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Iran Pardons 100 Prisoners

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s semi-official news agency says the country’s top leader has pardoned 100 prisoners. Mehr news agency reports that 70 of the prisoners issued pardons by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were released immediately late Saturday. Officials say some of the pardoned prisoners participated in the 2009 protests following the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Authorities have not […]

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Indian Anti-Graft Activist Ends Hunger Strike

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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An Indian reform activist whose protest galvanized the nation’s anger against corruption has ended his hunger strike on its 13th day after parliament agreed to his demands for tougher anti-corruption legislation. The 74-year-old Anna Hazare ended his fast Sunday at an outdoor venue in New Delhi when a 5-year-old girl handed him a glass of […]

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Venezuelan President to Undergo Third Round of Chemotherapy

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will undergo a third round of chemotherapy in his home country on Sunday. Mr. Chavez, who has previously gone to Cuba for treatment, revealed plans for treating his cancer during a TV broadcast on Saturday. Doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the socialist leader in June. President Chavez followed […]

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