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Diplomats Call Syrian Toll Increase ‘Distressing’

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Several U.N. Security Council members say they are distressed by information presented at a meeting by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights that the death toll from unrest in Syria has surpassed 5,000. The U.S. deputy permanent representative, Rosemary DiCarlo, said the human rights crisis in Syria is a threat to international peace and […]

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Diplomats Call Syrian Toll Increase ‘Distressing’

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 10:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Several U.N. Security Council members are expressing distress after the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights informed them at a meeting that the death toll from unrest in Syria has surpassed 5,000. The U.S. deputy permanent representative, Rosemary DiCarlo, said the human rights crisis in Syria is a threat to international peace and security. She […]

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China Cool On US Troop Deployment To Australia

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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China says a move by the United States to expand its military presence in Australia deserves greater scrutiny and might not be appropriate. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told a news conference in Beijing Wednesday it was worth discussing whether the U.S. plan to deploy Marines in northern Australia is in line with the […]

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US Again Demands Syria’s Assad Must Step Down

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama Administration has again called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, despite an Arab League announcement that Syria agreed to a plan Wednesday to stop a violent crackdown on Syrian protesters. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Mr. Assad has lost his legitimacy to rule. But he added the U.S. supports […]

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Saudi Arabia Vows Iran Must Pay Price for Assassination Plot

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia has vowed that Iran must “pay the price” for an alleged scheme to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, as U.S. and British officials say they are discussing a push for a new round of sanctions against Tehran. Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former ambassador to Washington, said Wednesday the burden […]

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Saudi Arabia Vows Iran Must Pay Price for Assassination Plot

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia has vowed that Iran must “pay the price” for an alleged scheme to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, as U.S. and British officials say they are discussing a push for a new round of sanctions against Tehran. Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former ambassador to Washington, said Wednesday the burden […]

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Saudi Arabia Vows Iran Must Pay Price for Assassination Plot

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia has vowed that Iran must “pay the price” for an alleged scheme to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, as U.S. and British officials say they are discussing a push for a new round of sanctions against Tehran. Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former ambassador to Washington, said Wednesday the burden […]

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Millions Mourn Death of Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Apple stores around the world have become impromptu shrines to the company’s co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at the age of 56. People left flowers and candles at the stores Thursday as millions mourned the death of the innovative leader, who developed electronic gadgets that transformed the global music, mobile phone, and computing industries. […]

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Millions Mourn Death of Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Apple stores around the world have become impromptu shrines to the company’s co-founder Steve Jobs, who died on Wednesday at the age of 56. People left flowers and candles at the stores Thursday as millions mourned the death of the innovative leader, who developed electronic gadgets that transformed the global music, mobile phone, and computing […]

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Apple Users Across Asia Mourn Death of Jobs

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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The death of Apple founder Steve Jobs is being felt strongly in Asia, where the products he pioneered are largely made and immensely popular. Millions of tributes to Jobs appeared Thursday on microblog sites in China, where members of the world’s largest on-line community routinely line up for days to purchase each new Apple product. […]

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