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Suicide Bomber Kills Muslim Cleric, 5 Others in Russia’s Dagestan

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A female suicide bomber posing as a Muslim pilgrim killed a leading moderate Islamic scholar and at least five others Tuesday in the restive southern Russian republic of Dagestan. Dagestan’s interior ministry says Said Atsayev, a widely respected Suffi Muslim spiritual leader who opposed radical Islam, was killed when the unidentified woman entered his home […]

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Romney Secures Republican Presidential Nomination

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has secured his party’s nomination to run for the highest office in the United States. Republican party delegates from across the country cast more 1,144 votes for Mr. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, during a roll call late Tuesday. Former New Hampshire governor John Sununu started the formal nomination process […]

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Israeli Court Throws Out Suit Over US Activist’s Death

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An Israeli court has thrown out a lawsuit brought against the army by the family of a U.S. pro-Palestinian activist crushed to death by an army bulldozer in 2003. Judge Oded Gershon Tuesday called Rachel Corrie’s death a “regrettable accident.” But he said Corrie put herself in a dangerous situation in a war zone and […]

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Warnings, Worries as Hurricane Isaac Moves Toward Landfall

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Hurricane Isaac is churning toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, sparking new warnings for residents in its path. President Barack Obama urged residents Tuesday to get out of the way, saying “Now is not the time to tempt fate” and dismiss official warnings. The president declared states of emergency for Louisiana and Mississippi, making both states […]

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Pakistan Introduces New Identification System At Borders

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan is replacing a U.S.-developed personal identification system at its airports and border crossings with a domestically developed software. Dawn News service reported Tuesday that the new Integrated Border Management System, or IBMS, was installed at 120 other entry and exit points, most recently at Torkham crossing on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. The new system […]

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Burma’s President Pardons 2 UN Staff, 3rd Aid Worker

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein has pardoned two U.N. personnel and a third aid worker who were sentenced to prison last week for alleged involvement in a deadly outbreak of Buddhist-Muslim violence in June. The Burmese presidential office said Tuesday Mr. Thein Sein granted the pardon to the three aid workers employed by the U.N.’s World […]

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French Prosecutors Open Probe Into Arafat’s Death

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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French prosecutors have opened a probe into the suspicious death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat eight years ago. Judicial sources say the probe was launched following a complaint last month from Mr. Arafat’s widow, Suha Arafat, that he may have died from polonium poisoning. The complaint was filed after a Swiss physics institute said it […]

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Romney Arrives at Republican National Convention

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has arrived at his party’s national convention, where his wife Ann and his supporters are set to make their case to voters why he should replace President Barack Obama as the American leader. Mr. Romney flew Tuesday to the host city of Tampa, Florida, to witness his wife’s primetime […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills Muslim Cleric, 5 Others in Russia’s Dagestan

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A female suicide bomber killed a leading Muslim scholar and at least five other people during an attack in the Dagestan region in Russia’s North Caucasus. Dagestan’s interior ministry says the woman, posing as a pilgrim, walked into the home of Said Atsayev and detonated a suicide belt, killing him along with five followers. Atsayev, […]

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Spain Falling Deeper into Recession

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain says it is falling deeper into recession. Madrid said Tuesday that the country’s economy fell four-tenths of one percent in the April-to-June period as the government’s austerity budget measures took hold. The Spanish economy contracted three-tenths of a percent in the first quarter of the year. With nearly 25 percent of Spaniards out of […]

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