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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Loses Ministers As Abenomics Reforms Come ...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Loses Ministers As Abenomics Reforms Come ... Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lost two ministers yesterday. And the opposition, scenting blood, is out for more heads. The resignations of trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi, once tipped to be the country's first woman PM, and justice minister M
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Nobel Laureate To Be Honored In Philadelphia

Nobel Laureate To Be Honored In Philadelphia When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls' education, she will do so as the world's youngest Nobel laureate. Organizers of the Liberty Medal ceremony didn't know that would be the case when they decide
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Kate To Greet Singapore President

Kate To Greet Singapore President The Duchess of Cambridge is expected today to take part in her first royal engagement since it was announced she is expecting her second child. The Duchess of Cambridge will join the royal party. Tweet. The president of Singapore will be formall
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Jerusalem Post

Ya'alon: Israel Can't Allow Gaza Reconstruction If Hamas Rebuilds Infiltration Tunnels

Ya'alon: Israel Can't Allow Gaza Reconstruction If Hamas Rebuilds Infiltration Tunnels Israel will not allow construction materials to enter the Gaza Strip if Hamas rebuilds infiltration tunnels destroyed by the IDF during Operation Protective Edge, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said on Monday. During a meeting with UN Secretary-General B
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Daily Mail

Salisbury Joins Milan And Vienna In Being A Top Ten Best Place To Visit During 2015

Salisbury Joins Milan And Vienna In Being A Top Ten Best Place To Visit During 2015 It ranks among Britain's smallest cities but Salisbury in Wiltshire is tipped as one of the world's best places to visit next year. It has made a top ten cities list chosen by travel guide Lonely Planet among the likes of Washington, Milan and Vienna. Ac
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Yahoo News UK

Kate To Greet Singapore President

Kate To Greet Singapore President The Duchess of Cambridge is expected today to take part in her first royal engagement since it was announced she is expecting her second child. The president of Singapore will be formally welcomed to the UK by the Queen and the Duke and Duchess o
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The News International

Five-Member Lhc Bench To Hear Case Against Anchorperson

Five-Member Lhc Bench To Hear Case Against Anchorperson LAHORE: A five-member larger bench of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday (today) would hear a case against a television anchorperson Mubashar Lucman for his alleged contemptuous programme. A single bench comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali ...
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Fox News

New Video Appears To Show Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Praying To Allah

New Video Appears To Show Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Praying To Allah A new video believed to be from Nigerian terror group Boko Haram appears to show more than 100 kidnapped Christian schoolgirls praying to Allah, and the Islamic terror group's leader – who was reportedly negotiating with the government – saying he will .
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Reuters

Israel Brings Arms Ship To Dock, Hopes To Shame Iran

Israel Brings Arms Ship To Dock, Hopes To Shame Iran EILAT, Israel (Reuters) - A ship seized by the Israeli navy on suspicion of smuggling arms from Iran to the Gaza Strip docked on Saturday in Israel, which planned to put the cargo on display in hope of denting Tehran's rapprochement with the West. The Kl
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USA TODAY

Rescue Underway For Icebound Ship In Antarctica

Rescue Underway For Icebound Ship In Antarctica CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A long-awaited rescue of passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week finally got under way on Thursday, with a helicopter that is expected to fly passengers to a nearby vesse
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Wall Street Journal

Us General Warns Of Risks If Karzai Delays Deal

Us General Warns Of Risks If Karzai Delays Deal KABUL—The Afghan president's push to delay a security pact with the U.S. has undermined confidence in Afghanistan's future, testing international support for the country at a crucial moment, the U.S.-led coalition's top commander said. Enlarge Image. c
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The News International

Nearly 700 Immigrants Rescued Off Italy

Nearly 700 Immigrants Rescued Off Italy ROME: Nearly 700 refugees have been rescued off Sicily in five operations, Italy's coast guard said Friday, as European leaders grapple with the issue of illegal immigration at a European Union summit. Coast guard patrol boats, navy vessels and a ...
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TIME

Lesus Christ! Vatican Misspells “Jesus” On 6000 Papal Medals

Lesus Christ! Vatican Misspells “Jesus” On 6000 Papal Medals The Vatican had to withdraw more than 6,000 papal medals that went on sale Tuesday which spelled “Jesus” as “Lesus.” The Telegraph reports that four medallions, commemorating the beginning of Pope Francis' papacy, were sold before the typo was ...
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Xinhua

Nw China Hornet Attacks Leave 42 Dead

Nw China Hornet Attacks Leave 42 Dead BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- An unusual spate of hornet attacks in northwest China's Shaanxi Province has injured a total of 1,640 people, 42 of them fatally, the top health authority said on Thursday. Among the people injured in the attacks, which began
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Houston Chronicle

Arm Cut Off Of Reagan Statue In Poland

Arm Cut Off Of Reagan Statue In Poland WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police were searching on Wednesday for a vandal who damaged a bronze statue of Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II in the Polish city of Gdansk by cutting off one arm of the former U.S. president and stealing it. The statu
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The Republic

Activists: Clashes With Al-Qaida Rebels In Damascus Suburb Kill 12 Syrian Troops

Activists: Clashes With Al-Qaida Rebels In Damascus Suburb Kill 12 Syrian Troops BEIRUT — Activists say heavy clashes between Syrian troops and al-Qaida-linked fighters in northern Damascus have killed at least 12 soldiers and pro-government militiamen. The fighting comes as international weapons inspectors are in Damascus t
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The Hindu

Putin Nominated For 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Putin Nominated For 2014 Nobel Peace Prize President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by a Russian advocacy group for his key role in preventing a US missile strike on Syria and initiatives to dismantle Damascus' chemical weapons. The International Academy of ...
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Wall Street Journal

Ramachandra Guha On 'gandhi Before India'

Ramachandra Guha On 'gandhi Before India' Author and historian Ramachandra Guha is a leading authority on Indian history and has just published a new work chronicling the life of Mohandas Gandhi before he became the Mahatma. In “Gandhi Before India,” Mr. Guha explores the time the leader of ...
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Reuters

Egypt Army Chief Calls For Quick Transition To Election

Egypt Army Chief Calls For Quick Transition To Election By Maggie Fick. CAIRO | Tue Oct 1, 2013 6:08pm EDT. CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's army chief called on Tuesday for a quick transition to elections in order to restore stability to the country, while supporters of the Islamist president he ousted, Mohamed Mur
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BBC News

Bangladesh Mp Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury To Hang For War Crimes

Bangladesh Mp Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury To Hang For War Crimes An MP for Bangladesh's main opposition party has been sentenced to death by a war crimes court for charges including murder and genocide during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, the first member of th
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Court Convicts 2 Former Bihar Leaders Of Swindling Indian State Of Funds For Cattle ...

Court Convicts 2 Former Bihar Leaders Of Swindling Indian State Of Funds For Cattle ... PATNA, India – Two former chief ministers of an Indian state were convicted Monday of embezzling millions of dollars in the 1990s with bogus bills for cattle feed. The verdict in the 15-year-old "fodder scam" case could make Lalu Prasad, now a member of 
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OPB News

Remarks On Women's Ovaries Expose Saudi Cleric To Ridicule

Remarks On Women's Ovaries Expose Saudi Cleric To Ridicule A Saudi cleric who warned women against driving cars by saying it could harm their ovaries is facing criticism and mockery. The comments of Sheikh Saleh al-Luhaydan came a month before a planned day of disobedience, with activists encouraging wome
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ABC Online

What Is Al Shabaab And What Are The Al Qaeda-Linked Terrorist Group's Motives?

