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Greek Power-Sharing Talks Continue in Athens

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Greek party leaders continued their negotiations Tuesday in an effort to form an interim government. European finance ministers are awaiting the formation of the new government in Greece before deciding whether to hand the country another segment of its bailout money. The finance ministers met late Monday in Brussels to consider the $11 billion Greek […]

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Liberian President Set to Win Runoff Vote

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is poised to win re-election in a runoff vote that has been marred by an opposition boycott and a deadly clash between police and protesters. Former justice minister Winston Tubman, the president’s challenger in Tuesday’s election, has called on his supporters to boycott the poll because of alleged electoral fraud […]

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5 Killed as Syrian Troops Storm Homs

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say government security forces killed five people in the city of Homs and surrounding areas Monday, continuing a string of deadly assaults as the country’s foreign minister accused the United States of encouraging unrest in Syria. Nearly a week of deadly assaults has reportedly killed more than 110 people, despite a deal […]

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Frazier’s Storied Career Marked by Matches with Ali

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Here are some key dates in the career of heavyweight boxing legend Joe Frazier, who died late Monday after battling cancer at the age of 67. August 16, 1965: Frazier defeats Woody Goss by TKO, earning his first professional boxing victory after several years as an amateur fighter. February 16, 1970: Frazier wins the world […]

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Boxing Icon ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier Dead at 67

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier, who was known for his personal and professional battles with Muhammad Ali, has died after a brief fight with cancer at the age of 67. The youngest of 12 children, Frazier was born in 1944 into a working-class family on a farm in the racially-segregated southeastern U.S. town […]

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South Korea Releases Humanitarian Aid to North, Ending Freeze

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it will resume providing humanitarian assistance to North Korea through the United Nations after a one-and-a-half-year freeze. A Unification Ministry official told VOA Tuesday the government will release almost $7 million in funding that was allocated to the World Health Organization for assistance to North Korea in 2009. Seoul froze the aid […]

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Australia Passes Historic Carbon Price Laws

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Australian Senate passed a controversial plan Tuesday that imposes a carbon emissions tax on the nation’s biggest polluters. Cheers erupted in the upper house of parliament as the package of 18 laws was approved by a vote of 36-32, nearly a month after the lower house passed the legislation. Effective July 1, Australia’s 500 […]

Liberian President Set to Win Runoff Vote

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is poised to win re-election in a runoff vote that has been marred by an opposition boycott and a deadly clash between police and protesters. Former justice minister Winston Tubman, the president’s challenger in Tuesday’s election, has called on his supporters to boycott the poll because of alleged electoral fraud […]

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Boxing Heavyweight Joe Frazier Dead at 67

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier has died after a brief fight with cancer at the age of 67. Frazier – who was born in a small southeastern U.S. town – was diagnosed with advanced liver cancer last month. He was known for his epic fights with boxing legend Muhammad Ali in the 1970s. […]

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Greek Politicians Try to Reach Agreement on Interim Government

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 12:11 am (UTC-5)
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European finance ministers are awaiting the formation of a new government in Greece before deciding whether to hand the country another segment of its bailout money. The ministers met late Monday in Brussels to consider the $11 billion Greek funding. The ministers have decided to wait for a resolution between Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou […]

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