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Israel Publishes List of Palestinians to be Freed

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Israel has published the official list of the 477 Palestinian prisoners to be exchanged Tuesday in the first phase of a deal for the release of an Israeli soldier. Gilad Shalit was captured by Hamas gunmen in a 2006 cross-border raid into the Gaza Strip. Israel published the list Sunday on its prison service website. […]

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Tibetan Man Sets Himself on Fire

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibet activist group says a young Tibetan man set himself on fire Saturday to protest Chinese rule in the region. London-based Free Tibet said Sunday that 19-year-old Norbu Dathul – a former monk – set himself ablaze just before noon Saturday in the main market of Ngaba Town in eastern Tibet. The group said […]

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Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication Sunday

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands are expected in Washington Sunday for the dedication of a national memorial to slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver an address before a host of civil right luminaries and members of the King family, honoring the man who gave his […]

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Freed Boxer Wins Dream Fight

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A 52 year old man, who spent half of his life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, won his first and only professional boxing match Saturday in (the western U.S. state of )) California. Dewey Bozella knocked out Larry Hopkins in the final round of their cruiserweight bout at an arena in the […]

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