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Acclaimed Khmer Rouge Prison Survivor Reported Near Death

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Family members say Cambodia’s Vann Nath, one of only seven survivors of a vast and notorious Khmer Rouge torture center, is in a coma and near death at a Cambodian hospital. The 66-year-old human rights icon and artist survived the infamous Tuol Seng prison, where more than 12,000 people died in the 1970s under Khmer […]

US Authorities to Airlift Supplies to Flood-Hit Northeastern Communities

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the northeastern United States say they are preparing to airlift food and water to communities cut off by flooding from Hurricane Irene. Emergency workers in the state of Vermont said Tuesday they will use helicopters to provide supplies to residents whose homes were swept away or submerged by the floods. Irene first made […]

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Former US VP Cheney Defends Iraq War, Waterboarding

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has defended controversial policies carried out by the administration of President George W. Bush, including the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the harsh interrogation tactic of waterboarding. In an interview aired on NBC television Tuesday, Cheney said he was a “big advocate” of pursuing controversial policies in order to […]

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7 Killed in Syrian Protests During Holiday

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian forces have killed seven people after opening fire on protesters on the first day of the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. Activists say the deadly crackdown on dissent Tuesday came after thousands of people poured onto streets across Syria with renewed calls for President Bashar al-Assad’s departure. The opposition’s local coordination […]

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Military Planes Crash Over Lithuania, No Serious Injuries

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Lithuanian military plane has collided with a French fighter jet during a NATO training flight, but none of the pilots involved was seriously injured. The crash occurred Tuesday near the Zokniai airbase in northern Lithuania when a Lithuanian L-39 Albatross and a French Mirage 2000 collided in midair. The Mirage suffered minor damage and […]

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US Stocks Advance in Midday Trading Tuesday

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes advanced in midday trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index are both ahead by more than a tenth of one percent, while the NASDAQ is up six-tenths of a percent. European stock markets closed mixed. London’s Financial Times 100 index gained 2.7 percent to end at […]

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London Street Festival Marred by Stabbing; Overall Violence Down

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Five people are under arrest for a stabbing on the second day of one of Europe’s biggest street festivals. Officials in London said a 16-year-boy was arrested Tuesday. Police had earlier arrested four other men, ages 20 and 21, for the stabbing at the Notting Hill festival. The 20-year-old victim is in what is being […]

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Rights Group: Pakistan Must End “Enforced Disappearances”

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group has urged Pakistan’s government to end what it calls the practice of “enforced disappearances.” Amnesty International said the disappearances have increased “dramatically” since Pakistan joined the U.S.-led war on terror following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The London-based group said Pakistani government forces have detained […]

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Final 2011 Tennis Grand Slam Under Way in New York

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The final Grand Slam tennis event of the year, the U.S. Open, continues in New York Tuesday after an opening day that saw a major upset, close calls and wins by some of the favorites. In the shock of the day, Wimbledon women’s champion and fifth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic fell to […]

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ICC Rejects Kenya’s Bid to Stop Post-Election Violence Case

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court is going forward with cases against six prominent Kenyans linked to deadly post-election violence in the country. The appeals chamber ruled Tuesday that the cases are admissible, rejecting the Kenyan government’s argument that they should be dropped. The presiding judge said in order for the cases to be considered inadmissible, there […]

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