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First 787 Dreamliner Departs for Japan

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Boeing’s long-delayed 787 Dreamliner took off Tuesday on its maiden flight to Tokyo, where it is scheduled to go into commercial service next month for Japan’s All Nippon Airways. The medium-size twin-engine aircraft is supposed to be more fuel-efficient than similar size jetliners, in part because of weight saved by the widespread use of composite […]

More than 270 Injured in China Subway Crash

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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China says two subway trains have crashed at a station in Shanghai, injuring more than 270 passengers. The official Xinhua news agency said one train slammed into the back of another after a mid-afternoon signal equipment failure at a station. The report said most of the injured sustained bone fractures and head trauma. Twenty people […]

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Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections Set for November

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:41 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s MENA state news agency reports that the first election since protests that forced former President Hosni Mubarak from power is set for the end of November. The news reports Tuesday quote a statement from the country’s military rulers that Egyptians will vote in the first stage of parliamentary elections beginning on November 28. The […]

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US Housing Sees Annual Decline In Prices

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. housing prices fell more than 4 percent during the 12-month period ending in July. Tuesday’s report from a business research group shows declines in most of the 20 cities where it tracks prices. Comparing July with the previous month, home prices rose slightly, but analysts say the annual figures give a clearer picture of […]

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UN: 25,000 Sudanese Flee to Ethiopia

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:26 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says 25,000 people have fled from Sudan’s troubled Blue Nile state into western Ethiopia since September 3rd and the number is expected to rise. The United Nations says the influx is expected to rise because of ongoing fighting in Blue Nile, where Sudan’s army is fighting local rebels. In a statement […]

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World Stocks Advance Sharply on Tuesday

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:21 am (UTC-5)
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World stock markets advanced broadly on Tuesday as hope grew that the European debt crisis would be resolved. U.S. stock indexes advanced in early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 are both ahead by more than 1.7 percent, with the NASDAQ up 1.4 percent. European stock prices moved even higher in […]

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Indian Kashmir Agrees to DNA Testing of Bodies from Unmarked Graves

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:16 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Kashmir’s top official says authorities will conduct DNA tests to identify the more than 2,000 bodies buried in unmarked graves linked to a long-running separatist conflict. The chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir state, Omar Abdullah, said Tuesday relatives of missing people should provide samples to forensic experts for DNA profiling of the bodies. […]

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Vietnam Accuses 9 Execs of Mismanagement in Shipbuilding Crisis

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:14 am (UTC-5)
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State-run newspapers in Vietnam say police have accused nine former shipbuilding executives of mismanagement in connection with the near-collapse of one of the country’s key state-controlled enterprises last year. The reports say the executives, who once ran the industrial grouping Vinashin, face charges of violating government regulations as the industrial giant racked up more than […]

Turkish Ship Starts Gas Search Close to Greek Cypriot Zone

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:14 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say one of its ships has begun searching for oil and gas close to the same area where Greek Cypriots are exploring. The officials said Tuesday the research vessel Piri Reis started its search under military protection in the eastern Mediterranean. Earlier, Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk said the ship had begun […]

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NATO Peacekeeprs Wounded in Kosovo Border Fight

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:11 am (UTC-5)
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Four NATO peacekeepers have been wounded in a fight at a Kosovo-Serbia border crossing after weeks of tensions in the region. Six Serbs were also hurt in Tuesday’s violence, which erupted when the international forces began taking down Serb barricades at the disputed border point. Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo earlier in the month had […]

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