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Oil Pipeline in Niger Delta Attacked by Militants

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria say an oil pipeline has been attacked and left ruptured and burning. The Nigerian militant group that goes by the acronym MEND said it carried out Saturday’s attack on the Italian-owned pipeline. In an e-mail message to journalists, it promised more attacks on foreign-owned interests in the […]

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Egyptians Call for Early Vote as Clashes Continue

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian protesters have clashed with police in Cairo for a fourth straight day as they demand an accelerated presidential election and early handover of power from the ruling military council to a civilian government. Hundreds of riot police guarding Egypt’s interior ministry fired tear gas, rubber bullets and birdshot Sunday to keep stone-throwing demonstrators away […]

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Greece on ‘Knife Edge’ to Agree on Bailout

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is pressing his political allies to support a rescue package in order to avoid a government default, after his finance minister warned that just hours remain to clinch a deal. Mr. Papademos called an emergency meeting after Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos warned that the government has only until Sunday night […]

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Clinton to Urge Bulgaria to Seek New Energy Sources

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Bulgaria for talks that are expected to focus on energy security. During her brief visit on Sunday, Clinton is scheduled to meet with President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boris Borisov. The top U.S. diplomat is expected to urge the eastern European country to develop new […]

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Russia, China Veto UN Resolution on Syria

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Vetoes by Russia and China of a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria condemning President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on his people and calling for him to step down have drawn outrage from around the world. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the failure to pass the resolution, saying the Security Council “lost an opportunity to take […]

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Kandahar Car Bombing Kills 7, Wounds 19

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a car bombing outside a Kandahar police headquarters killed five police officers and two civilians Sunday. Officials say 19 others were wounded, including 10 civilians, in the bomb attack in southern Afghanistan. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the deadly blast. The explosion comes a day after a top U.S. […]

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Rising Australian Floodwaters Force Mass Evacuation

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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An entire Australian town has been ordered to evacuate to higher ground as rising floodwaters race toward record heights. Officials say the 3,800 residents of St. George in Queensland state have been ordered to abandon their homes before the only remaining exit road is washed out. The swollen Baloney River is expected to peak at […]

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Kandahar Car Bombing Kills 6 Police Officers, Several Wounded

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a car bombing outside a Kandahar police headquarters killed five police officers and two civilians Sunday. Officials say 19 others were wounded, including 10 civilians, in the bomb attack in southern Afghanistan. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the deadly blast. The explosion comes a day after a top U.S. […]

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4th Day of Violence Erupts in Egypt

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters and police in Egypt clashed Sunday for a fourth straight day in Cairo. Security personnel were trying to keep protesters away from government buildings in the capital. The protesters are calling for the ruling military council to surrender power to a civilian government. Officials say at least 12 people have died and 2,500 others […]

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Romney Handily Wins Nevada Caucus

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney handily won the Nevada state caucuses Saturday, stabilizing his position as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. President Barack Obama in the November election. During his victory speech he quickly set his sights on the president, alleging the president turned his back on Nevada during one the […]

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