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US, Japan Compete in Women’s World Cup Final

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team is seeking its third World Cup championship when it goes against Japan during Sunday’s match in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. team, which is top ranked in this year’s tournament, is the strong favorite against Japan, which has never won a major women’s title. The United States needed to defeat France […]

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Northern Ireland’s Clarke Wins British Open

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland has won golf’s British Open, defeating his nearest rivals by three strokes. Clarke battled misty and windy conditions Sunday to capture the first major championship of his career at the age of 42. Clarke shot an even-par 70 to finish the tournament with a total of 275, five-under-par. Americans Dustin […]

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Top Karzai Aide Killed in Kabul

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have killed a top aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Afghan authorities say Jan Mohammad Khan was killed Sunday night during an attack on his home in the capital, Kabul. No further details have been released and authorities say fighting in the area is still ongoing. The attack comes just days after the assassination […]

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Thousands Rally in Turkey Against Kurdish Rebels

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people have demonstrated in the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul to denounce a Kurdish rebel attack last week that killed 13 soldiers. Turkish media report that the protesters carried Turkish flags and chanted slogans against the rebels. Turkish officials say Kurdish militants killed 13 soldiers and wounded seven others Thursday in the […]

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US, Japan Compete in Women’s World Cup Final

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team is seeking its third World Cup championship when it goes against Japan during Sunday’s match in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. team, which is top ranked in this year’s tournament, is the strong favorite against Japan, which has never won a major women’s title. The United States needed to defeat France […]

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Tens of Thousands of Yemenis Protest on 33rd Anniversary of Saleh’s Rule

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people in Yemen have rallied in the country’s two largest cities to demand the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh on the 33rd anniversary of his autocratic rule. Protesters in the southern city of Taiz waved black flags to mark Sunday’s anniversary of Mr. Saleh’s rise to power in 1978. Opposition […]

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NATO Warplanes Hit Libyan Military Targets Near Tripoli, Brega

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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NATO warplanes have bombed targets near the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a day after hitting the forces of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi around the eastern oil port of Brega. The latest NATO air strikes shook the eastern outskirts of Tripoli before dawn Sunday. It was not immediately clear what targets were struck or whether there were […]

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Transition to Afghan Security Forces Begins

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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NATO has handed over control for security in Afghanistan’s central Bamiyan province to Afghan security forces. Bamiyan is the first of seven areas to accept responsibility for its own affairs in the initial phase of the transfer. A ceremony was held Sunday in Bamiyan to mark the handover from New Zealand troops to Afghan forces. […]

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British Police Arrest Former Murdoch Aide

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Media reports say British police have arrested Rebekah Brooks, a former key executive of Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire. British police confirmed Sunday that they have arrested a 43-year-old woman in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal at the now defunct tabloid, News of the World. However, police did not release a name. Brooks is […]

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Activists: Syrian Troops Raid, Surround Towns in Opposition Crackdown

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists and residents say government troops have raided one town near the Lebanese border and surrounded another near the Iraqi frontier in an ongoing crackdown on opposition protests. The activists and residents say Syrian soldiers entered the western town of Zabadani, bordering Lebanon, in armored vehicles early Sunday, detaining at least 70 people. […]

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