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Japan Airline Replaced Dreamliner Batteries 10 Times Before Emergency Landing Japan Airline Replaced Dreamliner Batteries 10 Times Before Emergency Landing
Japan's largest airline says it experienced repeated problems with the batteries in its fleet of trouble-plagued Boeing 787 Dreamliners, even before an emergency landing this month prompted a worldwide safety review.All Nippon Airways said Wednesday it had to replace the next generation aircraft's lithium-ion batteries 10 times because they failed to charge properly or showed other problems. The airline, which is the world's biggest Dreamliner customer, says it did not report the problems to safety...
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173 Hits, 6 Comments, Added On 1/30/2013 12:11:21 AM

From A Land Where Music Was Banned — To Carnegie Hall From A Land Where Music Was Banned — To Carnegie Hall
Enlarge image i Afghanistan's youth orchestra performs in Kabul on Jan. 31. The orchestra is coming to the U.S. and will appear at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images Afghanistan's youth orchestra performs in Kabul on Jan. 31. The orchestra is coming to the U.S. and will appear at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images In Afghanistan, there was no sound of music when the Taliban ruled from 1996 to 2001. The Islamist militants destroyed...
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173 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 2/3/2013 3:03:00 AM

Dozens Injured In Boston Bus Crash Dozens Injured In Boston Bus Crash
After a visit to Harvard University, dozens in a group of high school students and their adult chaperones were injured when their charter bus hit a bridge after police say the driver failed to heed low-clearance warning signs. One person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and three with serious injuries, the Boston Emergency Medical Services said. Thirty-four people were injured in all, EMS said. The Calvary Coach bus was carrying 42 people and was heading back to the Philadelphia area...
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5 Men Plead Not Guilty in India Rape Case 5 Men Plead Not Guilty in India Rape Case
Five men accused of the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in India have pleaded not guilty, in a case that sparked outrage across the country.Defense lawyers say the men professed their innocence on Saturday in a fast-track court in New Delhi for crimes against women.The court will begin hearing testimony from witnesses this Tuesday . The five men could face the death penalty if convicted.Defense lawyers have said police tortured the defendants to coerce confessions.A sixth suspect is being tried...
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Quick TB Test Builds Up Arsenal Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria Quick TB Test Builds Up Arsenal Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Enlarge image i A medical worker in Carletonville, South Africa, examines a sample at a mobile testing facility for tuberculosis. Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images A medical worker in Carletonville, South Africa, examines a sample at a mobile testing facility for tuberculosis. Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images The people on the front lines of tuberculosis control have their hands full, but their biggest challenge for the moment may be containing strains of the disease that are resistant to...
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Romanians, Bulgarians Answer UK Immigration Fears Romanians, Bulgarians Answer UK Immigration Fears
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The scaremongering is all over British tabloids: Romanians and Bulgarians (Pickpockets! Scam artists! Scroungers!) flooding into the UK by the thousands once work restrictions are lifted next year. Tired of the stereotypes, some are striking back. One Romanian newspaper is running ads questioning why anyone in their right mind would head for an island with bad weather and worse food, when they could stay in a country where "half the women look like Kate, the other half like...
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173 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 1/31/2013 8:19:03 AM

LONDON TALKS LONDON TALKS
High level delegations from Afghanistan and Pakistan have begun arriving in London for a summit with British Prime Minister David Cameron aimed at improving relations between the South Asian neighbors.A Downing Street spokesman said Mr. Cameron will meet informally on Sunday with Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai and Pakistan's Asif Ali Zardari. The formal summit on Monday will also involve military leaders, foreign ministers and intelligence chiefs from both countries.A British statement said London expects...
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Patty Andrews, Leader Of The Andrews Sisters, Dies Patty Andrews, Leader Of The Andrews Sisters, Dies
Audio for this story from Morning Edition will be available at approximately 9:00 a.m. ET. January 31, 2013 Enlarge image i The Andrews Sisters (from left, Maxene, Patty and LaVerne) in the 1940s. Patty was the star of the sibling act. GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty Images The Andrews Sisters (from left, Maxene, Patty and LaVerne) in the 1940s. Patty was the star of the sibling act. GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty Images Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters trio, died of...
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Illinois To Allow Immigrants To Get Licenses Illinois To Allow Immigrants To Get Licenses
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is the fourth state to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a driver's license with a new law signed by the governor. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation Sunday surrounded by hundreds of supporters who say the measure will make Illinois' roads safer and expand opportunities for illegal immigrants. Quinn says people need a way to get to work, drive to the doctor and drive their children to school. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the new law should serve as a...
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India, Bangladesh Take Steps to Deny Criminals Safe Havens India, Bangladesh Take Steps to Deny Criminals Safe Havens
Aru Pande January 28, 2013 NEW DELHI — India and Bangladesh are set to sign extradition and visa agreements, as the neighbors take steps to improve ties and formally deny criminals sanctuary on either side of their common border. The deals will be finalized during Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s two-day visit to Bangladesh that began on Monday. Shinde and his Bangladeshi counterpart, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, are taking up an extradition treaty that will allow the two countries to...
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