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Japan’s New Prime Minister Signals Change in Nuclear Policy

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s new prime minister says the clean-up of the Fukushima power plant, where three reactors melted down after an earthquake and tsunami last year, is “an unprecedented challenge in human history.” Wearing a protective suit and facemask, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toured the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s facility on Saturday and thanked workers for the […]

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Peace Envoy in Moscow for Talks on Syria

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations-Arab League peace envoy is scheduled to hold talks in Moscow to find a way to end the 21-month Syrian conflict. Lakhdar Brahimi is set to talk Saturday with Russian officials about his recent round of discussions with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian rebels. Brahimi this week called for an interim […]

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Indian Rape Victim Dies in Singapore Hospital

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Indian student brutally gang-raped earlier this month on a bus in New Delhi has died in a Singapore hospital. A statement from the Hospital said the 23-year-old woman “died peacefully” early Saturday. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he is “deeply saddened” by the young woman’s death. He said the emotions the case has […]

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Indian Rape Victim Dies in Singapore Hospital

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Indian student brutally gang-raped earlier this month on a bus in New Delhi has died in a Singapore hospital. A statement from the Hospital said the 23-year-old woman “died peacefully” early Saturday. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he is “deeply saddened” by the young woman’s death. He said the emotions the case has […]

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