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Peruvians Voting in Presidential Contest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Peruvians are casting ballots Sunday in a presidential run-off pitting the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori against leftist former army officer Ollanta Humala. Participating in elections is mandatory for Peru’s nearly 20 million eligible voters. In the first round of balloting in April, Humala won 32 percent of the vote, falling short of […]

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Israeli Troops Fire at Protesters on Golan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli troops on Sunday fired at pro-Palestinian protesters who rushed the barbed-wire fence between Syria and the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Syrian media report that six protesters were killed, dozens more were wounded. The protesters were marking the 44th anniversary of the Arab defeat in the 1967 Middle East war, defying Israeli warnings to stay clear […]

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NATO Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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A NATO helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing two foreign troops on board. Officials say the crash occurred Sunday in the Sabari district of Khost province. NATO says the cause of the crash is under investigation. It says there were no reports of insurgent activity in the area. A Taliban spokesman claimed credit for […]

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Celebrations Mark Departure of Yemen’s President

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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There were celebrations in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, on Sunday, after word spread that embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh had left the country. Mr. Saleh was wounded in Friday’s rocket attack on the presidential compound. He and several high-ranking officials were flown to Saudi Arabia Saturday for medical treatment. There is no official word on his […]

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Sudan Dismisses UN Call For Abyei Withdrawal

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Sudan’s government has rejected a call from the U.N. Security Council to pull its troops out of the disputed Abyei region. On Friday, the Council condemned the north’s occupation of Abyei, describing it as a “serious violation” of the 2005 peace deal that ended Sudan’s north-south civil war. The north’s foreign minister, Ali Ahmad […]

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Blast in Nairobi Injures 28

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Kenya say at least 28 people were injured Sunday when an explosion went off in downtown Nairobi and set a gas station on fire. Witnesses say the blast went off around 11 a.m. local time near Nairobi’s Kirinyaga Road. The injured were taken to a local hospital, where several were being treated for […]

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Chinese VP in Cuba for Economic Talks

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is in Cuba for a two-day visit aimed at boosting economic ties between the two communist-run countries. Officials say Xi will meet with Cuban President Raoul Castro on Sunday and sign accords on commercial and economic cooperation. China is Cuba’s second largest trading partner, after Venezuela. Trade between the two […]

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Gunmen Attack Yemen Presidential Palace

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Yemen’s second-largest city say gunmen have killed four soldiers near the presidential palace. Officials say one of the attackers also was killed in the violence Sunday in Taiz. The assault comes a day after Yemen’s authoritarian president left the country to receive medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of anti-government protesters in Sana’a […]

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Gunmen Attack Yemen Presidential Palace

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Yemen’s second-largest city say gunmen have killed four soldiers near the presidential palace. Officials say one of the attackers was also killed in the violence Sunday in Taiz. The assault comes a day after Yemen’s authoritarian president left the country to receive medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of anti-government protesters in Sana’a […]

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Gates Says Goodbye to Troops in Afghanistan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is retiring at the end of the month, arrived in southern Afghanistan Sunday to say goodbye to American troops fighting to defeat Taliban insurgents. Gates visit comes at the same time U.S. President Barack Obama considers the scale and pace of troop withdrawals planned to start next month. Shortly […]

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