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India Police Arrest Lawmaker on Bribery Charges

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India have arrested a federal lawmaker for allegedly bribing other lawmakers during a crucial confidence vote three years ago. Amar Singh was arrested Tuesday after being accused of bribing three members of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party. At the time of the 2008 confidence vote, Singh was a member of the Socialist Party, […]

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Aid Group: African Migrants Trapped in Libyan Town

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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An international aid group says 1,200 African migrants are trapped in a southern Libya town with dwindling supplies of food and water. The International Organization for Migration says the migrants have gathered at its transit center in the town of Sebha to escape fighting between pro- and anti-Gadhafi forces on the outskirts of town. The […]

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Libyan Convoy Heads To Niger Capital With Gadhafi Loyalists

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A convoy of at least 200 vehicles carrying forces loyal to Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi has crossed into neighboring Niger, as anti-Gadhafi fighters continue to mass outside one of the ousted leader’s last strongholds. Reports from Niger Tuesday said the military vehicles were heading towards the capital, Niamey, after moving into Niger late Monday. The capital […]

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Thousands Flee Texas Fires

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:21 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are fleeing from wildfires that continue to burn out of control in the southern state of Texas. Texas officials say 5,000 residents have been evacuated from the raging fires, which have already burned about 15,000 hectares of land and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. Two deaths – a 20-year old mother and […]

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Nigeria Arrests 6 for Deadly Bombings

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:16 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s secret police say they have arrested six people linked to a radical Islamic sect suspected of bombing an elections office and a church earlier this year. Nigeria’s State Security Service said Tuesday the detainees belong to Boko Haram, which authorities blame for dozens of bombings and shootings around the country. The security agency says […]

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US Stocks Fall Sharply in Early Trading Tuesday

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes fell sharply in early trading Tuesday, as concern grew about a stagnant economy in the United States and government debt in Europe. The Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 key stocks and the broader S&P 500 index are both off 2.1 percent, while the technology-laden NASDAQ is off 1.8 percent. Stocks are […]

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Netherlands Investigating Internet Hackers Who Spied on Iranian Web Users

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:11 am (UTC-5)
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The Netherlands has begun investigating the hacking of a Dutch Internet company whose security certificates were stolen and used to spy on hundreds of thousands of Iranian web users. Dutch Home Affairs Minister Piet Hein Donner said late Monday the investigation will try to determine who stole the certificates from DigiNotar, and whether the Dutch […]

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Iran Says Nuclear Cooperation Would Have Limits

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has indicated that an offer that could give United Nations inspectors “full supervision” of Iranian nuclear activities does not include allowing inspections on short notice. Iranian nuclear chief Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani says Tehran has fully cooperated with the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency and will not accept any more “obligations.” His comments were reported Tuesday by […]

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Swiss Cap Franc’s Value Against Euro

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Switzerland is moving to protect its exporters hurt by Europe’s financial crisis, putting a cap on the franc’s exchange rate against the euro. With world stock markets experiencing huge swings in value on an almost daily basis, some investors have turned to gold and purchase of the Swiss currency as safe havens from the market […]

Four Killed in Clashes Between Yemeni Soldiers, Militants

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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At least four Yemeni soldiers have been killed in clashes with suspected al-Qaida militants in the country’s south. Military officials say the soldiers were killed on Tuesday after fighting broke out near Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province. The army launched an offensive to oust Islamic militants in the region several months ago. Militants appear […]

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