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More Blasts, Fires Reported at Arms Depot in Republic of Congo

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Emergency crews in the Republic of Congo are trying to prevent more fires and blasts at an arms depot, where officials say explosions on Sunday killed an estimated 200 people. Witnesses reported a series of smaller blasts and fires at the munitions site in the capital, Brazzaville, early Monday. But army spokesman Colonel Robert Obargui […]

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200 Reported Dead in Republic of Congo Blasts

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Government and hospital officials in the Republic of Congo say a series of explosions at a weapons depot in the capital, Brazzaville, has killed about 200 people and injured about 200 more. Authorities say the arms facility, located on the banks of the Congo River, caught fire early Sunday causing the powerful blasts. The explosions […]

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Officials: Death Count Soars in Republic of Congo Blasts

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Diplomats and government officials say at least 150 people, including Chinese workers, have been killed in a series of blasts in the Republic of Congo capital, Brazzaville. Authorities say a series of powerful explosions at a weapons depot along the Congo River rocked the city early Sunday. A Chinese consulate official in Brazzaville told Beijing’s […]

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Powerful Blasts Rattle Republic of Congo’s Capital

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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A series of powerful blasts shook Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, early Sunday, sparking panic in the city and also in neighboring Kinshasa across the Congo River. Diplomats and government officials say the explosions took place at a weapons depot along the Congo River in the northern part of Brazzaville. Witnesses reported […]

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Explosions Rattle the Republic of Congo’s Capital

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in the Republic of Congo’s capital say at least three explosions rattled Brazzaville early Sunday. There has been no confirmation of casualties. Diplomatic and government officials say the blasts came from a munitions depot just outside Brazzaville. Witnesses say a plume of smoke could been seen over Brazzaville from across the Congo River, in […]

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India Celebrates 63rd Republic Day

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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India celebrated its 63rd Republic Day Thursday with a parade showcasing its military and air power, and its rich and diverse cultural heritage. In New Delhi, India displayed missiles that can carry nuclear warheads, while fighter jets, long-range aircraft and helicopters flew overhead. India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and military officials laid wreaths at a […]

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Thousands Mourn Former Czech President Havel

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Czech mourners have gathered to remember former president Vaclav Havel, who died in his sleep of respiratory problems Sunday at the age of 75. Mourners stood in a long line Monday at a church in Prague, and lit candles in cities and towns across the country and in Slovakia for the man who […]

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Obama Confident on EU Debt Plan

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is confident of a new plan by European leaders to address Europe’s debt crisis. President Obama made the comment Thursday as he met with the Czech prime minister, Petr Necas, at the White House. Mr. Necas arrived in the United States from Brussels, where he was part of the […]

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Amnesty Urges AU to Stop Abuses in Central African Republic

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group is urging the African Union to lead a coordinated effort to bring an end to decades of human rights abuses in the Central African Republic. Amnesty International said Thursday that civilians are being killed, abducted, tortured and raped by at least 14 different armed groups that operate with impunity in […]

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New Statue of Woodrow Wilson Unveiled in Czech Republic

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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A replacement statue honoring former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was unveiled in the Czech Republic’s capital Wednesday, nearly 70 years after Nazis destroyed the original during World War II. The first statue of Wilson was erected in front of Prague’s Central Station in 1928. It was erected to thank Wilson for his contribution to the […]

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