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Japanese Nuclear Workers Exposed to High Radiation

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s nuclear safety agency says two emergency workers at a crippled nuclear power plant have been exposed to more than twice the legally permitted level of radiation. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Friday a third worker from the Fukushima plant is undergoing further tests after initial findings showed high exposure. The agency issued […]

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At Least 20 Dead as Government Forces Pound Libyan Town

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Medics and rebels say at least 20 people have been killed in Libya’s rebel-held town of Misrata, where forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi have been pounding targets. They say at least 60 people were wounded in the shelling on Friday. Also Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his government has offered Mr. […]

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US Court Overturns Guantanamo Detainee’s Release

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Guantanamo detainee who was to be freed must now remain in jail after a federal appeals court ruled there is enough evidence linking him to al-Qaida. The judges Friday overturned an earlier decision freeing Hussain Salem Mohammad Almerfedi, saying the lower court had not “given sufficient weight” to the “reliable evidence.” The judges said […]

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Spain Arrests Three Cyber Hackers

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish police say they have arrested three suspected computer hackers who belong to a group of international activists thought to be responsible for attacks on Japanese electronics giant Sony and several governments. Authorities said Friday police arrested the suspects in Barcelona, the Valencia region and the southern city of Almeria. They said one of the […]

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Amnesty Calls on Saudi Arabia to Stop Executions

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Human rights group Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia to stop executions. The London-based group said Friday that the kingdom has executed at least 27 people already this year, equal to the total number put to death in 2010. Fifteen people were executed in May alone. The rights group says more than 100 […]

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US Stocks Close Lower, Dow Under 12,000

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stocks were lower at closing Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.4 percent , falling below 12,000 to 11,952. The S&P 500 also fell 1.4 percent to 1,271. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 1.5 percent to 2,644. European stock markets were lower at the close of trading. London’s Financial Times 100 index was […]

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US Spy Chief Lands in Pakistan

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:23 pm (UTC-5)
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The outgoing U.S. spy chief has made a surprise stop in Pakistan, part of an apparent effort to mend ties with Islamabad. Senior U.S. and Pakistani officials say CIA Director Leon Panetta arrived in Pakistan Friday for talks with the Pakistani Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. He also met with Pakistani spy chief Lieutenant […]

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Somali Official: Female Suicide Bomber Kills Interior Minister

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Somali government official says a female suicide bomber has killed Interior and Security Minister Abdi Shakur Sheikh Hassan Farah. Information Minister Abdulkarim Hassan Jama confirmed the death during an interview with VOA on Friday. The official said the attack happened inside the minister’s home in the capital, Mogadishu, on Friday. Prime Minister Mohammed Abdullah […]

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At Least 28 Killed in Syria Clashes

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces have shot and killed at least 28 people in crackdowns on anti-government protests and a confrontation in the northwestern province. Witnesses and activists say at least 10 of Friday’s deaths occurred in the northwestern province of Idlib. The military shelled targets in the provincial city of Maaret al-Numan. State-run news reports said […]

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Crude Oil Prices Fall

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are the prices of some key commodities traded in New York on Friday: Crude oil prices fell $2.64 to $99.29 per barrel. Coffee prices fell nearly two cents to $2.65 per pound. Copper futures dropped five cents to $4.05 per pound. Cocoa futures rose $17 to $2,997 per ton. In Chicago trading, wheat prices […]

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