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Golden Globe Awards Underway in Hollywood

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Movie and television stars have gathered in Los Angeles for the annual Golden Globes, a high-profile Hollywood award that recognizes the year’s best achievements in film and television. Comedian Ricky Gervais is hosting the gala event Sunday, which will be broadcast live in more than 160 countries. It is the third year hosting for the […]

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Nigerians Unions, President Fail to End Strike, But Call off Street Protests

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Late night talks Sunday between Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and union leaders failed to end a week-long nationwide strike against soaring gasoline prices. Union leaders say the strike will continue. But they listened to the president’s appeal to call off the street protests that raged last week. Union officials say President Jonathan told them there […]

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US Honors Slain Civil Rights Hero MLK

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, 44 years after he was assassinated. Martin Luther King Day, on Monday, is an annual federal holiday marking the birthday of King, who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and 1960s. King would have been 83 years old this year. New this […]

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Exit Poll: 2 New Parties Win Seats in Kazakhstan Parliament

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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As many as two new political parties could enter Kazakhstan’s parliament, where every seat is currently held by the ruling party. An exit poll taken after Sunday’s parliamentary elections gives the pro-business Ak Zhol party and the Communist People’s Party at least seven percent of the vote each. Under Kazakhstan’s new election law, the second-place […]

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Pakistani Govt. Faces Day of Legal Challenges

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani government is due to appear before the Supreme Court Monday in a long-running Swiss corruption case involving President Asif Ali Zardari and before a Supreme Court commission in a scandal that has become known as “Memogate.” The commission is investigating the origins of an unsigned memo last May in which Pakistan’s civilian government […]

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Pharonic Singer’s Tomb Found in Egypt

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian and Swiss archaeologists have unearthed a rare tomb of a female singer in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Antiquities officials said Sunday it is the only tomb of a woman not related to the ancient Egyptian royal families ever found in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. The tomb belongs to a female […]

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Italian Cruise Ship Owner: Captain Made ‘Errors of Judgment’

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The owner of the Italian cruise ship Costa Condordia, which ran aground Friday killing five, says the vessel’s captain made “errors of judgment.” The Costa Crociere ship lines said Sunday the captain’s decisions during the emergency did not follow company procedures, which it says are in line with international standards. It did not specify what […]

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UN Chief to Assad: Stop the Violence

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations chief on Sunday demanded that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad stop killing his people. Speaking in Beirut at a conference on democracy in the Arab world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “the path of repression is a dead end,” and recent Arab revolutions show that people are no longer content with one-man rule. Mr. […]

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French FM Meets Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has awarded Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi one of France’s highest honors. At a ceremony in Rangoon Sunday, Juppe presented Aung San Suu Kyi with the Legion of Honor in recognition of her long struggle for democracy. Speaking alongside Aung San Suu Kyi, Juppe said France and the […]

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Debris from Doomed Russian Spacecraft Lands in Pacific Ocean

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Debris from a Russian space probe that was intended to travel to a moon of Mars has apparently fallen into the Pacific Ocean off the southern coast of Chile. Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, had reported that the unmanned 14-ton Phobos-Grunt would enter the Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday but that the exact time and location were […]

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