Yearly Archives: 2014

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Feds deny performance pay to nuke dump operator

ALBUQUERQUE — The contractor that runs the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository is being denied millions of dollars in performance pay as part of the financial fallout from a radiation leak that forced the…

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Putin calls annexation of Crimea a historic landmark

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his New Year’s speech to hail his country’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula as an achievement that will “forever remain a landmark in the national history.” Putin’s…

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Saudi beheads 83 people in 2014, the most in years

RIYADH — Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani man on yesterday convicted of smuggling “large quantities” of heroin, the kingdom’s state news agency reported, bringing the number of publicly announced executions to its highest level in…

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South African church to evict hundreds of refugees

JOHANNESBURG — The New Year brings an uncertain future for more than 500 people who are being evicted from the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg, which has been a haven for refugees and homeless…

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Chris Brown cancels New Year’s Eve appearance in PH

MANILA, Philippines – American artist Chris Brown pulled out from his scheduled performance in the country on Wednesday. Brown was supposed to be the main act of a New Year’s Eve countdown at the Philippine…

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Philippine storm weakens, leaves 53 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm that pounded the central Philippines earlier this week has left at least 53 dead in landslides and flash floods, disaster officials said Wednesday.

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So caps banner year with North American Open title

MANILA, Philippines – If not for his decision to change federations, Wesley So would have easily been the uncontested best Filipino athlete of the year. So, who decided to play for the United States with…

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AirAsia news guide: Slow recovery, prayer for kin

Officers of the National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) examine maps of the area where the debris and bodies from AirAsia flight 8501 were found, at the crisis center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya,…

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SMB upbeat on Ross, Lutz recovery in time for Finals

MANILA, Philippines – Thanks to its four-game sweep of Talk n Text that rewarded the team an extended Christmas breather, San Miguel Beer isn’t worrying much about the health problems afflicting key players Chris Ross…

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