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Pakistani Extremist Leader Held in Jail

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has ordered a two-week detention for a prominent Islamist militant. Malik Ishaq, the head of the banned Sunni Muslim extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi organization, appeared in court Friday in the eastern city of Lahore. He was sent to the city’s Kot Lakhpat jail. He was accused of making a “provocative” speech earlier this […]

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Syrian Rebels Attack Security Compounds in Aleppo

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Activists say Syrian rebel fighters have attacked several security compounds in the northern city of Aleppo as clashes continued in other areas of the war-torn country. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday that one of the assaults in Aleppo sparked a firefight that killed and wounded a number of government troops. It […]

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ADB to Help Turn Trash to Energy in Philippines

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mountains of garbage could soon become a valuable source of energy in the Philippines, where waste management has long posed a serious environmental concern. The Asian Development Bank says it is teaming up with Procter and Gamble to consider “waste-to-energy” plants that could generate up to two megawatts of power using trash from homes and […]

Angolan Polls Open; Dos Santos Expected to Win

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Elections are underway in Angola, where long-time President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is expected to easily win another term. Voters began heading to the polls at 7:00 am local time to cast ballots for parliamentarians who will choose the country’s president for the next five years. Mr. dos Santos’ MPLA party won the last election […]

Japanese Court Rejects Apple’s Patent Claim Against Samsung

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Apple has lost the latest round of its global legal battle with South Korean rival Samsung. A Japanese court ruled Friday that Samsung did not steal the technology used in Apple’s iPhones and iPads for its own Galaxy smartphones and tablet computers. Samsung welcomed the Tokyo District Court’s rejection of Apple’s claim, saying it confirms […]

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Court Extends Detention in Pakistan Blasphemy Case

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani judge has extended the detention of a Christian girl accused of blasphemy, a charge punishable by death in Pakistan. The judge Friday ordered the girl to be held for two more weeks. Rimsha Masih was taken into custody earlier this month after angry neighbors surrounded her house in Islamabad and accused her of […]

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Pentagon Considers Legal Action Against Bin Laden Book Author

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon has warned it is considering legal action against the former U.S. commando who has written a first-person account of the raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden. In a letter to the author Thursday, the Pentagon said he is “in a material breach and violation of the non-disclosure agreements” that he signed […]

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Marco Rubio Speaks at RNC

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, of Florida, addressed the Republican National Convention on its final night. The native Floridian has served in the Senate since 2010. Though never a Tea Party candidate, Rubio is a favorite among Tea Party conservatives. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told reporters in June that Rubio was being vetted as a […]

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Boosts Romney, Defends Ex-President

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush took the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa – just not in the way many of his supporters envisioned four years ago. At one point, supporters had hoped to see the 59-year-old son of former president George H.W. Bush and younger brother of former president George W. Bush […]

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