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US Says Gunman in Sikh Killings Committed Suicide

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities now say the gunman who killed six worshippers at a Sikh temple last weekend killed himself after being shot by police. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that a policeman responding to the assault at the temple in Wisconsin on Sunday shot the gunman, Wade Michael Page, in the stomach, but that […]

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Clinton to South Africa: Take Greater Role on World Stage

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging South Africa – the continent’s largest economic power – to take a greater role on the global stage. The diplomat wrapped up her South Africa visit on Wednesday with a speech at the University of the Western Cape. She urged students to live up to the legacy […]

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US Says Gunman in Sikh Killings Committed Suicide

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities now say the gunman who killed six worshippers at a Sikh temple last weekend killed himself after being shot by police. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that a policeman responding to the assault at the temple in Wisconsin on Sunday shot the gunman, Wade Michael Page, in the stomach, but that […]

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Jamaica Hopes to Continue Olympic Track Dominance

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Jamaica is hoping to continue its dominance on the track at the London Olympics. One of the most anticipated events Wednesday will be the finals of the women’s 200-meters, which features a lineup of the world’s best sprinters. Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown is seeking to become the first woman to win gold medals in the same […]

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Mali Rebels Told to Cut Ties to ‘Terrorists’

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A West African mediator has told rebels in northern Mali they must distance themselves from “terrorists” before any peace talks can start. Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Djibril Bassole, representing the West African bloc ECOWAS, visited northern Mali on Tuesday and met with leaders of the Islamist militant group Ansar Dine in the town of Kidal. […]

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Egypt’s President Fires Officials After Sinai Killings

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has fired his intelligence chief and the governor of North Sinai in a major reorganization that extends to the commander of the military police. The announcement of Mr. Morsi’s decision Wednesday comes on the heels of a military operation in the Sinai Peninsula, targeting suspected Islamist militants. In a statement read […]

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Punk Band Trial Ends in Moscow

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Final statements have been delivered in the trial of three members of a Russian all -female punk-rock group facing years in prison for an unsanctioned performance at Moscow’s main cathedral. Prosecutors have called for a three year prison sentence for the group, less than the seven-year maximum they could receive for the charges of ‘hooliganism.’ […]

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Central Nigerian Town Under Curfew to Quell Sectarian Violence

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Residents in a south-central Nigeria town are under a dusk-to-dawn curfew after separate attacks at a church and mosque this week killed at least 22 people. The sectarian violence took place in the city of Okene in Kogi State. On Monday, unidentified gunmen killed 19 people at a Christian church during a worship service. Late […]

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European Economies Signal New Weakness

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Three of Europe’s biggest economies are showing new signs of weakness. Germany, with the euro currency union’s biggest economy, said Wednesday that its industrial production and exports fell in June. Analysts say the decline signals that the governmental debt crisis in the 17-nation eurozone is increasingly weighing on Berlin’s economy as financially weaker countries cut […]

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Officials: Egyptian Airstrikes Kill 20 Militants in Sinai

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian officials say they killed 20 suspected militants in the Sinai Peninsula Wednesday in airstrikes, escalating the country’s fight against Islamists in the region bordering Israel. In a statement read on state television Wednesday, the military said it has started an operation in Sinai to restore stability and regain control there. The strikes came hours […]

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