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China, South Africa ban beef imports from Brazil

By Sun, Dec 16, 2012 12:55PM UTC

SAO PAULO (AP) — China and South Africa have banned imports of its beef because of fears of mad cow disease, Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said Friday. The ministry said in a statement that the two countries temporarily suspended their beef imports from the world’s second largest exporter of the product.

Schools and students are targets worldwide

By Sun, Dec 16, 2012 12:05PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A half-day before a young gunman committed one of the deadliest school attacks in U.S. history, a Chinese farmer took a kitchen knife and hacked at more than 20 children as they entered their rural elementary school. Though the outcomes are different — 28 dead in Connecticut,

Burma gov’t apologizes for crackdown violence

By Sun, Dec 16, 2012 11:56AM UTC

YANGON/RANGOON, Myanmar/Burma (AP) — Burma’s government formally apologized Saturday to the country’s Buddhist monks for its recent crackdown on protesters at a copper mine that injured more than 100 of their monastic colleagues. President’s Office Minister Hla Tun led other officials in apologizing to senior and injured monks in the

Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe

By Sun, Dec 16, 2012 11:43AM UTC

LONDON (AP) — As the world joined Americans in mourning the school massacre in Connecticut, many urged U.S. politicians to honor the 28 victims, especially the children, by pushing for stronger gun control laws. Twitter users and media personalities in the U.K. immediately invoked Dunblane — a 1996 shooting in

Mass held for nurse in British royal hoax

By Sun, Dec 16, 2012 11:39AM UTC

LONDON (AP) — A service was held in London on Saturday to mourn the death of a nurse found hanging in her room three days after she had been duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. The death of Jacintha Saldanha, 46, on

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