What Is Al Shabaab And What Are The Al Qaeda-Linked Terrorist Group's Motives? With Kenya's military saying it has successfully freed most of the hostages who were trapped in a shopping mall during a siege carried out by members of Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab, we take a closer look at the Somali terrorist group. Al Shabaab is a Soma
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New York Times

Kenya Mall Carnage Shows Shabab Resilience

Kenya Mall Carnage Shows Shabab Resilience Published: September 22, 2013. NAIROBI, Kenya — The ferocious armed political movement known as the Shabab is on the ropes in Somalia, losing territory and influence in its home country. Lens Blog. Witness to a Massacre in a Nairobi Mall. Tyler Hicks, a 
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New York Times (blog)

Obama In Russia To Meet World Leaders Amid Syria Tension

Obama In Russia To Meet World Leaders Amid Syria Tension ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — President Obama arrived in this czarist-era capital on Thursday for an international summit meeting officially focused on economics but unofficially absorbed by America's growing estrangement with Russia and looming 
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Haaretz (blog)

Israel's Right-Wingers Are Living In Denial

Israel's Right-Wingers Are Living In Denial Israel's political class has largely chosen to ignore the U.K. parliament's ringing endorsement to recognize Palestine as a state last week. It seems Israel's leaders hope the rising wave of European determination to stop Israel's creeping annexati
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Jerusalem Post

State Department: Us Government Shutdown Could Threaten Military Aid To Israel

State Department: Us Government Shutdown Could Threaten Military Aid To Israel The US federal government shutdown could have direct repercussions on the transfer of US aid to Israel, US State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday. "The impact of the shutdown could threaten our ability t
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New York Times

Israel Gutman, Who Survived And Documented Holocaust, Dies At 90

Israel Gutman, Who Survived And Documented Holocaust, Dies At 90 Published: October 1, 2013. JERUSALEM — Israel Gutman, who took part in the Warsaw ghetto uprising, survived three Nazi concentration camps and became a prominent historian of the Holocaust, died on Tuesday at his home here. He was
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New York Times (blog)

Video Of Israel And Iran Sparring At Un

Video Of Israel And Iran Sparring At Un Following an extended attack on the credibility of Iran's new president by Israel's prime minister in an address to the United Nations on Tuesday, an Iranian diplomat exercised his country's right to reply with scathing remarks of his own, as
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Haaretz

No Fear Of Us Pressure On Israel

No Fear Of Us Pressure On Israel The United States is not about to apply any pressure on Israel; not as long as the weapons manufacturer's lobby, the Bible Belt, and Jewish votes and financial power are seen as 'U.S. public opinion.' By Amira Hass | Oct. 1, 2013 | 9:27 P
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Aljazeera.com

Iran Fm Accuses Israel's Netanyahu Of Lying

Iran Fm Accuses Israel's Netanyahu Of Lying The Iranian foreign minister has accused the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of lying about Iran's nuclear ambitions by dismissing Tehran's statements as "charm offensive". "We have seen nothing from Netanyahu but lies and actions to deceiv
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BBC News

Can Israel Convince West To Stay Sceptical Over Iran?

Can Israel Convince West To Stay Sceptical Over Iran? When the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, addressed the UN General Assembly last year he took with him a prop - a cartoon graphic of the Israeli view of Iran's progress towards making a nuclear weapon. The information was contained on
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Jerusalem Post

A Carefully Crafted Us-Israel Message On Iran

A Carefully Crafted Us-Israel Message On Iran During the joint statement in the Oval Office following that meeting, Netanyahu “lectured” the president about exactly why it was impossible for Israel to return to the “indefensible” pre-1967 lines, which Obama had called for the day before, albe
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New York Times

Israel: Egyptian Rescuer Is Honored

Israel: Egyptian Rescuer Is Honored An Egyptian doctor who hid a Jewish woman in a cabin he owned in Berlin during World War II has become the first Arab honored as part of the “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial. Starting in 1942, the doctor
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ABC News

Israeli Holocaust Historian Israel Gutman Dies

Israeli Holocaust Historian Israel Gutman Dies Israel Gutman, who survived the Nazi atrocities of World War II and dedicated his life to researching the Holocaust, has died in Jerusalem. He was 90. Gutman was born in Warsaw in 1923 and fought in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943, where he was 
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Jerusalem Post

Former Israel Ambassador To The Un Calls It "the Citadel Of Hypocrisy"

Former Israel Ambassador To The Un Calls It "the Citadel Of Hypocrisy" Gillerman, who was only the second Israeli after Abba Eban to serve as vice president of the UN General Assembly, said the UN has three standards – one for democracy, one for totalitarian states and another for Israel. Reviewing developments in t
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Washington Post

Israel's Netanyahu Warns Obama Not To Be Fooled By Iran's Overtures

Israel's Netanyahu Warns Obama Not To Be Fooled By Iran's Overtures Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned President Obama not to be fooled by overtures from Iran that have led the administration to pursue talks aimed at halting the country's nuclear weapons ambitions. Speaking to reporters in th
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Jerusalem Post

Iranian Analysts: Israel Takes 'cheap Shot' At Delegitimizing Rouhani

Iranian Analysts: Israel Takes 'cheap Shot' At Delegitimizing Rouhani An Iranian newspaper on Monday said Israel had taken a "cheap shot" at delegitimizing the Islamic Republic's recent "charm offensive" at the UN General Assembly with the timing of an announcement of the arrest of an alleged Iranian spy operating
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USA TODAY

Israel Says It Has Caught Alleged Iranian Spy

Israel Says It Has Caught Alleged Iranian Spy JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's domestic security service says it has arrested a Belgian citizen of Iranian origin who it claims has admitted he was sent to Israel to spy for Iran. A statement by the Shin Bet says Ali Mansouri, who entered Israel under the ...
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Huffington Post

Israeli Soldier Killed By Palestinian In West Bank Could Jeopardize Peace Talks

Israeli Soldier Killed By Palestinian In West Bank Could Jeopardize Peace Talks JERUSALEM — A Palestinian lured an Israeli soldier to a village in the West Bank and killed him with the intention of trading the body for his jailed brother, Israel's intelligence agency said Saturday. The killing further sours the atmosphere for U
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Jerusalem Post

Fatah Army Urges Palestinians To Terrorize Israel On Yom Kippur

Fatah Army Urges Palestinians To Terrorize Israel On Yom Kippur Declaring Friday as a day of “popular mobilization against the cowardly Zionist occupier,” the group called for initiating confrontations with Israel at the border crossings between Palestinian territories and Israel. “We call upon our people
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Chron.com

Suspect In Va. Abduction Charged In Dc Area Rape

Suspect In Va. Abduction Charged In Dc Area Rape Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department. Searchers found human remains on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, that could be those of the University of Virgini
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Valley News

Long Steps Down, Continues Election Bid

Long Steps Down, Continues Election Bid Murrieta Mayor Alan Long announced his resignation during a press conference held at Murrieta City Hall Monday, Oct. 20, citing distractions from the recent accident and DUI allegations against him and concern for the city as the reasons for stepping
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WCVB Boston

Pistorius Sentenced; Ebola Protective Gear: 10 Things To Know

Pistorius Sentenced; Ebola Protective Gear: 10 Things To Know Officials are advising full head-to-toe protection for health workers treating patients after two nurses contracted the deadly virus in Texas. 3. HOW THE MINIMUM WAGE COULD HELP DEMOCRATS IN NOVEMBER Ballot questions on raising the lowest lega
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Washington Post

California Mayor Resigns After Injury Car Crash

California Mayor Resigns After Injury Car Crash MURRIETA, Calif. — The mayor of this Southern California city announced his resignation Monday in the wake of his arrest for an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders. Alan Long said he would step down from the City Council but onl
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KING5.com

Wa Supreme Court To Hear Civil Suit Against Backpage.com

Wa Supreme Court To Hear Civil Suit Against Backpage.com OLYMPIA, Wash. - Tuesday afternoon the Washington State Supreme Court is set to hear a civil suit filed against Backpage.com. Loading… Post to Facebook. WA Supreme Court to hear civil suit against Backpage.com OLYMPIA, Wash. - Tuesday afternoo
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STLtoday.com

California Mayor Resigns After Injury Car Crash

California Mayor Resigns After Injury Car Crash MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a Southern California city has resigned after his arrest for an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders. The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1t3xg9g ) says Murrieta Mayor Alan Lon
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Democrats Love Seeing Minimum Wage On The Ballot

Democrats Love Seeing Minimum Wage On The Ballot (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014 file photo, protesters participate in a rally outside a McDonald's on Chicago's south side as labor organizers escalate their campaign raise the minimum wage for employees to $15 an
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San Jose Mercury News

Minimum Wage In Mountain View To Jump From $9 An Hour To $10.50 This Summer

Minimum Wage In Mountain View To Jump From $9 An Hour To $10.50 This Summer Workers who receive a minimum hourly wage in Mountain View will get a boost in pay on July 1, 2015. At its Oct. 9 meeting, the Mountain View City Council followed San Jose's lead by voting 6-1, with John Inks dissenting, to increase the minimum wage i
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Valley News Live

Jury Retrial To Begin On Whether Jodi Arias Should Get Life Or Death Sentence

Jury Retrial To Begin On Whether Jodi Arias Should Get Life Or Death Sentence By Michael Martinez CNN. (CNN) -- Jodi Arias and her legal team will begin fighting for her life this week when a new jury hears opening arguments on whether she should receive a life or death sentence for her murder conviction. It's been a long lega
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Fox News

Wyoming, Scene Of Infamous Matthew Shepard Murder, Prepares To Allow Same ...

