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Japan: Transfer Vehicle Blasts Off

Posted: 08/05/2013 - A Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-IIB rocket carrying cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) launched off Tanegashima, Southern Japan early on Sunday (August 4), with a special extra passenger.

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US News: Embassy Security; Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak; Plant Implosion Injures 5

Posted: 08/04/2013 - Top US officials meet to discuss embassy threat... 3 die when small plane crashes in coastal SC... Police: Driver who hit California beachgoers fled, at large... 1 dead, 1 injured in Miss. skydiving accident... Man buried when ice tunnel on Ore. mountain collapses... Legionnaires' outbreak hits Ohio retirement center... 5 spectators injured at old power plant implosion... San Fran labor talks continue as planned strike looms... Time Warner blackout of CBS continues... Powerball jackpot reaches $300M for Saturday...

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Day in History: Anne Frank, Lizzie Borden, Jesse Owens

Posted: 08/04/2013 - Today's Highlight in History: On August 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years inside a building in Amsterdam. (Anne died the following year at Bergen-Belsen.) In 1735, a jury found John Peter Zenger of the New York Weekly Journal not guilty of committing seditious libel against the colonial governor of New York, William Cosby. In 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home in Fall River, Mass. Lizzie Borden, Andrew's daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, but acquitted at trial. On August fourth, 1957, the Everly Brothers introduced their upcoming single "Wake Up Little Susie" on the "Ed Sullivan Show." The song created a controversy, and some radio stations banned it.

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Italian Tornado Caught on Tape

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Mobile phone footage filmed by locals in the province of Milan on Monday (July 29) captures the moments a strong tornado plume hit the area.

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Russia: Crashes Abound in Aircraft Flying Contest

Updated: 07/29/2013 - Contestants in Moscow's Red Bull Flugtag contest had little more than a wing and a prayer on Sunday (July 28) as their home-made aircraft in the shapes of everything from nursery rhyme and video game characters to famous French actors came crashing into a river in north Moscow.

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World News: Pope Returning Home; Cubans Returned; Libyan Protests; Afghanistan, Pakistan Bombings

Posted: 07/28/2013 - Pope's Brazil visit winding up...23 Cubans at sea returned to Cuba by US Coast Guard... Libyans demonstrate against Muslim Brotherhood... Syrian troops recapture historic mosque... India and Pakistan troops clash in Kashmir... Bombings kill dozens in Pakistan and Afghanistan... Japan sides with Philippines and Vietnam in territorial dispute with China...

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Spain Train Driver Suspected of Negligent Homicide

Posted: 07/28/2013 - In Wednesday's crash, the train's eight carriages packed with 218 passengers blazed far over the speed limit into a curve and violently tipped over. Diesel fuel sent flames coursing through some cabins...

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India Launches Weather Satellite

Updated: 07/26/2013 - India's successfully launched on Friday (July 26) its advanced meteorological satellite INSAT-3D by a European rocket from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana to boost weather forecasting and disaster warning services.

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Hot Air Balloon Accident in the Netherlands

Updated: 07/25/2013 - Dramatic footage shows the moment a hot air balloon carrying 11 people crash lands into a lake near Amsterdam. The crash happened in a lake in the town of Almere, 21 miles from Amsterdam.

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Rare Image of Saturn's Rings and Earth

Posted: 07/24/2013 - In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.

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