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Turkish Groups Award Scholarships to Hundreds of Somalis

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 3:28 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish organizations have granted scholarships to hundreds of Somali students, most of whom have been flown to Turkey to begin their studies. Somalia’s deputy education minister, Abdulqadir Mohamed Barreh, told VOA Wednesday that up to 600 Somali students will eventually receive scholarships under the program. Deputy Minister Barreh said the scholarship winners are from Somalia’s […]

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Obama to Push Jobs Bill in Colorado

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 1:28 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama stops in Denver, Colorado, Tuesday as part of a national tour to promote a jobs bill and raise money for next year’s campaign. Mr. Obama is speaking at Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver. In recent weeks he has been urging Americans to pressure their congressmen to pass the $447 billion […]

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Obama Pushing Jobs Plan In California

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 1:12 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is attending a town-hall meeting on Monday in the U.S. high-tech capital, Silicon Valley, as part of efforts to sell his jobs plan to the American public. Mr. Obama agreed to attend the event hosted by professional networking site, LinkedIn, to answer questions about his $450 billion plan from LinkedIn’s online […]

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Gunmen Kill 4 in Russia’s Dagestan

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 8:38 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say gunmen killed a high-level law enforcement official and three other people in the violence-plagued Dagestan region. They say the gunmen early Friday opened fire on a car carrying the deputy chief of the federal prison service in Dagestan, Magomed Murtuzaliyev. He was killed along with his daughter, nephew and driver. The attack […]

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Croatian President Says No Innocents Will Be Convicted of War Crimes

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian President Ivo Josipovic says Croatia will work to ensure that no one who is innocent will be convicted of war crimes. His comments Wednesday came after a Serbian court indicted more than 40 people for alleged crimes committed in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s. In an […]

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EU Divided on Schengen Membership for Romania and Bulgaria

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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European Union interior ministers were divided Thursday over whether to expand the 25-nation Schengen borderless zone to include EU members Romania and Bulgaria. Bulgaria and Romania hope to become a part of the Schengen zone this year and have support from many EU members. But the Netherlands and Finland have expressed opposition, saying that both […]

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US Death Row Inmate Put to Death Despite International Outcry

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. death row inmate Troy Davis, who was convicted for the 1989 shooting death of a police officer, was put to death late Wednesday in the southern state of Georgia, after the Supreme Court rejected a last minute appeal to stay his execution. Davis died by lethal injection just after 11 p.m. local time as […]

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Sata Holds Lead in Zambian Presidential Poll

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Partial results from Zambia’s presidential election show main challenger Michael Sata holding a lead over incumbent Rupiah Banda. The Electoral Commission of Zambia said Wednesday that ballot counting was still in progress. But the commission reported early tallies put Mr. Sata of the Patriotic Front party ahead of President Banda of the Movement for Multiparty […]

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First American Joins Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. ballet star born in South Dakota will become the first American to become a permanent member of Russia’s legendary Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. David Hallberg, principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre in New York, is reversing a trend that started 50 years ago when Rudolf Nureyev became the first Soviet ballet star […]

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Uruguayan Soldiers Detained for Assault in Haiti

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A military judge in Uruguay has ordered the detention of five soldiers accused of sexually abusing a young Haitian man while serving as United Nations peacekeepers in the Caribbean nation. The five men, whose names have not been released, face charges of disobeying orders and dereliction of duty. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has apologized for […]

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