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Ukraine High Court Denies Tymoshenko Appeal

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s high court has rejected former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal against her conviction on charges of abuse of office. A judge said Wednesday the court could not approve the appeal by Ms. Tymoshenko, who is serving a seven-year sentence. The ruling comes a day after her lawyers argued before the European Court for Human […]

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Taliban Kill 9 Soldiers in NW Pakistan

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Taliban militants have attacked an army post in northwest Pakistan, killing nine soldiers and wounding several others. Security officials say the attack happened Wednesday in the South Waziristan tribal area near the Afghan border. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Japan, North Korea Meet for First Time in 4 Years

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials from Japan and North Korea are holding their first government-level talks in four years. The meetings Wednesday at the Japanese embassy in Beijing are being described as preliminary discussions between the two sides, which do not have formal diplomatic relations. Japan and North Korea last met in 2008. Their relationship has long been strained […]

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India Upholds Death Sentence for Mumbai Gunman

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for the lone surviving gunman among a group of militants who killed 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The ruling Wednesday leaves Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani national, with a final option to appeal to India’s president for clemency. A Mumbai court convicted Kasab in 2010 […]

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Hurricane Isaac Hits US Coast, Louisiana

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Hurricane Isaac is battering the northern U.S. Gulf Coast with strong winds driving sheets of rain and dangerous storm surges as it slowly moves ashore. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm made landfall late Tuesday in southeastern Louisiana with sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour. Forecasters expect Isaac to slowly weaken later […]

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NJ Governor Chris Christie Addresses Republican Convention to Close First Full Day

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has accused the Democratic party of failing America, describing the Democratic plan as “whistling a happy tune” while driving America “off a fiscal cliff.” Christie gave the keynote address Tuesday to close the first full day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. On the day Mitt Romney secured […]

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