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After Mexican hospital explosion, babies suffering life-threatening burns could be airlifted to Texas

globalpost.com — MEXICO CITY - Nine babies are in serious condition after a gas truck explosion that devastated a maternity hospital and killed three people, Mexico City's health secretary said Friday. The babies are between 1 and 7 days old and in intensive care in Mexico City hospitals, Health Secretary Armando Ahued said on Mexican radio.
Jan 30, 2015

Baby with burns on 80 percent of its body after Mexico hospital fire being airlifted to Texas unit.. globalpost.com/dispatch/news/… via @GlobalPost

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RT @ambikakandasamy: Babies injured in yesterday's Mexico City hospital blast could be airlifted to Texas, @ioangrillo reports glpo.st/1EuAwRe

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RT @ioangrillo: Nine babies in serious condition after Mexico City hospital explosion Some may be airlifted to Texas... globalpost.com/dispatch/news/… @globalpost

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Babies from 1 to 7 days old with dangerous burns after Mexico City hospital explosion. Possible airlift to Texas.. globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Jan 30, 2015

Mexico City: Babies w/ life-threatening burns from hospital blast could be airlifted to Texas glpo.st/1EuAwRe pic.twitter.com/t1axnZZowX

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A wave of xenophobic attacks hits Soweto, the cradle of the anti-apartheid movement

globalpost.com — SOWETO, South Africa - Siphiwe Mahori's grieving parents sit on the floor of their tiny brick home in Snake Park, a ramshackle Soweto neighborhood, hands clasped with visitors who might be considered the enemy by some people here.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @GlobalPost: A wave of xenophobic attacks hits Soweto, the cradle of the anti-apartheid movement glpo.st/1ByZNn7

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RT @_RichardHall: A wave of xenophobic attacks hits Soweto, the cradle of the anti-apartheid movement glpo.st/1ByZNn7 pic.twitter.com/AHicOFEw8l

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A wave of xenophobic attacks hits Soweto, the cradle of the anti-apartheid movement glpo.st/1ByZNn7

Venezuela authorizes use of deadly force at demos

globalpost.com — Venezuelan soldiers can open fire on demonstrators if they feel their lives are at risk, under a new regulation published one year after anti-government riots left 43 people dead. The rules announced Thursday outlined procedures for soldiers to maintain public order, going up gradually from asserting an "imposing presence" to the use of deadly force.

PLA pledges allegiance to Party's "absolute leadership"

globalpost.com — BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) reiterated its commitment to the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in a new document released Friday. According to the document on the political work of the PLA issued by the Central Military Commission, the armed forces will perfect the current system, increase the capacity of Party organs attached to it and ensure strict discipline.

Norwegian university management sees no grounds for expulsion of 2 researchers

globalpost.com — OSLO, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- The management of Norway's University of Agder said on Friday that they saw no grounds for the expulsion of two researchers out of Norway, the Norwegian broadcast company NRK reported. A Chinese citizen, a research fellow doing his PhD study in wind power, and a professor in the university, the student's supervisor, had been ordered to leave Norway before Jan.
Jan 30, 2015

A Chinese wind power researcher & his supervisor were apparently expelled from Norway last week. Hmmm. globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Venezuela authorizes use of deadly force at demos

globalpost.com — Venezuelan soldiers can open fire on demonstrators if they feel their lives are at risk, under a new regulation published one year after anti-government riots left 43 people dead. The rules announced Thursday outlined procedures for soldiers to maintain public order, going up gradually from asserting an "imposing presence" to the use of deadly force.

Argentina slams senator concerned over lawyer's death

globalpost.com — By Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina on Friday lashed out at a U.S. Republican senator who expressed doubts about the government's ability to conduct a credible investigation into the mysterious death of a prominent local prosecutor.

China Focus: Tibetan Mastiff loses its shine in China

globalpost.com — by Xinhua writer Cheng Lu LHASA, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- In addition to a Lamborghini, a Tibetan Mastiff was once the accessory of choice for rich Chinese to flaunt their wealth. But the ancient breed seems to be losing its glamour as the trend subsides.
Jan 30, 2015

Fierce Tibetan Mastiff dog breed loses its shine for newly rich Chinese globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Here’s what moviegoers in Baghdad think of ‘American Sniper’

globalpost.com — When Gaith Mohammed, a young man in his twenties with a degree in accounting, went to see "American Sniper" during its opening week at Baghdad's Mansour Mall, he says the theater was full and rowdy. "Some people watching were just concentrating, but others were screaming 'F*ck, shoot him!
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How “American Sniper” is playing…in Baghdad. By @sgreports on Global Post. globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

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Audiences in Baghdad were booking tickets a day in advance to see American Sniper, and other surprising facts globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

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South African police officers accused of detaining women in order to rape them

globalpost.com — JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A report into crimes committed by South Africa's police force draws a disturbing picture: dozens of officers charged for the murders, armed robberies and rapes of citizens they are sworn to protect. Particularly worrying is the number of reported cases of police officers detaining women in order to rape them.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @GlobalPost: South African police officers have been accused of detaining women in order to rape them glpo.st/1ErUoUY pic.twitter.com/3kkhVKbwI2

