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Indians Flee Village Clashes

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northeast India say fighting has erupted between indigenous tribes and Muslim settlers, killing at least 17 people. Authorities say tens of thousands of villagers have fled their homes to escape the clashes in the Kokrajhar district in Assam state. Local officials say 30,000 people have sought protection from the violence in relief camps.

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EU Tightening Syria Arms Embargo

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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European Union foreign ministers are meeting Monday to discuss the situation in Syria, including strengthening an arms embargo meant to keep weapons out of the country. The ministers are expected to endorse a plan to inspect all suspicious air and sea cargo headed for Syria. The inspections would take place only in EU territory and […]

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Attacks Kill 39 Across Iraq

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a wave of bombings has killed at least 39 people and wounded 74 others. Authorities said the attacks Monday included a car bomb exploding in the capital, Baghdad, as well as a series of explosions in the northern city of Kirkuk. Other deadly attacks targeted Taji, just north of Baghdad. There was […]

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Truck Crash Kills 11 in South Texas

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Texas say 11 people are dead and 12 others injured after a crowded pickup truck slammed into a tree along a rural highway. Authorities investigating Sunday’s crash near Berclair, about 130 kilometers south of San Antonio, said they did not yet know if the victims were illegal immigrants, but that it is “possible.” […]

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New Report Condemns Japanese Government, TEPCO for Nuclear Disaster

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Japanese government panel investigating last year’s meltdown of three reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says Tokyo Electric Power officials ignored the risks of a nuclear accident because they believed in what the report called the “myth of nuclear safety.” The report, issued Monday, said TEPCO and Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency […]

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Georgia Set to Execute Murderer Who Claims Mental Disability

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. state of Georgia is scheduled to put to death a convicted murderer, whom rights groups and a United Nations official say should be spared execution because he is mentally disabled. Warren Hill is set to die Monday for the 1990 murder of a fellow inmate. Already in prison for life in connection with […]

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