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Pakistan Condemns US Comments About Spy Agency

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:09 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has warned the United States it risks losing an ally if the U.S. continues to accuse Pakistan’s intelligence agency of supporting extremist attacks against U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar was responding to comments by U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, who said Thursday Pakistan’s military spy agency, […]

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Chile: Fresh Clashes Between Student Protesters, Police

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of student demonstrators calling for education reform in Chile clashed with riot police on Thursday in the capital of Santiago. Police fought off protesters with tear gas and arrested several of the students, who were participating in a march from the University of Santiago to the presidential palace. For months, high school and university […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Blasts Western Leaders at UN Address

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 4:37 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe hurled repeated criticisms at Western leaders during his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. President Mugabe accused NATO of attacking Libya in order to “control and own its abundant fuel resources,” and blasted air raids in support of Libya’s opposition as “blatant, illegal, brutal, callous, and murderous bombings” […]

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Asian Markets Tumble

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 4:32 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets plunged in early trading Friday. Japanese markets were closed Friday for a national holiday . Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped 1.32 percent , to end at 17,675. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Taipei, Sydney, Manila, Shanghai and Wellington. The dollar was selling at 76.27 yen in currency trading, up slightly […]

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G20 Pledges Cooperation Against World Economy’s Latest Struggles

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Finance officials from the world’s 20 emerging and wealthy nations have pledged to launch a coordinated response to bolster the struggling global economy. The finance ministers and central bankers issued a statement late Thursday in Washington after global stock markets plunged earlier in the day, amid new worries the world economy is teetering towards another […]

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Yemen President Returns from Saudi Arabia

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:57 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to Yemen after spending three months in Saudi Arabia recovering from an assassination attempt. Yemen state television says President Saleh arrived Friday from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where he was treated for burns he suffered during a June bomb attack on his presidential compound in Sana’a. His return […]

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Yemen President Returns from Saudi Arabia

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:57 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to Yemen after spending three months in Saudi Arabia recovering from an assassination attempt. Yemen state television says President Saleh arrived Friday from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where he was treated for burns he suffered during a June bomb attack on his presidential compound in Sana’a. His return […]

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South Korean Banker Jumps to Death Amid Probe

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:46 am (UTC-5)
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Police say the head of a major South Korean savings bank jumped to his death Friday in an apparent suicide, amid an investigation into investment and lending irregularities. Authorities say Chung Gu-haeng jumped from the sixth floor of Seoul’s Jeil 2 Savings Bank, following a raid by prosecutors investigating irregularities at seven savings banks. Financial […]

Corrections Official Among Four Killed in Dagestan Friday

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say gunmen killed a high-level law enforcement official and three other people early Friday in the violence plagued Dagestan region. They say the gunmen opened fire on a car carrying the deputy chief of the federal prison service in Dagestan, Magomed Murtuzaliyev. He was killed along with his daughter, nephew and driver. The […]

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Karzai Speaks at Slain Ex-Leader’s Funeral

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has joined mourners at the funeral of former preisdent Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was killed by a suicide bomber claiming to carry a message of peace from the Taliban. Mr. Karzai said it is “our responsibility” to act against those who are “enemies of peace” as he paid tribute to Mr. Rabbani […]

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