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India Targets Hunger with Subsidy Plan

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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India’s cabinet has approved a landmark measure that would provide subsidized food to hundreds of millions of people. The Food Security Bill, approved by the cabinet Sunday, still needs parliamentary approval. It is expected to be presented to parliament before the current session ends. The proposal would provide subsidized grain to 75 percent of India’s […]

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Britain Doubles 2012 Olympics Security Budget

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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British Olympic officials have almost doubled the budget for providing security at next year’s 2012 Summer Games in London. In an announcement Monday, officials said they would be spending an additional $424 million in order to increase the security staff from around 10,000 to the 23,700. The security staff is tasked with protecting more than […]

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Alleged White House Shooter Charged with Trying to Assassinate Obama

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A 21-year-old man accused of firing shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama or his staff. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez made his first federal court appearance Thursday in Pennsylvania. He was detained in a hotel in the state just one day earlier after someone recognized […]

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Alleged White House Shooter Charged with Trying to Assassinate Obama

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A 21-year-old man accused of firing shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama or his staff. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez made his first federal court appearance Thursday in Pennsylvania. He was detained in a hotel in the state just one day earlier after someone recognized […]

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Suspect Arrested in White House Shooting Incident

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with shots that were fired at the White House last week. The U.S. Secret Service, which is tasked with protecting the president and other top officials, said Wednesday that Oscar Ortega-Hernandez was detained in Pennsylvania. The agency said state officials arrested him at a […]

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Bullets Hit White House, Investigation Under Way

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities are investigating two bullets that hit the White House, including one they say broke an exterior window but was stopped by a layer of bulletproof glass. The U.S. Secret Service, which is tasked with protecting the president and other top officials, is looking into whether the bullets found Tuesday were connected to reports […]

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Taliban in Afghanistan Vows to Disrupt Loya Jirga

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says it is confident that this week’s traditional assembly of Afghan leaders will affirm the close ties between the United States and Afghanistan. More than 2,000 Afghan politicians, tribal elders and community leaders are gathering in Kabul on Wednesday to begin a several day loya jirga to discuss relations with the […]

Taliban in Afghanistan Vows to Disrupt Loya Jirga

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says it is confident that this week’s traditional assembly of Afghan leaders will affirm the close ties between the United States and Afghanistan. More than 2,000 Afghan politicians, tribal elders and community leaders are gathering in Kabul on Wednesday to begin a several day loya jirga to discuss relations with the […]

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Taliban in Afghanistan Vows to Disrupt Loya Jirga

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Taliban in Afghanistan is vowing to disrupt this week’s traditional assembly, or loya jirga, and says it has obtained the top-secret security arrangements for the meeting More than 2,000 Afghan politicians, tribal elders and community leaders are gathering in Kabul ((the Afghan capital) on Wednesday to begin a four-day meeting to discuss relations with […]

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British Defense Secretary: Missiles May Protect London Olympics

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond says Britain may deploy ground-to-air missiles to provide security for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Hammond told Parliament Monday that authorities will take all necessary measures to ensure the games are safe and secure. He said this includes deploying missiles if the military believes they are needed. Previous Olympic […]

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