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Strong Quake Rattles India, Bangladesh, Nepal

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook northeastern India late Sunday and was felt over a broad area, including parts of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The quake was centered in the Indian state of Sikkim, about 60 kilometers northwest of the regional capital, Gangtok. Witnesses say it damaged some buildings and sent residents into the streets. […]

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New Delay in Case of US Hikers in Iran

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 11:24 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran says their release has been delayed because a judge whose signature is needed is on leave. Masoud Shafiei said he was unable to complete the paperwork Sunday on the $1 million bail deal for Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer because the second judge needed to sign the […]

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Fresh Fighting in Libya, NTC Plans Government

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 11:23 am (UTC-5)
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Libya’s National Transition Council fighters met strong resistance in two of Moammar Gadhafi’s remaining strongholds Sunday, as NTC leaders worked to form a new government. The NTC had planned to announce Cabinet positions at a press conference later Sunday, but the French news agency says last-minute negotiations have delayed the announcement. Pro-Gadhafi forces in the […]

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