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Yemeni Government Opponents Call for UN Support

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital, Sana’a, where they urged the U.N. Security Council to take action against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The mass protests took place on Tuesday, as Britain’s U.N. envoys discussed a possible draft resolution on Yemen with Security Council members. The measure would urge Mr. Saleh to support a […]

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Vietnam, China Open Talks on Maritime Dispute

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s Communist party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has begun a five-day visit to China that comes just weeks after both sides agreed to speed up negotiations to ease rising military tensions in the South China Sea. Hours after Mr. Trong’s arrival in Beijing, China’s official Xinhua news agency said Mr. Trong and Chinese President Hu […]

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Palestinians Clash With Israeli Soldiers Outside West Bank Prison

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian protesters have clashed with Israeli troops outside a jail near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters were demonstrating Tuesday at Ofer jail in solidarity with hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who have gone on a hunger strike over poor prison conditions. Soldiers fired tear gas at the group as protesters hurled stones and […]

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Syrian Forces Conduct Deadly Raid in Homs

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Several people have been killed in Syria’s central city of Homs, where security forces carried out raids that resulted in more than 140 arrests. A state media report says the arrests took place Tuesday as authorities pursued “armed terrorist groups” in several neighborhoods, flashpoints for nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad. The report says several […]

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US Stocks Mixed in Midday Trading Tuesday

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Prices on major U.S. stock indexes were mixed in midday trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down slightly from Monday’s close, while the S&P 500 index is up a tenth of a percentage point. The NASDAQ composite index is ahead six-tenths of one percent. European stocks closed mixed. The Financial Times index in […]

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Gambian Official Urged to Prove Missing Reporter is Alive

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A media rights group is urging Gambia’s justice minister to back up his claim that a journalist missing since 2006 is still alive. Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday called on Edward Gomez to quickly produce information about the whereabouts and condition of the journalist, “Chief” Ebrima Manneh. In a recent interview with a Gambian newspaper, […]

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Sexual Abuse Victims Trek To Vatican Seeking Reforms

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two Italian men who say they were sexually abused by priests have completed a more than 550-kilometer protest walk to the Vatican in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain an audience with the pope. Francesco Zanardi and Alberto Sala completed their long trek from northern Italy to Vatican City on Tuesday. They hoped to focus attention […]

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New Report Redefines China’s Massive Migrant Workforce

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A new Hong Kong study says young people in China’s 200 million-strong migrant workforce are better educated, more knowledgeable than ever and willing to strike for better pay. The report Tuesday by the non-governmental China Labor Bulletin, which advocates for strengthening worker rights, also said that tens of millions of young rural Chinese migrants are […]

Afghan Officials Reject Detainee Torture Allegations

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials are rejecting a United Nations report alleging the systematic torture of Afghan detainees and prisoners. The U.N. report released Monday found that detainees held by the country’s intelligence agency and national police were beaten, shocked and placed in stress positions, often so authorities could obtain a confession. On Tuesday, Afghanistan’s interior ministry released […]

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WHO Says Tuberculosis Cases Decline for the First Time

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says the number of people worldwide getting tuberculosis declined last year for the first time. WHO statistics published Tuesday show the number of people who became sick with the disease dropped to 8.8 million in 2010. The number of people who died last year from TB fell to 1.4 million. The […]

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