February 15, 2013 RSS feed / World

500 people hurt as meteor falls in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons streaked at supersonic speed over Russia’s Ural Mountains today, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more. More...

Pistorius statement disputes charge

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A statement from the family of Oscar Pistorius and his management says they dispute the claim that he murdered his girlfriend “in the strongest terms.” More...

Airbus will not use lithium-ion batteries

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbus said Thursday it is dropping lithium-ion batteries from its new A350 airplane because of uncertainty surrounding the technology that has led to the grounding of Boeing’s 787. More...