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China Replaces Top Party Official in Tibet

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has replaced the hardline Communist Party boss who oversaw a crackdown after deadly riots in Tibet three years ago. The official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday that party secretary Zhang Qingli will be moved to another unspecified position. It did not offer any reason for the move. Zhang, who had served previously […]

Report: Cheney Advised Bush to Bomb Syria

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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HEAD: Report: Cheney Advised Bush to Bomb Syria DATE: 08/25/11 NUMBER: 1297931 TYPE: CN )) Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, in a memoir obtained by the New York Times, says he urged former President George W. Bush to bomb a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor site in 2007. The report says Cheney advised Mr. Bush […]

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China Replaces Top Party Official in Tibet

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has replaced the hardline Communist Party boss who oversaw a crackdown after deadly riots in Tibet five years ago. The official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday that party secretary Zhang Qingli will be moved to another unspecified position. It did not offer any reason for the move. Zhang, who had served previously […]

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Hurricane Watches in US, as Irene Batters Bahamas

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities along the densely populated east coast of the United States have begun evacuating visitors at popular beach resort areas in preparation of the arrival of the powerful Hurricane Irene. Forecasters issued a hurricane watch for parts of the North Carolina coast early Thursday, as the storm passed over the northwest Bahamas with winds as […]

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Libya’s Rebel Envoy Tours Europe for Frozen Assets

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council is continuing his tour of European countries Thursday in the hopes of securing the release of billions of dollars in frozen Libyan assets. Mahmoud Jibril is scheduled to meet in Italy with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a day after he met French President Nicolas Sarkozy. While […]

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4 Kidnapped Italian Journalists Freed in Libya

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Italy says four Italian journalists have been freed in Libya a day after being kidnapped by men described as loyalists to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed the release Thursday, but did not give details. The group included two newspaper reporters from Milan daily Corriere della Sera, one from Turin’s La Stampa […]

Britain Says NATO Aiding Hunt for Gadhafi

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Britain says NATO is helping Libyan rebels in their hunt for leader Moammar Gadhafi and members of his regime, as the opposition offers a reward for Mr. Gadhafi’s capture. British Defense Minister Liam Fox told Britain’s Sky News Thursday that NATO is providing the rebels with intelligence and reconnaissance equipment to aid in their search […]

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China Replaces Top Party Official in Tibet

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has replaced the hardline Communist Party boss who oversaw a crackdown after deadly riots in Tibet five years ago. The official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday that party secretary Zhang Qingli will be moved to another unspecified position. It did not offer any reason for the move. Zhang, who had served previously […]

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Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one and one-half percent to finish at 8,772. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose nearly one and one-half percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,752. Share prices were higher in Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington, but lower in […]

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Local Chinese Officials Fired Over Mine Disaster

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Two local officials near an illegal mining operation in northeastern China have been fired, as rescue efforts continue for 26 workers trapped in a flooded shaft since Tuesday. State-run Xinhua news agency says the head of Boli county in Heilongjiang province and his deputy were both dismissed Wednesday during an emergency meeting of the local […]