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4 Dead 57 Missing in China Mine Explosion

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials said Friday that four people have been confirmed dead and at least 57 are missing after a rock burst in a coal mine in central China’s Henan Province. Officials say the accident happened Thursday evening in the Qianqiu Coal Mine in the city of Sanmenxia. A total of 75 miners were working in […]

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Occupy Wall Street Supporters Condemn Oakland Violence

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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HEAD: Occupy Wall Street Supporters Condemn Oakland Violence DATE: 11/03/11 NUMBER: 1583147 TYPE: CN )) Supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement are condemning the violence and vandalism that broke out during a protest through Oakland, California. Demonstrators blame the violence on outsiders who they say showed up just to cause trouble. Organizers of the […]

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Qantas Superjumbo with Engine Trouble Lands in Dubai

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Qantas Airways A380 superjumbo plane en route from Singapore to London landed safely in the United Arab Emirates early Friday after developing an engine problem. A spokeswoman for the Australian carrier said the aircraft with 258 passengers on board was diverted to Dubai following “an issue” with one of the engines. The A380 planes […]

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Spain Kicks Off Election Campaign

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain begins the official period of campaigning Friday for general elections later this month amid a sluggish economy and high unemployment. Outgoing Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero called early elections and dissolved parliament in September. Opinion polls show that the leader of the right wing Popular Party, Mariano Rajoy, has the lead of about […]

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Japan, China to Hold Talks on APEC Sidelines

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Chinese President Hu Jintao have agreed to meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit scheduled for next week in Hawaii. In a statement Thursday, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said the two leaders made the decision during a short meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in […]

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Syrian Opposition Calls for Mass Friday Protests

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Syria’s opposition is promising mass, nationwide street protests Friday to test whether the government will stop using force against peaceful protesters. The Local Coordination Committees, a group that helps organize and document demonstrations, called for Friday to be “the day where all streets and squares become platforms for the peaceful struggle [leading to] the downfall […]

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Sudan: Army Captures Rebel Stronghold

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s army says it has captured a rebel stronghold in the restive border state of Blue Nile. Sudanese officials said Thursday the army has succeeded in pushing the rebels out of Kurmuk, a town located close to South Sudan, which broke away from Sudan in July. They said the town has been “totally liberated and […]

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EU Leaders Urge Greece to Stick to Bailout Plan

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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ReutersUS 3 – 11/3/2011 6:31:00 PM – BC-BIZREP-NOV03-VARIOUS- European leaders say they are ready to continue supporting debt-ridden Greece if Athens remains committed to the agreed upon bailout package. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy urged Greece in a joint statement Thursday to continue with the implementation of […]

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Obama: Republican Blockage of Jobs Bill ‘Makes No Sense’

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is criticizing Senate Republicans for blocking a bill to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, saying their move “makes no sense.” Mr. Obama said Thursday that the bill would have put more than 1 million unemployed Americans back to work building roads and bridges and improve airports and transit systems. He said it […]

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Israel Freezes UNESCO Funding After Palestinian Membership Vote

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his government to freeze the country’s $2 million annual funding of UNESCO after the organization recognized the Palestinian Authority’s political status and granted it full membership. Thursday’s decision came two days after the Israeli Cabinet announced it would expedite construction of Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the […]

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