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NATO Readies Afghan Exit as Invasion’s 10th Anniversary Looms

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO says its plans to hand over security responsibility to the Afghan government remain on track as hundreds protested in Kabul calling for the immediate withdrawal of international forces ahead of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday he believes the transition process will “not be derailed.” The […]

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Sarkozy Urges Turkey to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is urging Turkey to “revisit its history” and recognize the deaths of Armenians nearly 100 years ago as genocide. Mr. Sarkozy said during a visit to Armenia Thursday that the genocide of Armenians is a historical reality recognized by France. He calls collective denial worse than that by individuals. The French […]

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12 Punished in China Subway Crash

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese investigators say human error caused a subway train crash last month in Shanghai and 12 people have been punished in connection with the wreck. News reports from China say the government dismissed the chief dispatcher at the Shanghai Metro Line 10, on which the accident occurred. Eleven other managers and workers of the operation […]

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Oil Price Increases

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are the prices of some key commodities traded Thursday in New York: Crude oil prices increased $2.91 to end at $82.59 a barrel. Coffee futures rose nearly 7 cents to close at $2.34 a pound. Copper prices jumped more than 14 cents to close at $3.24 a pound. Cocoa futures increased $38 to settle […]

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World Stock Indexes Move Higher

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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World stock markets rose sharply on Thursday. In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 1.7 percent to end at 11,123. The S&P 500 soared 1.8 percent to close at 1,165, while the NASDAQ gained 1.9 percent to finish at 2,507. European stocks made strong gains. London’s Financial Times index ended up 3.7 […]

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Hundreds of Anti-Wall Street Activists Protest in Washington

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of activists have rallied in Washington to protest corporate greed and economic inequality, joining a movement than began in New York last month and has spread to several major U.S. cities. The activists gathered Thursday in Washington’s Freedom Plaza and marched to the White House, expressing a variety of demands, including economic reforms and […]

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Millions Mourn Death of Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Apple stores around the world have become impromptu shrines to the company’s co-founder Steve Jobs, who died on Wednesday at the age of 56. People left flowers and candles at the stores Thursday as millions mourned the death of the innovative leader, who developed electronic gadgets that transformed the global music, mobile phone, and computing […]

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Prince William Writes Owners of Store Destroyed in London Riots

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William has sent a handwritten letter of support to the owner of a historic furniture store destroyed during the London riots in August. The burnt-out House of Reeves furniture store was one of the defining images that came to symbolize the riots, which started in London and spread to several other cities. The […]

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US Judge Dismisses Juror After Jury Selected in Abdulmutallab Trial

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has dismissed a juror in the trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner using a bomb hidden in his underwear in 2009. Detroit District Judge Nancy Edmunds dismissed the woman, a native of Nigeria, from the jury on Thursday, minutes after the prosecutors and defense […]

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Campbell Starts Asian Tour in Japan

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell says Japan and the U.S. are entering perhaps the most consequential period of diplomacy in years. Campbell made his remark on arrival at Tokyo’s Narita Airport Thursday as head of a U.S. delegation. He noted that Japan has new leadership and said that U.S. officials are looking forward […]

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