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2 NATO Soldiers , Local Official Killed in Afghanistan

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Two separate bomb blasts and an insurgent attack in southern and eastern Afghanistan killed two NATO service members and a local Afghan government official Wednesday. NATO says both coalition troops were killed in the south — one in a roadside bombing and the other in an insurgent attack. The international coalition did not provide their […]

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UN, US Call for Cessation of Hostilities Between Sudan, South Sudan

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and the United Nations have expressed concern about the escalating hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan and have called for immediate cessation of hostilities. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, Wednesday to consider holding a presidential summit to build confidence and assure the people in Sudan and South […]

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Fighting in NW Pakistan Forces Thousands to Flee

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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International aid agencies say Pakistan’s counter-insurgency operations in the Khyber tribal district in the country’s northwest are forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and that the number of internally displaced persons is growing by the day. The head of the U.N. refugee agency’s operation in northwestern Pakistan, Ahmed Warsame, says that more than […]

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US Says Its Economy Grew Steadily in Recent Weeks

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. central bank says the American economy steadily advanced in late winter, but noted that sharply rising gasoline prices could curtail business and consumer spending in the coming months. In one of its periodic Beige Book reports, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, expanded at a “modest to […]

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Source: Charges to Be Filed in Florida Shooting

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Law enforcement sources in the U.S. state of Florida say charges will be filed in the shooting of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin, who was killed by a white Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer in February. U.S. media outlets reported Wednesday that criminal charges will be brought in the case. Pressure has been growing for police to […]

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Kabila Calls for Arrest of Congo General Indicted for War Crimes

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for the arrest of a serving army general wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes. Under international pressure, President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday ordered the arrest of General Bosco Ntaganda. Last week Ntaganda, a former rebel leader, ordered soldiers under his command in […]

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US Presidential Race Down to Two Main Candidates

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney can now focus all his attention on President Barack Obama after a rival Republican dropped out of the race Tuesday, effectively conceding the party nomination to him. The latest Gallup poll, issued Wednesday, shows Romney had the support of 42 percent of Republican voters, and former U.S. Senator Rick […]

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France Unveils New Anti-Terrorism Measures

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The French government has approved a new set of anti-terrorism measures following a string of deadly shootings by an Islamist extremist in southern France last month. The Cabinet on Wednesday authorized a bill making it illegal to visit websites that encourage terrorism as well as travel anyplace for terrorism training. “Any individual that will regularly […]

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US Accuses Apple, Publishers of Illegal Electronic Book Price-Fixing

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. is accusing the technology giant Apple corporation and book publishers of illegally fixing prices on electronic books, costing consumers millions of dollars in extra charges on their purchases. The government filed suit in New York against Apple, the world’s most valuable company, and two book publishers, while settling its claims against three other […]

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New Frontier Party Wins South Korean Parliamentary Vote

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s ruling conservative party has won control of parliament in a nationwide election seen as a preview of presidential elections later this year. Wednesday’s election results give a boost to President Lee Myung-bak’s ruling New Frontier party, which will hold onto its majority in parliament. The voting was to fill 300 seats in the […]

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