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Gu Kailai Trial Ends Without Verdict

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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China’s most politically explosive trial in recent memory ended in a matter of hours Thursday when Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, did not object to the murder charges against her. A court official said a verdict has not been delivered in the high-profile case, which was held at a tightly […]

Syrian Activists: Military Shells Aleppo as Clashes Continue

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say clashes between government forces and rebels are continuing in Aleppo, as the military presses on with an assault on opposition-held areas of the country’s largest city. The Local Coordination Committees and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fighting Thursday in several districts of Aleppo. The Syrian military launched a two-pronged attack […]

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Gu Kailai Trial Ends Without Verdict

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s most politically explosive trial in recent memory ended in a matter of hours Thursday when the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai did not object to the murder charges against her. A court official said a verdict has not been delivered in the high-profile case, which was held at a tightly guarded courthouse […]

Shanghai Evacuates 200,000 Ahead of Huge Typhoon

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Some 200,000 people have been ordered out of their homes in Shanghai, where authorities are preparing for the third typhoon to hit the Chinese coast in a week. Authorities say 23 people are dead and nine are missing after typhoons Damrey and Saola crashed into eastern Zhejiang province, causing flooding and landslides. The latest typhoon, […]

Russian Prosecutors Seek 3-Year Sentence for Jailed Rockers

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to sentence three members of an all-female punk band to three years in prison for performing a political “protest prayer” at the city’s main cathedral. Federal prosecutor Alexei Nikiforov said in closing arguments Tuesday that the performance insulted both the church and its parishioners. The three-year sentence is […]

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Indian FM: Clinton Assures Safety of Indian Community Following Sikh Shooting

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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India’s foreign minister says he has received U.S. assurances of the Indian community’s safety, following the killing of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. S.M. Krishna told reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday that he urged the full protection of all places of worship in the United States during a phone conversation with […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills 8 in Afghanistan

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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A remote-controlled bomb has exploded outside the Afghan capital, killing at least eight civilians and wounding one other person. Police say the blast Tuesday struck a bus in Paghman, just west of Kabul. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Also Tuesday, NATO says an insurgent attack killed a coalition service member […]

Ethiopia’s Gelana Wins Women’s Marathon Olympic Gold

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana won the women’s marathon Olympic gold medal through the rainy streets of London Sunday. She finished the race at 2:23:07, setting a new Olympic record. Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo came in just five seconds later taking the silver, while Russia’s Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova received the bronze. Later Sunday, the world’s fastest men will […]

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Clinton in Kenya to Discuss Elections

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Kenya Saturday on the latest stop of her 11-day tour of Africa. She will press the country’s leaders to conduct free and fair elections planned for next year. Kenya’s 2007 election resulted in widespread violence. Clinton will also meet with leaders of neighboring Somalia to urge them […]

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Clinton to Discuss Regional Security in Uganda

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is traveling to Uganda for talks with President Yoweri Museveni, as she continues a multi-nation tour of Africa. Clinton will use the talks on Friday to discuss Uganda’s role as a key U.S. partner in regional security, as well as to encourage stronger democratic institutions and human rights. On […]

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