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11 More Bodies Found in Veracruz, Mexico

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:47 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mexico say 11 more bodies have been found in and around the Gulf coast city of Veracruz, days after criminals left the remains of 35 other people around the area. Officials say the latest group of bodies was discovered Thursday, but it was not clear who was responsible for dumping them around Veracruz […]

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South Sudan, Japanese PM Debut at UN

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 4:08 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s newest country made its debut before the U.N. General Assembly, warning it is in dire need of help. South Sudan President Salva Kiir addressed the U.N. body for the first time Friday, saying his country’s “march out of the abyss of poverty” will take time, since there is little or no infrastructure. Mr. […]

Venezuela’s Chavez Back Home After Chemotherapy in Cuba

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:39 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned home after completing what he says is a final round of chemotherapy to treat his cancer. President Chavez said after arriving from Cuba that the chemotherapy sessions have been successful and that he feels as if he has been “born again.” Mr. Chavez underwent three rounds in Cuba and […]

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Iraqi President Urges Turkey, Iran to Halt Attacks Against Kurds

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 1:34 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has urged Turkey and Iran to stop bombing northern Iraq’s Kurdistan region, where suspected Kurdish rebels are operating. In comments Friday to the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Talabani said the bombing is victimizing many civilians. He called on Turkey and Iran to use diplomacy and dialogue to ease tensions with […]

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Iraqi President: Invest in Iraq

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 11:34 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has invited other nations to invest in Iraq, saying the country is restoring its strength after decades of internal and external war and international sanctions. Mr. Talabani spoke during the third day of debate at the United Nations General Assembly. He said Iraq is working on legislation to protect investors and […]

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Iraq, South Sudan Slated to Speak at UN Friday

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 9:14 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations General Assembly holds its third day of general debate Friday, with the leaders of Iraq, the new country of South Sudan, and Israel slated to speak. General debate continues on Saturday and Monday through Friday of next week. On Thursday, in one of the most controversial of the speeches, Iranian President Mahmoud […]

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Chile: Fresh Clashes Between Student Protesters, Police

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of student demonstrators calling for education reform in Chile clashed with riot police on Thursday in the capital of Santiago. Police fought off protesters with tear gas and arrested several of the students, who were participating in a march from the University of Santiago to the presidential palace. For months, high school and university […]

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Hurricane Hilary Strengthens in Pacific, Threatens Mexico Coast

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hurricane Hilary has strengthened into a powerful storm threatening Mexico’s Pacific coast. The National Hurricane Center said Thursday evening that Hilary had sustained winds of about 185 kilometers per hour, meaning it is now a “Category 3” storm on the five-point scale of hurricane intensity. Forecasters said the storm could grow even stronger in the […]

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International Counterterrorism Forum Convenes

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 2:31 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, have headed up the launch of a new multilateral organization aimed at fighting terrorism. The new group – the Global Counterrorism Forum – was launched Thursday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The group includes […]

Tropical Storm Hilary Becomes Hurricane

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 1:19 pm (UTC-5)
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Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Hilary has become a hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific coast, and could strengthen into a major one by late Friday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Thursday that the storm was 225 kilometers south-southeast of Acapulco, Mexico and moving northwest. Mexico has issued a tropical storm watch for its Pacific coast. […]

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