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South Africa Deploys More Rangers to Combat Rhino Poaching

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa is deploying an additional 150 rangers to its famed Kruger National Park in an effort to stop rhinoceros poaching. Environment Minister Edna Molewa says that the new rangers will be in addition to the 500 rangers currently stationed at the park. Sunday’s announcement follows the killing of 11 rhinos in the country already […]

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South Africa Deploys More Rangers to Combat Rhino Poaching

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa is deploying an additional 150 rangers to its famed Kruger National Park in an effort to stop rhinoceros poaching. Environment Minister Edna Molewa says that the new rangers will be in addition to the 500 rangers currently stationed at the park. Sunday’s announcement follows the killing of 11 rhinos in the country already […]

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Third Survivor Resured from Italian Cruise Ship; 17 Still Missing

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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A third survivor has been rescued from that Italian cruise ship that ran around late Friday off the coast of northern Italy as the number of missing has been reduced from around 40 to 17. A helicopter lifted a crew member from the ship on Sunday, 36 hours after the incident. He was hospitalized with […]

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16 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a bomb ripped through a Shi’ite Muslim religious procession Sunday in Punjab province, killing at least 16 people. Authorities say some 20 others were wounded in the blast, which occurred in Rahim Yar Khan district. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Reuters news agency quotes police as saying the remote controlled […]

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Militants Storm Police Building in Western Iraq, Killing 3 Officers

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say militants have raided a government security compound in the western city of Ramadi, killing at least three policemen and wounding 14 other people. Officials say at least one suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the compound Sunday, allowing other militants to shoot their way inside. Iraqi security forces exchanged […]

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16 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say an explosion has hit a Shiite Muslim religious procession, killing 16 people. Authorities say at least 20 people were wounded Sunday in the blast in the Rahim Yar Khan district, in Punjab province. Police say it is not immediately clear what caused the explosion. They say they are investigating whether the blast […]

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16 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say an explosion has hit a Shiite Muslim religious procession, killing 13 people. Authorities say at least 20 people were wounded Sunday in the blast in the Rahim Yar Khan district, in Punjab province. Police say it is not immediately clear what caused the explosion. They say they are investigating whether the blast […]

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Nigerian Unions, Government Fail to Resolve Subsidy Stalemate

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s labor unions say a nationwide strike will resume Monday if no deal concerning fuel prices is reached through negotiations with the government. Union representatives also announced Sunday they have backed off an earlier threat to stop oil production. In the first of two meetings Saturday, union leaders held talks with President Goodluck Jonathan and […]

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Third Survivor Rescued on Overturned Italian Ship

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers on the stricken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia have rescued a third survivor. The workers found the survivor Sunday as they searched through the ship. Late Saturday, a South Korean couple on their honeymoon were rescued from their cabin. At least three people were killed when the ship ran aground Friday evening in […]

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Iran Hangs 12 Convicted Criminals

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian state media say authorities have hanged 12 convicts in the southern city of Shiraz. Media reports say seven of those executed were found guilty of drug trafficking. Iran practices the Muslim Sharia law in which some serious crimes are punishable by death, including rape, armed robbery and kidnapping. Human rights groups charge that Iran […]

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