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Kidnapped American Freed in Nigeria

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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An American worker kidnapped in Nigeria’s oil rich southern Delta region has been released after being held a week. The U.S. embassy said Friday the 50-year-old man is in a safe location. The circumstances surrounding his release have not been announced. During the kidnapping in Nigeria’s Warri State, the man’s driver was shot and killed. […]

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5 Killed in Poll Violence in India

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northeastern India say militants have shot and killed five people at a polling station. Officials say the rebels killed a woman, three election duty staff members and a soldier Saturday in the Chandel district in the state of Manipur. The attack came as heavy security was put in place across the impoverished state […]

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Azarenka Wins Australian Open Title

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Australian Open women’s tennis championship has been won by Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, becoming the country’s first Grand Slam winner. Azarenka dominated Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 6-0 Saturday in Melbourne to become the world’s number one player. The 22-year-old Azarenka was playing in her first final of 25 Grand Slam events. The men’s […]

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Gunmen Attack Nigerian Police Station

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen believed to be members of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram opened fire on a police station in Nigeria’s Kano state, triggering a gun battle. Witnesses say the gunmen arrived on motorcycles Friday evening and began shooting and police returned fire. Police have not confirmed any injuries or deaths. In the past week, Boko […]

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Gunmen Attack Nigerian Police Station

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen believed to be members of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram opened fire on a police station in Nigeria’s Kano state, triggering a gun battle. Witnesses say the gunmen arrived on motorcycles Friday evening and began shooting and police returned fire. Police have not confirmed any injuries or deaths. In the past week, Boko […]

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Russian Cargo Ship Docks With International Space Station

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian space freighter docked with the International Space Station early Saturday. Russia’s Mission Control says Progress was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan early Thursday. The cargo ship is delivering water, fuel, food, and scientific equipment to the six-member crew aboard the orbiting space station. Last August, Russia suspended launches to the […]

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US Defense Chief Concerned by Pakistan’s Treatment of Doctor

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says he is concerned about a Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Panetta told the CBS-TV program 60 Minutes, Shikal Afridi provided key intelligence that was “very helpful” in the successful May 2 Navy SEALs raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad. Panetta’s […]

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Russian Cargo Ship Docks With International Space Station

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian space freighter docked with the International Space Station early Saturday. Russia’s Mission Control says The Progress M-14M was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan early Thursday. The cargo ship is delivering water, fuel, food, and scientific equipment to the six-member crew aboard the orbiting space station. Last August, Russia suspended launches […]

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