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US Ends Funding for Pakistan’s ‘Sesame Street’

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say they will no longer fund a $20 million initiative in Pakistan to develop a local version of the popular American television series Sesame Street. The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad would not elaborate on the decision to VOA, but Tuesday’s announcement to cancel funding for the educational children’s show comes after allegations of […]

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Facebook Estimating Value at Nearly $96 Billion in IPO

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Facebook, the social network website used by more than 900 million people around the world, is about to go public. Facebook announced Thursday that its initial public offering will be between $28 and $35 a share. At this price, Facebook would be worth as much as $96 billion. Facebook executives plan to hold what they […]

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Police Clear anti-Wall Street Protesters from Oakland City Hall

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in the western state of California have begun clearing dozens of anti-Wall Street protesters from a plaza in front of Oakland’s city hall. Officers began arresting demonstrators early Tuesday morning, placing them in plastic handcuffs and tearing down their makeshift shelters. The demonstrators camped out in the area for two weeks as part of […]

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Chicago Police Arrest More Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The midwestern U.S. city of Chicago has been the scene of another protest linked to the Occupy Wall Street movement. About 130 protesters were arrested early Sunday for their failure to leave the city’s Grant Park after closing time. Sunday’s arrests came one week after another 175 protesters were arrested for a similar act of […]

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Italian Police Roundup Suspected Rioters

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Italian police carried out raids Monday to arrest suspected rioters from violent weekend protests. Security officials said the riots were some of the worst street violence Rome has seen in years. Officials said scores of people were injured and property was damaged. There were no reported fatalities in Saturday’s unrest. The protests began as peaceful […]

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NYC Police Arrest Wall Street Protesters

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police in New York City have arrested several Occupy Wall Street protesters who were marching down the streets of the financial district. The march and arrests came after the protesters learned early Friday that they would be allowed to stay in the park where they are camped, instead of having to clear out the area […]

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Owners of Wall Street-Area Park Calls Off Plans to Clean Protest Site

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The deputy mayor of New York says officials have postponed the planned clean up of a financial district park where Occupy Wall Street protesters have been camped for a month. The protesters had earlier been told to leave privately-owned Zucotti Park by early Friday morning so the owners could clean the area, which they say […]

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NYC Demonstrators Vow to Resist Order to Leave Protest Site

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protest movement in New York City are facing an early Friday morning deadline to end their sit-in at a privately-owned park near the city’s financial district, setting up a potential showdown with authorities. The company that owns Zucotti Park, which is open to the public 24 hours a day, […]

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Poland’s Solidarity Leader Invited to Join New York Protesters

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Polish president and workers’ rights activist Lech Walesa says he is going to New York to support the Occupy Wall Street movement. Mr. Walesa told a Polish newspaper Wednesday he has received an invitation by protest organizer Matthew Blair. The former union organizer said that as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize he […]

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Unions, Students Join Anti-Wall Street Protest

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of anti-Wall Street demonstrators, backed by organized labor, have massed in New York City’s financial district, in a protest against what they see as inequality in the U.S. economy. Labor unions and community organizers joined the protest Wednesday to denounce unemployment, corporate money’s influence in politics, and the 2008 bailouts to large Wall Street […]

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