Wyoming, Scene Of Infamous Matthew Shepard Murder, Prepares To Allow Same ... CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming stood poised Tuesday to become the latest state to allow gay marriage, bringing the national wave of expanded rights for same-sex couples to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard still influences nationa
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TV8

Reports: Televangelist Urged Vasectomies, Abortion - Wchs

Reports: Televangelist Urged Vasectomies, Abortion - Wchs AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A newspaper reports that Ohio televangelist Ernest Angley advised church members not to have children, encouraged people to shun those who leave the fold and used free labor at his for-profit businesses. The reports were based o
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MiamiHerald.com

California Mayor Resigns After Injury Car Crash

California Mayor Resigns After Injury Car Crash The mayor of this Southern California city announced his resignation Monday in the wake of his arrest for an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders. Alan Long said he would step down from the City Council but only for the current te
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Reuters

Thirteen High School Volleyball Players Hurt In Missouri Bus Crash

Thirteen High School Volleyball Players Hurt In Missouri Bus Crash (Reuters) - Thirteen high school girls on a Missouri volleyball team were injured on Monday when their bus collided with a car on the way to a tournament, the school said. The girls from Raymore-Peculiar High School were taken to local hospitals wit
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Houston Chronicle

Navy Names Ship In Honor Of Astronaut John Glenn

Navy Names Ship In Honor Of Astronaut John Glenn SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military on Saturday christened a Navy logistics ship in honor of John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. The former Ohio senator attended the ceremony in San Diego at General Dynamics' National Steel and Shipbuildin
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CNN

Police: Teacher Brought Marijuana-Laced Food To After-Work Potluck

Police: Teacher Brought Marijuana-Laced Food To After-Work Potluck (CNN) -- Police in Northern California have arrested an elementary schoolteacher after she allegedly brought marijuana-laced food to an after-hours employee potluck dinner. Teresa Gilmete Badger, a 47-year-old teacher at Matthew Turner Elementar
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San Francisco Chronicle

Fla. Pop. On Verge Of Surpassing New York State's

Fla. Pop. On Verge Of Surpassing New York State's ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York State in population, becoming the nation's third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth. Census figures released earlier this week showed New Yor
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USA TODAY

Marines Delay Female Fitness Plan After Half Fail

Marines Delay Female Fitness Plan After Half Fail WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizin
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Bismarck Tribune

Judge Orders Man To Write 'boys Do Not Hit Girls'

Judge Orders Man To Write 'boys Do Not Hit Girls' The Montana judge who said a teen rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" has sentenced a man convicted of punching his girlfriend to write "Boys do not hit girls" 5,000 times. District Judge G. Todd Baugh also sentenced 27-year-old Pace
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Washington Post

5 Things To Know About Tracking Santa's Journey

5 Things To Know About Tracking Santa's Journey PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — For kids who can't wait for Santa to arrive, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has a Christmas treat. Visions of sugar plums can be augmented by a check on the fat man's progress around the globe on ...
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Philly.com

Man Cited After Tossing Cash At Mall Of America

Man Cited After Tossing Cash At Mall Of America BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Bloomington police cited a 29-year-old man for disorderly conduct for tossing 1,000 dollar bills over an upper floor railing at the Mall of America. Serge Vorobyov (ser-JAY vo-roh-BEE-ov), of Apple Valley, admitted throwing th
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Salt Lake Tribune

Obama Visits Activists Fasting For Immigration

Obama Visits Activists Fasting For Immigration Washington • President Barack Obama on Friday told activists who are fasting to protest House inaction on immigration legislation that their "commitment to change" ultimately will help pressure lawmakers to act. On the day after the U.S. holiday o
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USA TODAY

Michelle Obama Has No Interest In Being President

Michelle Obama Has No Interest In Being President Here's one first lady who has no interest in being president. "I absolutely don't" have the patience for the job, first lady Michelle Obama told Barbara Walters of ABC News. Walters touched off the discussion by asking President Obama: Don't you think th
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Mormon Bishop Disguises Himself As Homeless Man To Teach Congregation About ...

Mormon Bishop Disguises Himself As Homeless Man To Teach Congregation About ... Makeup artist Tara Starling documented her work to transform Bishop David Musselman to appear battered and homeless on Nov. 24. Tara Starling's Facebook page. Summary. Bishop David Musselman did not receive his usual greetings as he approache
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Ill. Tornado Survivor On Anguished Quest For Cards Late Brother Asked Her To Give ...

Ill. Tornado Survivor On Anguished Quest For Cards Late Brother Asked Her To Give ... ST. LOUIS – Annmarie Klein know she's blessed to have survived the tornado that leveled her family's central Illinois home, and she understands most of the things they lost can be replaced. That's not true for a mint green box that contained three
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Police: Ny Deli Owners Stole $1M Lottery Ticket

Police: Ny Deli Owners Stole $1M Lottery Ticket Police on New York's Long Island say a deli owner and his son are under arrest for scamming a customer out of a $1 million lottery ticket. Nassau County police say a 34-year-old man bought the ticket Thursday, scratched it off and saw that he was a w
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NBC40

West Braces For More Stormy Weather

West Braces For More Stormy Weather (AP Photo/The Tribune, Laura A. Oda). A school bus drives past a fallen eucalyptus tree in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/City of Redlands). This Nov. 21, 2013 photo released courtesy City of Redlands shows flooding, mud and debris
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Washington Post

Zumba Teacher In Prostitution Bust Set For Release

Zumba Teacher In Prostitution Bust Set For Release ALFRED, Maine — The Zumba instructor who ran a prostitution operation and recorded unsuspecting clients so her business partner could watch is about to be released from jail in Maine. Alexis Wright is expected to be released from the York County jail o
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KTAR.com

Parents: Ny Teacher Note Said Kids Were 'dirty'

Parents: Ny Teacher Note Said Kids Were 'dirty' BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York teacher could be in hot water after sending a note home with her pre-kindergarten students saying some of them were showing up to school so dirty she didn't want to touch them. Parents say the handwritten note was sen
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Seattle Post Intelligencer

Coroner: Tsa Officer Died Minutes After Being Shot

Coroner: Tsa Officer Died Minutes After Being Shot LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coroner's officials say the Transportation Security Administration officer who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport died two to five minutes after he was shot. Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the autopsy report isn't finalize
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ABC News

5 Hurt In Crash Ending With Truck On Nyc Sidewalk

5 Hurt In Crash Ending With Truck On Nyc Sidewalk Authorities say a chain-reaction crash that ended on a sidewalk has critically injured three people in Manhattan. It happened around 1 p.m. Monday at East 102nd Street and Park Avenue in the East Harlem neighborhood. The New York Fire Department say
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USA TODAY

Man's Murder Conviction Tossed After 34 Years In Jail

Man's Murder Conviction Tossed After 34 Years In Jail LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who spent 34 years behind bars for a decades-old killing was freed from jail Friday after his conviction was overturned. Kash Delano Register, 53, walked out of a downtown jail at about 4:30 p.m. and was greeted by famil
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Detectives Find Unidentified Body In Ariz. Desert

Detectives Find Unidentified Body In Ariz. Desert Arizona authorities who have been investigating the disappearance of a 78-year-old suburban Phoenix woman said Saturday they have found an unidentified body in the desert near Gila Bend. This is the same general area where the missing woman'
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West Point Hosts First Wedding Between 2 Men

West Point Hosts First Wedding Between 2 Men Two West Point graduates were married Saturday in the military academy's first wedding between two men. Larry Choate III, class of 2009, married Daniel Lennox, class of 2007, before about 20 guests. Choate, 27, taught Sunday school at the U.S. Militar
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Man Charged In Kentucky Hoa Deaths Kills Himself

Man Charged In Kentucky Hoa Deaths Kills Himself An inmate awaiting trial on charges of killing two men at a homeowners association meeting committed suicide by hanging himself from a bed sheet in his cell, jail officials said. Louisville Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton said in a news release th
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MyFox Philadelphia

5 From Pa. Die As Motorcycles, Suv Crash Near Md.

5 From Pa. Die As Motorcycles, Suv Crash Near Md. WAYNESBORO, Pa. (AP) - A local coroner on Sunday identified five Pennsylvania residents as the victims of a horrific crash involving two motorcycles and an SUV near the Maryland state line. All four people traveling on the motorcycles died, as did Marjor
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5 Die As Motorcycles, Suv Crash In Southern Pa.

