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South African Ernie Els Wins British Open

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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South African Ernie Els has captured golf’s British Open championship in a stunning finish, after Australian Adam Scott faltered with bogeys on the last four holes. Els sank a nearly five-meter birdie putt on the finishing hole Sunday at England’s Royal Lytham St. Anne course. He then watched as Scott, who led throughout the final […]

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Car Bombings Kill Dozens in Iraq

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Car bombings in two southern Iraqi cities have killed at least 16 people and wounded dozens more. Two explosions killed 10 people and wounded 36 more Sunday in Mahmoudiya, about 30 kilometers south of Baghdad. Minutes later explosions killed six people and wounded at least 15 others in a crowded market in Madain. The violence […]

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Greek PM: Country’s Plight Like US Great Depression

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras says his country is facing economic upheaval like that of the devastating U.S. Great Depression of the 1930s. Mr. Samaras made the comparison Sunday as he met with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who was in the Greek capital to help promote economic investment. Mr. Samaras is faced with trying […]

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Madagascar Military Battles Renegade Soldiers

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Madagascar’s army says it is taking back a military camp captured early Sunday by renegade soldiers. The camp is located near the main airport in Antananarivo, where witnesses reported hearing gunfire on Sunday afternoon. The defense ministry says it mounted the attack after the rogue soldiers shot an officer sent to negotiate. The military urged […]

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Activists: Syrian Helicopters Strike Damascus, Rebels Attack Aleppo

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say security forces have attacked rebels in the capital Damascus with helicopters and tanks, while rebels launched an offensive against the government in the northern city of Aleppo. The activists say government troops used helicopter gunships and tank fire to try to drive rebels out of the Damascus neighborhoods of Barzeh and Mazzeh. […]

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Briton Bradley Wiggins Wins Tour de France

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Bradley Wiggins has won cycling’s prestigious Tour de France, the first Briton to capture the championship in the 109-year history of the grueling race. The 32-year-old Wiggins, already a triple Olympic gold medalist, wore the leader’s yellow jersey and raised his arms in victory as he crossed the finish line during Sunday’s final ride into […]

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Torrential Rains Kill 37 in Beijing

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Beijing say the death toll from the heaviest rains in six decades has reached 37. China’s official Xinhua news agency reports 25 people drowned, six died in house collapses, five were electrocuted and one person was killed by lightning. The torrential downpours began on Saturday, dumping an average of 17 centimeters of rain […]

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Multinational Corporations Call for End to HIV Travel Ban

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chief executives from leading international corporations are calling for an end to restrictions on travelers who are HIV positive. Two dozen corporate leaders said Sunday the restrictions imposed by 46 countries around the world are both discriminatory and bad for business. They issued their statement as about 25,000 top AIDS researchers, political leaders, diplomats and […]

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India’s Mukherjee Claims Presidential Poll Victory

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The presidential candidate for India’s ruling coalition – Pranab Mukherjee – has declared victory in last week’s poll. Indian media report the Congress Party leader has garnered enough votes cast by national and state legislators to become India’s 13th president. He thanked cheering supporters outside his New Delhi home on Sunday and expressed his gratitude […]

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Activists: Syrian Helicopters Strike Damascus, Rebels Attack Aleppo

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say security forces have attacked rebels in the capital Damascus with helicopters and tanks, while rebels launched an offensive against the government in the northern city of Aleppo. The activists say government troops used helicopter gunships and tank fire to try to drive rebels out of the Damascus neighborhoods of Barzeh and Mazzeh. […]

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