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Tibetans Hope China’s New Leaders Bring New Policies

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tibetan exiles from around the world are meeting this week in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala to discuss the plight of Tibetan people under Chinese rule of their homeland. The four-day meeting comes just weeks before China holds a once-a-decade transfer of power. And some wonder if the man slated to become China’s next […]

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Romney, Obama to Campaign in Ohio

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will each hold campaign rallies in Ohio Wednesday. Mr. Romney began a two-day bus tour of the industrial state Tuesday, joining U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, his vice-presidential running mate, at a rally near the city of Dayton. In their first joint campaign appearance in several days, […]

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Twin Explosions Target Syrian Military Building

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian officials say a pair of explosions targeted a military building in central Damascus but did not wound any commanders. The blasts happened minutes apart Wednesday, leaving part of the building in flames. Information Minister Omran Zoubi said the explosions caused only “material damage” and blamed terrorists for the attack. A Syrian military statement said […]

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Ex-PM Abe Elected as Head of Japan’s Opposition LDP

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s tough-talking former prime minister Shinzo Abe, who is calling for a stronger stance against China, has been elected as president of the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party. Mr. Abe, who defeated ex-defense chief Shigeru Ishiba in a run-off election Wednesday, could get another chance to lead Japan, if the LDP wins next election as […]

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Greek Workers Hold General Strike

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Workers in Greece are holding a nationwide, 24 hour strike to protest the latest round of austerity measures – the first such action a coalition government took control in June. Thousands of workers walked off the job Wednesday, closing schools, canceling flights and shutting down shops and services across the country. Police are deploying across […]

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South African Court Charges Malema with Money Laundering

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 5:00 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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Twin Blasts Hit Syrian Capital

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Two explosions have hit minutes apart near a Syrian military command building in central Damascus, sparking a fire in the capital’s Omayyad Square. Syria’s information minister said the explosions Wednesday morning caused only “material damage” and that security forces were pursuing “armed terrorists.” The explosions are the latest to hit the capital during the country’s […]

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Nationalistic Abe Elected as Head of Japan’s Opposition LDP

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s tough-talking former prime minister Shinzo Abe, who is calling for a stronger stance against China, has been elected as president of the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party. Mr. Abe defeated ex-defense chief Shigeru Ishiba in a run-off election, Wednesday. The ex-prime minister, who stepped down in 2007 because of a stomach illness, could get […]

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Twin Blasts Hit Syrian Capital

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian state television says two “terrorist” explosions have hit near an army staff building in Damascus, sparking a fire in the capital’s Omayyad Square. There was no immediate word on any casualties from the Wednesday morning blasts. The explosions are the latest to hit the capital during the country’s 18-month conflict, following a bombing Tuesday […]

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S.Korea ‘Disappointed’ at No Economic Reforms in Pyongyang

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it is disappointed that North Korea failed to announce any economic reforms that some expected to be passed during a rare session of parliament held this week in Pyongyang. Sources said to be close to North Korean leadership tell Western news agencies that the impoverished, authoritarian state may soon allow farmers to […]

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