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Yemen’s Wounded President Appears on TV

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh delivered his first video address on Thursday since traveling to Saudi Arabia to be treated for injuries from an attack on his palace compound last month. During the recorded address, Mr. Saleh said he was burned in the attack and has undergone more than eight operations in Saudi Arabia, which […]

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US Prepares Air Pollution Clampdown

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Some U.S. states and power companies will soon have to start paying more to clean up pollutants spewed into the air by aging power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced a new rule that will require 27 states to work with power companies to reduce emissions by millions of tons a year staring in […]

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UN Report Shows Progress on Some Millennium Goals

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A new U.N. report says the world is on track to meet a series of goals to help people become healthier, wealthier, and more educated – but it says despite progress, the world’s poorest peoples are the ones getting left farthest behind. The U.N. Millennium Development Goals Report for 2011 notes progress on the goals […]

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Cyprus Reunification Talks End Without Solution

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. mediated talks on reunifying the divided island of Cyprus have ended without agreement in Geneva. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu for the third session of Cyprus talks since November. Mr. Ban says progress in healing the decades-long division of the island is far too […]

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Tanks Surround Flashpoint Syrian City, Residents Flee

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian human rights activists say hundreds of people are fleeing the central city of Hama for fear of a military crackdown by security forces. A Syrian activist monitoring developments in Hama told VOA in a telephone interview that dozens of families left the city Thursday. She said military forces have surrounded the city with tanks, […]

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Ugandan Police Warn of Terror Attacks

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Uganda have issued a terror alert, days before the one-year anniversary of twin suicide bombings that killed 76 people. A police spokeswoman said Thursday that authorities have received credible information indicating Somalia’s al-Shabab militants may be planning another attack. The spokeswoman, Judith Nabakoba, said the group could strike between Thursday and early next […]

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At Least 49 Killed in Pakistani City of Karachi

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Police say at least 49 people have been killed in political and ethnic violence in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi in the last three days. Gunmen opened fire on buses Thursday, with more than 22 people killed in the latest unrest throughout the city. Police blame clashes between rival political groups in Sindh province, […]

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Yemen’s Injured President Gives First Video Address

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh delivered his first video address on Thursday since traveling to Saudi Arabia to be treated for injuries from a June attack on his palace compound. During the recorded address, Mr. Saleh said he suffers from burns and had undergone more than eight operations in the neighboring kingdom. Television video showed […]

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South Sudan Has Oil Reserves, Big Problems

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The new Republic of South Sudan enters the world with great economic potential but faces huge challenges in its quest for peace and prosperity. The country possesses large oil reserves that made the former unified Sudan the third-largest producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Its population – estimated at between 8 and 13 million – is strongly […]

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Syrian Rights Activists Say Hundreds Flee Hama

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian human rights activists say hundreds of people are fleeing the central city of Hama for fear of a military crackdown by security forces. A Syrian activist monitoring developments in Hama told VOA in a telephone interview that dozens of families left the city Thursday. She said military forces have surrounded the city with tanks, […]

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