News archive from 5 July 2012

Police say head belongs Canada body parts victim

MONTREAL - Montreal police confirmed today that a human head found in a park belongs to a Chinese student who they say was dismembered by a Canadian porn actor. Montreal police spokeswoman Anie Lemieux said the head belonged to Jun Lin, who was...

 

Ramirez's father to throw first pitch at Sox's game

Armando Ramirez, the father of Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez, will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Wednesday night's Sox's game against Texas. Armando Ramirez and his wife arrived in the United States from Cuba about two weeks ago,...

 

Iraqis face long future of fear as attacks mount

BAGHDAD - Whenever he leaves his home, Mohammed Jabar, a Sunni Muslim, carries his cellphone so his family can find out quickly whether he is safe if a deadly bomb attack hits. Shukria Mahmud, another Sunni, rarely ventures from her house because of...

 

5 killed in assault on oil well in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombian officials say attackers believed to be leftist rebels have killed five Colombian contractors for the state-owned oil company Ecopetrol at a well in a turbulent southern state. Ecopetrol says in a statement that attackers...

 
Pirates beat Astros, 6-4

Pirates beat Astros, 6-4

By Michael Sanserino / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pirates beat the Astros, 6-4, this afternoon at PNC Park behind a quality start from pitcher Kevin Correia and offensive contributions from a handful of players. With the victory, the Pirates (45-36)...

 
Iraqis face long future of fear as attacks mount

Iraqis face long future of fear as attacks mount

BAGHDAD -- Whenever he leaves his home, Mohammed Jabar, a Sunni Muslim, carries his cellphone so his family can find out quickly whether he is safe if a deadly bomb attack hits. Shukria Mahmud, another Sunni, rarely ventures from her house because of...

 

Peru protest leader tweets arrest, alleges beating

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A prominent Peruvian anti-mining activist says police beat him after arresting him in a northern region where the government declared a state of emergency after three people died during a violent protest against the country's biggest...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

5 killed in assault on oil well in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian officials say attackers believed to be leftist rebels have killed five Colombian contractors for the state-owned oil company Ecopetrol at a well in a turbulent southern state. Ecopetrol says in a statement that attackers...

 

Grant: Ian Kinsler might benefit more by missing All-Star Game

The following first appeared on the Rangers blog: At the start of this season, 2B Ian Kinsler looked like a Gold Glove caliber fielder. He played the position aggressively and with a purpose. That has drifted somewhat in the last month. Kinsler made...

Dallas News, 17:09 in Sport
 

Grant: Ian Kinsler might benefit more by missing All-Star Game

The following first appeared on the Rangers blog: At the start of this season, 2B Ian Kinsler looked like a Gold Glove caliber fielder. He played the position aggressively and with a purpose. That has drifted somewhat in the last month. Kinsler made...

Dallas News, 17:09 in Sport
 
Iraqis face long future of fear as attacks mount

Iraqis face long future of fear as attacks mount

BAGHDAD Whenever he leaves his home, Mohammed Jabar, a Sunni Muslim, carries his cellphone so his family can find out quickly whether he is safe if a deadly bomb attack hits. Shukria Mahmud, another Sunni, rarely ventures from her house because of the...

 

5 killed in assault on oil well in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia Colombian officials say attackers believed to be leftist rebels have killed five Colombian contractors for the state-owned oil company Ecopetrol at a well in a turbulent southern state. Ecopetrol says in a statement that attackers...

 

India to give free generic drugs to hundreds of millions

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has put in place a $5.4 billion policy to provide free medicine to its people, a decision that could change the lives of hundreds of millions, but a ban on branded drugs stands to cut Big Pharma out of the windfall. From city...

 

Paraguay ups diplomatic fight with Venezuela

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The new government in Paraguay is withdrawing its ambassador from Venezuela and says the top Venezuelan envoy in Paraguay is no longer welcome.New President Francisco Franco and other Paraguayan politicians are furious over...

Chron, 17:11 in World News
 

Boston marks 200th anniversary of War of 1812

BOSTON-As Massachusetts and the rest of the country celebrated Independence Day, a ceremony in Boston marked the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The Boston Globe reported ( http://bo.st/RcDgYe) that six jets of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels streaked over...

 

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