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Earthquake Kills 64 in Southwest China

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the death toll from a series of earthquakes in southwestern China has risen to at least 64, and scores of others are injured. The official Xinhua news agency says the 5.7-magnitude quake and several subsequent tremors hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces Friday. At least 16 aftershocks have been reported. Television footage […]

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Obama: Hard Road Will Lead to ‘Better Place’

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama plans to tell voters they “face the clearest choice of any time in a generation” when they go to the polls this November, asking them to choose between two different paths for America. In excerpts released in advance of Mr. Obama’s acceptance speech , Mr. Obama says “I won’t pretend the […]

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Clinton to Blame Republican for ‘Total Mess’

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Former president Bill Clinton is set to take aim at the Republican party when he delivers the keynote address Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. In excerpts of his speech released in advance, Mr. Clinton says the Republicans left the United States and President Barack Obama with a “total mess.” He also says electing […]

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Ban: Countries Sending Arms to Syria Add to the Misery

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to stop sending weapons to Syria, saying they are only adding to the misery. Mr. Ban told the General Assembly in New York Tuesday that arming Syrian soldiers and the rebels adds to the risk of unintended consequences as the fighting spreads. Russia as been a long-time […]

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Democrats Open 2012 Convention in Charlotte

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The 2012 Democratic Convention is officially underway, aiming to give a significant boost to the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama. Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz called the convention to order Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, calling it the biggest, most diverse and most open in the party’s long history. “Your participation in this convention […]

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Clinton to Push South China Sea Issue in Beijing Talks

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Beijing on the third stop of a regional tour aimed partly at urging China and its neighbors to agree on a system for resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Clinton wants Beijing to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, on a […]

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2 US Consulate Employees Wounded in Pakistan Blast

Posted September 3rd, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. embassy in Islamabad says two American consulate personnel in Peshawar and two Pakistani staff members were wounded Monday in what the embassy describes as “an apparent terrorist attack.” The four were wounded when a suicide bomber’s explosive-laden car hit a consulate vehicle in the northwestern city of Peshawar, near Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal region […]

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Syria’s Neighbors Seek UN Help for Refugees

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Syria’s neighbors — seeking to assist more than 200,000 war refugees — have asked the United Nations Security Council for urgent help in coping with the growing humanitarian crisis. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the 15-nation Council Thursday that his government already has spent more than $300 million to build 11 refugee camps. He […]

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Isaac Weakens Again, New Storm Causing Worries

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. weather forecasters have downgraded Tropical Storm Isaac to a depression but warn the danger to the southern United States from the system is not over. The National Hurricane Center says the slow-moving Isaac weakened over northern Louisiana Thursday. The system is expected to produce more rain as it moves toward the north. Forecasters say […]

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Republican Nominee Romney to Make Presidential Pitch

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Mitt Romney takes the stage Thursday at the Republican National Convention to make his case for why he should be elected the next president of the United States. The Republican Party nominee will address those at the convention in Tampa, Florida and millions watching on television, following days of speeches by party heavyweights aimed at […]

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