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Miss South African Crowned Miss World

Posted On December 14, 2014

(London) -- A new Miss World has been crowned. She is 22-year-old Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss. The fourth-year medical student was among 122 contestants who competed for the Miss World title this year. Miss Hungary was this year's runnerup while Miss USA, former Miss North Carolina Elizabeth Safrit, finished in third place. The pageant…

Hayden: Interrogation Program And Abu Ghraib Aren’t Comparable

Posted On December 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A former head of the CIA under President George W. Bush stands behind his agency's enhanced interrogation of terrorist suspects.   On ABC's "This Week," former CIA Director Michael Hayden dismissed comparisons between the program and the criminal activity at Abu Ghraib prison. A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee detailed the…

American Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack In Afghanistan

Posted On December 13, 2014

(Kabul) -- Two American soldiers are dead as the result of a Taliban bomb attack in Afghanistan. The soldiers died when a convoy of NATO-led troops came under attack Friday in the capital city of Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for three attacks over the course of 48 hours that also killed 18 Afghan soldiers.…

Russia Threatens Counter Measures Over Proposed Sanctions

Posted On December 13, 2014

(Moscow) -- Russia says a new round of U.S.-imposed sanctions would not go unanswered. Earlier this week the House and Senate easily passed a bill that would level sanctions on Russia's weapons companies and investment in the country's high-tech oil projects. President Obama has not signed the measure into law. Russia's deputy foreign minister told…

Air Traffic Over London Disrupted By Control Center Glitch

Posted On December 12, 2014

(London) -- It'll take some time for air traffic over London to get back to normal after a technical failure at England's main air traffic control center. The problem affected hundreds of flights, including several going in and out of London's Heathrow Airport. It's the second time in a year there has been a technical…