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Thai Violence Kills 4

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll from coordinated bomb blasts late Friday in violence-plagued southern Thailand climbed to four, after one of the more than 60 wounded victims died in hospital. Local officials said Saturday three bombs went off in the southern province of Narathiwat just as residents and tourists were preparing for the evening and alleged that […]

U.S. Congress Matches Record Low Approval Rating

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 4:23 pm (UTC-5)
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A new poll shows the approval rating for the U.S. Congress has fallen back to the historic low it hit in October 2008. A survey of nearly 1500 people taken by CBS News and the New York Times shows only 12 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. When asked if “most” […]

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US MEDAL OF HONOR correction 1st UPD

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to award the Medal of Honor to a former Marine Corps corporal for conspicuous gallantry and exhibiting fearlessness at the risk of his life while in combat. Dakota Meyer will receive the award at a White House ceremony Thursday. Meyer was serving in Afghanistan with an embedded Marine training […]

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South Korean Forces Re-Enact 1950 Incheon Landing

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 7:41 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean forces staged a dramatic re-enactment of the 1950 Incheon landing Thursday to mark the anniversary of what many consider the turning point in the Korean War. Warships, amphibious vessels and aircraft took part in the operation, in which troops fired smoke shells and paratroopers jumped from helicopters. Officials from the Incheon city government […]

20-Hour Militant Siege in Kabul Ends

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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A 20-hour Taliban siege in the Afghan capital ended Wednesday when local and international forces killed the remaining militants who had fired on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters. Six militants on Tuesday took over a half-built building overlooking the two compounds, which they fired on with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. Three other militants, […]

Nearly Day-Long Taliban Assault Kills 14 in Kabul

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A nearly day-long insurgent attack in the middle of Kabul ended Wednesday when Afghan and coalition forces killed the remaining militants who had launched a long-range attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters. The insurgents had stormed a half-built building Tuesday that overlooked the two compounds, sending over gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades, while other […]

Zuma: AU Does Not Recognize Libyan Gov’t

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 12:32 pm (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma says the African Union still does not recognize Libya’s transitional government. Mr. Zuma made the remarks to the National Assembly on Tuesday, one day before an AU panel on Libya meets in Pretoria. He again criticized NATO’s bombing campaign in Libya, saying a United Nations resolution authorized NATO only to […]

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European Stocks Mixed in Midday Trading

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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European stock prices are mixed in midday trading Tuesday. London’s Financial Times index is down over three-tenths of one percent. The CAC-40 in Paris is trading one percent lower, and the DAX index in Frankfurt is up just over one-quarter of one percent. In New York, the S&P futures contract is down less than one […]

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Major Power Failure in California, More than 1 Million in the Dark

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 9:01 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 1 million people in southern California and northern Mexico are without electricity after a major power failure struck just before the afternoon rush hour. Officials blame a transmission line in Arizona which knocked out two reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Diego, California. Power company officials say they do […]

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US Raises Alert Level at Military Bases

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is raising the alert level at its domestic military bases just days before the country marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and the Pentagon. Pentagon spokesman George Little said Wednesday the move was a precautionary measure and not the result of any particular threat. During […]

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