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Peruvians Voting in Presidential Contest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Early exit polls in Peru’s presidential run-off elections Sunday show former army officer Ollanta Humala has a narrow lead over the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori. Participating in elections is mandatory for Peru’s nearly 20 million eligible voters. In the first round of balloting in April, Humala won 32 percent of the vote, […]

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Blast in Nairobi Kills 1, Injures 29

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Kenya say one person was killed and at least 29 were injured Sunday when an explosion in downtown Nairobi set a gas station on fire. Witnesses say the blast occurred around 11 a.m. local time near Nairobi’s Kirinyaga Road. The injured were taken to a local hospital, where several were being treated for […]

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Bomb Blast Kills 18 in NW Pakistan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say at least 18 people were killed and more than 35 others wounded in a blast that ripped through a bakery in the town of Nowshera. There are conflicting reports about what caused the blast late Sunday. The Associated Press quotes local police as saying a suicide bomber was responsible. But […]

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Ailing Economy Looms Over Portuguese Elections

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Portugal Sunday chose a new government to implement the country’s $110 billion bailout programs. Late in the voting day, turnout was reported at 42 percent, slightly less than in the last set of elections in 2009. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, a former prime minister of Portugal, said the election is the […]

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Macedonians Vote in Parliamentary Elections

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Macedonians voted Sunday in elections that many hope will speed up reforms necessary for membership in the European Union. The chairman of the state electoral commission, Boris Kondarko, said toward the end of the day that voter turnout was nearly 54 percent, higher than in other recent elections. He said only minor irregularities had been […]

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Macedonians Vote in Parliamentary Elections

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The latest surveys gave Mr. Gruevski’s coalition the lead, but many believe it will fall short of winning an outright majority. Voting was monitored by around 3,500 local and 330 international observers.

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Bean Sprouts Likely Source of Europe’s E. coli Outbreak

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Germany say they believe the deadly E.coli outbreak that has killed 22 people in Germany and Sweden is linked to locally grown bean sprouts. Lower Saxony state agriculture minister Gert Lindemann told reporters Sunday that definitive test results will be available Monday. He recommended that people in northern Germany stop eating bean sprouts […]

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Indian Police Break Up Guru’s Hunger Strike

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in India’s capital swooped down early Sunday on a hunger strike venue of the country’s most popular yoga guru, who was leading his followers in a mass fast, part of a populist campaign to fight corruption. The New Delhi police used tear gas and batons to disperse the thousands of supporters of Baba Ramdev. […]

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India Police Break Up Guru’s Hunger Strike

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in India swooped down early Sunday morning on the hunger strike venue of the country’s most popular yoga guru who was leading his followers in a mass fast, part of a populist campaign to fight corruption. The New Delhi police used tear gas to disperse the thousands of supporters of Baba Ramdev who was […]

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NATO Continues Air Assault on Libya

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO war planes on Sunday continued their assault on targets in and around Tripoli, hitting a military barracks in the Libyan capital and checkpoints near Brega. The attacks are designed to keep up pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to bring to an end his 42 years in power. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who […]

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