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Coal Mine Blast Kills 37 in China

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A gas explosion at a coal mine in southern China has killed at least 37 miners. Officials say 107 miners have been rescued since the blast late Wednesday in Sichuan province. State media reported another 10 people were still trapped underground Thursday as rescue operations continued. Police were questioning the mine’s owner. Nearly 2,000 people […]

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Samaras To Be Sworn in as Greek Prime Minister

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Conservative Antonis Samaras has been sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister, leading a newly formed coalition government that intends to renegotiate the terms of an international bailout package. Three political parties — Mr. Samaras’s New Democracy, the Democratic Left, and the socialist PASOK — arrived at an agreement on a coalition government earlier Wednesday […]

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Obama Arrives in South Korea for Nuclear Summit

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is in South Korea for the Nuclear Security Summit which starts Monday. Mr. Obama landed at a U.S. air base south of Seoul early Sunday local time and is expected to meet with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak later in the day. North Korea’s announced plan to launch what it calls […]

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UN to Vote on Syria Resolution

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council said it would vote Saturday on a draft resolution on Syria even as protests and clashes continued to ripple across the embattled nation. Russia has threatened to veto earlier versions of the resolution and the Obama administration has been pressing it to back a softened version condemning the violence in […]

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Oil Spill Worsens off New Zealand Coast

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The captain of a ship that is leaking heavy fuel oil, while caught on a reef off New Zealand’s coast, has been arrested and will appear in court Wednesday. The Liberian-flagged cargo ship Rena, loaded with about 700 tons of oil hit the reef off New Zealand’s North Island on October 5. Maritime officials say […]

NATO Admits Accidentally Hitting Libyan Rebels

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO admits it accidentally hit Libyan rebels in an airstrike two days ago. The alliance said Saturday its forces saw a column of military vehicles in an area of conflict between rebels and Libyan forces and attacked it. The convoy was later confirmed to be an opposition patrol. NATO gave no figures on casualties but […]

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