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US nuclear reactor loses power, venting steam


A nuclear reactor at a northern Illinois plant was shut down after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to officials from Exelon Nuclear and federal regulators.


'US will take steps to stop Iran from developing nuke weapon'

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US will take every possible step to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear-capable state, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said.

"If they (Iran) proceed and we get intelligence that they're proceeding w

US teen charged with raping child at McDonald's Cincinnati

Authorities in the US have charged a 13-year-old boy with raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald's play area.

The Hamilton County sheriff's office in Ohio said on Tuesday that the alleged assault occ

US woman abducts pregnant woman, cuts out fetus, killing both


A woman who faked a pregnancy and panicked as her supposed due date grew near attacked a pregnant mother with a baseball bat and cut her full-term fetus from her womb with an Exacto knife, killing the

Presbyterian church in US to ordain 1st gay

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More than two decades after Scott Anderson told his California congregation that he was gay and therefore must resign as its pastor, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is preparing to welcome him back.


Lopez win lifts Spain over US in Davis Cup


Spain seized the lead in a Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against the United States on Friday when Feliciano Lopez outlasted eighth-ranked Mardy Fish for a five-set singles victory.

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Jeev tied 44th, Atwal struggles

India’s Jeev Milkha Singh found three bogeys in the four-hole stretch between the 13th and 16th and then made light of the 17th hole bogey to come back with a three-under 67 that ensured he stayed on

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.