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Obama Extends Condolences to Bulgaria on Bus Bombing

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 10:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has offered formal condolences and continued U.S. support to Bulgaria, as investigators probe the suicide bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a bus driver Wednesday in the Black Sea port city of Burgas. The official phone call to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov Friday came as Bulgarian police, the FBI and […]

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UN Extends Observer Mission in Syria

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a 30-day extension of the monitoring mission in Syria, but remains divided on how to resolve the increasingly bloody conflict. The 300 unarmed military observers were deployed as part of U.N. envoy Kofi Annan’s plan to end the conflict that has killed thousands in the past 16 […]

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Obama, Romney Suspend Campaigns After Colorado Shootings

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 10:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger have suspended campaigning out of respect for victims of the shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater. Twelve people were killed when the gunman opened fire Friday during the midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Seventy others were wounded, some […]

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Obama, Romney Suspend Campaigns after Deadly Colorado Rampage

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his likely Republican challenger have suspended campaigning, out of respect for victims of the shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater. Twelve people were killed when the gunman opened fire during the premiere of the latest Batman movie in the Denver suburb of Aurora. About 60 others were wounded. Mr. […]

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Ramadan Starts for Some Muslims

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Many Muslims around the world have begun fasting and prayers to mark the holy month of Ramadan. In a Ramadan message, President Obama expressed his warmest wishes to Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world. He also hailed the courage of those fighting for democracy in the Islamic world. The president’s message came amid continuing […]

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Sharp Increase in Grain Prices Raises Alarm

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A 20-percent spike in maize and wheat prices in just the past three weeks is raising concerns with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. FAO economist Shukri Ahmed tells VOA that the increase in price was sharp and sudden. He says until May, experts were hoping for a huge increase in worldwide maize production. […]

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Obama Extends Condolences to Bulgaria on Bus Bombing

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has offered formal condolences and continued U.S. support to Bulgaria, as investigators probe the suicide bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a bus driver Wednesday in the Black Sea port city of Burgas. The official phone call to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, described in a White House statement Friday, came […]

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Obama, Romney Suspend Campaigns after Deadly Colorado Rampage

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his likely Republican challenger have suspended campaigning, out of respect for victims of the shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater. Twelve people were killed when the gunman opened fire during the premiere of the latest Batman movie in the Denver suburb of Aurora. About 60 others were wounded. Mr. […]

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UN Security Council Extends Observer Mission in Syria

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a 30-day extension of the monitoring mission in Syria, but it remains divided on how to resolve the increasingly bloody conflict. The extension will allow the mission to shut down in an orderly fashion. The 300 unarmed military observers were deployed as part of U.N. envoy Kofi Annan’s […]

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US: 12 Killed, 59 Wounded in Shooting at Batman Movie

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in the U.S. state of Colorado say 12 people were shot to death and 59 wounded in a shooting at a movie theater in a suburb of Denver. Authorities say the midnight premier of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the latest Batman movie, had just begun at the Century 16 theater in the city of […]

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