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Crude Oil Price Up Slightly

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are the prices of some key commodities traded in New York on Thursday: Crude oil prices rose 14 cents to close at $85.30 a barrel. Coffee prices rose 2 cents to end at $2.75 per pound. Copper prices gained 8 cents to finish at $4.08 a pound. Cocoa futures dropped $72 to end the […]

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US Stocks Decline

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes fell sharply in Thursday’s trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 1.5 percent to close at 11,150. The S&P 500 fell 1.6 percent to hit 1,159 and the Nasdaq composite index slid 2 percent to reach 2,420. European stock markets were sharply lower at the close of trading. London’s Financial Times […]

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Catholic Officials in US Release List of Accused Priests

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Roman Catholic officials in Boston have released a list of priests accused of child sex abuse. The Archdiocese of Boston says the publication of the names is part of an effort to protect children and “rebuild trust” in the wake of the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church in recent years. Cardinal […]

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Crude Oil Price Up Slightly

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are the prices of some key commodities traded in New York on Thursday: Crude oil prices rose 14 cents to close at $85.30 a barrel. Coffee prices rose 2 cents to end at $2.75 per pound. Copper prices gained 8 cents to finish at $4.08 a pound. Cocoa futures dropped $72 to end the […]

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Austrian Arrested on Charges of Sexually Abusing His Daughters

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Austrian authorities have arrested an elderly man accused of imprisoning and sexually abusing his daughters in their home for four decades. Police said Thursday the man has denied the accusations of his mentally disabled daughters, aged 53 and 45. They have accused him of confining them in one small room, repeatedly raping and beating them, […]

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Bomb Blast Kills 9 in NW Pakistan

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A bomb explosion late Thursday at a crowded market in the town of Risalpur in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province killed at least nine people and wounded 12 others. Local officials said the bomb, planted on a bicycle, went off as people were shopping for the upcoming Muslim festival of Eid. They said the blast damaged […]

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Israeli Airstrikes Kill 10 in Gaza

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian sources say the number of casualties from the latest round of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza has risen to 10 dead and at least 20 wounded. Israeli warplanes carried out air raids over the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and Thursday after Palestinian militants fired rockets into southern Israel. More rockets struck southern Israel on Thursday. […]

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Contact Group Urges UN to Unfreeze Libyan Assets

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Libya Contact Group is putting more support behind Libya’s opposition governing council and urging the United Nations to unlock frozen Libyan assets. After meeting in Istanbul Thursday, the nearly 30 countries and organizations of the Contact Group called for an expedited process to unfreeze Libyan assets for use by the rebels’ Transitional National Council. […]

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British Police, Government, Social Networks Discuss Crime Prevention

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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British government officials and police have met with social media executives to discuss how social networking services can contribute to crime prevention. The meeting Thursday follows riots in London earlier this month and a suggestion by Prime Minister David Cameron that social networks might be shut down during times of civil strife, in order to […]

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Chileans Strike for Second Day

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of protesters turned out in Chile’s capital, Santiago, Thursday, on the second day of a two-day national strike to press for education reform. Government officials say at least 42 people were injured during the previous night as protesters clashed with police. Authorities said at least some of the injured were police officers, […]

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