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America Grieves Connecticut School Massacre

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have yet to say what might have been the motive of a 20-year-old gunman in a mass shooting that killed 20 young children and six adults at an elementary school in the town of Newtown, Connecticut. Hundreds of mourners descended on a church in Newtown Friday night to grieve the deaths, as the […]

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Egyptian Islamist Parties Reject Referendum Delay

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s prime minister says President Mohamed Morsi is preparing to amend a controversial decree that gives the president sweeping powers, in a push to defuse political tensions and deadly violence gripping the country. Speaking Saturday on an Egyptian television, Hisham Qandil said a freshly appointed committee was drafting a new decree that could be approved […]

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China Rejects U.S. Accusation on Rights in Tibet

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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China has lashed out at the United States for remarks by a U.S. official blaming Beijing’s policies in Tibet for a string of self-immolation protests. Maria Otero, a U.S. undersecretary of state and special coordinator for Tibetan issues, expressed concern about the burnings Wednesday and called on Beijing to let Tibetans express their grievances freely. […]

Congo Plane Crash Kills 30 Near Brazzaville

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in the Republic of Congo say a cargo plane slammed into homes near Brazzaville’s airport Friday, killing at least 30 people. The victims include all six crew members of the Soviet-era cargo plane, as well as local people killed when the plane skidded off the runway and plowed into a residential area. Armenia’s […]

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Nephew of Blind Chinese Activist on Trial

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has gone on trial in a case seen by rights groups as retaliation for Chen’s escape from house arrest earlier this year. The father of Chen Kegui said his son faced charges Friday in the northeastern Yinan County Court that he assaulted officials who stormed into his […]

India Executes Mumbai Attack Gunman

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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India has executed the lone surviving gunman from a group of militants who killed 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was hanged Wednesday at a prison in Pune, near Mumbai. The home minister in Maharashtra state, where Mumbai is located, said Wednesday that the execution is a tribute to those who […]

China Unveils New Leaders, With Xi at Head

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Xi Jinping has been named the new leader of China, taking over as general secretary of the country’s ruling Communist Party and chair of its powerful military commission. Vice President Xi, who was long expected to take control of the party from outgoing President Hu Jintao, was at the head of a leadership lineup of […]

Hu Steps Down, as China’s Leadership Transition Begins

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao formally stepped down as head of the Communist Party on Wednesday, setting the stage for Vice President Xi Jinping to take the country’s top leadership post. Addressing the final day of the party’s week-long congress, President Hu told delegates at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People they should be unified as […]

Deadly Day in Afghanistan

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Three separate attacks in Afghanistan Thursday killed 18 people. In Helmand province, authorities say a roadside bomb killed 10 civilians who were traveling to a wedding celebration. In eastern Laghman province, a government spokesman said five Afghan soldiers died when their convoy hit a land mine. And a suicide bomb attack in Kandahar City killed […]

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World Leaders Send Obama Congratulations, Challenges

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders are sending in their congratulations to U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term Tuesday in a tightly contested race with Republican challenger Mitt Romney. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he “warmly congratulates” Mr. Obama and looks forward to continuing to work together “in the spirit of the enduring partnership between the […]

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