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Electricity grids fail across half of India
Global News
Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:07

NEW DELHI (AP) — Electric crematoria were snuffed out with bodies inside, New Delhi's Metro shut down and hundreds of coal miners were trapped underground after three Indian electric grids collapsed in a cascade Tuesday, cutting power to 620 million people in the world's biggest blackout.

 
Where's Assad? Mystery deepens about Syrian leader
Global News
Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:06

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad urged his military Wednesday to boost its fight against rebels, but his written call to arms only deepened a mystery over his whereabouts two weeks after a bomb penetrated his inner circle.

 
US: Religious freedom worsens in China, Indonesia
Global News
Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:03

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protection of religious freedom has deteriorated in Indonesia and the Maldives, and China has intensified repression of Tibetan Buddhists, contributing to a series of self-immolations, the United States said Monday.

 
US army sergeant sentenced in soldier's abuse
Global News
Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:58

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (AP) -- A U.S. Army sergeant was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison, a demotion and docked a month's pay for his role in the alleged racial hazing of a fellow soldier who later committed suicide.

 
Teddy bears drop in, bring down 2 Belarus generals
Global News
Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:55

MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- It's probably the first time in history that teddy bears have defeated generals.

 
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