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Lightning Sparks Chinese Train Crash, 11 Dead

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A lightning strike knocked out power to a high-speed train, sparking a crash and derailment that has killed at least 11 people in China and injured almost 90. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said an older generation bullet train was hit by lightning late Saturday while traveling between the provincial capital of Hangzhou to the […]

Obama Meets With Congressional Leaders After Debt Talks Collapse

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama met briefly with congressional leaders of both parties Saturday to discuss the impasse on raising the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. The president met with House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as well as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — the top […]

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Norway Shooting-Bombing Suspect Recently Bought Six Tons of Fertilizer

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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(new head, lede, recasts grafs 1-14 )) The Norwegian man suspected in Friday’s horrific bombing and shooting rampage recently bought six tons of fertilizer, a product sometimes used in bomb-making. A farm cooperative said Saturday it sold the fertilizer in May to the suspect in the assaults. A bomb blast at government headquarters in Oslo […]

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World Leaders Share Sadness, Outrage Over Norway Deaths

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders from around the world – from the United States to Pakistan – are expressing outrage and offering support to Norway following the deadly attacks that shocked that nation. U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the attacks and, on Saturday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton added the U.S. is ready to support Norway as it […]

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Iranian Nuclear Scientist ‘Assassinated’

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says one of its nuclear scientists has been “assassinated” in Tehran. State media reports say the scientist was killed in front of his house on Saturday by unidentified assailants who were riding motorcycles. The ISNA news agency has identified the scientist as Daryoushi Rezaie. The report says his wife was injured in the attack. […]

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High Speed Train Derails in China

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Two cars from one of China’s new, high-speed bullet trains have derailed, falling off a bridge. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said the train derailed late Saturday in China eastern Zhejiang province. Officials said rescue crews were on their way to the scene but they had no immediate information about possible casualties. The train had […]

High Speed Train Derails in China

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two cars from one of China’s new, high-speed bullet trains have derailed, falling off a bridge. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said the train derailed late Saturday in China eastern Zhejiang province. Officials said rescue crews are on their way to the scene but they had no immediate information about possible casualties. The train had […]

Thousands Protest Against Senegal President

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Senegalese demonstrators have gathered to protest against President Abdoulaye Wade’s bid for a third term. Top opposition leaders, including former Prime Minister Macky Sall, were also on hand Saturday at the demonstration in a public square outside the Dakar city center. The protest had been originally scheduled downtown, but organizers changed the venue […]

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Obama Meets With Congressional Leaders After Debt Talks Collapse

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders of both parties Saturday after a top Republican broke off negotiations on raising the country’s borrowing limit. Mr. Obama said during his Saturday weekly address that he wants the lawmakers to explain to him how the country will avoid defaulting on its payments after the government […]

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Egyptian Leader Promises Democratic Reforms

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Egypt’s ruling military council said Saturday that the government is committed to democracy, while protesters seeking reforms continue their vigil in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Field Marshall Mohammed Hussein Tantawi said the interim government is moving forward with its efforts to build a democratic state that upholds the rights and freedoms of citizens […]

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