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Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan Set for 3rd Day of Talks

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan are set to meet again Tuesday after two days of negotiations failed to resolve issues left from the two countries’ split last year. Talks Monday between Presidents Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan, as well as African Union mediators, ended without a breakthrough. Officials […]

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Hamas Chief Meshaal Says He Will Step Down

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Senior Hamas officials say the group’s leader-in-exile, Khaled Meshaal, has decided to step down, clearing the way for the movement to choose a new head for the first time in nearly 16 years. Meshaal aide Izzat Risheq said Monday that Meshaal told a Hamas leadership meeting in Cairo last week that he will not run […]

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US Study: Possible Breakthrough in Treating Breast Cancer

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A new U.S. study is giving doctors hope that they could one day find a cure for breast cancer — the number one cause of cancer deaths in women. The study published in the online journal Nature looks at the genetics of breast cancer. It finds that there are four major types of breast cancer […]

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Obama to Tell UN Violence is Never Acceptable

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday addresses the United Nations General Assembly, where he plans to say that violence is never acceptable. Syria and the upheaval in the Middle East caused in part by an independently made American anti-Muslim video are expected to dominate this year’s session in New York. The White House says Mr. Obama […]

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Van Rompuy Sees Loss of Urgency on Euro Crisis

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union President Herman Van Rompuy says the continent is losing momentum in trying to resolve its three-year debt crisis. Van Rompuy on Monday said European leaders must not lose the sense of urgency to tighten economic reforms and cut deficits. He said Europe is slipping into recession and officials are worried about the pace […]

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US Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills Five Militants

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least five Islamist militants in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border. The two missiles fired late Monday from the unmanned American spy aircraft slammed into a compound in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan. Some of the dead were believed to […]

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International Observers Criticize Belarus Vote

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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International observers are strongly criticizing Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Belarus as not being competitive from the start. The Organization for Security and Cooperation Monday said “a free election depends on people being free to speak, organize and run for office.” The observer mission said none of that happened during the Belarus campaign. U.S. State Department […]

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Nepal Ends Search For Climbers Missing After Deadly Avalanche

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency officials in Nepal have suspended their search for climbers missing after a deadly avalanche on the world’s eighth-highest mountain. Officials said at least two French climbers were still unaccounted for late Monday. At least nine people were killed Sunday on Mount Manaslu when it was hit by a wall of snow in one of […]

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National Zoo Vet: Panda Cub Had Abnormal Liver

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The head veterinarian at the National Zoo in Washington says the week-old panda cub who died Sunday had an abnormal liver, but the cause of its death is still unknown. Doctors say the baby’s liver was discolored and hard. The cub also had fluid in its abdomen, another unusual condition for baby pandas. Condolences from […]

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Study: Malaria Drugs Significantly Prevent Disease in Africa

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study shows that widely distributing anti-malaria drugs to healthy children in African countries can significantly reduce the number of new cases of the disease. The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says it gave intermittent doses of anti-malaria drugs to 175,000 children in Mali and Chad. It says the result was a 67 […]

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