5 Die As Motorcycles, Suv Crash In Southern Pa. Five people were killed when two motorcycles collided with an SUV in south-central Pennsylvania near the Maryland line. The five died in the crash Saturday afternoon on a road in the Cumberland Valley, about 70 miles southwest of Harrisburg. Washingto
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For Obama, A Frustrating Health Care Rollout

For Obama, A Frustrating Health Care Rollout Last week, President Barack Obama gathered some of his top advisers in the Oval Office to discuss the problem-plagued rollout of his health care legislation. He told his team the administration had to own up to the fact that there were no excuses for no
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Firefighter Not Charged In Death After Crash

Firefighter Not Charged In Death After Crash A firefighter who ran over and killed a survivor of the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport will not be charged with a crime, prosecutors said Friday. Chinese student Ye Mengyuan, 16, survived the July 6 crash only to be run over
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USA TODAY

Fla. Accidentally Releases Two Convicted Murderers

Fla. Accidentally Releases Two Convicted Murderers A Florida prison accidentally released two inmates from a Panhandle prison who are convicted murderers, according to published reports. An employee who answered the phone early Thursday at the Franklin Correctional Institution in Carrabelle, Fla., sai
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Seattle Post Intelligencer

Normalcy Eludes Many A Year After Sandy Hit Nj

Normalcy Eludes Many A Year After Sandy Hit Nj UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Some families at the Jersey shore still can't go home nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy. Bart Sutton fought with his insurance company over what it would cost to rebuild his flood-damaged home in Union Beach, then gave u
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Bloomberg

Brazil Fixated As 'human Bomb' Revelations Rock Elections

Brazil Fixated As 'human Bomb' Revelations Rock Elections When in April 2012 Paulo Roberto Costa was eased out of his job as the refinery chief for Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4), the state-run oil giant, it was treated as a routine shakeup, with Chief Executive Officer Maria das Gracas Fost
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CNN International

World Cup Worries Grow For Brazil

World Cup Worries Grow For Brazil (CNN) -- Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup suffered a setback Wednesday after a judge asked for the immediate suspension of construction at a host venue for the prestigious soccer tournament due to safety concerns. The Arena de Baixada, als
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Bloomberg

Six Lessons From Blowing $30 Billion In Brazil

Six Lessons From Blowing $30 Billion In Brazil Brazil's OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes SA, the flawed jewel of ex-billionaire Eike Batista's EBX conglomerate, is one step closer to bankruptcy after missing a $45 million dollar debt payment that was due yesterday. If OGX goes under, its largest
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Reuters

Portugal Telecom And Brazil's Oi To Merge

Portugal Telecom And Brazil's Oi To Merge Oi, Brazil's largest telecom conglomerate, has been working on a turnaround plan aimed at shoring up an eroding client base and catching up with rivals in Brazil's fiercely competitive wireless market. As part of the merger Oi plans a cash capit
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Brazil's Odebrecht Plans $8.1 Billion Landmark Investment In Mexico

Brazil's Odebrecht Plans $8.1 Billion Landmark Investment In Mexico Mexico and Brazil, which are regional rivals for attracting investments from the developed world and Asia, have a difficult relationship that has been marked by economic disputes and the failure to clinch a free trade deal between themselves. Sin
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New York Times

A Tough Choice: Play For Brazil Or Spain?

A Tough Choice: Play For Brazil Or Spain? One is Brazil, where he was born. The other is Spain, where he plays professionally and where he was recently granted citizenship. That is some option. Brazil has home-field advantage at the 2014 World Cup finals, and it must be considered a favori
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Reuters

Brazil Judge Dismisses Oil Spill Case Against Chevron, Transocean

Brazil Judge Dismisses Oil Spill Case Against Chevron, Transocean Chevron owns 52 percent of the Frade field, Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA owns 30 percent and a Frade Japão, a joint venture between Japanese trading companies Sojitz Corp and Inpex Corp, owns 18 percent. Petrobras, Sojitz an
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Hollywood Reporter

Vivendi Unit, Charlie Ergen's Echostar Eye Brazil Pay Tv Venture

Vivendi Unit, Charlie Ergen's Echostar Eye Brazil Pay Tv Venture French media and telecom conglomerate Vivendi said Tuesday that its Brazilian broadband unit GVT and a subsidiary of Charlie Ergen's EchoStar are in negotiations about the formation of a pay TV joint venture in Brazil. our editor recommen
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Wall Street Journal

Brazil's Ogx Confirms Missed Bond Payment

Brazil's Ogx Confirms Missed Bond Payment RIO DE JANEIRO—OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA, the flagship oil company of embattled Brazilian businessman Eike Batista, confirmed on Tuesday that it will miss a $44.5 million interest payment on its bonds. The nonpayment, disclosed by the 
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The Guardian (blog)

Manchester United Must Be Wary Of Shakhtar Donetsk's Boys From Brazil

Manchester United Must Be Wary Of Shakhtar Donetsk's Boys From Brazil Four Brazilians arrived, taking the total number to have played for Shakhtar since Matuzalém arrived in 2004 to 23 (not including Eduardo, who was born in Brazil but is a naturalised Croatian and Marcelo Moreno, who is Bolivian but has a Brazilian fa
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Bloomberg

Mercedes Said To Announce Brazil Plant For C-Class, Gla

Mercedes Said To Announce Brazil Plant For C-Class, Gla Mercedes-Benz, the world's third-biggest maker of luxury cars, will unveil plans today to resume Brazilian auto production in 2016 to keep pace in the country with Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) and Audi AG (NSU), a person familiar with the matte
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Financial Times

Vivendi Looks To Extend Reach In Brazil With Echostar Tie-Up

Vivendi Looks To Extend Reach In Brazil With Echostar Tie-Up Vivendi said its Brazilian subsidiary had begun negotiations with EchoStar Technologies to provide pay-TV services throughout the country. The planned tie-up with EchoStar, a US-based provider of satellite broadband services, would help the unit, GVT, 
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The Economist (blog)

Why Is Brazil So Expensive?

Why Is Brazil So Expensive? TRAVELLERS have long known that the richer a country, the more likely a visit is to burn a hole in their wallets. A recent survey by Tripadvisor, a travel website, put Oslo, the capital of super-rich Norway, as the world's priciest destination, with
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Reuters

Update 3-Brazil Central Bank Sees Inflation High Despite Weak Growth

Update 3-Brazil Central Bank Sees Inflation High Despite Weak Growth BRASILIA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Inflation in Brazil will remain stubbornly high well into 2015 even as the economy struggles to gain steam, the central bank said on Monday, raising market bets for higher borrowing costs in the future. In its quarter
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Bleacher Report

Dana White: Chael Sonnen Won't Coach Tuf In Brazil—'i Don't Think He'd Make It'

Dana White: Chael Sonnen Won't Coach Tuf In Brazil—'i Don't Think He'd Make It' Here's a news flash: Wanderlei Silva does not enjoy Chael Sonnen or any of the things "The American Gangster" has had to say about him or his home country of Brazil over the last few years. On Saturday during a Mr. Olympia expo in Las Vegas, Silv
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Reuters

Brazil Raises Spending Limit On Home Purchases From Pension Fund

Brazil Raises Spending Limit On Home Purchases From Pension Fund BRASILIA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Brazilians will be allowed to apply money held in their government-run pension funds towards the purchase of more expensive homes, Brazil's top economic policy-making body announced on Monday, which could boos
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MMAjunkie.com

Ufc Planning 13 Events 'to Build Huge Stars' In Brazil In 2014

Ufc Planning 13 Events 'to Build Huge Stars' In Brazil In 2014 White maintains the Brazilian MMA base has much more to offer than Silva and other elite superstars, and that, along with the UFC's TV deals in the market, are behind the decision to nearly double the events in Brazil from 2013's slate. "There's ju
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The Hindu

Beyond The Brazil-Us Spat

Beyond The Brazil-Us Spat As per tradition, the opening address of the 68th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) was given by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. She was followed by President Barack Obama, who, as one wag put it, had read her speech the day b
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Reuters

Plenty Of Work Left In Brazil Inflation Battle -Cenbank Director

Plenty Of Work Left In Brazil Inflation Battle -Cenbank Director BRASILIA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Inflation in Brazil remains at uncomfortable levels and there is still "a lot of work" to be done by monetary policy in battling higher prices, central bank director Carlos Hamilton Araujo said on Monday. In his
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Washington City Paper (blog)

