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India Deadlocked on Retail Reform Bill

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Indian government failed Tuesday to win support from parliament on a measure to let foreign retailers into the country. A meeting of lawmakers from all parties broke up with no deal. The Indian Cabinet approved a measure last week which would let global firms own up to 51 percent of so-called multi-brand retail companies […]

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Journalists Stabbed to Death in Ukraine’s Capital

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian photojournalist has been killed in the capital, Kyiv, in what the official media describe as a personal conflict. Vitaliy Rozvadovsky, a reporter with the Ukrainian weekly 2000, died hours after an assailant stabbed him at the entrance to the stairway of a Kyiv building. Officials say the murder does not appear to be […]

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US Discovers Suspected Drug Smuggling Tunnel

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say they have discovered a drug tunnel between Mexico and California, the second such tunnel found in less than two weeks. A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday the tunnel opened into a California warehouse located in the same San Diego neighborhood as the previous find. The spokeswoman did not […]

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Karzai, US Urge Pakistan to Attend Bonn Conference

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is urging Pakistan to change its mind about boycotting next week’s international conference on his country’s future. Mr. Karzai called Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, asking him not to turn his back on next Monday’s meeting in Bonn, Germany. The Afghan leader also extended his condolences for the losses Pakistan […]

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First Round of Voting Ends in Egypt

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptians have completed the first round of voting in the first parliamentary elections since a popular uprising forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign in February. The country’s interim military leaders are hailing round one as a success and say voter turnout was high. No major problems are reported. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is […]

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High-speed Pasenger Ship to Connect China, Taiwan

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A high-speed passenger ship connecting mainland China to Taiwan is ready for its maiden voyage. Chinese official television showed images of the new ship “Haixia” and said the vessel will make its first trip Wednesday from Pingtan city in east China’s Fujian province to Taichung in Taiwan, with 500 people on board. Taiwan entrepreneur Jia […]

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Cain ‘Reassessing’ Campaign After Affair Allegation

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has told aides he is reassessing the viability of his campaign after a woman from Georgia alleged she had a 13-year affair with him. The accusation of infidelity follows a series of sexual harassment allegations that have already complicated Cain’s pursuit of his party’s nomination. In a Tuesday morning […]

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Egyptian Voting Wrapping Up

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptians are wrapping up the first round of voting in the country’s first parliamentary elections since President Hosni Mubarak resigned in February. Government officials say voter turn-out was high again on Tuesday, the second day of polling. The polling for seats in the lower house of parliament began on Monday for voters in Cairo, Alexandria […]

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Michael Jackson’s Doctor Receives 4-Year Sentence

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Apart from the criminal trial, Jackson’s father has filed a wrongful death suit, accusing Murray of lying to the doctors and paramedics who tried to save the singer’s life. Additionally, a hearing is set for January on a prosecution proposal that Murray pay more than $100 million in restitution to Jackson’s family.

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Iranian Protesters Storm British Diplomatic Compounds in Tehran

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian protesters have stormed two British diplomatic compounds in Tehran in response to Britain’s new economic sanctions against Iran. The sanctions were imposed over Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program. Protesters Tuesday broke windows, scattered documents and pulled down a British flag at the embassy in central Tehran. They also looted a portrait of Britain’s Queen […]

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