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Bomb Scare On Boston Attack Anniversary

Bomb Scare On Boston Attack Anniversary

Two unattended bags have been destroyed near the finish line of the Boston Marathon - one year to the day after three people were killed by a pair of bombs at the same location. The man had a rice cooker in hi…

  • Sky News - 17 hours agoBoston Bombings: Families Mark First …

    Relatives of those killed in the Boston bombings have taken part in ceremonies marking the first anniversary of the deadly attack. The families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi, along with relatives of MIT police officer Sean Collier, were joined by Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries for a day of tributes. The events began with a wreath-laying ceremony at the site where two blasts occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. More »

  • Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014South Korea's Park apologises for …

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologised on Tuesday for the latest scandal to rock the intelligence service where three officials have been charged with conspiracy to fabricate evidence against a man accused of spying for North Korea. The case is the latest in a long line of controversies marking the National Intelligence Service's troubled history that have triggered calls for reform, but it has been notoriously averse to change. "Regrettably, the National Intelligence Service's wrongful practices and a system of lax oversight were revealed and caused concern among the public, and I would like to apologise for this," Park said at a cabinet meeting. Park's father, Park Chung-hee, was assassinated in 1979 by the disgruntled head of the agency's precursor at the peak of a power struggle that involved the late president's close aides. More »

  • AFP - Tue, Apr 15, 2014Boston remembers marathon bombing victims, …

    One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the northeastern US city on Tuesday will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the grisly attack that stunned the nation. More »

  • IB Times - Mon, Apr 14, 2014President François Hollande's Midterm …

    Reuters reported that the approval rating of France's president, François Hollande, had bombed to a new all-time low, whilst his newly appointed finance minister Manuel Valls, has achieved much more favourable results by attaining the biggest gap ever recorded between the two government positions just days after taking up his new appointment. M. Valls announced in a budget statement last week, his aim to reduce the country's Budget Deficit by making €50 billion of public spending "savings". The polls were taken between 04 and 12 April and showed M. Valls with a 58 per cent level of approval. President Hollande on the other hand, might wish to stay in Mexico where he is proving highly popular and has signed 42 agreements with his counterpart, President Enrique Peña Nieto, as his ratings have slumped to just 18 per cent. More »

  • AFP - Sun, Apr 13, 2014Islamists boycott Algeria vote as North …

    Algeria's Islamists -- once the country's leading political force -- are boycotting this month's presidential election, chastened by recent poor performances at the polls and setbacks for ideological soulmates across North Africa. More »

  • IB Times - Sun, Apr 13, 2014Ukraine Set to Storm State Buildings …

    Ukraine is gearing up to launch its armed response in an attempt to flush out pro-Russian separatists from the seized state buildings of the restive cities even as shootings are being reported. In the city of Kramatorsk, nearly 100km north of Donetsk, exchange of gunfire is said to have taken place eventually resulting in protesters seizing the police building. "Kramatorsk (Donetsk oblast) is an attack. "The government of Ukraine considers the facts of the present day as a manifestation of external aggression by Russia," said a statement on the internal ministry's website. More »

  • AFP - Sun, Apr 13, 2014US warns Russia of 'additional consequences' …

    US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia of "additional consequences" if it fails to pull its troops back from the Ukraine border, as Kiev accused Moscow of aggression in its restive east. More »