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S.Korean Media Project Park as Next President

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean media are projecting that conservative candidate Park Geun-hye has won Wednesday’s election, which would make her the first ever female president in the country’s history. With partial returns counted, at least three major South Korean media outlets are projecting a narrow victory for Park, the five-term lawmaker and 60-year-old daughter of South Korean […]

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Iraqi President Improving After Stroke

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say President Jalal Talabani is showing signs of improvement and responding to treatment after being hospitalized for a stroke. Deputy Health Minister Issam Namiq said Wednesday that medical teams from Germany and Iran have arrived to help with the Mr. Talabani’s care and that a British team was on its way to Iraq. […]

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S.Korean Exit Polls Suggest Tight Presidential Race

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Exit polls from Wednesday’s presidential election in South Korea give a slight edge to conservative candidate Park Geun-hye, but the race appeared too close to call as voting wrapped up. The polls suggest that Park, who would become South Korea’s first-ever female president, won 50.1 percent of the vote, compared to 48.9 percent for her […]

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Fresh Attacks on Polio Workers in Pakistan

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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World health officials have suspended a polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan, after a series of attacks on polio workers left at least eight people dead. The World Health Organization and UNICEF directed health workers to stop the nationwide vaccination program, on Wednesday, after unidentified gunmen opened fire on members of at least three more polio […]

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S.Korean Poll Stations Open In Presidential Election

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters are headed to the polls for South Korea’s closely contested presidential election, which pits the daughter of a former military ruler against a former human rights lawyer. Despite frigid winter weather, initial turnout was strong as polls opened Wednesday. Voting ends at 6 pm and results are expected later in the day. Opinion surveys […]

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Obama Backs Assault Weapons Ban; Town Buries More Shooting Victims

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says President Barack Obama is “actively supportive” of planned legislation reinstating a national ban on assault weapons — one of several demands by gun control supporters revived in the wake of last week’s school massacre in Connecticut. White House spokesman Jay Carney spoke Tuesday, as the shattered community of Newtown, Connecticut continued […]

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S.Korean Poll Stations Open In Presidential Election

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Polls opened early Wednesday in South Korea’s closely contested presidential election, which pits the daughter of a former military ruler against a former human rights lawyer. Voting will end at 6 pm local time and results are expected later in the day. Opinion surveys released last week showed Park Geun-hye of the conservative ruling New […]

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Schools Reopen in US Town Where Mass Shooting Occurred

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Students returned to school in a small Connecticut town Tuesday, except for those who went to Sandy Hook Elementary, where one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history took place. Schools in Newtown, Connecticut, opened two hours late as parents, educators and police hoped to resume some normalcy, four days after a gunman opened […]

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Schools Reopen in US Town Where Mass Shooting Occurred

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Students returned to school in a small Connecticut town Tuesday, except for those who went to Sandy Hook Elementary, where one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history took place. Schools in Newtown, Connecticut, opened two hours late as parents, educators and police hoped to resume some normalcy, four days after a gunman opened […]

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Schools Reopen in US Town Where Mass Shooting Occurred

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Students returned to school Tuesday in Newtown, Connecticut, as the small northeastern town reels from one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. Schools opened two hours late as parents, educators and police hoped to resume some normalcy, four days after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school, killing 20 children and six […]

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