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People Around the World Remember Sept. 11 Attacks

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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People around the world have somberly marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States that killed almost 3,000 people in one day. World leaders and citizens took time to recall the horrific attacks that left nationals from about 90 countries dead after planes crashed into New York’s World Trade Center, […]

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DRC’s Kabila To Run For Re-Election

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila is running for re-election in November’s presidential race. The 40-year-old politician formally filed his candidacy Sunday in the capital, Kinshasa. He will be seeking a second five-year term in the November 28 presidential poll. Mr. Kabila first took office in 2001 after his father, then-president Laurent Kabila, was […]

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Iraq’s Al-Sadr Orders Followers to Halt Attacks on US Forces

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iraq’s anti-American Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has urged his followers to halt attacks on U.S. troops to ensure they leave Iraq by an end-of-year deadline. In a statement issued late Saturday, al-Sadr warned that if U.S. forces remain in Iraq beyond the deadline, his movement will resume military operations against them with greater intensity. The […]

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South Korea to Launch Internet Broadcasts on Reunification

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it will begin producing Korean-language Internet television and radio broadcasts later this month, aimed at raising public interest in the unification of North and South Korea. The Yonhap news agency said its Internet broadcasting operation will begin September 26 with video content about unification issues. Yonhap says the Unification Ministry plans to […]

Spanish Navy Rescues French Woman Abducted by Pirates

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Spanish navy says it has rescued a French woman who was abducted by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Evelyne Colombo and her husband Christian were sailing their yacht in the Gulf on Thursday when they were allegedly attacked by pirates and taken hostage. The Spanish defense ministry says the amphibious warship Galicia located […]

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Battle for Bani Walid Rages in Libya

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Libya’s provisional government forces have pushed their way to the gates of the oasis town of Bani Walid, one of the last remaining strongholds of ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. Anti-Gadhafi reinforcements poured into the area just outside the town Sunday. NATO warplanes flew overhead after also providing air support the day before. Smoke billowing from […]

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British Prime Minister on First Visit to Russia

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron is to arrive in Moscow later Sunday on the first official visit by a British leader to Russia in six years. Mr. Cameron is expected to encourage closer trade ties with Russia. Relations between the two countries soured in 2006 after a Russian ex-security agent, Alexander Litvinenko, died of poisoning […]

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China Checks Safety of Offshore Oil Rigs

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has begun safety inspections on all offshore oil exploration and production facilities, to eliminate concerns spawned by undersea oil spills in a coastal area near Beijing. The official Xinhua news agency says the inspections, which began Saturday, will continue for three months and will cover fixed and mobile platforms, as well as […]

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British National Killed, Second Kidnapped in Kenya

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Armed men have killed one British national and kidnapped another in northern Kenya, near the border with Somalia. Britain’s Foreign Office says the attack occurred Sunday at a beach resort north of Lamu, an island off the Kenyan coast. The office is advising British nationals not to go with 30 kilometers of the Kenyan-Somali border. […]

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America Remembers the September 11 Attacks

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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With solemn tributes, the United States is marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and launched the country into a decade of war. Events were held at the sites of each attack a decade ago — New York, the Pentagon outside Washington, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In […]

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