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Vietnam shipping execs sentenced to death for embezzlement

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Bao moi - HANOI: Vietnam on Wednesday (Feb 22) sentenced two executives from its scandal-hit shipping industry to death for embezzlement, official media reported, the latest punishment meted out for the spectacular collapse of a state-run firm that

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Timbers loan Lucas Melano to Belgrano in Argentina

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 09,2017

Yahoo News PORTAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers have loaned midfielder Lucas Melano to Atletico Belgrano of Argentina.

Image : To Mosul and back: Sunni Arabs seek place in a shifting Iraq

To Mosul and back: Sunni Arabs seek place in a shifting Iraq

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 18,2016

By John Davison NEAR BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Kurdish forces began rounding up his relatives and friends, 23-year-old Iraqi Omar Abdallah fled with his pregnant wife and four brothers to Mosul. At the time, life under Islamic State seemed

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Casper hotels close to sold out for Wyoming 2017 eclipse

access_time Nov 16,2016 chat_bubble_outline 94 views

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — People hoping to stay in Casper for next year's Wyoming Eclipse Festival may be out of luck as hotel rooms are essentially sold out.

K2 Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2f984L8 ) that Casper lies directly in the optimal viewing path for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Hundreds of visitors are expected.

Wyoming Eclipse Festival Executive Director Anna Wilcox says one hotel isn't taking bookings until January, but otherwise all hotels in Casper claim to be full for Aug. 21, 2017. She says some of the rooms have booked for as high as $750 per night.

Wilcox says there are still camping options for people looking to visit Casper for the eclipse, and many people are renting their homes through companies like Airbnb.

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This story corrects the sourcing to say that K2 Radio made the report.

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Information from: KTWO-TV, http://www.k2tv.com/

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