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Police Arrest Dozens Calling for New Indian State

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in southern India arrested at least 50 people Wednesday during protests calling for the creation of a new state. The demonstrations in the southern city of Hyderabad came as a two-day strike in the region closed shops, school and businesses and also disrupted public transit. There were also reports that police fired tear gas […]

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U.S. Authorities Warn of Implanted Explosives

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. security authorities are warning that terrorists may try to smuggle explosives onto airplanes by having them surgically implanted in their bodies. News emerged Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week advised its foreign counterparts that it has intelligence indicating renewed interest in the technique. The reports did not indicate the source […]

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Protest Erupts Over Egypt’s Police Trials

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptians hurled stones at a government building in Suez on Wednesday after a court upheld a ruling to release police officers accused of killing demonstrators during this year’s anti-government uprising. The protest is part of growing dissent against Egypt’s military rulers. Some Egyptians say they are frustrated with what they perceive as the rulers’ reluctance […]

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Indian Minister Under Investigation for Corruption

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Another Indian minister is under investigation for his alleged role in the corruption scandal involving India’s telecommunications industry. The Central Bureau of Investigation says it is probing the role of the country’s current textiles minister, Dayanidhi Maran, in the scandal which is said to have cost the government up to $40 billion. The CBI says […]

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US Stocks Rise in Midday Trading

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes rose in Wednesday’s midday trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than five-tenths of a percent, the S&P 500 rose two-tenths of one percent and the NASDAQ was up four-tenths of a percent. European stock markets were lower at the close of trading. London’s Financial Times index lost more than […]

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South Sudan Oil Could Bypass North

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan is talking about building new pipelines to pump oil through Kenya instead of going north through Khartoum. South Sudan Road and Transport Minister Anthony Lino Makana told reporters Wednesday that building a new pipeline “is not a hard thing for us.” He said several oil companies have already approached South Sudan about the […]

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Ft. Hood Shooting Suspect Gets Military Trial

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The commander of the Fort Hood military post says the U.S. Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people in a 2009 shooting at the base will be tried in a military court and face the death penalty. Major Nidal Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder […]

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Obama: Success on Budget Talks “Possible”

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A White House spokesman says success on an agreement to increase the U.S. borrowing limit is not guaranteed, but is possible, despite an impasse on how to proceed. Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama believes there are enough members of Congress in both parties who support his position that a […]

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Court Orders Curator for Indian Temple Treasure

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has called for a curator to be appointed to help manage and protect a treasure valued at more than $20 billion that was discovered in the vaults of a Hindu temple. The court has already instructed a team of investigators to take a formal inventory of the find, which includes diamonds, emeralds, […]

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Republicans Blast Obama Administration’s Handling of Somali Terror Suspect

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration’s decision to bring a Somali terrorism suspect to New York for trial in a civilian court. On Wednesday, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame a “foreign enemy combatant” and said he should be treated as one. McConnell said Warsame should have been sent to […]

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