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Explosion hits protesters in Bangkok, 22 injured

Friday, 17 January 2014 01:20 Published in National News
   BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok's emergency services center says 22 people were injured when an explosion hit marching anti-government protesters in the capital.
   Protest spokesman Akanat Promphan said the movement's leader, Suthep Thaugsuban, was in the procession Monday but was not wounded.
   Akanat said an explosive device was thrown into a truck driven by demonstrators that was several dozen meters ahead of Suthep.
   Protesters trying to oust Yingluck Shinawatra have marched peacefully across the capital this week.
   But small acts of violence have been reported nightly at protest venues, which have been targeted in shooting attacks and with small explosives hurled at the homes of top supporters.

Group says cancer rates high along Cold Water Creek

Thursday, 16 January 2014 04:35 Published in Local News
   A local group says cold war era nuclear waste is still sickening current and former residents along Cold Water Creek in north St. Louis County.  
   The group is called "Coldwater Creek—Just the facts please."  They group says an informal survey shows a higher than normal cancer rate among those who lived near the creek, which runs from near Lambert Airport through Florissant to the Missouri River.  
   The survey found more than 1,200 total cancers among 3,300 people who had lived around the creek, including 202 thyroid cancers or conditions, 113 brain tumors and 39 appendix cancers.  
   The group wants federal health investigators to classify the area as contaminated. That designation could lead to government compensation for their health problems.
 

Bomb at funeral kills 16 north of Iraq's capital

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 04:12 Published in National News
   BAGHDAD (AP) - Authorities say a bomb blast at a funeral north of Iraq's capital has killed at least 16 people, the deadliest of a series of attacks that have killed at least 37.
   The funeral attack happened Wednesday in the town of Buhriz, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of Baghdad. Police say 16 people were killed in that blast inside a mourning tent, while at least 26 were wounded.
   Two medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.
   Iraq remains gripped by violence as al-Qaida-linked militants took control of two cities in Anbar province, west of Baghdad. A series of bombings in the capital Wednesday killed at least 21 people.
 

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