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India’s Top Court Bans Tourism in Tiger Reserves

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has banned tourism in tiger reserves throughout the country, in a bid to protect the endangered animal. The court Tuesday also announced penalties against six states for failure to comply with an earlier order to create buffer zones around tiger habitats. Wasim Kadri, a lawyer with the National Tiger Conservation Authority, told […]

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Clinton: US Committed to Creating ‘AIDS-Free Generation’

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says America is committed to creating an “AIDS-free generation.” Addressing the second day of the International AIDS Conference in Washington Monday, she said the U.S. is working to build sustainable health systems that will help the world “finally win this fight.” With that goal, she said the U.S. is […]

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Philippines Reacts to Chinese Military Deployment

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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(clarifies grafs 2 and 3) Philippine President Benigno Aquino says his country will not back down in a territorial dispute with China. Mr. Aquino made the statement Monday in his annual state of the union address, reacting to China’s establishment on Sunday of Sansha city across several disputed islands of the South China Sea. China […]

Colorado Massacre Suspect Makes Court Appearance

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A judge in Colorado has ordered movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes to remain in jail until his next court appearance when he likely will be formally charged. Prosecutors say they are considering pursuing the death penalty for Holmes, who allegedly killed 12 people and wounded 58 at a midnight Friday screening of the new […]

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Colorado Massacre Suspect Makes Court Appearance

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The man accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a Colorado movie theater made his first court appearance Monday, as investigators continue to piece together the events leading up to the shooting. James Holmes, his hair dyed bright orange, appeared unemotional and at times sleepy in Monday’s appearance. He did not speak, […]

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Tens of Thousands Flee Clashes in Northeast India

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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More than 30,000 people have fled their homes in northeast India to escape fighting between indigenous tribes and Muslim settlers. Officials in Assam state said Monday at least 18 people have been killed in recent days in clashes over land rights. The New Delhi government has sent in troops to quell the fighting and opened […]

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US: 12 Killed, 38 Wounded in Shooting at Batman Movie

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police in the U.S. state of Colorado say 12 people were shot to death and at least 38 wounded in a shooting at a movie theater in a suburb of Denver. Authorities say the midnight premier of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the latest Batman movie, had just begun Friday at the Century 16 theater in […]

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Rice: UN Security Council ‘Utterly Failed’ Syria

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says the United Nations Security Council has “utterly failed” after Russia and China vetoed a resolution threatening Syria with sanctions if it does not halt the violence. Ambassador Susan Rice called the vetoes dangerous and deplorable. She said the Council’s failure to act is a recipe for more violence, terrorism, and a […]

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Strikes to Disrupt Olympics Transit

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British border officials have announced they will conduct a 24-hour strike the day before the London Olympics begin, threatening to complicate entry for thousands of overseas visitors headed for the Games. The Public and Commercial Services Union announced its members will strike July 26 and then refuse to work any overtime through August 20, to […]

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Agriculture Dept. Designates More US Counties Disaster Areas from Drought

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has designated 39 more counties in eight states as natural disaster areas as the country struggles with its worst drought since 1956. Wednesday’s declaration makes farmers and ranchers eligible for low-interest government loans to cover their losses. Little rain and high temperatures have put 61 percent of the continental United […]

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