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African Leaders Guide Zimbabwe Toward Elections

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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African leaders are meeting in Zimbabwe Saturday to lay out a roadmap for the country’s presidential elections. Members of the Southern African Development Community want to delay elections until a new constitution is adopted. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his majority ZANU-PF party insist elections be held this year. Mr. Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe […]

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Afghanistan-Pakistan Peace Commission Meets

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan and Pakistan on Saturday held a joint peace commission meeting to discuss ways to bring peace to the violence-wracked region. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai participated in the meeting in Islamabad where they pledged to strengthen ties between the two countries. Incoming U.S. CIA chief Leon Panetta is […]

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President Obama Promotes Job Training to Spur Hiring

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says a new job training initiative will help thousands of people gain the necessary qualifications for manufacturing jobs. During his weekly address Saturday, Mr. Obama says the government is partnering with colleges and the private sector so 500,000 community college students can acquire approved credentials for manufacturing . The president also […]

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Saudis Set to Boost Oil Production

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia is signaling that it is going to boost its supply of oil on its own after failing to convince other oil producers to jointly agree to more production. Several news agencies reported Saturday that the Saudis could increase their oil production by as much as 13 percent in the coming days to 10 […]

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8 Afghan Children Killed in Blast

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in southern Afghanistan say a roadside bomb has ripped through a vehicle, killing 15 people, including eight children. Officials say one person was wounded in the blast Saturday in Kandahar province. Meanwhile, officials in the eastern Afghan province of Laghman say police investigating an explosion were hit by a second bomb Saturday, killing two […]

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Al-Shabab Rebels Claim Killing of Somali Interior Minister

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels have claimed responsibility for Friday’s suicide bombing death of Somalia’s Interior Minister. An official says Abdi Shakur Sheikh Hassan was killed inside his Mogadishu home during a meeting with associates. Several other people were wounded. Security officials and a witness say a female believed to be a relative of Hassan blew herself […]

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3 Killed in Afghan Suicide Attack

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in eastern Afghanistan say a suicide bomber has killed at least three people, including two police officers. Officials say at least 12 people were wounded in the attack Saturday outside the police headquarters in restive Khost province. Authorities say the chief of an Afghan commando unit was one of the police officers killed.

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Funeral Services for Apartheid Icon Saturday in S. Africa

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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South African mourners are gathering Saturday for funeral services for apartheid icon Albertina Sisulu. President Jacob Zuma will deliver the eulogy to tens of thousands expected at the huge football stadium in Soweto. Sisulu will be buried near her husband’s grave just outside Soweto. Sisulu, known as Ma Sisulu, died June 2 at her home […]

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Libyan Forces Shell Rebel-Held Misrata, Killing at Least 22

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi pounded the rebel-held city of Misrata Friday, killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens more, according to a doctor. Witnesses say the loyalists deployed tanks, artillery and incendiary rockets in trying to gain control of the key city, one of the few footholds the rebels hold in […]

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Report: US Intelligence to Pakistan Compromised

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent U.S. newspaper reports U.S. intelligence officials have twice provided information to Pakistan about the specific locations of insurgent bomb-making factories, only to find the sites abandoned before Pakistani troops arrived. The Washington Post reported Friday that U.S. officials say they do not know how the operation was compromised. The newspaper says the U.S. […]

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