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Libya, Palestinian Statehood Top UN General Assembly Agenda

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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The annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly opens Tuesday, with more than 100 world leaders gathered to discuss a wide range of issues including post-Gadhafi Libya, the Palestinian statehood application and non-communicable diseases. Topping the agenda Tuesday will be a summit on Libya’s political transition. U.S. President Barack Obama and other leaders will gather […]

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Six Earthquakes Strike Guatemala in 12 Hours

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Six separate earthquakes in 12-hours struck the Central American nation of Guatemala Monday and Tuesday, killing at least three people and causing buildings in the capital, Guatemala City, to shake. The largest quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, hit just after noon local time . The quake, like the other five, was centered some 52 […]

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Four Earthquakes Strike Guatemala, Three Dead

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Four separate earthquakes struck the Central American nation of Guatemala on Monday, killing at least three people and causing buildings in the capital, Guatemala City, to shake. The largest quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, hit just after noon local time . The quake, like the other three, was centered some 52 kilometers south of […]

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UN General Assembly’s Annual Meeting Opens Tuesday

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:22 am (UTC-5)
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The annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly opens Tuesday, with more than 100 world leaders gathered to discuss a wide range of issues including the Palestinian statehood application, the future of a post-Gadhafi Libya and non-communicable diseases. Topping the agenda is the question of U.N. membership for a Palestinian state, but many other issues […]

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Palestinian President Vows to Press for UN Recognition

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 10:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed to press ahead for U.N. membership for a Palestinian state by submitting an application to the Security Council on Friday, a move the United States has promised to block. Mr. Abbas arrived at United Nations headquarters in New York Monday and outlined his plan to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The […]

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Ban on Gays Opening Serving in US Military to End

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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After years of court battles and contentious debate, the U.S. military on Tuesday formally ends its “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy, under which gays can serve as long as they do not openly acknowledge their sexual orientation. The policy was instituted during the Clinton administration as a compromise to the complete ban on homosexuals in […]

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Three Earthquakes Strike Guatemala, 3 Dead

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Three separate earthquakes struck the Central American nation of Guatemala on Monday, killing at least three people and causing buildings in the capital, Guatemala City, to shake. The largest quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, hit just after noon local time . The quake, like the other two, was centered some 52 kilometers south of […]

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Palestinian President Vows to Press for UN Recognition

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed to press ahead for U.N. membership for a Palestinian state by submitting an application to the Security Council on Friday, a move the United States has promised to block. Mr. Abbas arrived at United Nations headquarters in New York Monday and outlined his plan to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The […]

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Uruguayan Soldiers Detained for Assault in Haiti

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A military judge in Uruguay has ordered the detention of five soldiers accused of sexually abusing a young Haitian man while serving as United Nations peacekeepers in the Caribbean nation. The five men, whose names have not been released, face charges of disobeying orders and dereliction of duty. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has apologized for […]

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Guatemala

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Central American nation of Guatemala has been struck by an earthquake with a 5.8 magnitude. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was registered at a depth of 39 kilometers and was centered some 50 kilometers south of the capital, Guatemala City. Early reports say the quake, which struck at mid-day local time , […]

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