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US Group Claims New Evidence of Violence in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based group said Thursday it has corroborated U.N. reports and eyewitness accounts claiming that Sudanese government forces committed violence against civilians in the country’s Southern Kordofan state earlier this year. The Satellite Sentinel Project says it has analyzed satellite images and collected field reports that indicate Sudan’s Central Reserve Police (CRP) engaged in the […]

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New Zealand Salvagers Re-board Wrecked Ship, Racing Against Time

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Salvagers went back aboard a grounded ship off New Zealand’s northeast coast Thursday in an urgent effort to drain its fuel tanks before the ship breaks in two. Improved weather after days of fierce winds and high seas enabled the salvagers to re-board the Rena, which has developed huge cracks in its hull since it […]

China’s Trade Surplus Narrows in September

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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China’s politically sensitive trade surplus fell in September for the second straight month, reflecting the ongoing weakness of the global economy. The government’s custom bureau says the country posted a $14.5 billion surplus last month, compared with a $17.8 billion surplus posted in August and a $31.5 billion surplus in July, which was the highest […]

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Bhutan King Marries, Crowns Queen

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The king of the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has married his commoner bride and crowned his new queen. Thirty-one year old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the world’s youngest monarch, married 21-year-old Jetsun Pema in a Buddhist ceremony Thursday at a monastery fortress in Punakha, the country’s ancient capital. The wedding captivated the nation […]

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US Drone Strike Kills Three in Northwest Pakistan

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected US drone strike has killed at least three militants in the country’s North Waziristan tribal region. Officials say the unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a compound near the region’s main town Miran Shah. Thursday’s strike targeted suspected members of the Haqqani network — a militant group affiliated with […]

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