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Hamas Exiled Leader to Visit Gaza

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials from the Hamas militant group’s political wing says its exiled leader will set foot on Gaza Strip soil for the first time in 45 years on Friday. Khaled Meshaal has not visited the Palestinian territories since leaving the Israeli-occupied West Bank after the 1967 Six-Day War. Officials say Meshaal will celebrate the Hamas movement’s […]

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Aquino Visits Typhoon-Ravaged Southern Philippines

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino flew to the southern island of Mindanao Friday, to survey the damage left in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which killed around 500 people and left nearly that many missing. As stunned survivors searched for missing family members, Mr. Aquino met with some of the more than 306,000 people left homeless. […]

US Company Aims to Fly You to the Moon for $1.5 Billion

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. company founded by ex-NASA executives says it plans to offer commercial flights to the moon by the end of the decade. The company, named Golden Spike, estimates it will cost $1.5 billion to send two people to the moon and back for up to two days. It plans to sell the flights to […]

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Egypt President Defies Protesters Demands

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has refused to call off a disputed constitutional referendum or curb the sweeping powers he granted himself in a decree last month, leaving opposition protesters even more infuriated with a president they say is acting like a dictator. Speaking on national television Thursday amid anti-government protests gripping Cairo, Mr. Morsi insisted […]

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North Korea Rocket Launch Possibly Delayed by Snow

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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An American think tank says North Korea’s preparations for a planned rocket launch may have been delayed by heavy snow. The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said Friday that new satellite imagery suggests preparations at the Sohai satellite launch station are proceeding “more slowly than previously reported.” Nick Hansen, an expert on imagery analysis, […]

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