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Family, Friends Attend Funeral of British Singer Amy Winehouse

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Family and friends of British singer Amy Winehouse have attended a funeral in London for the international star, who was found dead inside her home Saturday at age 27. Around 150 people gathered at the Edgewarebury Cemetery for the private service led by a rabbi in accordance with Jewish law. After the ceremony, family members […]

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Philippine Storm Kills 10, Leaves Thousands Without Power

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A slow-moving tropical storm in the eastern Philippines that triggered floods and landslides has killed at least 10 people and stranded thousands of others in their homes without electrical power. Authorities say the dead in the Bicol region include at least three children in a landslide in a mountain village. Officials in nearby Albay province […]

Economic Downturn in US Hardest on Minorities

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Newly available U.S. government figures show the wealth gap between whites and minorities in the United States has grown to its widest point in 25 years, due to the recent economic downturn. The Pew Research Center on Tuesday released a study of census figures showing that the economic downturn took the biggest toll on Hispanic […]

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Thousands Rally in Bahrain for Reform

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Bahrainis have rallied for reform in Bahrain as an international panel set up by the king began to investigate Shi’ite-led protests and a government response that left more than 30 people dead. Some of the rallies late Monday urged action against kingdom officials who protesters say suppressed peaceful demonstrations. The head of the […]

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Karzai: Long-term Deal With US Must be on Afghan Terms

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will not negotiate his terms for a strategic partnership with the United States that will lay out the long-term U.S. role in Afghanistan. Mr. Karzai said Tuesday that the U.S. must accept all of his conditions for a strategic partnership agreement, including an end to night raids and other […]

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South Korean Groups Sent Truckloads of Flour Into North

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Members of a South Korean relief group crossed into North Korea Tuesday with 12 trucks full of flour, marking the first aid of its kind since a North Korean attack last year. The convoy with 300 tons of flour rumbled across the border Tuesday in the border city of Paju. The Reverend In Myung-jin, head […]

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US Stocks Open Lower Tuesday

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes open lower on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is off more than one-half of one percent, while the S&P 500 index is down three-tenths of a percent. The NASDAQ is a tenth of a percent lower. Stocks are down in afternoon trading in Europe. London’s Financial Times index is down less […]

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Deaths Reported in Fighting Between Iran, Kurd Rebels

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Iran says an unspecified number of militants with the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan have been killed, following clashes along the Iraqi border. The state-run IRNA news agency said Tuesday that the militants were trapped by Iranian Kurdish volunteer forces Monday night in several towns in West Azarbaijan province. The news agency says the […]

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India Again Raises Interest Rate to Combat Rising Inflation

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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India’s central bank has again raised its key interest rate in an effort to temper the country’s high inflation. The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday increased the repurchase, or repo rate, by half a percentage point to 8 percent. The repo rate is the rate at which it lends to commercial banks. RBI head […]

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IMF’s Lagarde Urges Quick US Resolution of Debt Crisis

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the United States needs to quickly resolve its debt limit crisis because the “consequences would be far-reaching” if it does not. In a speech Tuesday to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Lagarde said U.S. congressional leaders and President Barack Obama need to reach agreement “as […]

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