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Uruguayan Soldiers Detained for Assault in Haiti

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A military judge in Uruguay has ordered the detention of five soldiers accused of sexually abusing a young Haitian man while serving as U.N. peacekeepers in the Caribbean nation. The five men, whose names have not been released, face charges of disobeying orders and dereliction of duty. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has apologized for the […]

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US Urges Turkey to Smooth Relations With Israel

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Turkey to smooth over its growing diplomatic dispute with Israel. Clinton met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Monday in New York, as world leaders gathered for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting. She called on Turkey to “keep the door open” with Israel. The United […]

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13 Killed in Pakistan Bombings Targeting Police Official, Music Market

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 3:06 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani authorities say two bombings in separate parts of the country have killed 13 people, eight of them outside the house of a counter-terrorism official in the southern city of Karachi. Officials say Monday’s suicide car bomb attack on the home of senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam killed six of his guards and two bystanders […]

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British Police Arrest 7 Suspected Islamic Extremists in Counter-Terrorism Operation

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have arrested seven suspects in Birmingham, in what officials are describing as a major counter-terrorism operation targeting Islamic extremists. A police statement Monday said six men and a woman were taken into custody. The men were held on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism, while the woman was arrested for failing to […]

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US Space Satellite May Crash to Earth by Week’s End

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:23 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency NASA says one of its school-bus sized satellites is expected to crash back to Earth by week’s end. But the agency is not sure where it will land. The projected crash zone covers most of the inhabited portions of the planet, and officials expect the debris footprint to be about 800 […]

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Gunmen Kill 36 in Burundi Bar Attack

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Burundi’s president is vowing to track down gunmen who opened fire in a bar near the Congolese border late Sunday, killing at least 36 people. President Pierre Nkurunziza said Monday the attackers are believed to have crossed the border from Congo, although authorities have not yet determined who was behind the massacre. Witnesses says assailants […]

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China, India to Spur Global Energy Demand Through 2035

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A new U.S. report says that the global demand for energy will spike markedly in the next two decades, with China and India accounting for half of the growth. The U.S. Energy Department said Monday that the world energy demand will jump 53 percent by 2035, and that by then China and India combined will […]

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Yemeni Forces Kill 27 in Sana’a Clashes

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Medical officials in Yemen say security forces killed at least 27 people in the capital Monday, as clashes with anti-government protesters escalated into a military confrontation between government troops and forces loyal to a general who defected to the protesters’ side months ago. Medics say at least one child was killed by sniper fire as […]

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Turkish President’s Speech in Germany Canceled by Bomb Threat

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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German police evacuated a university in Berlin where Turkish President Abdullah Gul was to give a speech after being notified of a bomb threat. Mr. Gul was scheduled to speak about Turkish-German relations on Monday at Humboldt University, but police cancelled the speech and asked people to leave the venue. German news reports say a […]

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US Court Calls 17-year Terror Sentence Too Short

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. appeals court says the 17-year prison sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla was far “too lenient.” The court also ordered a new hearing to determine what it calls a more appropriate punishment. The three-judge panel ruled Monday that Padilla got off “too lightly” for someone who trained to kill at an […]

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