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U.S. Officials Say Pakistan Likely Granted China Access to Helicopter

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say Chinese engineers were likely given access to the wreckage of a stealth American helicopter that crashed during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The officials say Pakistan’s intelligence service allowed the engineers to photograph the helicopter, which contained special technology designed to allow the aircraft to elude radar. U.S. forces involved […]

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South Korean President Urges Mutual Trust With North

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is calling for North and South Korea to build mutual trust in order to open up an age of peace and cooperation on the divided peninsula. Mr. Lee made the remark during a Liberation Day speech Monday as South Koreans celebrate the 66th anniversary of independence from Japanese colonial rule. […]

South Korea Marks 66th Anniversary of Independence

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South Koreans across the country are set to celebrate Monday the 66th anniversary of independence from Japanese colonial rule. The government of South Korea, formally called the Republic of Korea, was founded August 15, 1948. The Yonhap news agency says President Lee Myung-bak is expected to call for nationwide harmony and unity in his National […]

Gadhafi Urges Libyans to Fight NATO

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi has urged his people to take up arms “to liberate Libya.” In an audio message broadcast on Libyan television early Monday, Mr. Gadhafi urged Libyans to fight to retake towns held by rebels. Rebels have been pushing closer to the capital Tripoli. On Sunday, they claimed to have seized control of […]

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5 Killed in Nepal Landslide

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in northeastern Nepal say a mudslide triggered by monsoon rains has killed five people in the mountainous district of Solukhumbu. Authorities in the village of Chaurikharka in Nepal’s Mount Everest region said rescuers Sunday recovered five bodies from the landslide and found one woman alive under the debris of a collapsed home. The monsoon […]

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Exit Polls: Fernandez Has Big Lead in Argentina Presidential Primary

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Television exit polls show Argentina’s President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner well on her way toward reelection in October after Sunday’s open primary. The exit polls give her about 45 percent of the vote, far ahead of the second place candidate. Final results are expected Monday. Sunday’s primary was Argentina’s first open primary, meaning that all […]

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Lawyer for Indonesian Graft Suspect Denied Access to Client

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A lawyer representing Indonesian graft suspect Muhammad Nazaruddin says he has been denied access to his client. Nazaruddin, the former treasurer of the governing Democratic Party, was brought back to Indonesia Saturday on a chartered plane from Bogota, Columbia where he was arrested last Sunday after months on the run. His lawyer, O.C. Kaligis, told […]

Obama Launches Three-State Counteroffensive to Republicans

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama launches a three-state midwestern tour Monday aimed at answering opposition Republicans who accuse him of doing little to pump life into the ailing economy. The president’s poll numbers have fallen after the recent downgrade of the U.S. credit rating, the debt ceiling battle with Congress, and a persistent nationwide unemployment rate […]

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Morocco to Hold Early Elections in November

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Morocco’s government says it will hold early parliamentary elections in mid-November following delicate negotiations between the Moroccan interior ministry and some of the country’s political parties, which had argued that more time was needed to prepare. Morocco’s King Mohammed has called for prompt parliamentary elections so the country can create a new government. In early […]

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US Fair Stage Collapses, Killing Five

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The governor of Indiana, where five people died in the collapse of a concert stage, says what happened was a “freakish accident” that no one could have anticipated. Governor Mitch Daniels says precautions were taken prior to the severe storm that caused the stage collapse Saturday at a state fairgrounds in Indianapolis. A gust of […]

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