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Kenyan Military: Al-Shabab Armory Destroyed in Key Somalia Town

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Kenyan army says it has destroyed key facilities belonging to al-Shabab militants in the Somali port city Kismayo, the group’s largest remaining stronghold. Army spokesman Cyrus Oguna told VOA Kenyan jets destroyed two sites at an al-Shabab airport on Tuesday. “One was a warehouse where al-Shabab has been keeping weapons. The other one was […]

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Obama Expands Lead in Florida, Ohio

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has expanded his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Florida and Ohio — two of the most important battleground states in this year’s presidential race. A public opinion poll released Wednesday shows President Obama with more than 50 percent support in both states, part of the group of so-called swing […]

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Middle East Again Major Focus at U.N. General Assembly

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday is delivering his last address to the United Nations General Assembly as Iran’s president. Mr. Ahmadinejad’s speech comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama restated previous warnings that the United States and its allies would not allow Tehran to develop a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama added that time was running […]

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Greek Protesters Clash with Police

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Greek police clashed with hooded youths hurling firebombs at them Wednesday in Athens after 50,000 workers demonstrated against the government’s latest round of austerity measures. Officers fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades back at the youths, with the booming noise and smoke filling the streets near the central square . Workers walked off their […]

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Middle East Again Major Focus at U.N. General Assembly

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday will deliver his last address to the United Nations General Assembly as Iran’s president. Mr. Ahmadinejad’s speech comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama restated previous warnings that the United States and its allies would not allow Tehran to develop a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama added that time was running […]

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Libya’s President Says Attack on US ‘Pre-Planned’

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Libya’s president says the attack that resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a “pre-planned attack of terrorism.” In a Wednesday interview with the U.S.-based “NBC News,” President Mohammed el-Magarief said the attack had nothing to do with protests against an anti-Islam […]

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Greek Workers Hold General Strike

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Greek police have fired tear gas at protesters in Athens after some demonstrators hurled gasoline bombs at them, as tens of thousands of people demonstrate against the latest round of austerity measures. Workers walked off the job Wednesday, closing schools, canceling flights and shutting down shops and services across the country. Greece is required to […]

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Middle East Again Major Focus at U.N. General Assembly

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday will deliver his last address to the United Nations General Assembly as Iran’s president. Mr. Ahmadinejad’s speech comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama restated previous warnings that the United States and its allies would not allow Tehran to develop a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama added that time was running […]

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South African Court Charges Malema with Money Laundering

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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South African politician Julius Malema has appeared in court to face money laundering charges, which he and his supporters say are politically motivated. The critic of President Jacob Zuma appeared Wednesday at the court in Polokwane after turning himself in to police. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Malema last Friday, and a large crowd […]

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India Floods Displace Nearly Two Million

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Flooding has killed at least 18 people and displaced nearly two-million others in India’s northeastern Assam state. Military and disaster relief teams have launched rescue and relief operations delivering food and medicine and moving others to higher ground. The state’s disaster management officials say hundreds of relief camps have been set up across the to […]

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