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Russian Pleasure Boat Hits Barge in Moscow River, 9 Killed

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian pleasure boat has collided with a barge on the Moscow River, killing nine of the 16 people on the boat. Seven passengers were rescued or swam to safety. Russian media say the overloaded pleasure boat was hosting a party before dawn Sunday, when it struck the barge and sank near Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium. […]

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China: 4 Suspects Killed after Attack in Tense Region

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official Xinhua news agency says police in an ethnically-tense northwestern border region killed four suspects Sunday, following rioting Saturday night that left at least seven people dead and some 30 others wounded. Details remained sketchy late Sunday, and Xinhua did not identify the suspects or say whether the violence in Kashgar is linked to […]

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Indian State Minister Resigns Over Illegal Mining Scandal

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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The top political leader of a key southern Indian state ruled by the country’s main opposition party has resigned after an anti-corruption panel indicted him in a $3.6 billion illegal mining scam. B.S. Yeddyurappa, a popular leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, stepped down Sunday after he lost the support of party leaders. […]

US Senate to Vote of Debt Increase Plan

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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A vote is scheduled in the U.S. Senate on Sunday that White House and Congressional officials hope could pave the way for an end to the weeks-long deadlock on an agreement to raise the government’s borrowing authority. Tuesday is considered the deadline for Congress to increase the debt limit above the current $14.3 trillion and […]

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Syrian Raid on Hama Kills 45

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say soldiers backed by tanks have fired on citizens during a raid in the flashpoint city of Hama, killing at least 45 people. Activists say the sound of machine guns and tank shells echoed across the city Sunday. Medical officials say hospitals are overrun with scores of wounded people and are in desperate […]

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Fire Ravages Uganda’s Largest Market

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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An overnight fire has gutted one of Uganda’s largest markets, devastating traders who lost all of their merchandise in the blaze. Local officials say the fire in Kampala’s Parkyard market broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the market was empty. There were no reported injuries but the flames burned through thousands […]

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Nigerian Gov’t Seeks Talks With Boko Haram

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s government says it to wants to negotiate with radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, which is blamed for dozens of killings in the country’s northeast. A government statement says President Goodluck Jonathan has named a seven-person panel to open talks with the group. It says the president appointed the panel after meetings with local leaders. […]

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10 Police, Child Killed in Southern Afghanistan

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Afghanistan say a suicide car bombing Sunday in southern Helmand province has killed 11 people and wounded a dozen more. A provincial spokesman says 10 police officers and a child were killed in the blast near police headquarters in the city of Lashkar Gah. He said three civilians were among the wounded. The […]

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Bus Crash in Zimbabwe Kills 18

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Zimbabwe say at least 18 people were killed when a bus swerved off the road and slammed into a tree. The crash occurred Saturday about 100 kilometers north of the capital, Harare. Police official Oliver Mandipaka said a rear wheel fell off while the bus was in motion, causing the accident. He said […]

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US Officials Join Probe into Guyana Plane Crash

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Caribbean Airlines jet crashed on landing in Guyana before dawn Saturday, but the 163 people on board escaped serious injury. Officials say the jet skidded past the end of the runway in the rain at Georgetown’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The Boeing 737 broke in two, then came to rest in a field on […]

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