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Romney Wins Wyoming Republican Caucuses

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has overwhelmingly won the caucuses in the midwestern state of Kansas, but front-runner Mitt Romney countered with solid wins in the western state of Wyoming, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A total of 52 delegates was at stake in the two contests — 40 […]

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Taliban Guantanamo Prisoners Agree to Qatar Transfer

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Five high-profile Taliban militants held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have agreed to be transferred to the Gulf state of Qatar. Senior Afghan officials told the media Saturday the five gave their consent to the transfer during a meeting with a visiting Afghan delegation earlier this week. But the transfer still […]

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Japan Observes Anniversary of Deadly Quake, Tsunami

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Sunday marks the first anniversary of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan, leading to one of the worst nuclear crises in history. A formal ceremony in Tokyo, the capital, will be the centerpiece of Japan’s official remembrance, with speeches from Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Emperor Akihito. Public transport is expected to stop, […]

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Syria Assaults Rebel Stronghold Despite Annan’s Diplomacy

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian troops and tanks launched a long-anticipated assault on the rebellious city of Idlib Saturday, as President Bashar as-Assad was meeting in Damascus with Kofi Annan, the peace envoy from the Arab League and the United Nations. Video uploaded to the Internet Saturday showed plumes of heavy black smoke rising from the northern city, while […]

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Blast Kills Four in Nairobi

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A grenade attack in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi has killed at least four people and injured about 40 others. Officials say the blasts Saturday came from grenades hurled at the outdoor terminal of a major bus station. Deputy Police Spokesman Charles Owino quotes witnesses as saying the grenades were thrown from a moving vehicle. […]

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Israeli Air Strikes Kill 15 Militants in Gaza

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli air strikes have killed 15 militants, including a top leader, in the Gaza Strip since Friday as Palestinian militants launched nearly 100 rockets into the Jewish state that wounded at least four people, one of them seriously. Among the dead is Zuhair al-Qaissi, the leader of the Popular Resistance Committees . The group is […]

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US Republican Presidential Race Shifts to Kansas, Wyoming

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has handily won the caucuses in the midwestern state of Kansas, a boost for his campaign as he seeks to eclipse front-runner Mitt Romney in the race to take on President Barack Obama in November. The western state of Wyoming was also concluding its caucus voting on Saturday. A […]

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Slovakia Holding General Elections Saturday

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Slovakia is holding general elections Saturday, with former Prime Minister Robert Fico expected to emerge as winner. The most recent opinion polls showed Mr. Fico’s Smer-Social Democrats well ahead of the center-right SDKU party, led by outgoing Prime Minister Iveta Radicova. Mr. Fico declined to make any predictions as he cast his ballot Saturday. “There […]

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Fresh Fighting as Assad Backs ‘Honest’ Peace for Syria

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian troops and tanks launched new assaults on the cities of Idlib and Homs, even as Syria’s embattled leader was promising to support what he calls “any honest effort” to bring peace to the country. Video uploaded to the Internet Saturday showed plumes of heavy black smoke rising from the northwestern city of Idlib, while […]

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Blast Kills Three in Nairobi

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Explosions in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi have killed at least three people. Officials say they believe the blasts came from grenades hurled at a crowd at a bus station. More than 20 people are injured. This is the latest in a string of grenade attacks on the capital since Kenya sent troops into Somalia […]

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