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5 North Korean Footballers Failed Doping Test

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Five North Korean football players have now tested positive for a banned steroid at the women’s World Cup in Germany. Football’s world governing body, FIFA, announced three new cases on Saturday, but did not disclose the women’s names. FIFA ordered testing for all members of the North Korean club after two of its players — […]

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Baluch Rebels Kidnap Five Men in Southwest Pakistan

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Tribal rebels have abducted five mining officials in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province. Police say the men were kidnapped Sunday in Sorange district, about 40 kilometers south of the provincial capital, Quetta. Witnesses say dozens of armed men riding in three vehicles intercepted the officials near the compound where they were staying The outlawed Baluch Liberation […]

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Top Karzai Aide, Lawmaker Killed in Kabul

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a senior adviser to President Hamid Karzai and a member of parliament have been killed during an attack in the capital, Kabul. The officials said Jan Mohammad Khan, a former governor of southern Uruzgan province and a close adviser to Mr. Karzai, was killed along with Uruzgan lawmaker Mohammad Ashim Watanwal Sunday […]

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Baluch Rebels Kidnap Five Men in Southwest Pakistan

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tribal rebels have abducted five mining officials in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province. Police say the men were kidnapped Sunday in Sorange district, about 40 kilometers south of the provincial capital, Quetta. Witnesses say dozens of armed men riding in three vehicles intercepted the officials near the compound where they were staying The outlawed Baluch Liberation […]

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London Police Chief Quits Over Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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London’s police chief has quit over allegations about police handling of a phone-hacking scandal involving journalists at the now-defunct tabloid, News of the World. Paul Stephenson told journalists Sunday that he did not do anything wrong. However, he said he did not want criticism of his conduct to detract from the police department being able […]

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Egyptian PM Picks New Finance Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s military-appointed prime minister has released more details of a Cabinet reshuffle demanded by opposition activists who have camped out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for more than a week. Prime Minister Essam Sharaf announced Sunday that he has chosen one of his two newly appointed deputies to serve as finance minister in the reshuffled Cabinet, […]

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AIDS Conference Opens in Rome

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A global medical forum on AIDS opened Sunday in Rome, bringing together thousands of scientists, researchers and health experts. The conference, sponsored by the International AIDS Society, is expected to be dominated by last week’s announcement of a possible breakthrough in preventing the spread of the HIV virus, which causes AIDS. Two new studies, released […]

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US Debt Talks Continue As Deadline Nears

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Negotiators from the White House and the U.S. Congress continued their efforts Sunday to reach agreement on ways to keep the government from defaulting on its debt. Five straight days of talks involving U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in Congress that ended Thursday failed to break the current deadlock. Experts say Congress must […]

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US Debt Talks Continue As Deadline Nears

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Negotiators from the White House and the U.S. Congress continued their efforts Sunday to reach agreement on ways to keep the government from defaulting on its debt. Five straight days of talks involving U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in Congress that ended Thursday failed to break the current deadlock. Experts say Congress must […]

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Bahrain’s Main Shi’ite Party Quits Government-Led Reform Dialogue

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Bahrain’s main Shi’ite opposition party says it is pulling out of a national dialogue with the Gulf state’s minority Sunni rulers, accusing them of not being serious about political reforms. Wefaq spokesman Khalil al-Marzooq said Sunday the party’s top leaders agreed to quit the talks that started on July 2 and will submit the decision […]

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