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Video of Romney Dismissing Obama Supporters Surfaces

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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A secretly recorded video released Monday shows U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney dismissing supporters of President Barack Obama as Americans who believe they are “victims” entitled to be supported by the federal government. The video on the website of the liberal magazine Mother Jones shows Mr. Romney speaking to donors at a private fundraising […]

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Pakistani PM Agrees to Court Demand on Corruption Case

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has agreed to a Supreme Court demand that corruption cases be reopened against the country’s president. The move could help defuse longstanding tensions between Pakistan’s government and the judiciary. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court found former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt for ignoring the same […]

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Video of Romney Dismissing Obama Supporters Surfaces

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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A secretly recorded video released Monday shows U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney dismissing supporters of President Barack Obama as Americans who believe they are “victims” entitled to be supported by the federal government. The video on the website of the liberal magazine Mother Jones shows Mr. Romney speaking to donors at a private fundraising […]

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Witnesses: Al-Shabab Pulling Out of Major Somali Port

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say al-Shabab fighters are pulling out of the southern Somali port of Kismayo, the largest city that was still in insurgent hands. Residents tell VOA that al-Shabab leaders already had fled and that their fighters started leaving Sunday after heavy fighting with Somali and Kenyan troops. Dozens were reported killed and the commander of […]

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Somalia’s New President Inaugurated

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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“I will not advance a [policy] or try to bring unity by military force or through diplomatic pressure. I want unity based on dialogue, respect and mutual brotherhood,” he said. “We will work to make sure that this unity has foundation and we will teach in primary schools education to our children on the importance […]

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South Korea’s Opposition Picks Presidential Candidate

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s main opposition party has selected its candidate for the December presidential election. The Democratic United Party picked former human rights lawyer and former presidential aide Moon Jae-in on Sunday. In his acceptance speech, Moon vowed to push for summit talks and greater economic cooperation with North Korea. The liberal party candidate served as […]

China”s VP Finally Appears in Public

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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China’s Vice President, Xi Jinping, has appeared in public for the first time in two weeks, speaking to students and officials at China Agricultural University in Beijing. State news agency Xinhua reports that Xi arrived at the university early Saturday for “activities marking this year’s National Science Popularization Day.” It gave no other details, but […]

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State Media: China’s Xi Reappears in Public

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s Vice President Xi Jinping has appeared in public for the first time in two weeks. State news agency Xinhua reported Saturday that Xi had “arrived at China Agricultural University Saturday morning for activities marking this year’s National Science Popularization Day”. It gave no other details. Xi had not appeared at a number of meetings […]

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Bo Xilai’s Ex-Police Chief to Stand Trial Tuesday

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A former Chinese police chief whose flight to a U.S. consulate triggered China’s biggest political scandal in decades will stand trial Tuesday in the southwest city of Chengdu. Court officials at the Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court announced on Friday the trial date of Wang Lijun, who has been charged with attempted defection, abuse of power, […]

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China to Hold Ex-Police Chief Trial Tuesday

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A former Chinese police chief whose flight to a U.S. consulate triggered China’s biggest political scandal in decades will stand trial Tuesday in the southwest city of Chengdu. Court officials at the Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court announced Wang Lijun’s trial date on Friday. He has been charged with attempted defection, abuse of power, and taking […]

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