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Chinese Mines Claim More Victims

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Another coal-mine accident in China has claimed the lives of 10 workers in the country’s southwestern Sichuan province. China’s official Xinhua news agency said two more miners remain missing at the Zengjiagou mine , which flooded on Monday . The mine’s owner and a safety manager have been arrested. This past Tuesday, emergency crews rescued […]

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Buddhist Monks Arrive in North Korea

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean monks are in Pyongyang to help celebrate the creation of a religious relic important to Buddhists on both sides of the demilitarized zone. The 37 South Korean monks arrived by plane Saturday, greeted at the airport by their North Korean brethren. The monks are scheduled to participate in a service at a North […]

Spy Files in Libya Show Ties to CIA, MI-6, Others

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Rights investigators have uncovered secret documents in Libya that appear to show close cooperation between Western intelligence agencies and the former Libyan regime, with the CIA even helping the Gadhafi government abduct terror suspects in foreign countries. Human Rights Watch researchers uncovered the documents Friday in Tripoli, at an abandoned office once used by Libya’s […]

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Buddhist Monks Arrive in North Korea

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean monks are in Pyongyang to help celebrate the creation of a religious relic important to Buddhists on both sides of the demilitarized zone. The 37 South Korean monks arrived by plane Saturday, greeted at the airport by their North Korean brethren. The monks are scheduled to participate in a service at a North […]

Libya’s Provisional Leaders Announce Supreme Security Committee

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Libya’s provisional authority says it has created a supreme security committee that will protect Tripoli. National Transitional Council member Ali Tarhouni announced the decision on Saturday. He said the committee would work to protect the capital’s public and private sectors and eliminate remnants of forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. The announcement of the committee has […]

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Thousands Flee Unrest in Sudan’s Blue Nile State

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Calls are coming in from around the world to immediately end all fighting in a key Sudan border state as thousands flee to escape the violence. The United Nations said Saturday at least 3,000 people have crossed into Ethiopia since clashes erupted in Blue Nile state between the Sudanese army and rebels loyal to newly […]

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Two Killed as Syrian Forces Raid Village

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces have killed at least two people as they raided a village in search of a high-ranking official who said he resigned to protest the government’s crackdown on dissent. Activists say the two were killed after troops opened fire on civilians on Saturday in the northern Idlib province. They say the forces were […]

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Former ‘Most Wanted’ Nazi-Era Suspect Dead

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A former Hungarian war crimes suspect once wanted in connection with the massacre of as many as 2,000 Serbs and Jews is dead. News agencies say Sandor Kepiro died Saturday in Budapest. He was 97. Kepiro once topped the most wanted list at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to tracking down […]

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Nigerian President Vows No Effort Spared Against Terrorism

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s president says the country has “strong leads” on who is involved in the “terror war” on Nigerians, a week after an attack on the U.N. headquarters in Abuja killed 23 people. President Goodluck Jonathan said Friday Nigerian security forces will “spare no effort or resource” in bringing terrorism under control. He said he is […]

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Venezuelan President Completes Third Cancer Treatment

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says “he couldn’t feel better” after completing a week-long third round of chemotherapy at a military hospital. Mr. Chavez did jumping jacks to show off his stamina to cheering supporters as he left the hospital in Caracas Friday evening. The Socialist leader’s previous treatments were given in Cuba. In a TV […]

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