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Lawyer: Western Doctors Agree Tymoshenko Has Serious Health Problems

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for jailed former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says a team of foreign doctors has concluded that she has serious health problems. Ms. Tymoshenko was examined by a group of Western medical experts this week after complaining of severe back pain and inability to walk or stand. Lawyer Sergiy Vlasenko told reporters Thursday […]

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Indian Authorities Relocate Village to Protect Tigers

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan have relocated a village in the heart of a tiger sanctuary to protect the habitat of the big cat. The move is aimed at reviving the tiger population in the Sariska reserve where conservationists, to their dismay, did not find a single tiger in 2005. The last […]

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Nigerian ‘Underwear Bomber’ Sentenced to Life

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. passenger plane on Christmas Day 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was sentenced Thursday in the U.S. city of Detroit. He pleaded guilty in October, as his trial was getting underway. He had told the court his actions were […]

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Wildlife Group: Poachers Kill 200 Elephants in Cameroon

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment TYPE: CN )) A wildlife group says poachers in Cameroon have slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in what appears to be an unprecedented massacre. The International Fund for Animal Welfare on Thursday accused an armed gang from Sudan of killing the elephants in the Bouba Ndjida National Park, near the border […]

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In China, a Dispute Escalates over the iPad Computer Tablets

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A dispute over ownership of the trademark for the popular iPad computer tablets is escalating in China. U.S.-based Apple Incorporated, the world’s most valuable company, manufactures the iPad in China. But its legal fight with a financially-troubled Chinese company, Proview Technology, over use of the iPad name threatens Apple’s ability to continue exporting it for […]

Aid Group: ‘Inhuman’ Conditions at Kenyan Refugee Camps

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A medical aid group says conditions are worsening at the world’s largest refugee camps in Kenya. Doctors Without Borders says humanitarian agencies are struggling to provide meaningful aid to the more than 400,000 refugees at the sprawling Dadaab refugee camps. The group says all “non-lifesaving activities” at Dadaab were suspended in October, after the kidnapping […]

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British PM Addresses Scottish Lawmakers on Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron says he is strongly opposed to the idea of Scotland’s separation from the United Kingdom during a visit to Edinburgh. Mr. Cameron told the Scottish parliament Thursday that he will fight to keep the United Kingdom together. “My argument is simple. Of course Scotland could govern itself. So could England. […]

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US: Iran Unlikely to Initiate Conflict in Nuclear Dispute

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. intelligence official says Iran would respond if attacked for its nuclear activities, but is unlikely to initiate or intentionally provoke a conflict. That assessment comes from the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess. He told a Senate hearing Thursday that if Iran is attacked, it could respond by […]

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Santorum Taxes Highlight Washington Ties

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has released his tax returns for the past four years, showing that he has earned more than $3.5 million since leaving the Senate, largely through ties to Washington. Santorum, who has surged in recent public opinion polls, released the documents late Wednesday. The documents indicate that since he lost […]

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UN Chief Accuses Syria of Possible Crimes Against Humanity

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations chief has accused Syria of possible crimes against humanity as activists say Syrian security forces are assaulting the city of Daraa where the uprising began. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon told reporters in Vienna Thursday that he is demanding that President Bashar al-Assad’s government immediately stop the “shelling and use of force […]

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