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19 Foreigners Killed In Hot Air Balloon Accident In Southern Egypt

02/27/2013 02:15 AM

Nineteen foreigners died in southern Egypt Tuesday morning when the hot air balloon they were riding in exploded and plummeted to the ground. Two Egyptians believed to be the balloon’s operators re...


Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail, Family Is “Relieved”

02/23/2013 04:57 AM

Oscar Pistorius was granted bail Friday by Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair despite prosecutors insisting he is a flight risk. Nair said prosecutors failed to prove the Olympian is at risk of fleeing ...


World Demand for Catalysts to Exceed $19 Billion in 2016

02/22/2013 09:10 PM

World demand for petroleum refining, chemical synthesis, and polymerization catalysts will rise 5.8 percent per year to $19.5 billion in 2016.


Global Power Tool Demand to Exceed $28 Billion in 2016

02/22/2013 07:00 AM

World power tool demand is forecast to increase 4.5 percent annually through 2016 to $28.1 billion.


Top Investigator In Oscar Pistorius Case Faces Attempted Murder Charges

02/22/2013 06:54 AM

The top police investigator on the murder case against Oscar Pistorius has been replaced following the revelation he is facing 7 counts of attempted murder in connection with an October 2011 shooti...


Oscar Pistorius Reveals Girlfriend Died In His Arms

02/20/2013 06:06 AM

In a written affidavit read Tuesday in court by his lawyer, Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius rejected the prosecution’s accusations of premeditated murder in the Valentine’s Day death of his model gi...


Demand for Insulation in China to Grow Over 9 Percent Annually Through 2016

02/19/2013 10:15 AM

Demand for insulation materials in China is projected to grow 9.4 percent per annum through 2016 to 65.7 billion yuan.


World Lamps and LEDs to Grow Over 12 Percent Annually Through 2016

02/19/2013 09:05 AM

World demand for lighting is projected to climb more than 12 percent annually through 2016 to $78.3 billion.


Global Demand for Security Services to Reach $244 Billion in 2016

02/19/2013 06:45 AM

Global demand for private contract security services will increase 7.4 percent annually to $244 billion in 2016.


World Flooring and Carpet to Exceed 18 Billion Square Meters in 2016

02/19/2013 04:35 AM

World demand for flooring and carpets is expected to rise 4.9 percent annually to 18.6 billion square meters in 2016.


Global Demand for Home Medical Equipment to Reach $28 Billion in 2016

02/19/2013 03:00 AM

World demand for home medical equipment is projected to increase 7.0 percent annually to $28 billion in 2016.


36 Dead, 30 Injured In Stampede At Northern India Railroad Station

02/12/2013 04:52 AM

Dozens of people died in northern India on Sunday when chaos at an overcrowded railroad station sparked a stampede. It is unclear what exactly caused the stampede at the Allahabad station in Uttar ...


Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation During Vatican Ceremony

02/12/2013 02:14 AM

In a surprise announcement on Monday, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the papacy after 8 years. He cited his old age and failing strength. The announcement marked the first time a ...


Earthquake Triggers Tsunami, 5 Dead In Solomon Islands

02/07/2013 12:58 AM

A tsunami triggered by a powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake killed at least 5 people and damaged dozens of homes in the Solomon Islands this morning.


Remains Found Under Parking Lot Identified As Those Of King Richard III

02/05/2013 02:56 AM

British scientists say human remains found buried under a Leicester, central England parking lot has been identified through DNA tests as those of King Richard III. Richard III was the last ruler o...


Suicide Blast Outside US Embassy In Ankara, Turkey Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

02/02/2013 01:59 AM

A terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey on Friday killed one person and wounded another. Neither of the victims were Americans; officials said the man who died was a Turkish securi...


Death Toll In Explosion At Pemex Office In Mexico City Rises To 32

02/02/2013 01:07 AM

The death toll in Thursday’s explosion at the Pemex office complex in Mexico City, Mexico rose to 32 overnight, according to the state-owned oil company’s CEO Emilio Lozoya. Although it remains unk...


Body Of US Air Force Pilot Lucas Gruenther Found In Adriatic Sea

02/01/2013 05:59 AM

Three days after disappearing during flight training off the coast of Italy, a 32-year-old United States Air Force pilot has been found dead. The family of Capt. Lucas Gruenther says his body was f...


US Navy Will Cut Grounded Minesweeper In To Pieces To Remove It From Coral Reef

02/01/2013 05:18 AM

To prevent more damage to the Tubbataha Reef, the U.S. Navy says it must cut their grounded minesweeper into pieces to remove it. The original plan was to lift the USS Guardian off the reef in one ...


3 Men Confirmed Dead In Antarctica Plane Crash

01/29/2013 04:57 AM

Search and rescue teams have located wreckage from a plane that crashed in Antarctica, and New Zealand authorities believe all three people on board perished. The remote area of the crash site coup...