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Twin Suicide Bomb Blasts Kill 22 in SW Pakistan

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a pair a suicide bomb attacks targeting the house of a top Pakistani security officer Wednesday, that killed at least 22 people including the officer’s wife. Police said the first attacker detonated his vehicle outside the residence of the deputy head of Pakistan’s paramilitary Frontier Corps in the […]

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Egypt Continues Mubarak Trial

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian court has resumed the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak, with a heavy security presence outside the courthouse to prevent clashes between opponents and supporters of the ousted leader. Mr. Mubarak arrived in the Cairo courtroom Wednesday on a stretcher, just as he has for previous sessions during which he lay on a […]

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Officials: Deadly Explosion in India Capital ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities are calling the suspected bomb blast outside the High Court building in New Delhi a deliberate terror attack after it killed at least nine people and wounded 62 others. Police say they believe the “medium intensity bomb” was hidden in a briefcase near a main gate to the building. The blast struck Wednesday […]

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Amnesty: UN Should Investigate Sri Lankan War Crimes

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is urging the United Nations to establish a credible investigation into war crimes allegedly committed in Sri Lanka during the final phases of the country’s civil war in 2009. The London-based watchdog said Wednesday that Sri Lanka’s official inquiry into the matter is “seriously flawed” and “falls short of international standards.” The country’s […]

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Toyota Halts Camry Exports to US, Citing High Yen

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Toyota Motor Company says it will halt all exports of its best-selling Camry sedans to the United States, relying entirely on its U.S. plants to meet sales demand in that country. Toyota said this week the move makes “good business sense” because of the rising value of the yen against the U.S. dollar. It […]

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Positive Turnaround for Japan’s Nikkei

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Wednesday, while the U.S. dollar is lower against the Japanese yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained just over two percent to finish at 8,763. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 77.19 yen, a loss of nearly half a yen from Tuesday. Gold is trading at $1,840.53 an ounce.

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Officials: Deadly Explosion in India Capital ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities are calling the suspected bomb blast outside the High Court building in New Delhi a deliberate terror attack after it killed at least nine people and wounded 62 others. Police say they believe the “medium intensity bomb” was hidden in a briefcase near a main gate to the building. The blast struck Wednesday […]

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Heavy Machinery Maker Named Richest Man in China

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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A research institute says the chairman of a heavy machinery making company is now the richest man in China with assets of about $11 billion. The Hurun Research Institute said in an annual report Wednesday that the nation’s relentless construction boom helped Sany Group chairman Liang Wengen to edge out last year’s rich-list leader, beverage […]

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Scientists Find King Crabs Growing in Antarctic Seas

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Scientists say climate change has led to the growing presence of king crabs in the waters off the Antarctic peninsula, which could dramatically alter its ecosystem. A team of researchers at the University of Hawaii used a remote-controlled unmanned submarine to scan an underwater basin off the peninsula dubbed Palmer Deep. They discovered 42 king […]

German Court Rules in Favor of European Economic Bailouts

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Constitutional Court has upheld the country’s participation in the European Union rescue fund, but says the German parliament should have greater say in future economic bailout packages. The court ruled Wednesday that the German government is now required to seek the approval of parliament’s budgetary committee before taking part in any further large-scale economic […]

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