Listen: Kev Brown's Brazil Dedication

Listen: Kev Brown's Brazil Dedication KevBrownBrazil Landover, Md., producer Kev Brown recorded last summer's South Africa Dedication during a trip to the country. In December, Brown went to Sao Paulo for what he thought would be a two-week trip. He wound up staying there for two m
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Bloomberg

Ogx Upheaval Portends Deeper Bond Loss For Pimco: Brazil Credit

Ogx Upheaval Portends Deeper Bond Loss For Pimco: Brazil Credit In the past 10 days, Eike Batista fired his chief financial officer and hired his fifth restructuring adviser as the ex-billionaire tries to save OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes SA. (OGXP3). That's left bondholders with even deeper losses as t
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Reuters

Emerging Markets-Latam Stocks Fall On Us Shutdown Fears; Ogx Hurts Brazil

Emerging Markets-Latam Stocks Fall On Us Shutdown Fears; Ogx Hurts Brazil Mexico to issue more debt in Q4 after damaging storms * Brazil Bovespa down 0.88 pct; Mexico IPC 0.95 pct off MEXICO CITY, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Latin American stocks fell on Thursday, led lower by concerns the United States government may come to
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Fox News Latino

Brazil-Bound! Us Headed To 7Th Straight Fifa World Cup

Brazil-Bound! Us Headed To 7Th Straight Fifa World Cup "Dos a cero! Dos a cero!" That's what the red-white-and-blue-clad crowd at Columbus Crew Stadium was chanting over and over. On Tuesday evening, the United States qualified for its seventh straight World Cup and is now looking ahead to the draw on Dec.
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Wall Street Journal

Brazil's Ogx Girds For Talks With Creditors

Brazil's Ogx Girds For Talks With Creditors Brazil's OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações SA has tapped lawyers at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP to represent it in talks with creditors, according to people familiar with the situation, even as a split emerged between the struggling oil firm's manage
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ESPNcricinfo.com

Dhoni Rested For Three Sri Lanka Odis

Dhoni Rested For Three Sri Lanka Odis R Ashwin, who was rested for the West Indies ODIs, came back into the side, replacing chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who joined Sanju Samson and Karn Sharma in the India A squad as the players who have recently spent time in the India squad but ...
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India Today

Mother Of 9-Year-Old Girl Is Now Mrs India Worldwide

Mother Of 9-Year-Old Girl Is Now Mrs India Worldwide Aman Grewal, wife of an army officer, was declared the winner of Haut.Monde Mrs.India Worldwide 2014 here. Aman Grewal is married to an Army officer. Image credit: Facebook. Grewal, who hails from Patiala, beat 31 other contestants to win the titl
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BBC Sport

India Suspend Tours Of West Indies

India Suspend Tours Of West Indies India have suspended all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to withdraw from their visit to India last week. The Windies left India after Saturday's fourth one-day match because of a pay dispute between board and playe
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Mashable

10 Startups To Watch In India's Tech Boom

10 Startups To Watch In India's Tech Boom With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India has obvious potential to become the world's leading tech ecosystem. Unfortunately, that opportunity has been undermined by poor infrastructure, hefty bureaucracy and the divide between the nation
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Reuters

Private Fuel Retailers To Dip Toe, Not Dive Back, Into India

Private Fuel Retailers To Dip Toe, Not Dive Back, Into India NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's scrapping of diesel price controls opens the door for private sector refiners to return to a domestic retail market from which they have been excluded for years because they could not compete with state firms. But, before ..
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Bloomberg

India's Sensex Climbs For Third Day After Modi's Energy Reforms

India's Sensex Climbs For Third Day After Modi's Energy Reforms “What they have done has been great, it exceeded my expectations,” Mark Matthews, the Singapore-based head of Asia research at Bank Julius Baer & Co., said in an interview to Bloomberg TV India today. “The collapse in oil price and continued weaknes
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Economic Times

India Initiates Efforts At Un For 'international Yoga Day'

India Initiates Efforts At Un For 'international Yoga Day' UNITED NATIONS: India has initiated efforts to have June 21 commemorated each year as the 'International Day of Yoga' at the United Nations, aiming to bring to fruition the idea floated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his maiden address to the U
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Reuters

Factbox - India Pushes Ahead With Coal Reforms

Factbox - India Pushes Ahead With Coal Reforms An e-auction of coal blocks for private companies will be held in three to four months. * No changes will be made to the structure of Coal India. A plan to increase production quickly remains in force. * Lower-than-expected supply from Coal India means
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Times of India

Foreign Airlines Don't Fly Best Planes To India

Foreign Airlines Don't Fly Best Planes To India Airlines say that seat limitations mentioned in bilateral agreements between India and other countries, shoddy airside infrastructure at many of Indian airports including Chennai and shortage of passengers are the reasons for them not operating n
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ZDNet

India Developers Should Look Within For Mobile Opportunities

India Developers Should Look Within For Mobile Opportunities Summary: Rather than dream of moving to the West, Indian developers should look within their local market for opportunities, especially with the country's mobile apps and games market projected to generate US$433.5 million by 2016. Nitin Puri. By Nit
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Reuters India

India's October Gold Imports Seen Picking Up Sharply

India's October Gold Imports Seen Picking Up Sharply NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's only gold imports in August and September were for exporters' use, reducing volumes to a fraction of what the world's biggest bullion buyer used to bring in before the government took steps to rein in purc
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Wall Street Journal

Strong Demand, Weaker Rupee Aiding India Garment Exports

Strong Demand, Weaker Rupee Aiding India Garment Exports NEW DELHI—Strong demand from the U.S. and Europe and a weak rupee currency have set the stage for India's garment exports to post a recovery, good news for an economy struggling with a large current-account deficit. Revenue from garment exports ar
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Economic Times

'look East' Policy: India Underperforming Its Role In Myanmar

'look East' Policy: India Underperforming Its Role In Myanmar So, one would expect rising Indian presence in Myanmar and its economy, especially after all the glib talk of a "Great Game" on Myanmar involving China, Western powers and India. But does India have the minimum economic footprint in Myanmar to play
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BBC News

In Pictures: India's Ambassador Taxis

In Pictures: India's Ambassador Taxis In pictures: India's Ambassador taxis. Ambassador India's Hindustan Ambassador taxi was named as the world's best taxi by BBC's Top Gear programme in July. Most of these taxis ply their trade in the eastern city of Calcutta. (Photographs: Ronny Sen
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Daily Mail

Pictured: Inside India's Baby Factory Where Hundreds Of Impoverished Indian ...

Pictured: Inside India's Baby Factory Where Hundreds Of Impoverished Indian ... A controversial doctor is building the world's first 'baby factory' which will house hundreds of poverty-stricken Indian women making babies for childless Western couples. The one-stop surrogacy shop - complete with a gift shop and hotel rooms -
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Deadline.com

India Oscar Controversy: Film Body Demands Apology From 'lunchbox' Helmer ...

India Oscar Controversy: Film Body Demands Apology From 'lunchbox' Helmer ... Ever since it debuted in Cannes and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics, Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox was largely considered the favorite to be submitted by India as the Foreign Language Oscar entry. But last week, the selection committee chose Gya
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BBC News

India Tortured Teenage Servant Rescued In Delhi

India Tortured Teenage Servant Rescued In Delhi A teenager working as a servant in the Indian capital is recovering in hospital after being rescued from her employer's home where she was allegedly beaten and slashed with sharp weapons. Her employer, a 50-year-old woman, has been arrested, polic
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ABC News

Un Experts Urge Posco To Halt Steel Plant In India

Un Experts Urge Posco To Halt Steel Plant In India A U.N. panel of experts urged South Korean steel giant POSCO on Tuesday to suspend plans for a $12 billion steel plant over concerns the project threatened the rights and livelihoods of tens of thousands in eastern India. The call by the U.N. exper
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India Mp Rasheed Masood Jailed For Corruption

India Mp Rasheed Masood Jailed For Corruption Former Indian minister and senior Congress party MP Rasheed Masood has been sent to jail for four years in a corruption case involving admissions to medical colleges. Masood, a member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, was convicted las
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Bloomberg

India's Nifty Futures Advance As Account Deficit Below Forecast

India's Nifty Futures Advance As Account Deficit Below Forecast Indian (SENSEX) stock-index futures gained after the nation's current-account deficit widened less than forecast in the second quarter. SGX CNX Nifty Index futures for October delivery rose 0.5 percent to 5,794 at 9:52 a.m. in Singapore. The underlyi
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Wall Street Journal

