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2 years 7 months ago

Australian state toughens law for Muslim veils

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Muslim women will have to remove face veils when having their signatures officially witnessed under the latest laws in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state. State Attorney General Greg Smith said on Monday that officials who fail to check identities will face fines under laws...

3 years 5 months ago

Man dies after "planking" on Australian building

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Australian police say a man who plunged seven floors to his death from an apartment balcony was participating in the Internet craze of "planking." Planking, increasingly popular in Australia, involves people lying flat on their stomachs in various and sometimes dangerous settings and then posting...

3 years 10 months ago

Injured twin leaves hospital

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - An Australian woman who shot herself in the head at a Colorado shooting range in what authorities say was suicide pact with her twin sister has left the hospital. Candice Hermeler left Swedish Hospital in suburban Denver Friday morning. The 29-year-old woman had been in...

4 years 5 months ago

Youth Symphony ensembles this Sunday

Ensembles from the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony will perform the works of Haydn, Dvorak, Debussy and Bach this Sunday in the Hillside Neighborhood. The concert is a fundraiser for the Youth Symphony, to pay for its upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand. The suggested donation is $10. ...

4 years 5 months ago

IOC strips 2000 Games team bronze medal from China

The International Olympic Committee has stripped China of its bronze medal from the women's team competition at the 2000 Sydney Games for using an underage gymnast. Dong Fangxiao's results from Sydney were wiped out in February after the International Gymnastics Federation determined she was only 14 at the 2000 Olympics....

4 years 7 months ago

US Apple iPad sales to begin April 3

Apple says its much-anticipated iPad tablet will hit U.S. store shelves on April 3. Apple had originally said the device would be released worldwide in March. Apple Inc. said Friday the Wi-Fi models will go on sale first. iPads that can connect to Wi-Fi as well as 3G cellular...

4 years 7 months ago

Shark attacks plunge, recession cited

Shark attacks along U.S. coastal waters fell sharply in 2009, according to an annual report released Monday, and the scientist behind the data thinks the reason could have been the weak economy. "The big story is that the number of attacks in the United States dropped dramatically from 41...

4 years 8 months ago

New Hampshire loses strongest wind gust title

New Hampshire's Mount Washington has lost its distinction as the site of the fastest wind gust ever recorded on Earth, officials at the Mount Washington Observatory conceded on Tuesday. The concession came three days after the World Meteorological Organization posted a snippet on its Web site saying a panel...

4 years 9 months ago

Wildfires destroy homes in Australia

Hundreds of people in western Australia have fled ahead of a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 40 homes. At least three people were injured as two major blazes burned out of control after breaking out Tuesday in a wheat and sheep farming district north of the coastal city of Perth....

5 years 2 days ago

Infant survives being hit by train

A miraculous story out of Melbourne, Australia where a baby survives a freak train accident. The six-month old was buckled in a stroller when it slipped away from the mother unnoticed. The stroller fell off the train platform and into the path of an oncoming train. The child and...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Vast, red dust storms choke Australia

A pall of red dust blown in from the Outback clogged the skies over Sydney on Wednesday, diverting international flights, disrupting public transport and prompting a spike in emergency calls from people suffering breathing difficulties. No one was reported hurt as a result of dust storms sweeping a vast...

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