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Battered Baby Girl Dies in India

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A three-month-old baby who police say was beaten by her father for being a girl has died from her injuries in southern India. Doctors in the city of Bangalore said Neha Afreen suffered cardiac arrest early Wednesday after numerous convulsions. Afreen was hospitalized on Sunday with head trauma, burns and bite marks. Her father, Umar […]

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China’s Communist Party Removes Politician From Top Ranks

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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China has praised the decision of the Communist Party to remove one of its senior members, Bo Xilai, from its top ranks, in one of the country’s biggest political scandals in recent memory. The official Xinhua news agency said late Tuesday that Bo was suspended from the party’s 25-member Politburo and its 300-member Central Committee […]

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Syria Pledges to Meet Cease-fire Deadline, But Violence Continues

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Even as it continued widespread shelling of opposition strongholds Wednesday, the Syrian government told peace envoy Kofi Annan that it will stop military action against rebels on Thursday morning. In a letter to Mr. Annan, the Syrian foreign ministry said the government reserves the right after the cease-fire deadline to continue responding to attacks from […]

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Sudan: No Talks With South Sudan After New Clashes

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan says it is pulling out of talks with South Sudan, as the two countries’ forces clash in a disputed border region. The announcement Wednesday came as South Sudan’s army claimed control of the oil-producing town of Heglig. In an interview with VOA Sudan’s deputy foreign minister, Ramatallah Mohammed Osman accused the south of aggression. […]

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North Korea Announces Fueling of Rocket for Space Launch

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean officials say they have begun injecting fuel into a rocket for an imminent space launch, raising the stakes in an escalating standoff with its regional neighbors and the United States. Paek Chang Ho, chief of North Korea’s launch command center, announced the action Wednesday to a visiting group of international reporters, saying fuel […]

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US Attorney General Promises ‘Thorough’ Review of Trayvon Martin Case

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will take action in the case of an African-American teenager killed in Florida, if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime was committed. Holder spoke Wednesday at the annual convention of the National Action Network, a civil rights organization founded by African-American civil […]

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Cease-Fire Deadline Looms in Syria, But Violence Continues

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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International envoy Kofi Annan says the Syrian government has assured him it will respect a Thursday morning cease-fire deadline, but violence continued on Wednesday as government forces targeted protest hubs. Mr. Annan said he has approached “governments with influence” to ensure all parties respect the cease-fire, set for Thursday at 6 a.m. Syrian time. He […]

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Sudan Official: No Talks With South Sudan

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan says it is cutting off talks with South Sudan, as the sides clash in a disputed border region. State radio Wednesday quoted Vice President Al-Haj Adam Yusuf as saying there will be no talks with the south and that Sudan must protect its border. Sudan is accusing South Sudan of launching attacks in the […]

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North Korea Announces Fueling of Rocket for Space Launch

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean officials say they have begun injecting fuel into a rocket for an imminent space launch, raising the stakes in an escalating standoff with its regional neighbors and the United States. Paek Chang Ho, chief of North Korea’s launch command center, announced the action Wednesday to a visiting group of international reporters, saying fuel […]

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Putin Calls for Unity in Last Speech to Parliament as PM

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is calling on Russians to move beyond the political rancor that sent thousands into the streets to protest after elections that divided the nation. Mr. Putin said the time has come to move beyond the heightened emotions and political battles that ensued following his election to the presidency. He said it […]

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