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Deadly Bomb Blasts Kill More Than 110 in Pakistan

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Four separate bombings killed more than 110 people and wounded nearly 250 across Pakistan Thursday, including 92 deaths in Quetta. Police in the capital of Baluchistan province say a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded billiard hall, followed by a second bomber there minutes later. The twin blasts killed 81 people, including police […]

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Rice Withdraws From Consideration For Secretary of State

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has asked President Barack Obama to withdraw her name from consideration to replace outgoing Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. President Barack Obama issued a statement Thursday saying that he accepts her resignation. He said Rice will continue to serve as U.N. envoy and as a key […]

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Libya says Forces Capture Gadhafi’s Ex-Spokesman

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya says government forces arrested Moammar Gadhafi’s former spokesman on Saturday, exactly one year after the dictator’s capture and death. A government statement said Moussa Ibrahim was arrested at a checkpoint in the north central town of Tarhuna and will be delivered to authorities in Tripoli for questioning. Ibrahim was Gadhafi’s spokesman during Libya’s 2011 […]

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Syria Bans Turkish Airline Overflights

Posted October 13th, 2012 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Syria says it is banning Turkish civilian flights from its airspace. A Syrian Foreign Ministry statement said the ban was to take effect at midnight Saturday and comes in response to a Turkish move to ban Syrian flights. The Syrian announcement comes three days after Turkey intercepted a Syrian passenger plane traveling from Moscow to […]

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Former US Representative Giffords Leads Pledge of Allegiance at DNC

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance in an emotional moment at the Democratic National Convention Thursday evening, more than a year and a half after she was shot in the head during a public appearance in her home state of Arizona. Giffords received resounding cheers and a standing ovation as she […]

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VOA Reporter Detained in Ethiopia

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America reporter has been detained in the Ethiopian capital while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA that reporter Peter Heinlein and his translator Simegineh Yekoye were detained while seeking to interview protesters during a Muslim demonstration following Friday prayers in Addis Ababa. Another Western reporter said […]

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New Hamphire Next State to Hold Nominating Contest

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Following the Iowa caucuses, the focus of the U.S. presidential campaign will shift to the next state to hold its nominating contest, the northeastern state of New Hampshire. Polls show that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead among Republicans in the January 10 contest, with more than 40 percent support, averaging 22 […]

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U.S. Mulls War Crimes Charges Against Syrian President

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says is it considering if war crimes charges can be brought against Syria’s president as part of a larger diplomatic effort to get his government to end its crackdown on dissent. In a telephone conference with reporters Friday, two senior White House officials said the U.S. is also considering economic sanctions against […]

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U.S. Condemns Syrian Crackdown

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is leading his nation down a “dangerous path.” The White House strongly condemned the crackdown on anti-government protesters that left 28 people dead Friday. Witnesses and activists say at least 10 deaths occurred in the northwestern province of Idlib. The military shelled targets in the provincial city […]

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Former US Presidential Candidate Edwards Indicted

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards has been indicted on charges he violated campaign finance laws by using political donations to hide an extramarital affair. The indictment was filed Friday in Edwards’ home state of North Carolina. He was charged on six counts — one count of conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign […]

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