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South African police officers accused of detaining women in order to rape them glpo.st/1ErUoUY pic.twitter.com/ZAGOCs8kJH

Here's what's left of Kobani, the Syrian border town wrecked by the Islamic State (PHOTOS)

globalpost.com — This is Kobani. Or what's left of it. The Syrian town, which is located on the Turkish border, is in ruins after several months of fierce fighting between US-backed Kurdish forces and Islamic State (IS) that left hundreds of people dead. Relentless shelling, bombings and airstrikes have destroyed buildings.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @GlobalPost: These photos show what's left of Kobani, the Syrian border town wrecked by the Islamic State. glpo.st/1tAaO9Y pic.twitter.com/5sMHJKtZGi

Is the NFL moving to London?

globalpost.com — LONDON, UK - It will be almost Monday morning here when Super Bowl XLIX kicks off this weekend, but thousands of fans around the UK will still be watching in pubs and at home. And the NFL is watching them.
Jan 30, 2015

Is the NFL moving to London?? If so thankfully @corinnepurtill will be there to report back glpo.st/1CHizNd pic.twitter.com/oXXQfmMzMN

In Ebola response, Big Pharma and public sector strive to make up for lost time

globalpost.com — By the time the first Ebola cases were diagnosed in the United States and Europe early last fall, the deadly, destructive disease had already killed thousands of people across five countries in West Africa.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @laurarenamurray: Who is paying for it? On corporate Ebola subsidies for the @GlobalPost "Branding Health" series: bit.ly/15Z0q19

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Who is paying for it? On corporate Ebola subsidies for the @GlobalPost "Branding Health" series: bit.ly/15Z0q19

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In Ebola response, Big Pharma and public sector strive to make up for lost time glpo.st/1JNicD3 pic.twitter.com/uoRYGY0BL3

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EU to expand sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

globalpost.com — The EU prepared Thursday to expand sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's warring parties announced fresh truce talks after a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned meanwhile that the threat of further sanctions risked turning the new Cold War into a "hot" armed conflict between Moscow and the West with global repercussions.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @dannyctkemp: EU set to expand Russia sanctions, new Ukraine peace talks announced. Latest @AFP wrap from Brussels globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

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RT @dannyctkemp: EU set to expand Russia sanctions, new Ukraine peace talks announced. Latest @AFP wrap from Brussels globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

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EU set to expand Russia sanctions, new Ukraine peace talks announced. Latest @AFP wrap from Brussels globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Gas truck blast rocks Mexico City hospital, killing two

globalpost.com — An explosion rocked a maternity hospital Thursday in the western part of Mexico City when a gas truck ignited, destroying a large part of the building and killing at least two people, emergency services said.
Jan 29, 2015

Gas truck blast rocks Mexico City hospital. Yet to confirm number of deaths and injured... globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Watch footage of the gunman who briefly took over a Dutch TV studio

globalpost.com — It's been just three weeks since the attack on Charlie Hedbo, so it's unnerving to learn that a gunman in the Netherlands on Thursday forced himself into a TV studio at Dutch national broadcaster NOS and demanded to be put on TV. So don't worry, everything is fine.
Jan 29, 2015

From @GlobalPost: Watch footage of the gunman who briefly took over a Dutch TV studio glpo.st/1uGpdg5 pic.twitter.com/ru5XjGkIFS

Indonesia ready to execute foreigners after rejecting clemency

globalpost.com — Indonesia is ready to execute seven foreign drug convicts on death row after their appeals for presidential clemency were rejected, an official said, in a move certain to set Jakarta on a collision course with international allies. The seven include two Australian leaders of the "Bali Nine" drug-smuggling gang, who have been on death row for almost a decade.
Jan 29, 2015

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China lawmaker in deep trouble over sinkhole

globalpost.com — A Chinese lawmaker was being sought by authorities Thursday after trying to dig out a five-storey basement in his Beijing courtyard home, only for a giant sinkhole to swallow four of his neighbours' houses, reports said. An editorial in the state-run China Daily newspaper blasted Li Baojun for having displayed a "deep disregard for the law".
Jan 29, 2015

RT @kjalee: Chinese politician tries to build five-storey basement under his house; giant sinkhole swallows 4 neighbours' homes u.afp.com/zad

Jan 29, 2015

Chinese politician tries to build five-storey basement under his house; giant sinkhole swallows 4 neighbours' homes u.afp.com/zad

Myanmar police to DNA test soldiers over murdered teachers

globalpost.com — Myanmar police Thursday said they will conduct DNA tests on soldiers and residents in a northern village where two young teachers were murdered in a crime that has sparked widespread public anger. Broadly circulated images of the battered bodies of the two women, aged 20 and 21, have stirred outage in Shan and neighbouring Kachin state, with activists claiming the pair were raped and killed by military troops.