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Britain’s Hague Urges Reforms During Burma Visit

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague has arrived in Burma Thursday to urge the country’s leaders to continue “on the path of reform”. It is the first visit by the British foreign secretary to Burma in more than 50 years. Hague is due to meet with President Thein Sein and government leaders in the administrative capital, […]

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Pakistani Taliban Kills 15 Abducted Security Officers

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday that it has killed 15 paramilitary soldiers who were abducted late last month along the country’s restive border with Afghanistan. A Taliban spokesperson told reporters that the Pakistani troops were shot and dumped in the border tribal region of North Waziristan. Reports from Pakistan say authorities have located the bodies, […]

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Senior US Diplomat to Meet Top South Korean Nuclear Envoy

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is set to hold talks in Seoul with South Korean officials on how to revive stalled nuclear disarmament negotiations with North Korea following the death of Kim Jong Il. Campbell is expected to meet Thursday with Lim Sung-nam, South Korea’s top negotiator to six-party talks aimed at convincing […]

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British Lawmakers Urge Ruling on Lethal Force Against Pirates

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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British lawmakers are urging the government to clearly define when lethal force can legally be used against pirates. The request is part of a report released Thursday by parliament’s foreign affairs committee, which welcomed the government’s decision last year to permit armed guards on British ships in dangerous waters. The committee says captains still need […]

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LA Arson Suspect Charged, on Suicide Watch

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities have charged a German citizen with 37 counts of arson in connection with dozens of fires set across Los Angeles over the New Year’s weekend. Harry Burkhart made a brief court appearance on Wednesday, appearing disoriented at times.Burkhart is accused of going on a four-day arson rampage, setting more than 50 fires across the […]

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