North Korea has fired three short-range missiles from its east coast. South Korean officials have been carefully monitoring the missile firings as tensions rise again in the Korean Peninsula. The missiles were fired on Saturday morning and afternoon in a north-east direction. Analysts have said the missiles were not as dangerous as the intermediate-range missiles which Pyongyang had ...
Violence has erupted in many areas of Iraq. On Saturday morning eight people, including a police officer, his wife and children, were killed by gunmen who also kidnapped ten security force personnel in the Rashid area, south of Baghdad. The gunmen first broke into the home of the local administrator, killing one of his guards. They then moved on to the nearby house of Captain Adnan ...
A federal judge in the US has given law agents permission to track people's mobile phones without a warrant. New York judge Gary Brown has ruled that law enforcement agents can conduct cell phone surveillance against people who forget to turn their phones off. In a written ruling, he said: "Given the ubiquity and celebrity of geo-location technologies, an individual has no legitimate ...
A top general has warned that Washington is facing a crisis due to the scandal of sexual assaults in the country's military. The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has called for the Obama administration to heed his warning, saying the country is in danger of losing women soldiers. During the week, US President Barack Obama met with General Dempsey, Defense ...
NEW YORK - Authorities in New York are claiming to have busted a multi-million cigarette smuggling ring and arrested at least 16 Palestinian immigrants having alleged links with known terror organisations. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Thursday said that the 16 members of the criminal ring in New York City, Albany County and Schenectady County ...
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WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has called for more security at American embassies around the world, urging Congress to help him "as a partner" to fully fund the State Department in this regard. By seeking Congress support for stepping up the security at embassies, Obama has turned the tables on Republicans amid criticism that the government's response to Benghazi attack on a US ...
BAGHDAD - Scores of people were killed in Iraq Friday, in a day marked by several bombings including two outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba after Friday prayers, killing at least 43 worshipers in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence. One bomb exploded as worshippers were departing the Saria mosque in the city of Baquba while a second ...
NEW YORK - Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scribbled a note in a boat he hid in while the manhunt was on, saying the attacks were retribution for U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and described the victims as "collateral damage". Tsarnaev wrote the note with a marker in the boat, describing the Boston victims "collateral damage" in the same way Muslims have been ...
It was a violent day in Iraq Saturday with at least 11 people killed and 10 policemen kidnapped as hatred simmers between the ruling Shi'ite majority and the Sunni minority. Gunmen broke into the home of an anti-terrorism policeman in the Baghdad suburb of Rasheed, killing him, his wife, and two children. Another security officer was killed elsewhere in Rasheed. Police say gunmen killed ...
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis shared personal moments with 200,000 people on Saturday, telling them he sometimes nods off while praying at the end of a long day and that it "breaks my heartrdquo; that the death of a homeless person is not news. Francis, who has made straight talk and simplicity a hallmark of his papacy, made his unscripted comments in answers to questions by four people at ...
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American hurdler Aries Merritt, who won his first Olympic gold in London and set a world record in the men's 110m hurdles last year, has geared up for the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League Shanghai leg.
"I will try to start the season in my best form and hopefully I'll be in my best so I won't disappoint the fans that come to watch the competition," said Merritt, 27, here Friday, reports Xinhua.
Merritt began the 2012 campaign by altering his approach to the first hurdle from eight to seven steps.
The risky move, allowing him to maintain his momentum going into the first barrier, proved to be a big success as he outshone arrivals such as Liu Xiang of China, Dayron Robles of Cuba and his countryman Jason Richardson to sweep nearly all the major titles in 2012.
In Istanbul, Merritt became the indoor world champion in the 60 meters hurdles, winning at the 2012 World Indoor Championships with a time of 7.44 seconds. At the Olympic trials in Oregon, United States, Merritt won the final in a world leading time of 12.93s, making the Olympic team for the first time.
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Merritt started by running the fastest qualifying time in the heats with a time of 13. ...
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