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Republican Wins Congress Seat in NY Democratic Stronghold

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 11:01 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican businessman Bob Turner has pulled off an upset victory in a special election for a U.S. congressional seat in New York, winning what is seen by some as a referendum on the policies of President Barack Obama. Turner defeated Democratic state assemblyman David Weprin on Tuesday to win the seat vacated by Anthony […]

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Plane Crashes in Angola; Three Generals Killed

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A plane has crashed in the central Angolan city of Huambo, killing three generals of the Angolan army. Initial reports say an Embraer military jet crashed Wednesday while trying to take off from the Huambo airport. Details are sketchy, but at least six people are reported to have survived the crash.

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Kosovo PM Accuses Serbia of Plotting Violence Due to Border Plan

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kosovo is accusing Serbia of planning violence in a bid to thwart plans by Kosovo to take over two disputed border outposts in the Serb-populated north. Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci told reporters Wednesday that Serbia is preparing “illegal and criminal structures” to provoke violence and prevent Kosovo’s “legitimate authorities” from performing border and custom […]

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20-Hour Militant Siege in Kabul Ends

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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A 20-hour Taliban siege in the Afghan capital ended Wednesday when local and international forces killed the remaining militants who had fired on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters. Six militants on Tuesday took over a half-built building overlooking the two compounds, which they fired on with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. Three other militants, […]

New Gulf Oil Spill Report Blames BP, Partners for Disaster

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:32 am (UTC-5)
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A key federal report is blaming British Petroleum and its partners for last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. The U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement report says the disaster was the result of poor management, a faulty cement job, and other […]

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Europe Scrambles to Contain Debt Problems

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of Greece, France and Germany are to hold a telephone conference Wednesday to discuss how to contain the European debt crisis. Heavily indebted Greece was the first country in the European Union to seek an international bailout, led by stronger European economies like Germany and France. There now are fears that the international […]

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Activists: Syrian Troops Fire on Villages as Govt. Rejects League Statement

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:27 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say security forces have opened fire in northwestern villages in an ongoing effort to crush dissent as the government rejected an Arab League demand for an end to the crackdown. The rights activists say government troops fired heavy machine guns Wednesday during raids on several villages in Idlib province near the Turkish […]

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20-Hour Militant Siege in Kabul Ends

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A 20-hour Taliban siege in the Afghan capital ended Wednesday when local and international forces killed the remaining militants who had fired on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters. Six militants on Tuesday took over a half-built building overlooking the two compounds, which they fired on with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. Three other militants, […]

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Slovakia PM Survives No-Confidence Vote

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:12 am (UTC-5)
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Slovakian Prime Minister Iveta Radicova has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote in the first test of her center-right coalition government. After 12 hours of heated discussions Wednesday, 78 of 147 lawmakers voted to back Prime Minister Radicova, while 69 supported the no-confidence vote. The opposition fell seven votes short of the 76 it needed to […]

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White House Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:11 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to speak at an awards gala hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute later Wednesday, as the White House prepares to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. A White House statement says the president and vice president, along with their spouses and members of the Cabinet, will participate in events during […]

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