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Hurricane Ophelia Heads Towards Newfoundland

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. forecasters say Hurricane Ophelia is moving northward as a Category 3 hurricane and is expected to brush Newfoundland early Monday. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its latest bulletin Sunday that Ophelia had winds of 205 kilometers per hour and is traveling north-northeast towards Cape Race, Newfoundland in Canada. Although the storm […]

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Presidential Candidate Supports US Military Involvement in Mexico Drug War

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate Rick Perry says he would get the U.S. military involved in Mexico’s war against drug cartels. Perry, who is governor of the border state of Texas, said Saturday U.S. military involvement would be similar to helping Colombia deal with drug trafficking. The U.S. military’s work in Colombia has been as […]

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Hundreds Of Anti-Wall Street Protestors Arrested

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Several hundred anti-Wall Street protestors were arrested Saturday evening as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators forced the temporary closure of the bridge as they rallied against what they said was corporate greed, social inequality and other issues. New York police said they arrested some of the protestors […]

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China Urges Talks with Burma Over Stalled Dam Project

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China has called for talks with Burma over Burma’s decision to suspend construction of a $3.6 billion hydroelectric dam that many citizens object to. The Chinese government made the call Saturday, a day after Burmese President Thein Sein announced construction would be stopped in a note read to Parliament. He said the Chinese-backed project would […]

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Obama, Republicans Clash on Jobs

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to quickly pass his jobs bill. During his weekly address Saturday, Mr. Obama said “It time for Congress to get its act together and pass this jobs bill so I can sign it into law.” The president sent Congress the $447 billion bill three weeks ago. Mr. […]

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Hurricane Ophelia to Pass East of Bermuda

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Ophelia is gaining strength and is expected to pass east of Bermuda Saturday. The NHC says Ophelia is a category three storm, packing winds nearing 200 kilometers per hour. Bermuda remains under a tropical storm watch. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Philippe continues to churn in the open Atlantic away […]

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Hurricane Ophelia Heads Toward Bermuda

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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A strengthening hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean is expected to bring tropical storm-force winds and large swells to Bermuda as it passes east of the British territory Saturday. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda. At last report, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was more than 1,100 kilometers southeast of […]

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Chavez Denies Rumors of Health Setback

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has gone on television to dismiss rumors about his health, a day after a newspaper reported he had been rushed to a hospital with kidney failure linked to his treatment for cancer. The televised images Thursday showed Mr. Chavez, wearing a baseball cap and a red top, tossing a softball on […]

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Chavez Denies Rumors of Health Setback

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is denying a newspaper report that he had been rushed to the hospital with kidney failure linked to his treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer. President Chavez issued the denial Thursday, one day after Miami-based Spanish-language newspaper El Nuevo Herald, citing anonymous sources, said the Venezuelan leader had been taken […]

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Chavez Denies “Rumors” of Worsening Condition

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 12:42 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is denying reports his health is in decline, countering an article in the U.S.-based EL Nuevo Herald saying he had been hospitalized. Mr. Chavez spoke by telephone to Venezuelan state television Thursday, urging people not to pay attention to what he said were rumors. He said he is working at “half-speed” […]

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