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British Police Release Phone-Hacking Suspect on Bail

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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British police say a man arrested in connection with the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World newspaper has been released on bail. Greg Miskiw, a former senior editor for the newspaper, was released Thursday until a court date in October. He was the 12th person arrested as part of the investigation into […]

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British Police Release Phone-Hacking Suspect on Bail

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British police say a man arrested in connection with the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World newspaper has been released on bail. Greg Miskiw, a former senior editor for the newspaper, was released Thursday until a court date in October. He was the 12th person arrested as part of the investigation into […]

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Libyan Opposition Fighters Report Advances in Brega

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they are advancing in Brega, a key oil port that has been the scene of recent clashes between the opposition and forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels said Thursday that they had gained control of several residential districts of the port, which is about 750 kilometers east of Tripoli. There […]

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British PM: ‘No culture of Fear;’ Promises New Measures Against Rioters

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced new measures to restore order to Britain’s streets and prevent the riots that have gripped the country for much of the past week from erupting again. Speaking at an emergency session of parliament Thursday, Mr. Cameron told lawmakers authorities are considering ordering youths to remove masks and temporarily […]

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Obama to Talk About Jobs in Hard-Hit Michigan

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting Michigan Thursday, to talk about job creation in a state where the unemployment rate exceeds the national average. Mr. Obama is touring a plant that makes advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. The plant has received a $3 million federal grant and expects to create 150 jobs in […]

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Female Suicide Bomber, Roadside Blast Kill 7 in Pakistan

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A female suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan Thursday attacked police at the scene of a bombing that took place earlier in the day. The two blasts killed seven people. In the first incident, a remote-controlled bomb exploded in a cart as a police vehicle drove by the Lahori area of the city of Peshawar. Five […]

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Merkel, Sarkozy to Meet on Europe’s Debt Crisis

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are planning to meet next week to see if they can craft a plan to contain Europe’s governmental debt contagion and improve financial management in the 17-nation bloc that uses the common euro currency. The leaders of the two countries with Europe’s biggest economies said Thursday […]

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10 Killed in Syrian Raids

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian forces killed 10 people on Thursday as the government widened its crackdown on dissent to at least two more areas of the country. Activists and witnesses say the deaths occurred in Qusair, a town in the central Homs province. They say government forces opened fire after columns of tanks pushed into the town. They […]

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FIFA Donates $1 Million for Somalia Food Relief

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The world football body, FIFA, says it will donate $1 million to the International Red Cross to help combat the famine in Somalia. A FIFA statement Thursday says the Red Cross will use the money for life-saving emergency aid and projects designed to boost livelihoods in the worst-off communities. It says one-third of the money […]

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Gunman Dies After Attack on Estonian Defense Ministry

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A gunman who fired shots inside the Estonian Defense Ministry has died after failing to hold hostages. The unidentified gunman entered the Defense Ministry in central Tallinn Thursday, set off a smoke bomb and fired several shots. He tried to take two employees hostage, but they escaped. It is unclear whether the gunman, who was […]

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