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Japans PM Abe to skip visit to China for WWII anniversary

Aug 25, 2015

Japans PM Abe to skip visit to China for WWII anniversary

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend events to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in China next month. #China #Japan #NewsTracker #anniversary #Event #WWII #Shinzo Abe #troops #world war
Missouri police officer who killed black teen speaks out - magazine| Reuters

Aug 05, 2015

Missouri police officer who killed black teen speaks out - magazine| Reuters

The white police officer who last year shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says he has been unable to find another policing job and still feels threatened by critics who blame him for killing the unarmed black teenager, according to a story published in the New Yorker magazine. Darren Wilson, 29, told the magazine that to try to keep his family safe after a series of death threats, he did not put his name on the deed when he bought a new house and had his wife check into a hospital anonymously when she gave birth to their daughter in March. Only a few friends know where he lives, Wilson told the magazine, which has posted the article online. #India #science #Europe #author #events
St. Louis justice system biased against black children, U.S. probe finds| Reuters

Jul 31, 2015

St. Louis justice system biased against black children, U.S. probe finds| Reuters

The family court system in St. Louis, Missouri, has racially discriminated against black juveniles, denying children their constitutional rights as they navigate court proceedings, a nearly two-year-long federal investigation has found. #Economy #United States #India #Latin America #Entertainment #events #civil rights
Louisiana shooting suspect never involuntarily committed - Georgia authorities| Reuters

Jul 28, 2015

Louisiana shooting suspect never involuntarily committed - Georgia authorities| Reuters

The man who police say killed two women at a Louisiana movie theatre was able to legally buy a gun because there was never an order to have him hospitalized for psychiatric care against his will, Georgia state authorities said on Monday. Suspect John R. Houser, who killed himself after Thursday's rampage in Lafayette, Louisiana, purchased the weapon he used in the attack from an Alabama pawnshop in 2014, authorities say #Business #Middle East #Africa #Crime #Entertainment #author #events
Magnitude 7.0 quake hits Irian Jaya, Indonesia - USGS| Reuters

Jul 28, 2015

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits Irian Jaya, Indonesia - USGS| Reuters

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on Tuesday the U.S. Geological Survey said. #India #markets #Iran #Latin America #Earthquakes #opinion #events
Magnitude 7.0 quake hits Irian Jaya, Indonesia - USGS| Reuters

Jul 28, 2015

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits Irian Jaya, Indonesia - USGS| Reuters

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on Tuesday the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the quake was 32.8 miles (52.8 km) deep and was centred 154 miles (248 miles) west of Jayapura at 6:41 a.m #United States #Middle East #Europe #markets #Africa #author #events
Gunman opens fire at Louisiana theater, kills 3, injures 7| Reuters

Jul 24, 2015

Gunman opens fire at Louisiana theater, kills 3, injures 7| Reuters

A lone gunman opened fire inside a crowded movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring seven others before taking his own life, police said. The gunfire erupted during a 7 p.m. #Business #India #science #Health #author #Gun control #events
Monsanto says 'expert panel' to review WHO finding on cancer link to herbicide| Reuters

Jul 15, 2015

Monsanto says 'expert panel' to review WHO finding on cancer link to herbicide| Reuters

Monsanto Co ( MON.N ), maker of one of the world's most widely used herbicides Roundup, said Tuesday that a panel of scientific experts will review the findings of a World Health Organisation cancer research unit that found the key ingredient in Roundup is "probably carcinogenic to humans." The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancers (IARC) said in March that it came to the conclusion that the key ingredient known as glyphosate was probably cancer-causing after reviewing a range of scientific literature. [ID:nL2N0WM2I4] But Monsanto immediately called for a retraction and called the findings by the team of international IARC scientists "junk science." [ID:nL2N0WP0UM] On Tuesday, Monsanto said it has asked the Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy to convene a panel of internationally recognised scientific experts to conduct the review of IARC's work. The experts include medical doctors, cancer experts, and individuals who hold doctoral degrees and who are specialists in public health, Monsanto said. #science #markets #United Kingdom #Pollution #events
Suspect in Charleston church shooting indicted on 9 murder counts| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015

Suspect in Charleston church shooting indicted on 9 murder counts| Reuters

Dylann Roof, the suspect in last month's massacre at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been indicted by a grand jury on nine counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, the prosecutor said on Tuesday. Roof, a 21-year-old white man linked to racist views, is charged in the June 17 shooting rampage at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where nine black people were killed. #United States #Europe #Crime #Entertainment #Gun control #events
Boston Marathon bomber files motion seeking new trial| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015

Boston Marathon bomber files motion seeking new trial| Reuters

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial, according to court records. The preliminary motion for a new trial cited a lack of evidence in his trial this spring, according to documents filed in federal court in Massachusetts. #United States #Islam #Greece #Foreign policy #author #events