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Ukraine Suspends ‘Anti-Terrorist Operation’

Ukraine Suspends ‘Anti-Terrorist Operation’

KID News April 19, 2014 0

iStock/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) — Ukraine suspended the “active stage” of its “anti-terrorist operation” in the eastern part of its country Saturday, citing the Easter holidays and Geneva Agreement as the reason, according to its Ministry

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After Secret Conviction, Marine Vet Sends Letter from Iranian Prison

After Secret Conviction, Marine Vet Sends Letter from Iranian Prison

KID News April 19, 2014 0

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A former U.S. Marine accused by Iran of being a CIA spy pleaded his case to the Iranian leadership in a letter written from detention, a few days after he

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World’s Tallest Building Set for Construction in Saudi Arabia

World’s Tallest Building Set for Construction in Saudi Arabia

KID News April 19, 2014 0

iStock/Thinkstock(JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia) — Construction for the world’s tallest skyscraper is set to start next week in Saudi Arabia, according to local media. The Kingdom tower will measure 3,280 feet when completed, which stretches

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US Assists in South Korean Ferry Search and Rescue Efforts

US Assists in South Korean Ferry Search and Rescue Efforts

KID News April 19, 2014 0

Shannon Jensen/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — The United States Navy is assisting in search and rescue efforts related to the sunken South Korean ferry, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki announced Friday. The Seventh Fleet

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Powerful Earthquake Shakes Central Mexico

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Central Mexico

KID News April 18, 2014 0

iStock/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) — A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Friday morning, sending people streaming out of high-rise buildings and into the streets for safety. The earthquake was felt strongly in the resort city

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Huge Orangutan Mellows Out in Surgery

Huge Orangutan Mellows Out in Surgery

KID News April 18, 2014 0

SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — They might need a bigger operating table. An Indonesian vet removed gun pellet shrapnel from a 14-year-old male orangutan reportedly rescued in Sumatra this week after it was shot

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Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87

Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87

KID News April 18, 2014 0

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a pioneering author who popularized the genre “magical realism” through such novels as 100 Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, has died.

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Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ferry Captain

Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ferry Captain

KID News April 18, 2014 0

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — Divers entered the doomed Sewol ferry in waters off South Korea’s coast Friday, hoping to find additional survivors as prosecutors seek an arrest warrant for the ship’s captain

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Avalanche Strikes Mount Everest, Killing 12 Sherpa Guides

Avalanche Strikes Mount Everest, Killing 12 Sherpa Guides

KID News April 18, 2014 0

Vividus/Thinkstock(KATMANDU, Nepal) — At least 12 Sherpa guides were killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest Friday morning, the BBC reports. The incident is being billed as the deadliest day ever on the world’s

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Earth Meet Earth II?

Earth Meet Earth II?

KID News April 18, 2014 0

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Earth, welcome to your sort of doppelganger. Kepler-186f is the latest discovery to excite astronomers since it seems to have the same characteristics of our world. And it’s only 500

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