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Man in Afghan Uniform Kills 3 US Marines

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say an Afghan police commander has shot and killed three U.S. service members after inviting them to dinner at his checkpost in southern Afghanistan. Pentagon officials confirmed that a man wearing an Afghan army uniform killed the special operations Marines late Thursday in the Sangin district of Helmand province. Afghan authorities say the […]

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New Reports Say Meles Will Return to Work by September

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An Ethiopian official says the country’s leader, who has not been seen in public for more than a month, is recovering from an illness and will be back at work by September. His comments on Friday follow a report in the British newspaper The Financial Times on Thursday that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been […]

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Bo Xilai’s Wife Admits, Apologizes for Murder

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the wife of politician Bo Xilai has confessed to the murder of a British businessman and apologized for what she called a “tragedy.” Xinhua news agency reported her statement Friday, shortly after four Chinese police officers admitted they tried to help her cover up the murder. A court official in the […]

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Jamaica’s Bolt Seeking ‘Triple Double’ Olympic Golds

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has turned his attention to winning a third gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Bolt will likely be rested as the men’s 4×100 relay team takes part in the preliminary round, but he says he will be on the track for Saturday’s gold medal race, in which the Jamaicans are […]

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US Says Drought Will Slash Corn, Soybean Production

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. is slashing the forecast for its world-leading corn and soybean crops as the nation’s massive drought parches its farmlands. Government agriculture officials Friday sharply cut this year’s expectations for both crops as the country suffers through its worst drought in decades. Both crops are used in a wide variety of food and industrial […]

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US to Slap New Sanctions on Syria

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United States on Friday said it plans new sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters, including the Lebanese group Hezbollah. “We will be tightening even further with additional sanctions that drive at both Syrian entities and those who are supporting the efforts of the Syrian government to oppress its own people,” a U.S. […]

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Man in Afghan Uniform Kills 3 US Soldiers

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say an Afghan police commander has shot and killed three American special forces soldiers after inviting them to dinner at his checkpost in southern Afghanistan. The U.S. military confirmed that a man wearing an Afghan army uniform killed the U.S. service members late Thursday in the Sangin district of Helmand province. Afghan authorities […]

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Asian Economies Are Weakening

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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New reports are signaling that Asian economies are markedly slowing in the face of weakening demand for their exports. On Friday, China said growth of its exports had virtually stalled, up just one percent from a year earlier. Meanwhile, two key Asian financial centers, Hong Kong and Singapore, reported weak economic figures for the April-to-June […]

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US to Slap New Sanctions on Syria

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is preparing new sanctions against Syria and other entities supporting President Bashar al-Assad’s government, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. “We will be tightening even further with additional sanctions that drive at both Syrian entities and those who are supporting the efforts of the Syrian government to oppress its […]

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Memorial Held for Victims of Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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A memorial service takes place in Wisconsin to pay final respects to six Sikh worshippers shot and killed by a white supremacist who attacked their temple Sunday. Thousands of mourners will be in attendance at the high school in Oak Creek, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Sikh religious leaders […]

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