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Award-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the music for great films and Broadway musicals, has died. Hamlisch’s music touched lives around the world and won him three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globe awards. He won multiple awards for his score of the groundbreaking show A Chorus […]

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Clinton Urges Rwanda to Cut Aid to DRC Rebels

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging Rwanda and other regional states to cut off aid to a rebel group that has seized land in the eastern Democratic of Congo. The top U.S. diplomat says the rebel group M23 is a serious threat to regional stability and security. The group of army mutineers launched […]

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US Shows First Color Mars Crater Photo

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space rover Curiosity has beamed to Earth its first color photo of the Martian landscape, a reddish-brown scene from the floor of a crater. The U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday the photo shows the north wall and rim of Gale Crater in the distance. The photo was shot using a camera packed […]

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Torrential Rains Bring Major Flooding, Deadly Landslide to Philippines

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Heavy monsoon rains have flooded the Philippine capital of Manila, triggering a landslide that killed at least 9 people and prompting thousands to leave their homes. The flooding, some of the worst in recent years, caused neck-deep water in many areas forcing some residents onto their roofs. Schools and businesses around the country have been […]

Sprinter Bolt Advances in Quest More Olympic Glory

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has resumed his quest for more gold at the London Olympics, after successfully defending his title as the world’s fastest man. Bolt returned to competition Tuesday, fresh off his victory in Sunday’s 100-meter finals. Bolt advanced to the semifinals of the men’s 200 meter sprint, along with teammate Yohan Blake, the […]

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12 Killed in Attacks Across Afghanistan

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 12 people have been killed in a series of attacks across Afghanistan, on Tuesday, including nine who died in a roadside bombing near the capital. Afghan officials say a remote-controlled blast hit a bus traveling across a bridge west of Kabul. Local police say they have arrested a suspect in the bombing, which […]

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Russian Prosecutors Seek 3-Year Sentence for Jailed Rockers

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to sentence three members of an all-female punk band to three years in prison for performing a political “protest prayer” at the city’s main cathedral. Federal prosecutor Alexei Nikiforov said in closing arguments Tuesday that the performance insulted both the church and its parishioners. The three-year sentence is […]

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Assad Vows to Rid Syria of ‘Terrorists’

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to purge his country of what he called “terrorists,” as security forces continue to fight rebels who have tried to seize control of parts of Aleppo and Damascus. Syrian state-run media say Mr. Assad said he would show no leniency towards “terrorists,” following a meeting on Tuesday with Iran’s […]

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Russian Prosecutors Seek 3-Year Sentence for Jailed Rockers

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russian prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to sentence three members of an all-female punk band to three years in prison for performing a political “protest prayer” at the city’s main cathedral. Federal prosecutor Alexei Nikiforov said in closing arguments Wednesday that the performance insulted both the church and its parishioners. The three-year sentence is […]

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British Bank Value Plunges After Iran Money Laundering Accusations

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The British bank Standard Chartered lost nearly a quarter of its value in trading Tuesday, a day after U.S. officials accused it of illegally laundering $250 billion in financial transactions with Iran during the past decade. The Britain’s fifth-biggest bank has operations spread throughout the world, but until now had been spared from a wave […]

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