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Syrian President to Give Rare Speech

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is due to give a rare address covering what the state-run SANA news agency says will be “domestic issues” and regional developments. The speech Tuesday comes as a team of Arab League monitors continues its mission to observe Syria’s compliance with a plan to end months of violence against anti-government protesters. […]

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Voting Begins in First Primary of 2012 US Presidential Election

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the U.S. state of New Hampshire have begun voting in the first primary election of the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign. Residents in the small town of Dixville Notch, near the Canadian border, cast their votes in the Republican Party primary shortly after midnight local time . Officials there say former Massachusetts Governor Mitt […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Confirms Run for Parliament

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi has confirmed that she will run for parliament in the country’s highly anticipated April by-elections. A spokesperson for Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party said Tuesday the Nobel Peace Prize winner will compete for a seat in Kawhmu Township, on the outskirts of her hometown […]

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Japan to Release Anti-Whaling Activists to Australia

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australia says Japan has agreed to release three anti-whaling activists who boarded a Japanese whaling support vessel two days ago. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard released a statement Tuesday saying a customs ship has been dispatched to rendezvous with the Shonan Maru 2 and pick up the men. The trio, members of the Australian environmental […]