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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained close to three-quarters of one percent to finish at 10,138. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index soared nearly one percent to finish the day’s trading at 22,726. Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei, but lower in Wellington. In currency trading, the […]

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Pakistan Rejects U.S. Allegation on Slain Journalist

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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The top-ranking U.S. military officer says elements within the Pakistani government apparently “sanctioned” the killing of a journalist in late May, but he could not tie the death to the country’s intelligence service. Admiral Mike Mullen says he has not seen anything to counter reports that Islamabad approved the beating death of Pakistani reporter Saleem […]

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Pakistan Deploys 1,000 Troops to Karachi

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has ordered 1,000 additional troops to deploy in Karachi with instructions to shoot on sight any armed men involved in attacks, after the killings of at least 65 people during three days of political and ethnic violence. Shops were closed in the southern port city Friday as the dominant local party, the Muttahida Qaumi […]

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Possible Weather Delays Loom for Final Space Shuttle Launch

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Crews at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center have begun final preparations for Friday’s scheduled launch of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis, the 135th and final flight of the 30-year-old space shuttle program. As many as 750,000 people are expected to be on hand to witness the historic lift-off, but the weather forecast remains gloomy, with a […]

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Japan’s Nikkei Rises

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Friday, while the U.S. dollar is higher against the Japanese yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained close to three-quarters of one percent to finish at 10,138. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 81.28 yen, a gain of a fraction of a yen from Thursday. The Taipei market closed at 8,750, […]

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Pakistan Rejects U.S. Allegations on Slain Journalist

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani spokesman has denounced comments by the top-ranking U.S. military officer that the Pakistani government apparently sanctioned the killing of a journalist in late May. An unnamed Pakistani government spokesman told the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan that Admiral Mike Mullen’s ((chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) statements were ” extremely irresponsible.” The […]

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Suspected Gunman in Deadly Michigan Shooting Spree Takes Own Life

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. police say a man in Michigan suspected of killing seven people, including his daughter and another child, committed suicide late Thursday after taking three other people hostage. Police in the city of Grand Rapids say 34-year-old Rodrick Shonte Dantzler went on a shooting rampage earlier in the day, killing four people at one home […]

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Nigeria’s President Swears In Principal Advisers

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has sworn in 13 advisers, including new appointees for energy and media. The ceremony took place Thursday in the capital, Abuja. Abubakar Sambo, the head of Nigeria’s Energy Commission, becomes Mr. Jonathan’s his special adviser on energy. Reuben Abati, an official of Nigeria’s Guardian newspapers, is Mr. Jonathan’s special adviser on […]

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Suspect in Malaysian Hostage Drama Dies

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The man who took 30 Malaysian pre-school children and their teachers hostage Thursday has died after being shot by police. The 40-year-old man was shot by a police sniper hours after he barged into the pre-school in southern Jolor state wielding a hammer and a machete. Police stormed the building after failing to convince the […]

North Sudan Army Demobilzes Southern Members

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The army of north Sudan has demobilized 15,000 southerners ahead of the south’s declaration of independence on Saturday. A dismissal ceremony took place in Khartoum Thursday. The north and south are trying to disentangle themselves before the new Republic of South Sudan becomes a country, but the sides have yet to resolve issues on borders […]

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