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Australia Halts Most Live Cattle Shipments to Indonesia

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Australia has expanded a ban on cattle shipments to Indonesia, after a television expose showed images of Indonesian slaughterhouse practices that shocked Australian viewers. The move, announced late Tuesday, extends a temporary ban on that cattle trade from 11 Indonesian abattoirs to all 770 slaughterhouses in the country. The ban is expected to last up […]

Syrian Town Braces for Possible Government Crackdown

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian residents in a town near the Turkish border are bracing for possible violence after the government pledged a forceful response to what it called a massacre of security forces. Government officials said Monday that armed gangs had killed 120 law enforcement officers during clashes over the past few days in Jisr al-Shughour. However, opposition […]

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Japanese PM Promises to Resign After Earthquake Clean-up

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan says he will offer to step down once he has fulfilled his responsibilities to deal with the effects of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. National NHK television broadcast the remarks made by Mr. Kan Thursday to a meeting of his Democratic Party of Japan. Dozens of party members have […]