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Australia Hunts Killer Shark

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities on Sunday continued hunting for a killer shark that mauled to death an American recreational diver off Australia’s southwest coast a day earlier. Two friends of 32-year-old George Wainwright, from Texas, said he was savaged by a three-meter-long great white shark during a solo dive just off Perth’s Rottnest Island. They said they […]

Quake Kills at Least 88 in Southeast Turkey

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake in Turkey’s southeast has killed at least 88 people and injured 150 others. Rescue workers used generator-powered equipment to search for hundreds of missing people in the dark, hours after a magnitude 7.2 quake struck Van province at midday Sunday . The earthquake wiped out electricity in several areas and shook many […]

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Thousands March Against Government in Hungary

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Hungarian protesters filled central Budapest Sunday to march against what they say are the anti-democratic policies of the government. Protesters decried a range of decisions by the conservative ruling Fidesz party, including a restrictive media law, tax hikes, spending cuts, and changes in election laws. Organizers say the government is out […]

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Bodies of Indian Divers Recovered in Iran Oil Field

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says it has recovered the bodies of six Indian divers who were trapped underwater when their support boat sank in an Iranian oil field in the Persian Gulf. Iran said rescue workers saved 60 of the 73 people on board the ship after it sank Thursday. Iran says it found the bodies of six […]

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Biden to Lead Delegation to Saudi Royal Funeral

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will lead a delegation to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences for the death of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. President Barack Obama told Saudi King Abdullah of the visit during a telephone conversation Sunday. The president also offered his “personal condolences” to the king after his half-brother’s death. The […]

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Floods Devastate SE Asia

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Thailand authorities are battling to protect the capital, Bangkok, from the flood waters that devastated central provinces, while officials in neighboring Burma said Sunday floods there killed at least 100 people. Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra said the city’s flood defenses are prepared, but face a new wave of waters now bearing down from the northern […]

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US, EU Urge Libya’s New Rulers to Begin National Reconciliation

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and the European Union have urged Libya’s new rulers to engage in national reconciliation and respect human rights, as they transition to democracy following the killing of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi. U.S. President Barack Obama and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton made the appeals on Sunday, in statements praising the Libyan […]

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Swiss TV: Anti-Immigrant Right Wingers to Lose Sets in Parliament

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Swiss television is projecting that the far-right Swiss People’s party will lose seats in Sunday’s parliamentary election, but will still finish on top. If the prediction holds up, it will be the first time in 20 years the party has failed to gain votes in an election. Pre-election opinion polls had the fiercely anti-immigration party […]

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European Leaders Holding Wednesday Summit on Debt Crisis

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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All 27 European countries meet Wednesday in a summit in Brussels as efforts to resolve the continent’s deepening debt crisis continue. The crisis is causing concern not only in Europe, but in financial markets from the United States to China. The leaders of France and Germany, emerging from several hours of discussions in the Belgian […]

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Afghan Interior Minister Survives Assasination Attempt

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say Interior Minister Bismullah Khan has survived an assassination attempt in Parwan province, north of the capital, Kabul. A spokesman for the provincial governor said Khan’s bodyguards shot a would-be suicide bomber who approached his convoy Sunday. The minister was not in the convoy at the time of the attack. There have been […]

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