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Teenager Killed During Chile Strike

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Chilean teenager has died after being shot during massive protests pressing for education reform. Authorities said Friday that 16-year-old Manuel Gutierrez was shot during a confrontation with police. Family members blamed police for firing the shot that killed Gutierrez, a charge authorities denied. Meanwhile, President Sebastian Pinera called for peace and proposed a dialogue […]

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Chileans Strike for Second Day

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of protesters turned out in Chile’s capital, Santiago, Thursday, on the second day of a two-day national strike to press for education reform. Government officials say at least 42 people were injured during the previous night as protesters clashed with police. Authorities said at least some of the injured were police officers, […]

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Chileans Brace for 2nd Day of Strike for Education Reform

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Chile are set for a second day of demonstrations in support of a 48-hour national strike to press for education reform. Government officials say 36 people were injured Wednesday when protesters clashed with police, who were trying to shut down demonstrations in the capital of Santiago. Officials say 348 people were arrested following […]

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Chileans Strike for Education Reform

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters have barricaded streets and burned tires in Chile’s capital, Santiago, amid a 48-hour strike to press for education reform. Police and protesters clashed Wednesday, as the government tried to shut down demonstrations in some parts of the city. Reports from Santiago say business in most parts of the city was un-interrupted, with public transportation […]

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Verizon Workers End Strike Without New Contract

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of unionized Verizon workers in the United States are set to return to work Monday after ending a 2-week strike, even though there is no agreement on a new contract. Unions representing 45,000 workers from in the eastern U.S. say the strike was called off after Verizon agreed to negotiations on key […]

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South Africa Municipal Workers Strike Over Pay

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Municipal services have stopped or slowed across South Africa, where union workers have gone on strike calling for higher pay. More than 150,000 workers with the South African Municipal Workers Union went on strike Monday calling for an 18 percent pay increase. The action affects bus routes, trash collection, water distribution and public health clinics, […]

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US-Led Forces Kill Taliban Militants Behind Helicopter Attack

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan says coalition forces killed the Taliban militants responsible for last week’s helicopter crash in which 30 American and eight Afghan troops died. He also says the insurgent leader who was the target of the initial operation remains at large. In a videoconference from Kabul Wednesday, General […]

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US-Led Forces Kill Taliban Militants Behind Helicopter Attack

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan Wednesday said coalition forces killed the Taliban insurgents responsible for last week’s helicopter crash in which 30 American and eight Afghan troops died. In a videoconference from Kabul, General John Allen said his forces had followed the insurgents since the August 6 incident in central Wardak […]

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Airstrike Kills Afghan Taliban Militants Who Downed Helicopter

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan says an airstrike has killed the militants responsible for last week’s helicopter crash that killed 38 Americans and Afghans. Insurgents shot down the Chinook helicopter in the central Afghan province of Wardak on Saturday. Thirty American troops, including members of the elite Navy SEALS, were killed […]

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Airstrike Kills Taliban Militants Who Downed Helicopter

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan says an airstrike has killed the militants responsible for last week’s helicopter crash that killed 38 Americans and Afghans. Insurgents shot down the Chinook helicopter in the central Afghan province of Wardak on Saturday. Thirty American troops, including members of the elite Navy SEALS, were killed along with […]

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