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3 Killed in Blast Targeting Pakistani Police Official

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police say a car bomb attack outside the house of a senior police official in Karachi has killed at least three people. The police official, Chaudry Aslam, survived Monday’s attack. He blamed militants for the blast. Authorities say the explosion left a large crater outside Aslam’s house.

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South Korea Promises Caution on Gas Pipeline Through North

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:31 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s government has assured parliament it will carefully consider all risks as it considers plans to pipe natural gas across North Korea from Russia. Officials provided the assurance in a report to parliament Monday, just days after South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said work on the proposed pipeline could proceed more quickly than expected. […]

63rd Annual Emmys Held in Los Angeles

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:28 am (UTC-5)
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“Modern Family” won the prize for the Best Comedy Series at the 63rd annual Emmy Awards, recognizing the best shows and individual performances on U.S. television. Jane Lynch of Fox’s “Glee” hosted the show Sunday in Los Angeles. The cast and crew of ABC’s “Modern Family”, the mockumentary about three assorted couples, also took home […]

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WHO Summit Tackles Noninfectious Diseases

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations holds a high-level two-day meeting beginning Monday in New York intended on tackling non-communicable diseases such as heart and lung disease, cancer and diabetes. The World Health Organization says developing nations can prevent and treat millions of cases of these non-communicable diseases for as little as $1.20 per person per year. The […]

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President Obama to Spell Out Deficit Reduction Plan

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:07 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will announce his recommendations Monday to reduce the federal budget deficit. The proposal calls for $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue, including a new minimum tax rate for individuals earning more than $1 million a year. Media reports are calling the plan the “Buffett Rule,” named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett, […]

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