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Associated Press/Photo by Ng Han Guan

Midday Roundup: Shanghai celebration turns into deadly stampede

Newsworthy
by Mickey McLean
Posted 1/01/15, 12:39 pm

Deadly celebration. Ringing in the New Year in Shanghai, China, turned deadly last night as 36 people lost their lives in stampede along the city’s popular riverfront area. The Shanghai government said 47 others were hospitalized, including 13 who were seriously injured.  The chaos broke out about 30 minutes before midnight. “I heard people screaming, someone fell, people shouted, ‘Don’t rush,’” an unidentified woman who was celebrating with friends said. “There were so many people and I couldn’t stand properly.”

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Globe Trot: Russia starts new year with street protests

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/31/14, 11:40 am

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Associated Press/Photo by Dita Alangkara

Midday Roundup: Search finds no sign of missing AirAsia plane

Newsworthy
by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/29/14, 11:48 am

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