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Gunman in Sikh temple attack was white supremacist

By Tue, Aug 07, 2012 11:44AM UTC

OAK CREEK, Wisconsin (AP) — The gunman who killed six worshippers at Sikh temple in the U.S. was a failed soldier who played in white supremacist heavy metal bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy, according to police, public records and interviews. Yet his motive remained largely

Malaysian girl killed in suspected exorcism ritual

By Tue, Aug 07, 2012 11:38AM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say a 3-year-old girl was killed in a suspected exorcism ritual by her parents and other relatives. District police chief Azman Abdul Lah says police raided a house in northern Penang state late Sunday after receiving a distress call from a relative and

Torrential rains paralyze Philippine capital

By Tue, Aug 07, 2012 11:31AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential rains pounding the Philippine capital on Tuesday paralyzed traffic as waist-deep floods triggered evacuations of tens of thousands of residents and the government suspended work in offices and schools. Incessant downpours set off by the seasonal monsoon overflowed major dams and rivers in Manila and

Nuke plant chief after tsunami: ‘This is serious’

By Tue, Aug 07, 2012 10:46AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The command center at Japan’s stricken nuclear plant shook violently when hydrogen exploded at one reactor, and the plant chief shouted, “This is serious! This is serious!” videos taken during last year’s crisis reveal. Pic: AP. Tokyo Electric Power Co. initially refused to release the footage, but

Philippine House ends debate on contraception bill

By Tue, Aug 07, 2012 10:35AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives has ended debate on a bill promoting contraception use in the country with one of Asia’s fastest-growing populations. Monday’s vote is an initial victory for proponents and President Benigno Aquino III who want to fast-track passage of the proposed law. The

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