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United ‘Tweets’ Computers Back Up, Flights Still Delayed

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based United Airlines says its computers are back up, but the carrier is still trying to resume normal operations after a glitch that disrupted many flights across the United States. The airline said early Saturday on Twitter that the computer system is running again, several hours after the major disruption that began Friday. United says […]

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Philippines Rules Out Hero’s Burial for Marcos

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino has decided not to allow the body of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to be buried in a cemetery for national heroes in Manila. The president’s office said Saturday that a hero’s burial was out of the question, but Mr. Aquino had yet to decide whether Mr. Marcos’ body should be given […]

2 Children Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say a bomb blast has killed two children. Authorities say more than 20 other people, including at least four soldiers, were wounded in the explosion Saturday in Panjgur district in the southwest province Baluchistan. In another incident Saturday in Panjgur, a bomb blast has killed one person and wounded eight other people.

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Morocco’s February 20 Movement to Protest King’s Reform Plan

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Morocco’s youth-based February 20 Movement is calling for a nationwide protest Sunday, saying King Mohammed’s plan to limit his power does not go far enough. The pro-reform group said Saturday the monarch’s proposal does not meet its “demands for a true separation of powers.” The February 20 Movement — named for the date its demonstrations […]

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Obama Offers Advise to Dads on Fatherhood

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is celebrating Father’s Day weekend in the U.S. with a reminder for dads that children want their time and unconditional love above all else. In his weekly address Saturday, Mr. Obama said growing up without a father has encouraged him to work extra hard in doing his best to raise his […]

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3 Baby Elephants Killed by Sri Lankan Train

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lankan officials say three baby elephants were killed Saturday when they were hit by a passenger train. Authorities say the three were killed in a forested area near Ambanpola, 150 kilometers north of the capital, Colombo. A railway official said the death of the elephants was the worst train accident involving wildlife. No passengers […]

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EU Unfreezes Former Libyan Official’s Assets

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has unfrozen the personal assets of a former manager of Libya’s national wealth fund the EU once claimed was a “close confidante” of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. In March, in an effort to increase pressure on Mr. Gadhafi’s government, the EU froze the riches of his inner circle that were deposited in […]

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Karzai: US is Talking to Taliban

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the United States and other foreign powers are holding talks with the Taliban about a possible settlement to the near decade-long war in Afghanistan. President Karzai said “foreign forces, and especially the United States” are carrying out the talks. Mr. Karzai’s announcement is thought to be the first official comments […]

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US Revise Deportation Program

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say they are modifying how they enforce a key immigration program to concentrate on the most serious criminals. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton says authorities are listening to concerns from local and state governments about the Secure Communities program in which law enforcement agencies share fingerprint information with U.S. immigration […]

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Obama Rejected Key Lawyers’ Advice on U.S. Role in Libyan Air War

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A major U.S. newspaper is reporting President Barack Obama ignored the advice of some of his key legal advisors in deciding he does not need to win congressional approval for the American involvement in the Libyan air war. The New York Times reported Friday that the general counsel at the defense department and the acting […]

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