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Nigerian President Pledge to Secure Country

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to make his country secure during an Independence Day broadcast to his nation. Mr. Jonathan spoke Saturday, as security forces were deployed heavily in Abuja and across the country. He said his government condemns all acts of violence and vowed that recent attacks blamed on Islamists will not define […]

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Hurricane Ophelia to Pass East of Bermuda

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Ophelia is gaining strength and is expected to pass east of Bermuda Saturday. The NHC says Ophelia is a category three storm, packing winds nearing 200 kilometers per hour. Bermuda remains under a tropical storm watch. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Philippe continues to churn in the open Atlantic away […]

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Pakistani Gets Death Sentence in Governor’s Murder

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has convicted and sentenced a police officer to death for the killing of a liberal governor earlier this year. Mumtaz Qadri had confessed to killing Punjab Province Governor Salman Taseer because of the governor’s opposition to Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law. Qadir was a member of the governor’s security team. Taseer, a staunchly […]

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All 18 in Indonesia Plane Crash Dead

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian rescuers say all 18 people aboard a plane that crashed in Sumatra are dead. The Spanish-designed CASA 221 turboprop was traveling from Medan city for the nearby province of Aceh on Sumatra island Thursday, when it sent out a distress signal and then disappeared from radar. Hopes were raised that there might be survivors […]

Plane Flies Into Ferris Wheel in Australia

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities say a small plane crashed into a ferris wheel at a town fair on Saturday. The plane was left dangling from the ride with its pilot and passenger trapped inside until rescuers got to them. New South Wales police in the town of Taree, about 250 kilometers northeast of Sydney, said no one […]

Philippines Hit by Second Typhoon in Week

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Nalgae slammed into the main Philippine island of Luzon Saturday, bringing more suffering to more than a million people still trapped from flooding caused by Typhoon Nesat, which ravaged Luzon Tuesday. Nalgae made landfall on Luzon’s east coast Saturday morning, with sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour and dangerous gusts up to 195 […]

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Sudanese Army Stays in Abyei, Despite Withdrawal Agreement

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan says its troops will stay in the disputed Abyei region despite an agreement with South Sudan to withdraw on Friday. Khartoum says the troops will remain in Abyei until United Nations peacekeepers have fully deployed in the region. A U.N. spokesman says only half of the 4,200 Ethiopian peacekeepers have arrived in Abyei. South […]

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