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Tropical Storm Wukong Kills Four in Philippines

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tropical storm Wukong has left at least four people dead in the Philippines, which is still recovering from a typhoon earlier this month that killed over a thousand people. Officials say three people were also missing as the storm cut through the central Philippines on Thursday, overflowing rivers, flooding towns, and making many roads impassable. […]

North Korea’s Trade with China Expanded Rapidly in 2011: Seoul

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A new report says North Korea’s trade with China accounted for more than 70 percent of its total commerce last year, as the isolated nation deepens its reliance on its only major ally. South Korea’s national statistics office said Thursday that Pyongyang’s bilateral trade with Beijing totaled over $5.6 billion in 2011. That is an […]

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India Gang-Rape Victim Flown to Singapore

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Indian woman who was the victim of a gang rape and brutal beating earlier this month in New Delhi has been flown to Singapore for further treatment. The 23-year-old arrived at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital early Thursday. B.D. Athani, medical superintendent at the Indian hospital where she had been treated, said the woman has […]

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Massive Storm Disrupts Travel in Northeastern US

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A severe winter storm moved into the northeastern United States Wednesday, creating dangerous driving conditions for motorists and stranding thousands of travelers at airports. The storm spawned high winds, snow and sleet from New York state into Maine. Some states, including Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, received at least 30 centimeters of snow, prompting authorities to urge […]

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High-Ranking General Flees Syrian Regime

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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A top Syrian military official who headed the feared military police has told a pan-Arab TV station that he defected and joined Syria’s opposition movement. A video published on a social media website on Wednesday shows the general, Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal, saying that he left the government because the Syrian military police have strayed from […]

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Ex-President George H.W. Bush In Intensive Care in Texas Hospital

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been moved to an intensive care unit at a hospital in Houston, Texas. The 88-year-old former president was admitted to the hospital last month suffering from bronchitis. His spokesman says Mr. Bush was moved to the intensive care unit Sunday after a “series of setbacks,” including a persistent […]

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Survey Rates American Celebrities

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A new online entertainment survey of U.S. adults reveals which celebrities Americans would most like to see a lot less of in 2013. The Harris Interactive poll, commissioned by a ballpoint pen manufacturer , shows a full 70 percent of the 2,300 respondents want to see less of the glamorous Hollywood Kardashian family, followed closely […]

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Hawaii Governor Picks Lt. Governor to Succeed Inouye

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has appointed his lieutenant governor, Brian Schatz, to succeed the late U.S. Democratic Senator Daniel Inouye. Inouye was the senior member of the U.S. Senate when he died earlier this month at age 88. Schatz, who is 40 years old, is a former state representative and former state Democratic Party chairman. […]

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Ex-President George H.W. Bush In Intensive Care in Texas Hospital

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Doctors in Houston, Texas say former president George H.W. Bush is in intensive care and in “guarded” condition at a local hospital . The 88-year-old Mr. Bush is battling what doctors call a “stubborn fever.” He entered the hospital last month with a severe cough. Mr. Bush served one term as U.S. president from 1989 […]

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Russian Parliament Approves Ban on US Adoptions

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The upper house of Russia’s parliament has unanimously approved a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. All 143 members of the Federation Council present voted Wednesday to support the bill, which now goes to President Vladimir Putin for his signature. The legislation bans adoption of Russian children by U.S. families, ends bilateral adoption agreements […]

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