Breaking News:Ten years after Katrina, resilient New Orleans honors its victims

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city’s resilience in the face of disaster.



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5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. Opening this new frontier, miles below the bottom of the Gulf, requires engineering feats far beyond those used at BP’s much shallower Macondo well….
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Malaysia’s Anwar jailed for five years after losing appeal in sodomy trial Report

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s highest court rejected on Tuesday an appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a 2014 sodomy conviction, sending the politician who poses the greatest threat to the long-ruling party back to prison for five years.



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Shanghai New Year’s Eve stampede kills 35 after fake money thrown from building Report

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A stampede killed at least 35 people during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai, authorities said, possibly caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city’s famous Bund waterfront district.




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