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Floods Kill 79 in India, Displace 2 Million

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed at least 79 people and displaced two million others in eastern India. Entire villages were washed away in the state of Assam, when the Brahmaputra river breached its banks. The Indian army has been deployed to help flood victims. Major General R.N. Nair told reporters on Monday, “we […]

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Turkish FM Urges Strong, United Syrian Opposition

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has urged Syria’s opposition to remain united on the shared goal of a free and democratic country, warning that a “weak and disorganized” opposition would only benefit President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Speaking Monday to opposition members gathered in Cairo for a conference hosted by the Arab League, Davutoglu said the […]

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European Foreign Ministers Want ‘Decisive’ Effort to Regulate Arms Trade

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Britain, France, Germany and Sweden are urging United Nations members to support a “decisive effort” to regulate conventional weapons trade. Delegates from more than 150 countries are gathering in New York Monday to begin a month-long meeting to draft a global arms trade treaty. Ahead of the conference, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, French Foreign […]

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4 Foreign Aid Workers Rescued in Somalia

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan and Somali officials say four foreign aid workers kidnapped Friday from a refugee camp in Kenya and taken to neighboring Somalia have been rescued and are safe. Officials say the aid workers were rescued overnight in Somalia after a short gunfight. On Friday, Kenyan police said one person was killed when unknown attackers kidnapped […]

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South Korea Opens New Government Hub

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has inaugurated a new city the government hopes will help ease congestion in the capital and provide more balanced development. At a ceremony Monday, officials marked the opening of Sejong City, an area 120 kilometers south of Seoul that will bring 10,000 government workers by 2014. The government plans to move 16 ministries […]

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Apple Pays $60 Million to Settle iPad Trademark Case

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court says Apple has paid $60 million to a company in the southern city of Shenzhen to resolve a trademark dispute over the use of the iPad name in China. The court said in a statement Monday that Apple and Proview Technology reached the settlement after mediation. The deal comes after a lengthy […]

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