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Russian Boat Sinks on Volga, Nearly 100 Missing

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say there is little chance of finding any more survivors from a tourist boat that sank Sunday in the Volga River, leaving more than 100 people missing. At least one person was killed while nearly 80 others were rescued or were able to swim to shore. Survivors say the boat was a very […]

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Geithner: Obama Wants ‘Biggest Deal Possible’ on Debt

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says President Barack Obama wants “the biggest deal possible” on debt reduction. Geithner spoke Sunday as the president prepared for a White House meeting with congressional leaders. President Obama has been working with top lawmakers on what has been an elusive deal with Republicans to raise the nation’s debt ceiling […]

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Senegal Calls Off Extradition of Ex-Chad Leader

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s foreign minister says the government decided not to extradite former Chadian President Hissene Habre, just hours before he was to be sent home on Monday. Madicke Niang said Senegal decided to suspend the extradition at the request of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. In a statement issued earlier Sunday, Ms. […]

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3 Police Officer, 3 NATO Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in southern Afghanistan say three Afghan police officers have been killed in a bomb blast in Kandahar city. They say three other officers and three civilians were also wounded in Sunday’s explosion. Elsewhere, NATO says three of its service members also were killed in separate incidents – two in insurgent attacks and one in […]

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Nigerian Officials: 11 Boko Haram Members Killed

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian military officials say 11 members of a radical Islamic sect have been killed in the northeastern city of Maiduguri. The officials say the members of the Boko Haram group were killed during a confrontation with military and police personnel late Saturday. They say the clash began when Boko Haram members threw homemade bombs at […]

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Senegal Urged Not to Extradite Ex-Chad Leader

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations human rights chief has asked Senegal to reconsider its decision to extradite former Chadian President Hissene Habre to his homeland. In a statement issued Sunday, Navi Pillay says that Senegal, as a party to the Convention Against Torture, may not extradite anyone to a state “where there are substantial grounds for believing […]

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Egyptian Activists Block Roads, Govt. Building in Cairo

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Egyptian reformists have disrupted traffic in central Cairo and blocked access to the capital’s main government building in a third day of protests against the country’s military rulers. After spending a second night in a tent camp in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the activists blocked surrounding roads and formed a picket line outside the […]

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Croatian President Fires Top General

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian President Ivo Josipovic has fired the country’s top general after he was arrested for alleged involvement in fraud. Until Sunday, General Mladen Kruljac was commander of Croatian ground forces. Anti-corruption police arrested him and five other suspects Friday, accusing them of involvement in a fraudulent construction scheme. They also are suspected of stealing millions […]

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Britain’s Royal Couple Visits Urban Arts Charity

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are finishing up their North American tour by visiting a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that teaches art to needy children. The couple will watch a dance event Sunday at Inner-City Arts academy, headquartered in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Organizers […]

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Argentine Capital Holds Mayoral Elections

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents of Argentina’s capital have gone to the polls in mayoral elections widely viewed as a test of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s re-election hopes. Buenos Aires’ incumbent mayor, Mauricio Macri, is expected to win Sunday’s vote, but fall short of the majority needed to avoid a July 31 runoff. The businessman and former head […]

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