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Priest: 60 Illegal Migrants Kidnapped in Mexico

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Mexican priest says gunmen have stormed a northbound train and kidnapped at least 60 illegal immigrants who were trying to get to the United States. Alejandro Solalinde, who runs a migrant shelter in the southern state of Oaxaca, says 250 people were aboard the train when the abductions happened . He also said some […]

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Iran Opens Military Drill, Shows Missiles in Silos

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have started a 10-day missile training exercise that includes the testing of weapons with enough range to reach Israel and U.S. bases in the region. Iranian state media announced the exercises on Monday, saying they are designed to preserve “readiness against enemy strikes,” an apparent reference to Israel and the West. Iran […]

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Gunmen Kill Pakistani Taliban Commander

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security officials say gunmen have killed a Pakistani Taliban commander in the country’s northwest tribal region. Shakirullah Shakir was reportedly riding a motorcycle near Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan, when he was gunned down by assailants. Pakistani officials say they do not know why Shakir was killed. He was affiliated with […]

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Protests in Italy Over High Speed Train to France

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian police used tear gas and batons to break up a protest by activists against a planned high speed train line linking the country with France. Dozens were reported injured in Monday’s rally, called to oppose the rail plan which they believe will ruin the valley area between the northwestern Italian city of Turin and […]

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Syrian Activists Meet in Damascus, Seek to End Violence

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 150 Syrian intellectuals and activists, including some of the country’s most prominent opposition figures, are meeting to discuss how to end months of violent upheaval and initiate a peaceful transition to democratic rule. The gathering Monday in the capital, Damascus, was the first since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule began in […]

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Kenya PM Pays $37,000 in Back Taxes

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has paid more than $37,000 in back taxes and is encouraging other lawmakers to also pay what they owe. During a press conference in Nairobi on Monday, the prime minister said he is now compliant with the new constitution, which has put many lawmakers in tax arrears. Before now, members […]

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Europe Investigates Link Between Sprouts And E.Coli Outbreak

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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European and French officials are looking into E. coli infections spread by sprout seeds after victims in France showed the same potentially deadly strain of bacteria as an earlier outbreak in Germany. French officials have linked seeds from a British company to eight recent cases of E. coli infection in Bordeaux. British firm Thompson and […]

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Tribunal Opens Trial of Top Khmer Rouge Leaders

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The four most senior survivors from Cambodia’s notorious Khmer Rouge regime have gone on trial for war crimes allegedly committed during the hardline communist movement’s four-year reign of terror in the late 1970s. The defendants, now elderly and frail, appeared in a Phnom Penh courtroom Monday, at the beginning of their long-awaited trial. All four […]

US Stocks Rise

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes rose in Monday’s early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced nine-tenths of a percent, the S&P 500 rose eight-tenths of a percent and the NASDAQ gained 1.2 percent. European stock markets were mixed at the close of trading. London’s Financial Times 100 index gained four-tenths of a percent to end […]

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Flooding, Wildfires Causes Havoc in Parts of US

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Heavy flooding in the midwestern state of North Dakota continues to threaten dozens of cities across the state despite reaching its peak. The Souris River on Sunday crested at its highest level in 130 years, but not before damaging an estimated 3,000 homes and displacing more than 12,000 people in the city of Minot. The […]

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