India's Manufacturing Output Contracts In September

India's Manufacturing Output Contracts In September NEW DELHI—India's manufacturing-sector output fell for the second straight month in September as new orders declined, adding to concerns over the weak state of the South Asian economy. The seasonally adjusted HSBC India Manufacturing Purchasin
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ESPNcricinfo.com

Australia In India 2013-14 Ferguson Replaces Clarke In India Squad

Australia In India 2013-14 Ferguson Replaces Clarke In India Squad Callum Ferguson has been recalled to the Australian ODI squad for the India tour after the captain Michael Clarke formally withdrew due to his chronic back condition. Nic Maddinson has also been added to the squad for the Twenty20 match that precedes
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Prisoners Escape From India's Madhya Pradesh Jail

Prisoners Escape From India's Madhya Pradesh Jail Seven inmates have escaped from a prison in the northern Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police say. They included six members of the Students Islamic Movement of India (Simi), a banned group. One of the prisoners was later apprehended near the jail i
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Yuvraj Selected In India Squad For Australia Tour; Umesh Yadav Dropped - Mid

Yuvraj Selected In India Squad For Australia Tour; Umesh Yadav Dropped - Mid Yuvraj, who last played for India against England in an ODI in Dharamsala last January, was recalled after a string of fantastic scores for India A against West Indies A and a solid display for India Blue in the recently-concluded NKP Salve Challenger
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NBCNews.com

One Big Un Handshake: India And Pakistan Meet

One Big Un Handshake: India And Pakistan Meet By Wajahat S.Khan, NBC News Producer. ISLAMABAD – While the highly anticipated meeting between President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani never shook out, there was another, lower profile, but still significant meeting on th
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New York Times

India And Nokia In Tax Dispute Before Microsoft Deal

India And Nokia In Tax Dispute Before Microsoft Deal LONDON — The tax authorities in India froze Nokia's assets there last week in a dispute over tax payments, but Nokia, the Finnish cellphone company, said on Monday that it had regained access to its Indian bank acc
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Bloomberg

Iphone 5C Sales Seen Tepid As Contracts Shunned: Corporate India

Iphone 5C Sales Seen Tepid As Contracts Shunned: Corporate India Apple Inc. (AAPL), ranked a distant eighth in India's smartphone market, may fail to narrow the gap with leader Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) as a lack of subsidy from local carriers renders its cheapest new model unaffordable. The iPhone 5c, yet
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Variety

India's Version Of '24' Sets Debut Date

India's Version Of '24' Sets Debut Date The Indian version of “24” will debut Oct. 4 on Viacom 18's channel Colors. Anil Kapoor (“Slumdog Millionaire”), who played Middle Eastern President Omar Hassan in the final season of the U.S. version of “24,” has shifted roles and is now the loc
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Wall Street Journal

India Current-Account Gap Widens

India Current-Account Gap Widens MUMBAI—India's current-account deficit widened again last quarter, as Asia's third-largest economy continued to struggle with an external imbalance that has made it one of the countries hardest hit by this year's selloff in emerging-market asse
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The Guardian

Indian And Pakistani Pms Agree On Need To Stop Kashmir Attacks

Indian And Pakistani Pms Agree On Need To Stop Kashmir Attacks India and Pakistan have fought three wars, and relations between the nuclear rivals have been strained since the 2008 Mumbai attacks – blamed on Pakistan-based militants – that killed 164 people in India's commercial hub. This year, a renewed spate o
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Reuters

India Seeks To Regulate Its Booming 'rent-A-Womb' Industry

India Seeks To Regulate Its Booming 'rent-A-Womb' Industry ANAND, India, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dressed in a green surgical gown and cap, British restaurateur Rekha Patel cradled her newborn daughter at the Akanksha clinic in northwestern India as her husband Daniel smiled warmly, peering i
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Reuters

Gods Forbid: India's Temples Guard Their Gold From Government

Gods Forbid: India's Temples Guard Their Gold From Government THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, Sept 30 (Reuters) - India's Hindu temples are resisting divulging their gold holdings - perhaps nearly half the amount held in Fort Knox - amid mistrust of the motives of authorities who are trying to cut a hefty import bi
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ABC News

India, Pakistan Pms Seek End To Kashmir Tension

India, Pakistan Pms Seek End To Kashmir Tension The prime ministers of India and Pakistan agreed Sunday they need to stop the recent spate of attacks in the disputed Kashmir region in order for peace talks to advance, a senior Indian official said. They also both accepted invitations to visit each
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NDTV

Border Pact With India 'win-Win' Deal, Says Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh ...

Border Pact With India 'win-Win' Deal, Says Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh ... New York: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the opponents of Land Boundary Agreement in India to give up their opposition to the historic measure, saying settling the vexed issue would be a "win-win" situation for both the coun
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Times of India

India Praises Obama's Overtures To Tehran

India Praises Obama's Overtures To Tehran WASHINGTON: Whether it was the expression of praise and gratitude from PM Manmohan Singh for lowering the tension in the Middle East/gulf region or the continuing American detente with Tehran, President Barack Obama on Friday phoned Irania
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Bloomberg

Leprosy Return Shows Neglect In India Of Ancient Blight

Leprosy Return Shows Neglect In India Of Ancient Blight Sandeep Gupta fidgets nervously in a Mumbai clinic while waiting to learn if the white patches and boils that appeared on his elbow a month ago are signs of leprosy -- the disease that disfigured his cousin and maimed millions of people in India an
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India's Code Of Silence Over Sexual Abuse

India's Code Of Silence Over Sexual Abuse As four men are sentenced to death for gang-raping and murdering a student in Delhi, it's encouraging that Indians are discussing how to make cities safer for women. But there is one topic - sexual abuse in the home - on which people remain silent.
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Wall Street Journal

Eu, China Complete Deal On Telecoms Equipment

Eu, China Complete Deal On Telecoms Equipment BRUSSELS—The European Union and China completed a deal over the weekend that will end the threat of punitive import tariffs on Chinese telecommunications equipment makers Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. , the EU announced on M
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CNN

Chinese Ships Reach Vietnam To Extract Thousands Of Citizens After Deadly Attacks

Chinese Ships Reach Vietnam To Extract Thousands Of Citizens After Deadly Attacks Hong Kong (CNN) -- Two Chinese ships arrived at the coast of Vietnam on Monday to begin efforts to collect thousands of Chinese citizens who are fleeing the country after deadly attacks last week. The chartered ships reached the port of Vung Ang in
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Bloomberg

China Services Index Jumps In Sign Of Sustained Rebound

China Services Index Jumps In Sign Of Sustained Rebound A Chinese services-industry index rose to a six-month high, adding to signs that the world's second-biggest economy will sustain a rebound after a two-quarter slowdown. The non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index rose to 55.4 in September from ...
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USA TODAY

Trashy Habits Leave China Pondering Patriotism, Civics

Trashy Habits Leave China Pondering Patriotism, Civics BEIJING — By dawn, thousands of Chinese stood in Tiananmen Square to commemorate the day 64 years ago that Chairman Mao proclaimed the birth of the People's Republic of China. The more than 100,000 visitors also left something behind betwee
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China Hornets Kill 41 In North Since July

China Hornets Kill 41 In North Since July Attacks by hornets in northern China have killed 41 people since July, state-run media report. More than 1,600 people have also been injured by stings in Shaanxi province, according to China News Agency. It says 206 people are still being treated
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Hornet Attack Death Toll In China Reaches 41

Hornet Attack Death Toll In China Reaches 41 Hornet Attack Death Toll in China Reaches 41. BEIJING October 2, 2013 (AP). Associated Press. The death toll from a rare spate of hornet attacks in central China has reached 41 people, local authorities said Wednesday. The Shaanxi provincial governmen
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Telegraph.co.uk

Facts You Didn't Know About China

Facts You Didn't Know About China Despite its size, China fits into just one time zone. *Concern about pollution in Chinese cities has inspired the production of canned fresh air, sold for five yuan a can. Varieties include "Pristine Tibet" air, "Revolutionary Yah'an" and Po
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China Media: National Day Travel Chaos

China Media: National Day Travel Chaos China's media highlight travelling and tourism chaos during the National Day holidays, while netizens remember the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. Media outlets are reporting major traffic congestion on motorways as people travel between cities for th
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China At 64—And At Another Transition

China At 64—And At Another Transition Today is the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, so we should not be surprised that, at this moment, there are rhetorical remembrances of its founder, Mao Zedong. Yet Maoist-tinged language has dominated political ...
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New York Times

