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US Stocks Close Mixed

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stocks were mixed at closing Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was a fraction of a percent higher to close at 11,953. The S&P 500 also rose a fraction of a percent to 1,272. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped two tenths of one percent to 2,640. European stock markets closed with small gains. London’s […]

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Clinton: Africa Should Cut Gadhafi Ties, Trip Curtailed

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on African nations to cut ties with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and demand his removal. Clinton made the call in a speech Monday at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, before cutting short her African tour over concerns about an ash cloud from an erupting volcano […]

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Lebanon Forms New Government, One Member Abruptly Resigns

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Lebanon has formed a new Cabinet five months after the militant group Hezbollah and its allies forced the country’s coalition government to collapse. A government official announced the new Cabinet led by Hezbollah-backed Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Monday. The Hezbollah-led bloc holds the majority of seats in the 30-member Cabinet. But within hours, the […]

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Suicide Bomber Hits Pakistani Capital, 1 Dead

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber struck an Islamabad bank on Monday, killing one other person in the first such attack in the Pakistani capital in more than a year and a half. Police say the attacker detonated his explosives after being stopped from entering the bank by a security guard. The guard was killed in the blast […]

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Syrian Troops Retake Control of Northern Town

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Elite Syrian troops backed by helicopter gunships and tanks have seized control of a rebellious northern city. Syrian state media said government troops entered Jisr al-Shughour early Sunday after defusing explosives planted by gunmen on roads and bridges. It said one soldier and two armed men were killed in clashes around the town. After first […]

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North, South Sudan Close on Peace Talks

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The presidents of northern and southern Sudan are close to reaching an agreement on pulling troops out of the disputed Abyei border region before the south secedes on July 9. VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein reports that northern leader Omar al-Bashir and southern leader Salva Kiir began talks Sunday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. He says […]

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Initial Results: Turkey’s Ruling Party on Course to Win Parliamentary Elections

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Early unofficial results from Turkey’s parliamentary elections Sunday indicate the country’s prime minister and his Islamic-rooted party are on course to win a third straight term in power. With more than 21 percent of the vote counted, unofficial results have Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, securing more than 54 percent, […]

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Clashes Between Yemeni Forces, Militants Kill 30

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni defense officials said Saturday clashes between government forces and al-Qaida rebels in the southern Abyan province killed at least 30 people on both sides. The defense ministry said 18 militants and nine soldiers were killed in fighting in the coastal town of Zinjibar. Witnesses said the fighting continued in the city, which had been […]

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34 Killed in Twin Blasts in NW Pakistan

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in northwestern Pakistan say the death toll from twin bombings in the city of Peshawar late Saturday has reached at least 34. Local authorities say more than 90 people, including several journalists and police, were wounded in the explosions. They say the first blast was relatively small and drew police, rescue workers and onlookers […]

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Al-Qaida’s Leader in East Africa Killed in Somalia

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali authorities say the man believed to be al-Qaida’s leader in East Africa is dead, killed during a confrontation with police. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was believed to have played a key role in the deadly bombing attacks in 1998 that caused mass casualties and severely damaged U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam. The United States […]

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