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World’s Oldest Person Dies at 116

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The woman listed as the world’s oldest person has died at the age of 116. Besse Cooper was one of only a handful of people recognized by the Guiness World Records to have ever lived to that age. She died Tuesday about 70 kilometers outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Her son Sidney Cooper said she was […]

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Pope’s Butler Goes on Trial

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The former butler of Pope Benedict has appeared in a short hearing, the first stage of his trial for aggravated theft of personal papers of the pope. Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three, appeared Saturday in a Vatican courtroom as a three-judge tribunal threw out some evidence and ruled that his co-defendant, a Vatican […]

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Pope’s Butler Goes on Trial

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of Pope Benedict’s former butler is under way. A three-judge Vatican tribunal began the trial Saturday. Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three is facing up to four years in prison for aggravated theft in a trial that is unprecedented in the modern history of the world’s smallest state. He has confessed to […]

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Sudan – S. Sudan Reach Oil Deal

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union says Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to end a dispute about oil payments. AU mediator and former South African President Thabo Mbeki said Saturday the two parties have reached an agreement on all financial matters regarding oil. Mr. Mbeki did not provide details about when the production and export of southern […]

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Russian Activists Criticize Law Branding NGOs “Foreign Agents”

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian activists are criticizing the Kremlin for a new law that labels non-governmental organizations receiving financial support from abroad as “foreign agents.” The Kremlin said Saturday that President Vladimir Putin had signed the controversial measure, which cleared parliament earlier this month. The law applies to NGOs engaging in political activities. Opponents say it is a […]

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Russian Activists Criticize Law Branding NGOs “Foreign Agents”

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian activists are criticizing the Kremlin for a new law that labels non-governmental organizations receiving financial support from abroad as “foreign agents.” The Kremlin said Saturday that President Vladimir Putin had signed the controversial measure, which cleared parliament earlier this month. The law applies to NGO’s engaging in political activities. Opponents say it is a […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrated at Parades, Pubs in Ireland and Abroad

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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From the Irish capital of Dublin to the U.S. city of Chicago, people around the world are donning green Saturday and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The March 17 holiday commemorates the most recognizable of Ireland’s patron saints and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland centuries ago. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of […]

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New Steps to Fight Alzheimer’s in US

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is taking new steps to fight Alzheimer’s, the incurable brain-wasting disease that affects millions of Americans. The government is making $50 million available immediately for cutting-edge research on Alzheimer’s, and will boost research funding by $80 million in the 2013 fiscal year, which begins in October. Tuesday’s announcement in Washington said an […]

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UN Says South Sudan Peacekeeping Mission Denied Resources

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says critical resources were withheld from the South Sudan peacekeeping mission, hindering its ability to protect civilians during recent violence there. In a speech Wednesday at an international institute in New York, Mr. Ban said the mission was denied the use of helicopters necessary to move peacekeepers through places without […]

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Obama Regains Top Spot on Forbes Most Powerful List

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is back on top of Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s 70 most powerful people. Chinese President Hu Jintao took over the top spot last year from Mr. Obama. The U.S. president regained it because, according to Forbes editor Michael Noer, Mr. Hu’s power is decreasing. Mr. Hu fell to […]

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