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Egyptian Protesters Clash Outside Presidential Palace

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed near the presidential palace Wednesday. Large crowds of supporters of Mr. Morsi converged on the palace as the day wore on, until they eventually outnumbered opponents. Edward Yeranian in Cairo reports that witnesses say the president’s supporters battled opponents and tore down their tents and forced […]

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Serbian Ambassador to NATO Commits Suicide

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Reports say Serbia’s ambassador to NATO committed suicide Tuesday by jumping to his death from an airport parking garage in Brussels. Officials say Branislav Milinkovic was laughing and chatting with a Serbian delegation before suddenly leaping off a wall, falling 10 meters to the ground below the garage. Airport officials confirmed that a man had […]

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Pro-Morsi Rally

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has called for a support rally for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, as anti-Morsi demonstrators remained camped out at Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in front of the presidential palace. The Islamist group called for the demonstration later Wednesday outside of the presidential palace. They said the rally was called because opposition protesters were […]

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World’s Oldest Person Dies at 116

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The woman listed as the world’s oldest person has died at the age of 116. Besse Cooper was one of only a handful of people recognized by the Guiness World Records to have ever lived to that age. She died Tuesday about 70 kilometers outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Her son Sidney Cooper said she was […]

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China Ranks Poorly in Global Corruption Index

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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China has received poor marks in an annual corruption index, underscoring a worsening problem that Communist Party leaders have acknowledged could threaten their grip on power. Transparency International’s index on state corruption again placed China well down in the rankings at number 80 out of the 176 countries where perceptions of official graft were measured. […]

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Suicide Bombing Kills 2 Soldiers in NW Pakistan

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two suicide bombers have attacked an army camp in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least two soldiers and wounding several others. Pakistani security officials say the attackers Wednesday drove a vehicle packed with explosives into a gate at the camp in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal area. There was no immediate claim […]

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China Ranks Poorly in Global Corruption Index

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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China has received poor marks in an annual corruption index, underscoring a worsening problem that Communist Party leaders have acknowledged could threaten their grip on power. Transparency International’s index on state corruption again placed China well down in the rankings at number 80 out of the 176 countries where perceptions of official graft were measured. […]

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Egyptian Protesters Camp out at Presidential Palace

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian protesters are camped out at Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in front of the presidential palace to urge President Mohamed Morsi to step down. Some of the protesters Wednesday have vowed not to leave until Mr. Morsi abolishes a decree he issued last month granting him sweeping powers that place him above review from the […]

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