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Global Demand for Home Medical Equipment to Reach $28 Billion in 2016

02/19/2013 03:00 AM

World demand for home medical equipment is projected to increase 7.0 percent annually to $28 billion in 2016.

 

36 Dead, 30 Injured In Stampede At Northern India Railroad Station

02/12/2013 04:52 AM

Dozens of people died in northern India on Sunday when chaos at an overcrowded railroad station sparked a stampede. It is unclear what exactly caused the stampede at the Allahabad station in Uttar ...

 

Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation During Vatican Ceremony

02/12/2013 02:14 AM

In a surprise announcement on Monday, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the papacy after 8 years. He cited his old age and failing strength. The announcement marked the first time a ...

 

Earthquake Triggers Tsunami, 5 Dead In Solomon Islands

02/07/2013 12:58 AM

A tsunami triggered by a powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake killed at least 5 people and damaged dozens of homes in the Solomon Islands this morning.

 

Remains Found Under Parking Lot Identified As Those Of King Richard III

02/05/2013 02:56 AM

British scientists say human remains found buried under a Leicester, central England parking lot has been identified through DNA tests as those of King Richard III. Richard III was the last ruler o...

 

Suicide Blast Outside US Embassy In Ankara, Turkey Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

02/02/2013 01:59 AM

A terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey on Friday killed one person and wounded another. Neither of the victims were Americans; officials said the man who died was a Turkish securi...

 

Death Toll In Explosion At Pemex Office In Mexico City Rises To 32

02/02/2013 01:07 AM

The death toll in Thursday’s explosion at the Pemex office complex in Mexico City, Mexico rose to 32 overnight, according to the state-owned oil company’s CEO Emilio Lozoya. Although it remains unk...

 

Body Of US Air Force Pilot Lucas Gruenther Found In Adriatic Sea

02/01/2013 05:59 AM

Three days after disappearing during flight training off the coast of Italy, a 32-year-old United States Air Force pilot has been found dead. The family of Capt. Lucas Gruenther says his body was f...

 

US Navy Will Cut Grounded Minesweeper In To Pieces To Remove It From Coral Reef

02/01/2013 05:18 AM

To prevent more damage to the Tubbataha Reef, the U.S. Navy says it must cut their grounded minesweeper into pieces to remove it. The original plan was to lift the USS Guardian off the reef in one ...

 

3 Men Confirmed Dead In Antarctica Plane Crash

01/29/2013 04:57 AM

Search and rescue teams have located wreckage from a plane that crashed in Antarctica, and New Zealand authorities believe all three people on board perished. The remote area of the crash site coup...

 

Navy Minesweeper Stuck On Reef Takes On Water, Is No Longer Operational

01/26/2013 06:41 AM

U.S. Navy officials say the minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines last week is too badly damaged to be towed. The USS Guardian has taken on water and is no longer operatio...

 

World Fuel Additives Demand to Reach 26.5 Million Metric Tons in 2016

01/25/2013 02:35 AM

The world market for fuel additives is forecast to grow 4.7 percent per year to 26.5 million metric tons in 2016, with demand in value terms advancing 8.0 percent per year to $59.4 billion.

 

US Navy Still Attempting To Free Minesweeper Stuck On Coral Reef

01/19/2013 06:45 AM

The U.S. Navy is still trying to free a minesweeper than ran aground Thursday on a coral reef in the Philippines. Efforts to free the 1,312-ton USS Guardian at high tide failed.

 

Helicopter Crashes On Busy London Street, 2 Dead And 13 Injured

01/18/2013 04:00 AM

A busy intersection in central London turned into a chaotic scene Wednesday during rush hour when a helicopter slammed into a crane, burst into flames and plunged to the ground. Authorities confirm...

 

The New York Times Company to Webcast Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call

01/17/2013 08:31 AM

The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) announced today that its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 earnings conference call will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 11:00 a.m. E.T. The Company’s earn...

 

Queen Elizabeth Issues Decree Ensuring Any Daughter Of Prince William Will Be Called Princess

01/11/2013 05:18 AM

In preparation for the royal baby, Queen Elizabeth has overturned her grandfather’s decree that any daughter, including a firstborn, born to the Prince of Wales will not hold the title of princess....

 

5 Americans Killed In Peru Helicopter Crash

01/09/2013 05:45 AM

Five Americans were killed in Peru Monday afternoon when a helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in Pucallpa. The cause of the crash is unknown.

 

Pakistani Teen Activist Malala Yousafzai Leaves UK Hospital

01/05/2013 06:23 AM

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was shot in the head and neck by Taliban militants last October, left the UK hospital where she had been receiving treatment since the attack. She is now st...

 

Bodies From Boat Sinking Wash Ashore In Northern Somalia

12/21/2012 06:14 AM

More than a dozen bodies washed ashore in northern Somalia this week following the sinking of a boat carrying at least 60 illegal migrants.

 

10 Children Killed By Landmine In Eastern Afghanistan

12/19/2012 06:18 AM

A landmine explosion in eastern Afghanistan killed nearly a dozen young girls, Afghan officials confirmed. The explosion occurred Monday in Nangarhar province. Authorities do not believe that the e...