06 January 2014

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Angela Merkel injured skiing, cancels meetings (72)
(AFP) / 6 January 2014 Angela Merkel will be down for three weeks after a fall while skiing in Switzerland. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident and is walking with the help of crutches, forcing her to call off some foreign visits and official appointments, her spokesman said on Monday. Merkel fell while skiing over the Christmas vacation.
'Life-threatening' cold bites U.S. Midwest, heads east (94)
By Brendan O'Brien and Kim Palmer MILWAUKEE/COLUMBUS MILWAUKEE/COLUMBUS (Reuters) - As the Midwestern United States shivered through the region's lowest temperatures in two decades and forecasters warned that life-threatening cold was heading eastward, officials in Chicago and other districts said schools would be closed on Monday. Icy conditions snarled travel across the Midwest and thousands of flights
Supreme Court puts Utah same-sex marriage on hold (21)
Associated Press, Associated Press Topics: From the Wires, 4 News, Politics News WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue. The court issued a brief order Monday blocking any new same-sex unions in the state. The order follows an emergency appeal by the state following the Dec.
Singapore Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan (25)
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 superjumbo made an emergency landing in Azerbaijan AFP Image Credit: AFP This photo taken by passenger Steve Murphy early on January 6, 2013 shows oxygen masks hanging from the ceiling of a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 superjumbo as it lost cabin pressure on a flight from London to Singapore. SINGAPORE: A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 superjumbo made an emergency
China destroys 6 tons of ivory in landmark move (28)
ASSOCIATED PRESS Conservation groups say China is the world's biggest market for ivory. DONGGUAN: China destroyed about 6 tons of illegal ivory from its stockpile on Monday, in an unprecedented move wildlife groups say shows growing concern about the black market trade by authorities in the world's biggest market for elephant tusks. Authorities displayed a pile of ornaments, carvings and tusks to reporters,
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