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Indian Rape Victim Dies in Singapore Hospital

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Indian student who was brutally gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi has died in a Singapore hospital. A statement from the Mount Elizabeth Hospital said the 23-year-old “died peacefully” early Saturday. The hospital CEO, Dr. Kelvin Loh, said the doctors had fought “for her life including putting her on maximum artificial ventilation support, […]

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Obama, Congressional Leaders Hold Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama held talks Friday with top congressional leaders, in a bid to avert the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax hikes and federal spending cuts. President Obama met at the White House with the Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate — Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, respectively — and House Speaker John […]

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Obama, Congressional Leaders Meet For Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting at the White House with top congressional leaders, in a bid to avert the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax hikes and federal spending cuts. The president called the meeting with the leadership in the House and Senate days before the changes are set to begin January 1. If there […]

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Singapore Hospital: Indian Rape Victim’s Condition Deteriorates

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Singapore hospital treating the Indian student who was brutally gang-raped in New Delhi says the woman “has taken a turn for the worse.” The CEO of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Dr. Kelvin Loh, issued an update on the 23-year-old’s medical condition late Friday, saying “her vital signs are deteriorating with signs of severe organ failure.” […]

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Singapore Hospital: Indian Rape Victim’s Condition Deteriorates

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Singapore hospital treating the Indian student who was brutally gang-raped in New Delhi says the woman “has taken a turn for the worse.” The CEO of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Dr. Kelvin Loh, issued an update on the 23-year-old’s medical condition late Friday, saying “her vital signs are deteriorating with signs of severe organ failure.” […]

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Indian Rape Victim is “Fighting for Her Life”

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Singapore hospital treating the Indian student who was brutally gang-raped in New Delhi says the young woman is fighting for her life and has suffered a “significant brain injury.” The CEO of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Dr. Kelvin Loh, issued a statement early Friday saying the 23-year-old woman is “struggling against all odds” and continues […]

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Iraqi Sunnis Hold Mass Protest Against Shiite-Led Gov’t

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in a Sunni-dominated western province, the latest in a series of demonstrations against the country’s Shi’ite-led government. The protesters blockaded a main highway Friday in Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, holding placards and chanting slogans against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. […]

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Russia Acquits Prison Official in Magnitsky Death

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian court has acquitted a top prison official charged in the death of whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009. The Tverskoy court Friday found Dmitry Kratov not guilty of negligence in causing Magnitsky’s death. Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer died in prison after exposing an official corruption ring involved in the embezzlement of $250 million […]

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Indian Rape Victim is ‘Struggling Against the Odds’

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Singapore hospital that is treating the Indian student who was brutally gang raped in New Delhi earlier this month says the young woman is fighting for her life and has suffered a “significant brain injury.” Kelvin Loh, CEO of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, said Friday that in addition to the brain injury, the 23-year-old victim […]

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Gulf War Commander Schwarzkopf Dies at 78

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Retired Army General Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78. Schwarzkopf died Thursday from complications from pneumonia in Tampa, Florida, where he lived in retirement. A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as “Stormin’ Norman” because of […]

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