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UN Secretary-General Urges Focus on Global Peace and Security

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 10:08 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging leaders to focus on climate change, support nations transitioning to democracy in the Arab world and to push for advances in the stalling Mideast peace process. Mr. Ban pledged “unrelenting” efforts to move the peace process forward during his opening remarks at the annual General Assembly meeting Wednesday. […]

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Obama to Address UN on Arab Spring, Mideast Peace Efforts

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to focus on the U.S. response to the “Arab Spring” and Mideast peace efforts when he delivers his address at the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. The White House says Mr. Obama will speak about the “unprecedented mandate” to intervene in Libya as an […]

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Tropical Storm Ophelia Forms in the Atlantic

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 3:53 am (UTC-5)
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The Atlantic hurricane season has its 15th named storm of 2011. Tropical storm Ophelia has developed more than 2500 kilometers east of the Leeward Islands. U.S. National Hurricane Center forecasters say Ophelia has maximum sustained winds of 65 km per hour and is moving westward at 15 km per hour. Forecasters expect the tropical storm […]

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Gunmen Dump 35 Bodies on Busy Mexican Roadway

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities have found the bodies of 35 people suspected of having ties to organized crime in the eastern port city of Veracruz. State prosecutor Reynaldo Escobar said some of the bodies were left in trucks while others were dumped on a busy roadway, near a shopping center. Escobar said the victims, both men and […]

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Mexican Police Arrest Suspected Drug Gang Leader

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 12:07 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of accused drug gang leader, Saul Solis Solis. The Mexican army and federal authorities say the arrest was made Monday in the western state of Michoacan. Saul Solis Solis, of the Knights Templar drug cartel, has been accused of orchestrating violence across Mexico’s western region including murder, kidnappings and […]

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Obama to Address UN on Arab Spring, Mideast Peace Efforts

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 10:38 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will address the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday with a speech expected to focus on the so-called “Arab Spring” revolutions and the troubled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. The White House Tuesday previewed some of what the president will discuss, including his administration’s efforts to advance U.S. interests and values in what it […]

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Study: Oil Still Fresh Along Gulf Coast

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study says balls of tar from last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the southern United States are not breaking down as fast as officials had expected. Auburn University researchers in Alabama say oil samples that washed up on the beach after a recent tropical storm appeared very similar […]

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US Military Repeals “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 3:22 pm (UTC-5)
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After years of court battles and contentious debate, the U.S. military has formally ended its policy under which homosexuals could serve as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation. The policy known informally as “Don’t ask, Don’t tell,” ended Tuesday. A statement from U.S. President Barack Obama says “patriotic Americans will no longer […]

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Libya, Palestinian Statehood Top UN General Assembly Agenda

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 1:27 pm (UTC-5)
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Hurried diplomatic efforts to rally votes for Palestinian statehood, and words of support for the transitioning Libyan state marked the opening day of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual meeting. More than 100 world leaders gathered Tuesday at the United Nations in New York City for the 66th annual session of the General Assembly. The […]

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U.S. Military Repeals “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 11:13 am (UTC-5)
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After years of court battles and contentious debate, the U.S. military has formally ended its policy under which homosexuals could serve as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation. The policy known informally as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” ended at 12:01a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday. In a statement, U.S. President Barack Obama […]

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