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Norway’s PM Leads Memorial Service to 93 People Killed in Attacks

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Norway’s prime minister has led a memorial service in Oslo for the 93 people so far confirmed killed in a Friday shooting and car bomb attack that stunned the normally-peaceful nation. Jens Stoltenberg addressed hundreds of mourners gathered at Oslo Cathedral Sunday, telling them that Norway has suffered a “national tragedy” in which the victims […]

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Toddler Rescued from Deadly Chinese Train Wreck

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in eastern China on Sunday rescued a toddler from the wreck of a high-speed train, nearly a full day after a collision that killed at least 35 people and injured more than 200 others south of Shanghai. The rescue of the four-year-old boy came about 21 hours after a southbound bullet train, traveling […]

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Death Toll from China High-Speed Train Crash Reaches 33

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in eastern China are searching for survivors in the mangled wreckage of two high-speed trains involved in a collision which left at least 33 passengers dead and nearly 200 others injured. China’s official Xinhua news agency said an older generation bullet train was traveling from Hangzhou, the capital of eastern Zhejiang province, to […]

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Yemen Suicide Bombing Kills 9 Soldiers

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say a suicide bomber has killed nine soldiers and wounded more than 20 outside an army camp in the country’s volatile south. Officials are blaming al-Qaida for Sunday’s attack in the city of Aden. They say the bomber exploded his vehicle as a military convoy was leaving for nearby Abyan province to assist […]

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Germany Offers Loans to Libyan Rebels

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Germany is offering loans of up to $144 million to the Libyan rebels’ leadership council to help with humanitarian needs and rebuilding. Germany’s foreign minister said Sunday his country is granting the loans because the frozen assets of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi cannot be released to the rebels at this time. He said the loans […]

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Top Senate Democrat: Republicans Not Compromising on Debt Crisis

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has accused Republican lawmakers of pushing the United States to the “brink of default,” by resisting compromise in high-stakes budget talks. In a statement following an urgent meeting late Saturday with congressional leaders, Reid said he will only accept a deal that raises the U.S. $14.3 trillion debt ceiling […]

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DRC Opposition Picks War Crimes Defendant as Candidate

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition party has named Jean Pierre-Bemba, who is on trial for war crimes at The Hague, as it presidential candidate. The Movement for the Liberation of Congo announced its decision after a party meeting on Saturday. Bemba, a former Congolese vice president, is currently in jail at the International […]

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North Korea Diplomat to Visit US for Nuclear Talks

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea’s first vice minister and former chief nuclear envoy, will visit New York this week to meet with senior U.S. officials. Clinton said Kim will meet with an interagency team of U.S. officials for discussions on the next steps necessary to resume […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills Pakistani Soldier, Wounds Several Others

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up after getting shot at an army checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan Sunday, killing one soldier and wounding several others. Officials say a guard shot the suspect as he approached the checkpoint in the Chag Malai area of South Waziristan, near the Afghan border. The Pakistani military launched […]

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Norway Gunman Says He Acted Alone

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Police and the lawyer for the Norwegian man who confessed to Friday’s bombing in Oslo and a shooting rampage at a youth camp, said Sunday that he claimed to have acted alone, despite the statements of some witnesses who said there was a second gunman. Authorities said Anders Behring Breivik confessed to the twin attacks, […]

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