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Witnesses: Heavy Fighting in Major Damascus Neighborhood

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses and opposition activists in the Syrian capital of Damascus are reporting heavy fighting between rebels and government forces. The witnesses tell international news agencies that they could hear machine gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades exploding in al-Mezze — one of the most heavily guarded neighborhoods of Damascus and home to government security facilities. There […]

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Romney Wins Puerto Rico’s Republican Primary

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has won his party’s primary in Puerto Rico, strengthening his bid to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. Election officials say that with more than three-quarters of the precincts reporting, Romney had won 83 percent of Sunday’s vote. His top rival, Rick Santorum, was a distant second […]

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Food Subsidies Would Help South Asia Cope With Food Price Hikes

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank says a price hike in food staples, like rice and wheat, could push tens of millions more people into extreme poverty in South Asia. But a new study by the ADB says food subsidies targeted at the poorest in the region would help them cope with increased food costs. In a […]

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