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Palestinians Launch UN Statehood Bid, Israel Calls For Immediate Peace Talks

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:21 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday asked the United Nations to recognize a state of Palestine, despite U.S. and Israeli opposition against the bid. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly after receiving a standing ovation, the president of the Palestinian Authority called Israel “the occupying power” and said its control of Palestinian enclaves is a policy […]

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Nyad to Attempt Cuba-Florida Swim Again

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is preparing for a second attempt Friday to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage after falling short of her goal recently. Nyad, who will set out from Havana’s Hemingway Marina, says weather forecasts call for calm seas through Sunday. Last month, Nyad spent nearly 30 hours in […]

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Palestinians Launch UN Statehood Bid, Israel Calls For Immediate Peace Talks

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 2:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday asked the United Nations to recognize a state of Palestine, despite U.S. and Israeli opposition against the bid. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly after receiving a standing ovation, the president of the Palestinian Authority called Israel “the occupying power” and said its control of Palestinian enclaves is a policy […]

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Partisan Battle Moves US Closer to Government Shutdown

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senate Democrats have blocked a bill that would have provided aid for U.S. flood victims and avoided a partial government shutdown, setting up another round of bitter partisan bickering. The Democratic-led Senate voted 59-to-36 Friday to kill an emergency spending bill from the Republican-led House of Representatives. The House passed the measure in the […]

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Partisan Battle Moves US Closer to Government Shutdown

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 1:56 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senate Democrats have blocked a bill that would have provided aid for U.S. flood victims and avoided a partial government shutdown, setting up another round of bitter partisan bickering. The Democratic-led Senate voted 59-to-36 Friday to kill an emergency spending bill from the Republican-led House of Representatives. The House passed the measure in the […]

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Palestinians Launch UN Statehood Bid, Israel Opposes

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday asked the United Nations to recognize a state of Palestine, despite U.S. and Israeli opposition against the bid. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly after receiving a standing ovation, the president of the Palestinian Authority called Israel “the occupying power” and said its control of Palestinian enclaves is a policy […]

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Iraqi President Urges Turkey, Iran to Halt Attacks Against Kurds

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 1:34 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has urged Turkey and Iran to stop bombing northern Iraq’s Kurdistan region, where suspected Kurdish rebels are operating. In comments Friday to the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Talabani said the bombing is victimizing many civilians. He called on Turkey and Iran to use diplomacy and dialogue to ease tensions with […]

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Palestinians Launch UN Statehood Bid

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 1:21 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday asked the United Nations to recognize a state of Palestine, despite U.S. and Israeli opposition against the bid. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly after receiving a standing ovation, the president of the Palestinian Authority called Israel “the occupying power” and said its control of Palestinian enclaves is a policy […]

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Zambia Swears in Opposition Leader as New President

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 1:09 pm (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s long-time opposition leader Michael Sata has been sworn in as president after a decisive victory over the incumbent in a presidential poll this week. The 74-year-old populist figure took the oath of office at the Supreme Court in the capital, Lusaka, on Friday. After taking office, Mr. Sata vowed to help the nation’s poor […]

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Palestinians Cheer President Abbas During UN Speech

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinians erupted in cheers Friday upon hearing the news that President Mahmoud Abbas had submitted an application for statehood at the United Nations. Thousands of people crowded city centers across the West Bank to watch on giant television monitors as their leader delivered a speech to the United Nations General Assembly where he asked for […]

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