced to life for their role in bomb attacks that killed 19 people. They were found guilty of masterminding and carrying out attacks on an electoral commission office and a church last year. These are the heaviest sentences given to any Boko Haram suspects.
2:34 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Sir Elton John postpones tour due to Appendicitis

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Sir Elton John has postponed a series of summer festival dates after being diagnosed with appendicitis.
Sir Elton John has postponed a series of summer festival dates after being diagnosed with appendicitis. According to his website, the singer called in doctors after falling ill during his current European tour. The statement added he was on a course of "intensive antibiotics" and was expected to undergo surgery "in the coming weeks".
2:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Army Kills 51, Deepening Crisis in Egypt

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CAIRO — The mass shooting of Islamist protesters by security forces on Monday at a sit-in for Mohamed Morsi, the ousted president, injected new outrage into the standoff over his removal by Egypt’s top generals, darkening hopes that they might reconcile the polarizing forces that have torn at the fabric of the country.
CAIRO - The mass shooting of Islamist protesters by security forces on Monday at a sit-in for Mohamed Morsi, the ousted president, injected new outrage into the standoff over his removal by Egypt's top generals, darkening hopes that they might reconcile the polarizing forces that have torn at the fabric of the country.
2:20 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Cornell Scientist’s Quest: Perfect Broccoli

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GENEVA, N.Y. — There it sits, a deep-green beauty at the farmers’ market: that sweet, crisp nutritional dynamo we know as fresh local broccoli.
GENEVA, N.Y. - There it sits, a deep-green beauty at the farmers' market: that sweet, crisp nutritional dynamo we know as fresh local broccoli. And then there's this: a bitter, rubbery mass that's starting to turn yellow around the tips, all bumped and bruised from its long trip from the field to the supermarket.

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