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Plane Carrying 19 Crashes in Nepal

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say an airplane carrying 19 people has crashed. They say the plane crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off from Kathmandu airport. Police officials say the 16 passengers and three crew members are feared dead. The Sita Air plane was headed to Lukla in the Mount Everest region, small town in Nepal […]

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UN Chief Welcomes Agreement Between Sudans

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has welcomed an agreement on security and cooperation issues reached by Sudan and South Sudan. Presidents Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan signed the agreement at a ceremony in Addis Ababa Thursday, after four days of talks. Mr. Ban commended the two leaders for choosing peace […]

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US Scientists: Clear Evidence Mars Had Flowing Water

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. scientists say pictures sent back from the Curiosity probe on Mars show clear evidence that water — essential for life — once flowed on the planet. The pictures of Curiosity’s landing site in a Martian crater show pebbles and stones driven into the rock. The scientists say the stones are smooth and round, a […]

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US Man Linked to Anti-Islam Film Arrested

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. official says police have arrested the alleged filmmaker behind the video that sparked weeks of deadly protests across the Muslim world. Thom Mrozek of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said Thursday that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was taken into custody and will immediately appear in federal court ahead of a bail […]

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$7 Flea Market Painting is Stolen Renoir

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A painting bought in a West Virginia flea market for $7 along with a toy doll and a plastic cow turns out to be a stolen Renoir worth at least $75,000. The FBI is investigating how the valuable piece of art wound up in a roadside rummage sale in the hills of West Virginia. The […]

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Netanyahu Calls for ‘Clear Red Line’ on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling on the world to draw a ‘clear red line’ on Iran’s nuclear program, warning it is the only way to prevent nuclear war. The Israeli leader made his comment to delegates at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday – using a diagram of a bomb – at times […]

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Palestinians Accuses Israel of Blocking Peace Process

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Israel for the broken down Middle East peace process saying Israel is rejecting a two-state solution and is instead trying to force the collapse of the Palestinian Authority. Mr. Abbas got a long round of applause as he took the podium at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday before criticizing […]

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India Probes “Shocking” Deaths of Rare Rhinos

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian officials are investigating the brutal killings of rare rhinos at a flooded national park in eastern India. Authorities say poachers have shot and dehorned four rhinos in the past two days, killing three of them, at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam state. In one attack Wednesday, poachers shot the rhino, then cut off […]

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Britain, Ecuador Fail to Reach Agreement on Assange’s Fate

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The foreign ministers of Britain and Ecuador have met but failed to reach agreement on the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London. Britain’s William Hague and Ecuador’s Ricardo Patino met Thursday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York to talk over […]

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Thein Sein: Burma Experiencing “Amazing” Changes

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein says Burma has experienced “amazing” changes as its military-backed government strives to achieve democratic reforms. In his address to the U.N. General Assembly, Thein Sein said political prisoners are being granted amnesty, censorship in the media is being abolished, and people are participating more in the political process. He said Burma […]

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