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Tropical Storm Gert Approaches Bermuda

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Bermuda’s weather service has canceled a tropical storm warning, as Tropical Storm Gert begins to turn north and is now expected to pass well east of the British territory in the Atlantic Ocean. At last report, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers an […]

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Economy Expected to Top Obama’s Midwest Bus Tour

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is in the midwestern state of Minnesota, starting a three-state bus tour aimed at answering criticism that he has not done enough to improve the ailing economy. The president, who arrived in St. Paul, Minnesota for the start of the tour, is holding two town hall meetings Monday — one in […]

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Pakistan Rejects Reports China Had Access to Downed US Helicopter

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan is rejecting reports that its intelligence agency let China examine the wreckage of a stealth American helicopter that crashed during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The New York Times and Financial Times newspapers quoted unnamed U.S. officials who said Pakistan’s intelligence service is believed to have permitted Chinese engineers to photograph and […]

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US Stocks Rise

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes rose in Monday’s midday trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced one percent, the S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent and the NASDAQ gained seven-tenths of a percent. European stock markets were higher at the close of trading. London’s Financial Times 100 index gained six-tenths of a percent to end at 5,351. […]

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Indiana Fair Reopens After Deadly Stage Collapse

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in the U.S. state of Indiana held a memorial service Monday for five people who died in the collapse of a concert stage at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday. Governor Mitch Daniels gave an emotional address, saying the “our hearts are broken” over the deaths. But he praised the people who rushed to […]

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Italian Aid Worker Kidnapped in Darfur

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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An Italian aid worker has been kidnapped in Sudan’s Darfur region. Italy’s foreign ministry says 34-year-old Francesco Azzara was abducted Sunday while driving to the airport in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state. The ministry says it is working with the United Nations mission in Darfur and local authorities to resolve the matter. Azzara […]

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Nigerian Police Kill Would-Be Car Bomber

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northern Nigeria say they have shot and killed a man attempting to drive a car bomb into a local police headquarters. Borno State Police Commissioner Simeon Midenda says the guards killed the man Monday as he tried to force his way into police headquarters in the city of Maiduguri while a recruitment drive […]

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Indian Navy Intercepts Hijacked Ship off Western Coast

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Indian navy says it has intercepted a hijacked cargo ship off the coast of Mumbai. The navy said the Iranian-flagged vessel was spotted last week and kept under continuous surveillance until Sunday, when helicopter-borne marine commandos stopped the ship and took nine people into custody. Indian officials said Monday the navy had received intelligence […]

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Syria Presses Crackdown in Latakia, Homs Area

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Syrian military is pressing its crackdown against anti-government dissent in the port city of Latakia while troops are carrying out new raids near the central city of Homs. Residents of Latakia report tank fire in parts of the city on the third day of the assault, and witnesses say people are trying to flee, […]

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Indian PM Vows Strict Action Against Corruption

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says his government will take the “strictest possible action” against corruption. Mr. Singh said Monday that there is no “magic wand” to solve the problem of graft, but he promised to work towards greater transparency and to fight corruption on many levels. The prime minister made the comments at New […]

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