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UN Chief Disappointed with Failed Syria Cease-Fire

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep disappointment at the failure of an effort to establish a cease-fire in Syria during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. During a speech Monday in South Korea, Mr. Ban called on the international community to do more to help stop the fighting. He said that as long as there […]

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Eastern US Braces for ‘Superstorm’

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Forecasters say conditions along the east coast of the United States will deteriorate Monday as one of the biggest storms ever to hit the mainland brings heavy rain and wind to a large section of the nation’s most populated region. Hurricane Sandy has been moving up the coast and is expected to join with two […]

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Ruling Party Leads in Ukraine Parliament Vote

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s ruling party is on course to maintain a parliamentary majority after Sunday’s elections. The election commission said Monday, with about a third of the votes counted, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s ruling Party of the Regions had won more than 36 percent of the votes. The Communist Party of Ukraine, Mr. Yanukovych’s parliamentary ally, is […]

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Eastern US Braces for ‘Superstorm’

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Forecasters say conditions along the east coast of the United States will deteriorate Monday as one of the biggest storms ever to hit the mainland brings heavy rain and wind to a large section of the nation’s most populated region. Hurricane Sandy has been moving up the coast and is expected to join with two […]

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South Korean Activists Float Leaflets Into North Korea

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean activists have sent tens of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border by balloons into North Korea, one week after warnings from Seoul and threats of retaliation from Pyongyang. Around a dozen activists attached 50,000 leaflets to seven balloons Monday and sent them floating over the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two countries. Some […]

Private Cargo Ship Returns from Space Station

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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A private, unmanned spacecraft has returned to Earth after delivering its first official cargo shipment to the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule, built by California-based SpaceX, splashed down Sunday in the Pacific Ocean several hundred kilometers off the southwest U.S. coast. It brought back about 750 kilograms of cargo, including hardware, science experiments and […]

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Giants Sweep Tigers to win World Series

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series, defeating the Detroit Tigers in four consecutive games to become the champions of Major League Baseball. The Giants needed extra innings to get the 4-3 win in Sunday’s clinching game of the best-of-7 series. It is their second championship in three years. The Giants had to […]

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10 Killed in Nigeria Church Bombing, Reprisal Attacks

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide car bomber rammed into a church in Nigeria’s northern city of Kaduna Sunday, killing at least seven people and triggering reprisal attacks that killed another three. The bomber drove a jeep into St. Rita’s church in Kaduna’s Malali district during Sunday morning prayers causing a large explosion. Rescuers rushed the casualties to hospitals. […]

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