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Guinea Police Clash With Protesters, 3 Dead

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses and officials in Guinea say at least three people were killed Tuesday in clashes between security forces and opposition protesters. The fighting erupted in the capital, Conakry, after police and paramilitary forces prevented opposition supporters from gathering for a rally called to protest the government’s handling of upcoming parliamentary elections. Witnesses say security forces […]

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Wary Riders Return to Shanghai Subway

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Nervous commuters returned to Shanghai’s subway system Wednesday, one day after a wreck that sent more than 270 people to hospitals. Transport officials in the Chinese city say a panel has been set up to thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident, and that outside experts will be consulted. They blamed the rear-end crash on […]

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World War II Soldier’s Remains Found in Bosnia Sent Home to U.S. After 70 Years

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Almost 70 years after he was shot down over Bosnia, a U.S. soldier is finally coming home to rest. A coffin carrying the remains of World War II Staff Sergeant Meceslaus Miaskiewicz were loaded onto a U.S. military plane in Sarajevo Tuesday for burial in Salem, Massachusetts. Nazi soldiers shot down his B-17 plane over […]

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Japan’s Rebuilding Plan Boosts Tobacco Stocks

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:06 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s leading tobacco company got a big boost Thursday from government plans to finance the reconstruction of areas hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March. Shares in Japan Tobacco Incorporated — the world’s third largest publicly traded cigarette company — were up as much as 9 percent on news the government will sell […]