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US: Seven horses, one days from giving birth, and week-old foal die in horrific barn fire after 'homophobic attack'

Seven innocent horses, one days from giving birth, and a week-old foal died in a raging barn fire that police believe was a homophobic attack.

Owner of the barn and horses, Brent Whitehouse, of McConnelsville, Ohio, had been keeping an eye on his pregnant mare, Love, after the animal showed signs she was about to give birth.

When he looked out of his window at the barn on Easter night Mr Whitehouse was shocked to see an orange glow coming from within.

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Arson attack: The remains of the barn, razed to the ground by a deadly fire that killed seven horses housed within, smoulders in McConnelsville, Ohio

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Taiwan Tourist Train Overturns, Killing 5, Injures 61

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CORRECTS SECOND SENTENCE - Narrow-gauge train carriages lie on their side after being struck by a falling tree on the mountainous tourist destination of Alishan, southern Taiwan, Wednesday, April 27, 2011. The accident has killed at least six Chinese tourists, injuring 61, officials said.
A popular tourist train overturned in Taiwan's southern mountains Wednesday, killing five Chinese visitors, the island's Office of Disaster Management said.

President Ma Ying-jeou had earlier put the death toll at six.

The Government Information Office said the crash injured 61 other people, 23 seriously. There was no immediate information on their nationalities.

Ma said a large tree fell into the path of the oncoming train.

"I feel very grieved by the accident," he said, adding that it would be investigated thoroughly.

TV footage showed at least three carriages overturned along a slope and rescuers tending to victims.

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US: Missing Mom Krista Dittmeyer's Body Found in Pond, Assistant Attorney General Says


Officials believe they have found the body of Krista Dittmeyer, a 20-year-old mother who mysteriously vanished near a rural New Hampshire ski area, leaving behind her infant daughter in her still-running car.

"She was located in what is known around this area as Duck Pond," said Assistant Attorney General Jane Young, according to ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB. "We are treating this as a suspicious death."

Young said an autopsy would take place Thursday in Concord, N.H.

"Once that examination is done and an autopsy is complete, we may be able to release to you the manner and the cause of her death," Young said.

Earlier, a hearse was seen leaving the retaining pond near Cranmore Mountain ski area, where Dittmeyer's car was found in a parking lot Saturday.

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US: Cop Punches Woman In The Face at IHOP - Atlanta Georgia

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An off-duty Atlanta police officer hits a woman during an early Saturday altercation that was captured on video and posted on YouTube.

The four women who were part of a scuffle with an off-duty Atlanta police officer had barely sat down at a table at the Buckhead IHOP when the confrontation started, one of them said.

"It was just four girls, just a regular night out, going to get something to eat," Cynthia Freeman said.

Freeman said she noticed two guys dressed as characters from the Star Wars trilogy.

"Wow, they got the helmet ... they've got everything, what are you guys doing?" Freeman said she asked early that morning.

Minutes later, she said a man in a blue shirt came over to their table.

"He tells me, shut up, be quiet, you need to leave," an emotional Freeman said.

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Keiser Report: Fleeing Dollar Flood & Fraud

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, report on the world fleeing the dollar flood and the dollar fraud.


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Putin: Measure your success by non-fired missiles!

The Russian Prime Minister says he's alarmed by NATO's approach towards bombing Libya.


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US: Florida House passes controversial abortion bills

Tallahassee - A series of controversial abortion bills passed in the Florida House of Representatives Wednesday.

State lawmakers approved legislation that lays new ground rules for women seeking the procedure.

The debate that unfolded in Tallahassee was as personal as it was political, words backed up by deeply-held beliefs about the role of government, women's rights and even life itself.

"Members, think wisely! This is not a bill for Republicans or Democrats or because it's a Republican bill - this is Bible principles!" Rep. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, said. "So, why should government pay for abortion or kill babies?"

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Propaganda? Fuelled 'by Viagra', Gaddafi's troops use rape as a weapon of war with children as young as eight among the victims

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Devastation: The full extent of the destruction of Mirsrata became clear after a terrible battle between rebels and Gaddafi's troops.

Children as young as eight are being raped in front of their families by Gaddafi's forces in Libya, according to a leading charity.

Aid workers described horrific stories of widespread sexual abuse, including one incident in which a group of girls was abducted and held hostage for four days.

When they were finally released, they were too traumatised to speak.

Other children have described being forced to watch as their fathers were murdered and their mothers raped.

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Miss USA molested by TSA

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Ms. USA 2003 Susie Castillo is a frequent flyer, but rethinks her travel plans after a recent incident at Dulles airport. Castillo, an actress, says that she was sexually harassed by TSA employees while flying out of the Washington DC-area hub. In this video she explains how she opted out of a body scan machine and, as a result, was humiliated and hassled by a government employee. Has it come to choosing between a dangerous machine or molestation? Castillo discusses her encounter moments later here.


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Germany: Police inadvertently shoot dog attack victim

A German woman who had escaped without serious injury from a dog attack was accidentally shot by police while she hid from the animal behind a door, police said on Wednesday.

Police in Berlin shot the dog dead, but a stray bullet went through the door behind which the woman was cowering, striking her in the arm.

The woman was not seriously injured. She had gone to visit neighbors at their apartment on Tuesday evening when their two-year-old dog Carlito attacked her.

A police officer was also grazed in the throat by a ricocheting bullet. Police are investigating possible charges of negligence against both the dog's owner and the police officers who fired the shots.