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Brahimi: Without Diplomacy, Syria Conflict May Kill 100,000

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned 100,000 people could die in Syria in the next year unless world powers press the Syrian government and rebels to negotiate an end to their 21-month conflict. Speaking Sunday in Cairo, Brahimi said the warring sides are not speaking to each other, despite his recent intensified diplomatic efforts […]

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19 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southwestern Pakistan say a bomb blast has hit a convoy of three buses, killing at least 19 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims. Authorities say 25 other people were wounded Sunday – some seriously – in the remotely-triggered explosion in Baluchistan province’s Mastung district. One bus was destroyed and another badly damaged. Officials say the bus […]

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Indian Rape Victim is Cremated

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 12:00 am (UTC-5)
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The body of the woman whose gang rape has triggered an outpouring of grief and anger across India has been cremated in a private ceremony. The young woman’s body was flown home from Singapore after her death Saturday. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, head of the ruling Congress party, were at the […]

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Body of Indian Rape Victim Returns Home

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The body of a woman whose gang rape provoked violent protests in India arrived in New Delhi early Sunday. The 23-year-old unidentified woman died of severe organ failure in a Singapore hospital after suffering internal injuries and brain damage in the attack. Indian authorities have charged six men with murder. Police say the men could […]

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4 Killed in Plane Crash in Moscow

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian passenger plane slid off a runway and and crashed onto a highway outside a Moscow airport Saturday, killing four of the eight crew members on board. The Russian-made TU-204 aircraft was flying back from the Czech Republic as it tried to land at Vnukovo Airport. After sliding off the runway, the plane broke […]

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6 Charged With Murder in Death of Indian Rape Victim

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities have charged six men with murder, following the death of a student who was brutally gang-raped earlier this month on a bus in New Delhi. Police say the men could face the death penalty if convicted. The 23-year-old woman died early Saturday of severe organ failure at a hospital in Singapore. She underwent […]

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6 Charged With Murder in Death of Indian Rape Victim

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities have charged six men with murder, following the death of an student who was brutally gang-raped earlier this month on a bus in New Delhi. Police say the six men could face the death penalty if convicted. The 23-year-old woman died early Saturday of severe organ failure at a hospital in Singapore. She […]

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Peace Envoy in Moscow for Talks on Syria

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The joint U.N.-Arab League peace envoy has met Russia’s foreign minister in Moscow in an end-of-the-year bid to find a resolution to the crisis in Syria. Lakhdar Brahimi and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov met Saturday in Moscow where the peace envoy talked about his recent round of discussions with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian […]

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Indian Rape Victim Dies in Singapore Hospital

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Indian student brutally gang-raped earlier this month on a bus in New Delhi has died in a Singapore hospital. A statement from the Hospital said the 23-year-old woman “died peacefully” early Saturday. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he is “deeply saddened” by the young woman’s death. He said the emotions the case has […]

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Obama ‘Modestly Optimistic’ on Last-Minute Fiscal Deal

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is “modestly optimistic” that a deal can be reached with Congress to avert a looming set of tax hikes and spending cuts that threaten to plunge the U.S. economy back into recession. Mr. Obama told reporters Friday that Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic Senator Harry Reid were working […]

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