Tesco To Pay $550 Million In Supermarket Tie-Up In China

Tesco To Pay $550 Million In Supermarket Tie-Up In China Tesco said on Wednesday it would pay 4.3 billion Hong Kong dollars ($554 million) to set up a new Chinese retail joint-venture with a state- run partner. The British company will also fold its loss-making China operations — with 134 stores and asse
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Los Angeles Times

Siberian Tigers Making A Comeback In China

Siberian Tigers Making A Comeback In China Once believed nearly extinct in China, the Siberian tiger, the largest member of the cat family, is making a comeback, the result of a decade-long effort to restore its natural habitat by banning logging, hunting and trapping. Although they weigh
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Sky News

China Puffer Fish Tower Row Blows Up Online

China Puffer Fish Tower Row Blows Up Online The People's Daily, the Chinese government's main mouthpiece, reported that Yangzhong aimed to promote the puffer fish as the world's biggest metal construction in terms of volume. The tower is just the latest example of what many in the world's secon
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ABC News

China Hunts For 58 Missing Fishermen In Storm

China Hunts For 58 Missing Fishermen In Storm Chinese airplanes and boats scoured parts of the South China Sea on Tuesday looking for nearly 60 people missing after a tropical storm sunk three fishing boats. In central Vietnam, people repaired homes and dragged trees from streets that were
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Reuters

China Ex-Security Chief's Public Appearance Throws Doubt On Graft Reports

China Ex-Security Chief's Public Appearance Throws Doubt On Graft Reports BEIJING (Reuters) - China's former domestic security chief was all smiles as he attended an alumni celebration at his former university on Tuesday, his first public appearance since overseas media reported that he was being investigated for corru
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Wall Street Journal

China Releases Restrictions On Investment In Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

China Releases Restrictions On Investment In Shanghai Free-Trade Zone BEIJING—A day after Chinese officials opened a free-trade zone in Shanghai that they said was a milestone for economic change, the government announced nearly 200 restrictions on foreign investment, which could make the venture far less attractive to ...
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Smaller Car Makers Face Squeeze From China's 'lemon Law'

Smaller Car Makers Face Squeeze From China's 'lemon Law' BEIJING (Reuters) - A beefed-up vehicle warranty law that takes effect in China on Tuesday is unlikely to burden global automakers, but will likely raise costs for smaller local players that may add to pressure for eventual consolidation in China
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Christian Science Monitor

Mao Tse-Tung's Controversial 'little Red Book' Will Be Reprinted In China

Mao Tse-Tung's Controversial 'little Red Book' Will Be Reprinted In China Communist leader Mao Tse-tung's “Quotations from Chairman Mao,” better known as “Little Red Book,” is being republished in China in November, decades after Maoism faded in the communist nation. The move marks the 120th anniversary of Mao's
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Reuters

China Threatens Closure Of Mobile News Apps Amid Internet Crackdown

China Threatens Closure Of Mobile News Apps Amid Internet Crackdown BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday launched a crackdown on several mobile news applications that provide news information services without approval from government regulators, threatening to shut down those who refuse to "rectify". The ruling follo
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Reuters

Philippines South China Sea Legal Case Against China Gathers Pace

Philippines South China Sea Legal Case Against China Gathers Pace HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Philippines' legal challenge against China's claims in the South China Sea is gathering pace, emerging as a "proxy battle" over Beijing's territorial reach. Manila has assembled a crack international legal team to fight it
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China Activist Cao Shunli 'disappears', Says Rights Group

China Activist Cao Shunli 'disappears', Says Rights Group A well-known legal rights activist in China has seemingly disappeared after being questioned by Beijing airport police, a rights group says. Cao Shunli has not been seen since 14 September, when she was barred from boarding a flight to Switzerla
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The Guardian

China Starts Flights At World's Highest Airport – Gateway To Tibet

China Starts Flights At World's Highest Airport – Gateway To Tibet China has begun flight operations at the world's highest civilian airport in an effort to boost tourism and tighten political control over the country's restive west. At an elevation of 4,411 metres (14,472ft) above sea level, Daocheng Yading airpo
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North Korea: Personal Physician Divulges Kim Il Sung's 'order' To Make Him ...

North Korea: Personal Physician Divulges Kim Il Sung's 'order' To Make Him ... Seoul (CNN) — North Korea's revered founder, Kim Il Sung, ordered his doctors to find a way to make him live to 100, taking treatments to stay young that ranged from the bizarre to the sinister. Kim So-Yeon, his personal physician for many yea
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Reuters

Insight: Kim Jong Un, North Korea's Master Builder

Insight: Kim Jong Un, North Korea's Master Builder SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Kim Jong Un has rattled the United States with his nuclear threats and bemused the world with his penchant for funfairs, Disney and Dennis Rodman. Partly out of the public eye, however, the young leader has presided ov
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Christian Science Monitor

Hagel Raises Worries About North Korea's Chemical Weapons On Dmz Trip

Hagel Raises Worries About North Korea's Chemical Weapons On Dmz Trip US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said today that how the international community responds to the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile could be an important influence on another chemical weapons holder: North Korea. Skip to next paragraph.
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North Korean Soldiers Eye, Photograph Chuck Hagel During His Visit To Dmz

North Korean Soldiers Eye, Photograph Chuck Hagel During His Visit To Dmz By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press. Standing just steps from the heavily armed border with North Korea, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday that Pyongyang is closely watching the international response to Syria's use of chemical weapon
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Reuters

Russia Re-Opens Railway Link With North Korea

Russia Re-Opens Railway Link With North Korea RAJIN, North Korea (Reuters) - Russia re-opened a railway link with North Korea on Sunday, holding out the prospect of increased trade for the reclusive nation with its biggest neighbors after years of international sanctions. Impoverished and squeezed
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North Korea Indefinitely Postpones Family Reunions With South

North Korea Indefinitely Postpones Family Reunions With South SEOUL -- North Korea on Saturday indefinitely postponed reunions of nearly 200 families separated during the Korean War, just four days before the long-awaited meetings were scheduled to take place. The cancellation, which could jeopardize a nascen
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South Koreans Return To Work At Industrial Park Run With North Korea

South Koreans Return To Work At Industrial Park Run With North Korea South Korean workers have returned to their jobs at an industrial park jointly run with North Korea, five months after it was shut down by Pyongyang. It was closed following a torrent of threats against Seoul and Washington for holding joint milita
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Reuters

New Storm Off Mexico's Pacific Coast Threatens Battered Acapulco

New Storm Off Mexico's Pacific Coast Threatens Battered Acapulco MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico issued storm warnings on its Pacific coast on Saturday evening as a new tropical depression formed around 200 miles south of Acapulco, a city still recovering from devastating floods that hit the country last
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FRANCE 24

Mexico Cinema Enjoying Prizes And Box Office Hits

Mexico Cinema Enjoying Prizes And Box Office Hits AFP - With wildly popular comedies and hard-hitting dramas, Mexican cinema is enjoying a banner year that has brought prestigious prizes and broken box office records. Somber subjects such as drug violence and immigration have inspired art films an
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Brazil's Odebrecht Bets On Mexico, Eyes Oil Reform

Brazil's Odebrecht Bets On Mexico, Eyes Oil Reform MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht has an $8.1 billion investment plan to expand in Mexico's petrochemical and infrastructure sectors, the chief executive of its Mexican business said on Wednesday. "We expect strong growth i
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Will Mexico End Impunity Over Tlatelolco?

