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US Reviews Potential Threats Ahead of Anniversary of Bin Laden’s Killing

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House Thursday said it had no information about potential threats facing the United States ahead of the first anniversary of the killing of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters that “at this time we have no credible information that terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida, […]

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US Reviews Potential Threats Ahead of Anniversary of Bin Laden’s Killing

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House Thursday said it had no information about potential threats facing the United States ahead of the first anniversary of the killing of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters that “at this time we have no credible information that terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida, […]

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N. Korean Leader Delivers First Public Address

Posted April 15th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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New North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delivered his first public speech since taking power, promising to guide his impoverished country to “final victory,” as the army unveiled what appeared to be a new long-range rocket. Mr. Kim, clad in black, spoke Sunday on topics ranging from foreign policy to the economy. At one […]

Sunday Marks Titanic Anniversary

Posted April 15th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The world’s largest, most luxurious, and supposedly unsinkable ocean liner was traveling from the British city of Southampton to New York on its maiden voyage a century ago when it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic. The ship sank in less than three […]

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Kim Jong Un Delivers First Public Speech

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong Un delivered his first-ever televised speech Sunday during a major military parade to make the 100th anniversary of the birth of his grandfather. Wearing a black Mao suit, Mr. Kim told huge cheering crowds in the capital, Pyongyang, that he offered his “purest respect and the greatest honor to […]

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North Korea Prepares for Mass Celebrations of Kim Il Sung Anniversary

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people gathered in Pyongyang’s huge football stadium Saturday in a show of support for North Korea’s ruling dynasty, a day after a failed rocket launch that has opened the Communist nation to worldwide criticism. The audience, including members of North Korea’s 1.2 million strong military, women in colorful gowns and men […]

Sarajevo Marks War Anniversary

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Sarajevo’s main street is lined with 11,541 red chairs – one chair for every man, woman and child killed in a war that broke out 20 years ago. Bosnians Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the 1992-1995 war that drove millions – about half of the population – from their homes. On […]

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Sarajevo Marks War Anniversary

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Sarajevo’s main street is lined with 11,541 red chairs – one chair for every man, woman and child killed in a war that broke out 20 years ago. Bosnians Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the 1992-1995 war that drove millions – about half of the population – from their homes. On […]

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US Marks Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Wednesday marks 44 years since U.S. civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. Americans are honoring the anniversary with a range of events. At the recently-completed Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, the Coalition on Political Assassinations organized a vigil Wednesday morning to call for the release of classified […]

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World Holds Vigils for Victims of Japan’s Deadly Earthquake, Tsunami

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of anti-nuclear protesters gathered in cities around the world Sunday to mark the first anniversary of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami that left more than 22,000 people dead or missing, and led to one of the worst nuclear crises in history. Japan collectively paused at 2:46 pm Sunday — the exact moment the […]

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