Archive | March, 2012

US compensation for Afghanistan shooting spree. Authorities have paid $50,000 for each Afghan killed

March 26, 2012

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Sunday 25 March 2012 US compensation for Afghanistan shooting spree Authorities have paid $50,000 for each Afghan killed and $11,000 for each person wounded, say tribal leaders Associated Press US authorities have paid $50,000 (£32,000) in compensation for each Afghan killed in a shooting spree allegedly carried out by an American soldier in Kandahar province, […]

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More than 11,000 Nigerians sue Shell in UK court over spills

March 23, 2012

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More than 11,000 Nigerians sue Shell in UK court over spills Lawyers for more than 11,000 Nigerians initiated formal legal proceedings against oil giant Shell in London on Friday after the breakdown of negotiations on compensation following two oil spills.   Pius Utomi Ekpei / AFP – Getty Images, file A man walks near spilled crude […]

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Video: President Obama weighs in on Trayvon Martin case with statement

March 23, 2012

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Trayvon Martin Case – President Obama Weighs In: ‘If I Had a Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon’  

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AEG’s Leiweke makes $58.75-million bet on Sacramento NBA arena. What about the NBA in Seattle?

March 23, 2012

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March 21, 2012 AEG’s Leiweke makes $58.75-million bet on Sacramento NBA arena The Los Angeles Times The man behind the planned NFL stadium in Los Angeles said he is making a $58.75-million bet on Sacramento with his investment in the construction of an NBA arena for the Kings. Anschutz Entertainment Group President and Chief Executive […]

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Forbes: List of U.S. cities with the most new construction projects

March 23, 2012

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Cities with the most new construction By Morgan Brennan Forbes  Thanks to the housing bubble, Phoenix garnered a reputation for dusty abandoned homes and half-built tracts of retail sprawl. Arizona’s biggest city suffered a 55% drop in home prices since the 2006 peak and it consistently ranks among the country’s 20 worst cities in terms […]

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Whitney Houston drowned accidentally; cocaine in her system

March 22, 2012

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Whitney Houston drowned accidentally; cocaine in her system Thursday, March 22, 2012  Los Angeles Times Whitney Houston died as the result of drowning in what the Los Angeles County coroner has ruled as an accidental death. The coroner said heart disease and cocaine use were also factors in her death on Feb. 11. Cocaine was […]

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Zimbabwe says plans $100 milion infrastructure bond

March 22, 2012

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Zimbabwe says plans $100 milion infrastructure bond Reuters HARARE- Zimbabwe plans to float a $100 million bond to rebuild its dilapidated infrastructure as the country struggles to attract foreign investment, the finance minister said on Wednesday. Zimbabwe’s infrastructure, such as its roads, railways, dams and power plants, has been starved of finance due to a […]

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Germany sells sub to Israel but warns on attacking Iran

March 22, 2012

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Germany sells sub to Israel but warns on attacking Iran Reuters BERLIN- Germany said on Tuesday it will sell Israel a 6th military submarine and shoulder part of the cost, although it warned its ally that any military escalation with Iran could bring incalculable risks. German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere said he shared Israel’s […]

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China’s rail expansion gets freen light

March 20, 2012

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    China’s Rail Expansion Gets Green Light By Frank Holmes TheStreet.com NEW YORK (U.S. Global Investors) –China’s economic engines of growth have begun to accelerate again, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the chart below. After approvals for new railroad projects spiked to a five-year high in the third quarter of 2010, […]

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George Zimmerman defense releases bloody face photo in Trayvon Martin’s killing case

March 20, 2012

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Updated: December 3, 2012 George Zimmerman defense releases bloody face photo Photo from night of Trayvon Martin shooting shows Zimmerman’s face bloodied. By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel George Zimmerman’s defense team on Monday released a higher-quality, color version of a bloody photo of Zimmerman’s face taken the night he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The photo […]

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