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World Reacts to US School Shooting

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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The shooting rampage at a U.S. elementary school Friday in Newtown, Connecticut that left 28 people dead, including 20 young children, has prompted reactions of shock and sympathy from around the world. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard described the attack as an “incomprehensible act of evil.” She said that like U.S. President Barack Obama and […]

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World’s Oldest Person Dies at 116

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The woman listed as the world’s oldest person has died at the age of 116. Besse Cooper was one of only a handful of people recognized by the Guiness World Records to have ever lived to that age. She died Tuesday about 70 kilometers outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Her son Sidney Cooper said she was […]

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OECD Sees ‘Uneven” Global Economic Recovery

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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A new report says the world’s economy will make “a hesitant and uneven recovery” over the next two years. A group representing 34 of the world’s largest economies — the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — predicted Tuesday that the global economy would advance 3.4 percent in 2013. That would be up […]

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World Leaders Send Obama Congratulations, Challenges

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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World leaders are sending their congratulations to U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term Tuesday in a tightly contested race with challenger Mitt Romney. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he “warmly congratulates” Mr. Obama and looks forward to continuing to work together “in the spirit of the enduring partnership between the United States […]

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World Leaders Send Obama Congratulations, Challenges

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders are sending in their congratulations to U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term Tuesday in a tightly contested race with Republican challenger Mitt Romney. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he “warmly congratulates” Mr. Obama and looks forward to continuing to work together “in the spirit of the enduring partnership between the […]

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World Leaders Send Obama Congratulations, Challenges

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders are sending in their congratulations to U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term Tuesday in a tightly contested race with Republican challenger Mitt Romney. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he “warmly congratulates” Mr. Obama and looks forward to continuing to work together “in the spirit of the enduring partnership between the […]

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World Leaders Send Obama Congratulations, Challenges

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders are sending in their congratulations to U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term Tuesday in a tightly contested race with Republican challenger Mitt Romney. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he “warmly congratulates” Mr. Obama and looks forward to continuing to work together “in the spirit of the enduring partnership between the […]

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World Leaders Send Obama Congratulations, Challenges

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders are sending in their congratulations to U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term Tuesday in a tightly contested race with Republican challenger Mitt Romney. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he “warmly congratulates” Mr. Obama and looks forward to continuing to work together “in the spirit of the enduring partnership between the […]

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World Bank Approves First Burma Aid in 25 Years

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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For the first time in 25 years the World Bank has approved a grant for Burma and developed a strategy for helping the government improve its economic management. The bank issued a statement Thursday saying the $80 million grant is for infrastructure projects in poor rural areas. World Bank president Jim Yong Kim said he […]

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Giants Sweep Tigers to win World Series

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series, defeating the Detroit Tigers in four consecutive games to become the champions of Major League Baseball. The Giants needed extra innings to get the 4-3 win in Sunday’s clinching game of the best-of-7 series. It is their second championship in three years. The Giants had to […]

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