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UN Chief Open to Visiting North Korea

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he would consider a trip to North Korea as part of his efforts toward peace on the Korean peninsula. Mr. Ban, a South Korean, made his comments Tuesday at South Korea’s National Assembly where he received the 2012 Seoul Peace Prize. He was the first U.N. chief to address the […]

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South African Police Use Force to Disperse Striking Miners

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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South African police have used force to disperse striking miners who are refusing to return to work until their pay demands are met. The unrest came after miners with Anglo American Platinum, or Amplats, defied an offer to return to work Tuesday. Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the miners […]

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Greek PM Says Debt Deal Reached with Lenders

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras says he has reached agreement with the country’s international lenders on a new austerity plan, but his government’s junior partners immediately balked at the deal. Mr. Samaras said Tuesday that the government had completed negotiations with European Union and International Monetary Fund leaders on $17 billion in spending cuts and […]

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Apparent Afghan Insider Attack Kills 2 British Troops

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A man wearing an Afghan police uniform has shot and killed two British soldiers in southern Afghanistan, in the latest apparent “insider” attack. The British Defense Ministry said the attack took place Tuesday at a checkpoint in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand province. The ministry said the “loss of these soldiers is a huge blow […]

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Rights Group: Russia Using Stalin-Era Tactics Against Opposition

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian human rights group says the country’s leaders are using tactics against the opposition that are reminiscent of those used under Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin during the 1920s and 30s. In a statement Tuesday, rights group Memorial condemned a growing crackdown on opponents of President Vladimir Putin that has seen a growing protest movement […]

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Gumen Kill 2 More Somali Journalists

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have shot and killed a Somali musician who worked at a radio station and made comments about militants. Sources say two men killed Warsame Shire Awale late Monday near his home in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Independent radio journalist Mohamed Mohamud Turyare was shot last week in Mogadishu. A top official with media rights […]

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Imam Shot to Death in Russia’s Dagestan

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Muslim cleric has been shot dead in the Russian republic of Dagestan, amid what experts say are rising tensions between moderate Muslims and radical Islamists in the volatile region. Russian police say two unidentified gunmen opened fire on Kalimulla Ibragimov early Tuesday morning in the city of Derbent as he was on his way […]

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Pakistan Militant Leader Offers Storm Aid to US

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani militant leader with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head has offered humanitarian aid to Americans affected by superstorm Sandy. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed is the founder of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group and now the head of the charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa. He says his organization is ready to send volunteers, doctors, food, medicines […]

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Syrian Air Force Attacks Northern Town After Failed Truce

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition activists say Syrian warplanes struck a strategic, rebel-held town on the Damascus-Aleppo highway Tuesday, killing at least six civilians, including three young girls, following a widely ignored four-day truce between government forces and insurgents. The air raids and fighting in Maarat al-Numan continued as ground troops attempted to recapture the Sunni Muslim area recently […]

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Sandy’s Economic Toll is Massive

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The economic toll from the vast storm Sandy on the U.S. East Coast is expected to be massive, with billions of dollars in damages. One catastrophe assessment company, Eceqat, predicted the toll could hit $20 billion, with perhaps half of that amount covered by insurance. Sandy spawned widespread flooding and wind damage — especially in […]

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