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Five Terror Suspects Depart Britain to Face US Charges

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Two U.S. planes carrying radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists have left Britain for the United States, hours after Britain’s High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base late Friday, after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the […]

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Romney, Obama Campaigns Spin New Jobless Report

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have traded barbs over a new economic report that shows a better-than-expected drop in the nation’s jobless rate. The report, which was released on Friday, says the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September, marking the first time the rate has dipped below the 8 […]

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Turkey OKs Possible Further Action Against Syria

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Turkish parliament has voted to authorize further military operations outside its borders after it struck Syrian targets on Thursday in response to a deadly cross-border mortar attack that killed five civilians. Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said the one-year measure is not a declaration of war, but intended as a deterrent against aggressive action […]

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Overnight Polls: Viewers Say Romney Won Debate

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Voters think former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was the winner in Wednesday’s U.S. presidential debate, according to two overnight polls. A CNN poll of 430 registered voters said 67 percent of respondents believe Mr. Romney won the debate, compared to only 25 percent who said President Barack Obama, a Democrat, came out on top. A […]

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At Least 48 Killed as Car Bombs Strike Syria

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Four coordinated explosions on Wednesday ripped through a government-controlled section of Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, killing dozens of people and wounding nearly 100 others. The blasts gutted a military officers’ club and a nearby hotel. Opposition groups say at least 48 people died, mostly from the security services, while Syrian state media put the death […]

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Saakashvili’s Party Concedes Defeat, Georgia Set for Transition

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Georgia is heading into a political transition after the opposition defeated the ruling party of President Mikheil Saakashvili in Monday’s parliamentary election. President Saakashvili conceded defeat Tuesday to the Georgian Dream coalition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. Mr. Saakashvili pledged in a televised statement to help the opposition form a new government. He will remain […]

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Activists: Syrian Government Air Strike Kills 21 in Northern Town

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say government warplanes have bombed a northern town near the Turkish border, killing 21 people, as heavy fighting spread within the old city of Aleppo, Syria’s commercial capital. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from Monday’s air strike in Salqin included eight children. In a video released […]

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Both Sides Claiming Victory in Georgia

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Both sides are claiming victory in Georgia’s parliamentary election, even with the outcome far from certain. Pro-Russian billionaire businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream coalition is challenging President Mikhail Saakashvili’s United National Movement for control of parliament. Exit polls give Georgia Dream the lead, based on the count of votes for party lists. This accounts for […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 20 in Afghanistan

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a joint Afghan-NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 20 people. NATO says the deaths Monday include three coalition service members and their interpreter. U.S. officials identified the three NATO soldiers as American. Afghan officials say the blast also killed six Afghan police officers, including members of a quick […]

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Confusion Surrounds Afghan Gunbattle that Killed 2 Americans, 3 Afghans

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO and Afghan officials have given conflicting accounts of a gunbattle that killed two Americans and three Afghan soldiers on Saturday, just days after U.S.-led coalition forces eased restrictions on joint operations with their Afghan allies. Both sides said they were investigating the firefight that happened in the Sayd Abad district of central Afghanistan’s Wardak […]

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