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Gang-Rape Suspects Appear in Indian Court

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Five of the six suspects in the Indian gang-rape case arrived at a fast-track court Monday in New Delhi. Indian authorities have charged the men with murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges in the December 16 attack. Officials say they will push for the death penalty if the men are convicted. Two of the accused, […]

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Chinese Protesters Demonstrate Against Media Censorship

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Scores of Chinese protesters have demonstrated outside of one of the country’s most outspoken newspapers to speak out against government censorship. The protesters in Guangzhou, capital of southern Guangdon province, called Monday for the resignation of the provincial propaganda chief after censors on Thursday blocked a New Year’s article in the influential Southern Weekly newspaper. […]

Australian Prime Minister Tours Fire-Ravaged Tazmania

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s prime minister has toured the southern island of Tasmania, where four days of wildfires have damaged or destroyed hundreds of structures and left around a hundred people missing. Australian firefighters, using helicopters and planes, are still battling the blazes on Tasmania, where the fires flared Friday after a record summer heat wave pushed temperatures […]

Gang-Rape Suspects Appear in Indian Court

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Five of the six suspects in the Indian gang-rape case arrived at a fast-track court Monday in New Delhi. Indian authorities have charged the men with murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges in the December 16 attack. Officials say they will push for the death penalty if the men are convicted. A sixth suspect is […]

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Syria’s Assad Offers Dialogue, Slams Rebels in Rare Public Speech

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s plan for a national reconciliation conference is “detached from reality” and is an attempt to “cling to power.” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in statement following a rare speech by Mr. Assad Sunday that the Syrian leader has lost legitimacy. She repeated calls for him to […]

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