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Aung San Suu Kyi Cites Burmese Election Irregularities Ahead of Polls

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says parliamentary candidates in her National League for Democracy party have campaigned in the face of threats and violence ahead of Sunday’s by-elections. But the Nobel laureate says both she and her colleagues are determined to go forward because “we think that is what our people want.” “As […]

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Eurozone Boosts Bailout Fund to More Than $1 Trillion

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Europe’s euro currency bloc has sharply boosted its financial rescue fund to more than $1 trillion, its latest effort to protect itself and the world economy against defaults by debt-ridden governments. The finance ministers from the 17 nations that use the euro agreed Friday in Copenhagen to add another $500 billion over the coming year […]

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UN: LRA Attacks on Rise in Central Africa

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency is reporting a new wave of violence by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa. The UNHCR says that since March 6 there have been 13 new LRA attacks reported in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, mostly in the Dungu territory. It says two people were killed, and 13 […]

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