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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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Opposition Parties Win Lithuanian Elections

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Lithuanian opposition parties that won Sunday’s parliamentary elections held talks early Monday on forming a new government. The leftist Social Democrats and the Labor Party, plus the populist Order and Justice party said they have agreed to form a three-party coalition, with the post of prime minister going to the Social Democrats. The parties […]

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Leftist Coalition Set to Win Lithuanian Elections

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A partial vote count in Lithuania suggests that opposition leftist parties are on track to win a second round of voting in parliamentary elections in the Baltic state. The Social Democratic Party and the Labor Party apparently have benefited from voter anger over austerity measures imposed by Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius. Both parties ran on […]

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Eastern US Braces for ‘Superstorm’

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The east coast of the United States is preparing for what weather forecasters expect to be one of the biggest storms ever to hit the mainland. Hurricane Sandy is moving up the Atlantic coast and is expected to join with two winter storm systems. Forecasters are calling this a hybrid “superstorm,” bringing damaging winds, heavy […]

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Kenya Police Kill Two Suspected Militants

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police have shot and killed two Islamists suspected of having links to the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab. Police say the raid took place early Sunday at a house on the outskirts of Mombasa, Kenya’s main port city. Officials say one of the suspects was killed in the house while another man was killed while […]

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France Arrests Spanish Basque Military Commander

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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French police have arrested a military commander of the Spanish Basque separatist group ETA, in the latest blow to a movement that has seen its key members detained in Europe in recent years. The Spanish government said an elite French police unit captured Izaskun Lesaka and her Spanish male companion, also an ETA member, in […]

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Ruling Party Leads in Ukraine Exit Polls

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Early exit polls show that Ukraine’s ruling party, Regions Party of President Viktor Yanukovych, leading in Sunday’s elections for parliament with the largest share of votes – at least 28 percent. Voter surveys released after the polls closed indicated the opposition alliance of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko was running in second place with about […]

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China Suspends Industrial Project in East After Days of Protests

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in eastern China have suspended construction at a petrochemical complex after days of protests by residents who fear that it will pollute the region. Municipal officials in Ningbo city said Sunday a planned expansion of the complex is on hold pending a “scientific review” of its environmental impact. The petrochemical facility in Ningbo’s coastal […]

Air Strikes, Clashes in Syria After Truce Bid

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say government aircraft pounded opposition strongholds on the outskirts of Damascus and troops clashed with rebel fighters in several other areas of the country Sunday, leaving a U.N.-backed truce declared for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha largely in tatters. Amateur videos posted on YouTube appeared to support claims of the Britain-based Syrian […]

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