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Several Missing After Deadly Nepal Avalanche

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Emergency officials in Nepal say several people are still missing Monday following a deadly avalanche on the world’s eighth-highest mountain. At least nine people were killed Sunday on Mount Manaslu when it was hit by a wall of snow in one of the worst tragedies in Himalayan mountaineering in recent years. Several people were rescued […]

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Belarus Reports High Turnout in Boycotted Parliamentary Vote

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Election officials in Belarus are reporting high turnout in Sunday’s parliamentary vote, which took place without the country’s main opposition parties. Officials said the turnout topped 74 percent – a figure the opposition and independent observers said was inflated by an early voting process that may have been a source of election fraud. Matteo Mecacci, […]

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Apple Supplier Halts Production After Violence

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Foxconn, the company that makes Apple’s iPhones, has suspended production at a factory in northern China after a brawl that involved as many as 2,000 workers and left about 40 people injured. The clash erupted late Sunday in a privately-managed dormitory for Foxconn employees who work at the company’s factory in Taiyuan. China’s Xinhua news […]

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Palestinians Warn Budget Crisis Threatens Two-State Solution

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Palestinian finance minister says a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in jeopardy if the Palestinian Authority does not get urgent funding to address its budget crisis. Nabeel Kassis said Sunday after a meeting with donor nations in New York that the Palestinian Authority needs the money to continue functioning and prepare for […]

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Homeland is Big Winner at the Emmys

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in television, was held in Los Angeles Sunday. Showtime’s Homeland won the top drama series prize. The show is a psychological thriller about an al-Qaida-influenced U.S. soldier who returns home to America to carry out a terrorism attack. Homeland’s Damian Lewis, who plays the U.S. […]

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