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Blackout Leaves More than 300 Million Without Power in India

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A grid failure knocked out power to more than 300 million people in northern India on Monday, the worst blackout in the country in a decade. The power outage severely disrupted transport networks including the rail service, while traffic signals went out in major cities, causing huge traffic jams in the capital, New Delhi. Indian […]

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Apple-Samsung Patent Dispute Heads to US Trial

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s two biggest makers of smartphones — U.S.-based Apple and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics — are squaring off in a U.S. court over competing patent rights claims for the lucrative devices. Billions of dollars are at stake in the dispute that will be decided by a jury in California, not far from Apple’s headquarters. […]

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Theater Massacre Suspect Due in US Court

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The suspect in a U.S. movie theater massacre is expected to be formally charged with murder and attempted murder during a court appearance on Monday. Prosecutors say they may seek the death penalty for suspect James Holmes. Authorities say Holmes went on a shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and wounding 58 others. […]

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Romney Closes Foreign Trip in Poland

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is traveling to Poland Monday, wrapping up a foreign trip that included stops in Israel and Britain. Romney is scheduled to hold talks with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and former president Lech Walesa during his two-day stay. Earlier Monday, the likely Republican Party candidate held a fundraiser with major […]

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US Swimmer Lochte Seeks 2nd Gold at London Olympics

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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The third day of competition at the London Olympics Monday features a dozen medal finals, including U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte as he seeks his second gold medal of the Summer Games. He will be competing in the 200-meter freestyle. The U.S. men’s gymnastics team may be on the verge of earning gold in a field […]

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Senegal Inaugurates New Parliament

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Senegal is inaugurating a new parliament Monday with a coalition led by President Macky Sall’s party holding a large majority. Mr. Sall’s Bokk Yakaar coalition won 119 of the 150 seats in an election earlier this month. The legislature features a record 65 women, which is nearly double the number of the outgoing parliament. The […]

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Surian Government Troops and Rebels Continue Clash in Syria’s Biggest City

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian troops and rebels continue to clash in the northern city of Aleppo, with each side claiming victory. The government said it had overrun the district of Salahhedine and inflicted great losses against the rebels. However, rebel forces rejected the report and said that although fighting was ongoing, no government forces were in the neighborhood, […]

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Jailed Punk Rockers Go On Trial in Moscow

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Three young women go on trial in Moscow Monday for staging a punk-rock protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin at the capital city’s main cathedral. The trio, members of an all-women punk rock band, entered Christ the Savior Cathedral in February, where they staged an impromptu performance of a song whose lyrics call on the […]

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DRC Pushes for UN Mission Mandate Change

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council is set to discuss the U.N.’s mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as officials from that country call for a change in the mission’s mandate to go after armed groups in its restive northeast. The Security Council meeting Monday comes days after it extended the MONUSCO mission to protect […]

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Huge Power Blackout Hits Northern India

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say a massive power outage blacked out a vast region of northern India early Monday, affecting more than 300-million people in nine states, including the capital, New Delhi. The power cut severely disrupted transport networks including trains and metro services, while traffic light systems went out, causing huge traffic jams in some major […]

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