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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Willing to be President

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she is courageous enough to run for president – if that is what the people want. The Nobel prize laureate spoke Monday during a news conference at the headquarters for her National League for Democracy. Burma’s constitution currently prohibits her from holding the country’s top office but […]

SpaceX ‘Dragon’ Launch Set for Sunday

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Engineers at Cape Canaveral, Florida are making final preparations for another launch of the world’s first privately-owned space cargo ship, on a mission to resupply the International Space Station. Liftoff of the unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is set for 8:35 p.m. Sunday, with forecasters predicting a 60-percent chance of acceptable launch weather. In May, […]

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Obama, Romney Make Final Debate Preparations

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney are spending Tuesday preparing for their first nationally televised debate of the 2012 presidential race. After several days of practice in his home state of Massachusetts, Mr. Romney arrived Monday in Denver, Colorado, the site of Wednesday’s debate. The former governor told cheering supporters the […]

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Middle East Again Major Focus at U.N. General Assembly

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday will deliver his last address to the United Nations General Assembly as Iran’s president. Mr. Ahmadinejad’s speech comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama restated previous warnings that the United States and its allies would not allow Tehran to develop a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama added that time was running […]

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South African Court Charges Malema with Money Laundering

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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South African politician Julius Malema has appeared in court to face money laundering charges, which he and his supporters say are politically motivated. The critic of President Jacob Zuma appeared Wednesday at the court in Polokwane after turning himself in to police. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Malema last Friday, and a large crowd […]

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S.Korea Fires Warning Shots at N.Korean Fishing Boats

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it has fired warning shots at North Korean fishing boats that crossed the disputed border between the two countries. Seoul’s defense ministry tells VOA that the South Korean navy fired the shots in response to the North Korean vessels, which were operating south of the volatile Yellow Sea maritime boundary off the […]

Mali Military: Army Killed 16 Islamic Preachers

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s military says army troops killed 16 Islamic preachers for failing to stop at a military checkpoint. Officials said Sunday that the dead include 12 preachers from Mauritania, 2 from Pakistan and 2 from Mali. They did not say if the preachers were armed. The shooting took place late Saturday in a small community called […]

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Korea’s Sun Myung Moon, Founder of Unification Church, Dead at 92

Posted September 3rd, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church and one of the most prominent Koreans in the world, has died. He was 92 years old. The Unification Church in South Korea said its founder succumbed to complications from pneumonia on Monday in a church-run hospital east of Seoul. Reverend Moon’s global business empire is worth […]

Pentagon Considers Legal Action Against Bin Laden Book Author

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon has warned it is considering legal action against the former U.S. commando who has written a first-person account of the raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden. In a letter to the author Thursday, the Pentagon said he is “in a material breach and violation of the non-disclosure agreements” that he signed […]

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GOP Outlines Tough Stance on China

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Republican party has adopted a platform that is strongly critical of China, even as Chinese state media slammed the party’s presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, for having what it termed a “Cold War mentality.” The Republican platform, approved Tuesday at the party’s national convention in Tampa, promises to get tough on China for the alleged […]

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