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Russian Supply Ship Docks with International Space Station

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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An unmanned Russian cargo ship has re-docked with the International Space Station after a failed attempt five days earlier. The docking Sunday was successful, after an earlier attempt failed because of problems with a new docking system. The new docking system will be sent back to Earth for modification. The supply ship will load garbage […]

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Romanians Vote on Whether to Impeach President

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Romanians are voting Sunday in a referendum to decide whether to impeach their president in a bitter feud between center-right President Traian Basescu and his rival, center-left Prime Minister Victor Ponta. The president’s opponents have accused him of overstepping his powers and violating the country’s constitution. After Romania’s parliament suspended Mr. Basescu earlier this month, […]

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Floods Kill 88, Cause Major Damage in North Korea

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says torrential rains spawned by a typhoon have caused at least 88 deaths and 134 injuries, and have left thousands homeless. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday that more than 5,000 homes were destroyed or damaged and nearly 63,000 people were left homeless by flooding that began on July 18. […]

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Romney Arrives in Israel

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Israel on the second leg of a foreign trip aimed at boosting his foreign policy credentials. Romney arrived in Tel Aviv Saturday night for talks Sunday with Israeli leaders. He will also meet Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in Jerusalem. Romney, a longtime friend of Israeli Prime Minister […]

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