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Hundreds Of Anti-Wall Street Protestors Arrested

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Several hundred anti-Wall Street protestors were arrested Saturday evening as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators forced the temporary closure of the bridge as they rallied against what they said was corporate greed, social inequality and other issues. New York police said they arrested some of the protestors […]

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US Signs Multilateral Counterfeit Treaty

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and several other countries have signed an agreement aimed at combating piracy and intellectual property theft. Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba hosted the signing of the deal Saturday in Tokyo. Deputy U.S. Trade Secretary Miriam Sapiro represented the United States. The United States, Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New […]

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Havel Celebrates 75th Birthday

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Czech president and playwright Vaclav Havel celebrated his 75th birthday Saturday in Prague, surrounded by some 500 friends, family members and supporters. The party at an art gallery gathered foreign and domestic dignitaries, including former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright, who is of Czech origin. Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg and former Polish […]

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Obama Says More Work Remains For Gay Rights’ Advocates

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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. U.S. President Barack Obama, during his keynote address Saturday night at the annual dinner of a leading gay rights group, stressed that despite recent gay rights’ victories, there is more progress to be made. Obama said that many people at the Human Rights Campaign’s dinner have devoted their lives to equality, but he stressed […]

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China Calls For Talks Over Burma Dam

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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China has called for talks with Burma after the Burmese government suspended a controversial dam project. In a statement posted on the agency’s website Saturday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei called on Burma to hold consultations to handle any problems with the Myitsone dam project. The statement notes that both countries agreed to undertake […]

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Philippines Hit by Second Typhoon in Week

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Nalgae slammed into the main Philippine island of Luzon Saturday, killing at least one person and adding to the suffering caused by an earlier typhoon. Nalgae made landfall on Luzon’s east coast Saturday morning, with sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour and dangerous gusts of up to 195 kilometers per hour. Thousands of […]

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Belarus Opposition Leader Held by Police After EU Summit

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the leading opposition figures in Belarus says that police summoned him after he attended a European Union summit in Poland to strengthen ties with former Soviet states. Anatoly Lebedko says plain clothes police tried to detain him in Minsk Saturday morning, but that he resisted. He says he agreed to go to a […]

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Yemeni Soldiers Killed in Militant Raid

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say at least three soldiers were killed in an operation to root out suspected al-Qaida militants on Saturday, a day after officials announced the death of a radical cleric linked to the terrorist group. Officials say the soldiers died after clashes erupted during an operation in the volatile city of Zinjibar. Security forces […]

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China Urges Talks with Burma Over Stalled Dam Project

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China has called for talks with Burma over Burma’s decision to suspend construction of a $3.6 billion hydroelectric dam that many citizens object to. The Chinese government made the call Saturday, a day after Burmese President Thein Sein announced construction would be stopped in a note read to Parliament. He said the Chinese-backed project would […]

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Egypt to Revise Election Law to Avert Boycott

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s military rulers have agreed to amend a controversial election law, after a coalition of political parties threatened to boycott November elections. The state-run MENA news agency says government officials announced plans on Saturday to revise the measure, which bans political parties from contesting one-third of the seats in parliament. The law reserves those seats […]

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