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New Somali President Safe After Explosions

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s new president is safe after a bomb attack at the Mogadishu hotel where he was meeting with Kenyan officials. VOA correspondent Gabe Joselow, who was at the site of the blast, says two bombs detonated outside the Jazeera Hotel Wednesday as President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Kenyan Foreign Minister Samson Ongeri spoke to reporters […]

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US Ambassador, 3 Staff Killed in Libya Attack

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United States ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed after a mob stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern city Benghazi late Tuesday. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, a career U.S. foreign service officer and one of the most experienced U.S. envoys in the region, had been in the country for less than […]

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New Somali President Safe After Explosion

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s new president and Kenya’s foreign minister are safe after a bomb attack at the Mogadishu hotel where they were speaking. VOA correspondent Gabe Joselow, who was at the hotel, says two bombs detonated outside the building Wednesday as President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Kenyan Foreign Minister Samson Ongeri were holding a news conference inside. […]

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N.Korea Rejects Emergency Aid from Seoul

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Flood-stricken North Korea has rejected South Korea’s offer of emergency food aid following a disagreement over what supplies were to be given. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Wednesday that Pyongyang objected to the contents of the proposed shipment, which was to include flour, instant noodles, and medicine. Last year, the North rejected a similar shipment of […]

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Factory Fires Kill More Than 260 in Pakistan

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Fires broke out at two factories in Pakistan Tuesday, killing more than 260 people. Pakistani officials say at least 236 people were killed in the southern port city of Karachi when a blaze ripped through a garment factory. The death toll rose throughout the day Wednesday as authorities pulled more bodies from the charred building. […]

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US Ambassador, 3 Staff Killed in Libya Attack

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan officials say the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed after a mob stormed the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi late Tuesday. The deaths occurred when demonstrators angered over an amateur American-made film that insults Islam’s Prophet Muhammad shot at and set fire to the U.S. consulate in […]

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US Ambassador, 3 Others Killed in Libya Attack

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Reports say the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed after a mob stormed the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi late Tuesday. The death occurred when demonstrators angered over an amateur American-made film that insults Islam’s Prophet Muhammad shot at and set fire to the U.S. consulate in […]

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German Court Clears Permanent Europe Rescue Fund

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s top court has rejected attempts to block a new permanent rescue fund for the eurozone, clearing the way for the country’s president to endorse the $644 billion pact. The Federal Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that Germany can ratify the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) as long as it meets certain conditions. Those include a $244 […]

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Syria: Heavy Fighting Near Aleppo Airport

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian troops and rebels have clashed in the commercial capital, Aleppo, near the city’s government-held airport, as battles intensify ahead of a visit by the new international peace envoy to Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and other activist groups said the heavy fighting erupted at dawn Wednesday in the Nayrab area, about […]

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Factory Fires Kill 191 in Pakistan

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Fires broke out at two factories in Pakistan Tuesday, killing at least 191 people. Pakistani officials say 166 people were killed in the southern port city of Karachi when a blaze ripped through a garment factory. The death toll rose throughout the day Wednesday as authorities pulled more bodies from the building. Many of the […]

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