Will Mexico End Impunity Over Tlatelolco? Editor's note: Javier Zúñiga is a special adviser to Amnesty International. The views expressed are his own. It was starting to get dark as I was staring into the crowd from an avenue overlooking the square. “The army! The army!” people began to sho
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Wall Street Journal

Mexico Investigates Kidnapping Of 73 Migrants Near Us Border

Mexico Investigates Kidnapping Of 73 Migrants Near Us Border MEXICO CITY—Mexican authorities on Tuesday were investigating the months-long kidnapping of 73 migrant workers by an organized-crime group seeking ransom, an alleged crime that observers say reflects continued lawlessness along the country's U.S. 
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Los Angeles Times

Economists Dial Down Projections For Mexico's Growth

Economists Dial Down Projections For Mexico's Growth At the start of the year, Mexico's new government under President Enrique Peña Nieto boasted of a robust economy that would grow at a rate of more than 3.5%, better than many countries in the region. Those boasts earned positive headlines for Mexic
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Bleacher Report

Carlos Fierro Is On The Right Path For Mexico

Carlos Fierro Is On The Right Path For Mexico Carlos Fierro made his senior debut with Chivas on August 20, 2011, just one month after winning the U-17 World Cup and 15 days after his older brother passed away. Fierro is one of the most promising strikers in Mexican football, but is he the real
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Reuters

Update 2-Brazil's Odebrecht Plans $8.1 Billion Landmark Investment In Mexico

Update 2-Brazil's Odebrecht Plans $8.1 Billion Landmark Investment In Mexico MEXICO CITY Oct 1 (Reuters) - Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht plans to spend $8.1 billion in Mexico in the next five years in what appears to mark the biggest investment pledge yet from a Brazilian firm in Latin America's No. 2 economy. Odebrecht, one
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Reuters

Maersk Bullish On Latin America, Eyes Mexico's Deep Water Oil

Maersk Bullish On Latin America, Eyes Mexico's Deep Water Oil In an interview with Reuters, Maersk's Chief Executive Nils Andersen said the company was closely monitoring Mexico's efforts to enact a bill to open up the oil industry to more private investment submitted to Congress last month. "At the moment, we'r
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Mexico's Bonds Rally As U.s. Shutdown Fuels Fed Bets; Peso Drops

Mexico's Bonds Rally As U.s. Shutdown Fuels Fed Bets; Peso Drops Mexico's bonds rallied as a partial shutdown of the U.S. government fueled speculation the Federal Reserve will maintain the pace of its monetary stimulus that has boosted demand for the Latin American country's securities. Yields on Mexico's benchmar
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CBS News

73 Migrants Rescued In Mexico From House Near Texas

73 Migrants Rescued In Mexico From House Near Texas MEXICO CITY Mexican federal and state police have rescued 73 kidnapped migrants being held in a house on the border with Texas. The Immigration Institute said in a statement Monday that 17 of the migrants are from Honduras, 13 from Guatemala an
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ReporterNews.com

Jose De La Isla: Us Should Update Perceptions, Mexico's Ambassador Says

Jose De La Isla: Us Should Update Perceptions, Mexico's Ambassador Says When Mexico's new ambassador to the United States was introduced at a National Press Club luncheon last month, the host quipped that he'd feared no one would show up on a Friday the 13th. But Eduardo Medina-Mora drew a standing-room-only crowd o
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Bloomberg

Mexico Drug Wars Don't Scare Hotel Investors: Real Estate

Mexico Drug Wars Don't Scare Hotel Investors: Real Estate Mexico's oceanside resorts and Mayan ruins are luring more visitors from abroad even as drug violence plagues parts of the country. The resurgence is spurring a wave of new investment in the hotel industry. Hyatt Hotels Corp. (H) is opening two resor
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At Least 9 Slain In 3 Mexican Cities As Fears Grow Of Drug Gang Turf War

At Least 9 Slain In 3 Mexican Cities As Fears Grow Of Drug Gang Turf War By Adriana Gomez Licon, The Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- At least nine people were gunned down and six more were injured as shootings erupted across three Mexican cities where drug gangs are fighting turf battles, officials said Sund
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World Cup - We Can Upset Mexico Says Panama Coach

World Cup - We Can Upset Mexico Says Panama Coach World Cup - We can upset Mexico says Panama coach. Panama can upset Mexico for the third time this year at the Azteca Stadium next month and go on to reach their first World Cup finals, coach Julio Cesar Dely Valdes said on Monday. Reuters – 2
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Federal Trial Over Bp Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill To Resume

Federal Trial Over Bp Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill To Resume NEW ORLEANS -- The trial resumes Monday for the federal litigation spawned by BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on the company's response to the deadly disaster. At the start of the trial's second phase, U.S. Distri
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Bloomberg

Mexico's Peso Heads To Fifth Daily Drop As U.s. Shutdown Looms

Mexico's Peso Heads To Fifth Daily Drop As U.s. Shutdown Looms Mexico's peso fell for a fifth straight day, its worst losing streak in a month, as prospects for a U.S. government shutdown damped the economic outlook for the Latin American country's biggest trading partner. The currency fell 0.3 percent to 13.17
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Mexico Storms Dredge Up Human Errors

Mexico Storms Dredge Up Human Errors MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Human nature is sharing the blame with Mother Nature in Mexico for the destruction spawned by twin storms, with critics pointing to shoddy construction, endemic corruption and political wheeling-and-dealing. The country was thrashed .
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NOLA.com

As Hurricane Ingrid Approaches Mexico, Texas Takes In Mexican Shrimp Boats

As Hurricane Ingrid Approaches Mexico, Texas Takes In Mexican Shrimp Boats Mexican fishing vessels entering the Port of Brownsville in Texas on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. The fishing vessels were seeking safe harbor ahead of Hurricane Ingrid. More than 50 Mexican shrimping vessels from the Tampico and Campeche were give
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Daily Mail

Stampede! Police Horses Escape In Mexico City - And Trample A Dozen Cars

Stampede! Police Horses Escape In Mexico City - And Trample A Dozen Cars Thirty escaped police horses injured one person and damaged 11 cars as they rampaged down one of Mexico City's busiest roads. Video shot by a motorist and posted here shows the saddled horses galloping through traffic on the Circuito Bicentenario.
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The Guardian

Russia Prepares For Ice-Cold War With Show Of Military Force In The Arctic

Russia Prepares For Ice-Cold War With Show Of Military Force In The Arctic In its determination to defend its interests in this icy waste, Russia is no longer content to leave its mark, as it did in 2007 when it planted a Russian flag, in a titanium capsule, 4,200 metres below the north pole. Now it is engaging in large-sca
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Washington Post

In Milan, Germany's Leader Strikes The Right Note On Russian Sanctions

In Milan, Germany's Leader Strikes The Right Note On Russian Sanctions WESTERN LEADERS boast that the sanctions slapped on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine are inflicting real pain, and that's true — even if Russia's macroeconomic indicators still don't look worse than those of France, Italy or even Germany. But there ...
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The Guardian

Swedish Armed Forces Widen Hunt For Suspected Submarine

Swedish Armed Forces Widen Hunt For Suspected Submarine The mystery vessel is more likely to be a midget sub of the kind used by Russia's Spetsnaz (special forces) rather than a large nuclear one, according to defence officials and analysts. They said that it could be a Triton or Piranha – both midg
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USA TODAY

Russian Lawmaker Wants To Ban Gay-Themed Finnish Stamps

Russian Lawmaker Wants To Ban Gay-Themed Finnish Stamps A Russian lawmaker wants the Russian postal service to ban a popular series of Finnish gay-themed stamps as "homosexual propaganda," the TASS news agency reports. The commemorative stamps, issued by the Finnish Postal Service, Itella, in Septembe
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Reuters

Edward Snowden's Father Arrives In Russia To Meet Fugitive Son

Edward Snowden's Father Arrives In Russia To Meet Fugitive Son MOSCOW (Reuters) - Edward Snowden's father arrived in Moscow on Thursday to visit the former U.S. spy agency contractor who is living in a secret location in Russia beyond the reach of U.S. authorities. "I am his father, I love my son and I certainly
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Aljazeera.com

Russia Oil Rig Protesters Charged With Piracy

Russia Oil Rig Protesters Charged With Piracy Russian investigators have charged five Greenpeace campaigners from several countries with piracy over an open-sea protest against Arctic oil drilling, the environmental group said, calling the move an "outrage". The charge filed on Wednesday dimme
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Financial Times

Russia Is Defending Its Own Interests With Its Stance On Syria

Russia Is Defending Its Own Interests With Its Stance On Syria When people in the west seek to explain Moscow's approach to the crisis in Syria, they often refer to Damascus as Russia's “last remaining ally in the Middle East”. They also frequently include Russia's interest in the Syrian arms market and the Tartus .
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Alex Ovechkin On Russia's Anti-Gay Laws: 'i Just Support Everybody'

Alex Ovechkin On Russia's Anti-Gay Laws: 'i Just Support Everybody' When Alex Ovechkin was asked the other day in Greece about his opinion on Russia's anti-gay laws, he declined to offer an opinion. “To be honest with you, I'm a hockey player and I'm not (into) politics,” the Caps winger said, via the AP. “In this ki
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Hot Air

Russia Will Charge Greenpeace Activists With Piracy

Russia Will Charge Greenpeace Activists With Piracy Who didn't see this coming? Greenpeace activists attempted to return to a Russian oil rig in the Arctic last month where they had earlier staged a protest occupation, and found the Russians a little more prepared. They have since been held without
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Forbes

Russia's Growing Pains Not All Europe's Fault

Russia's Growing Pains Not All Europe's Fault In 2013, Russia is getting worse. For some, it's all Europe's fault. Others prefer to lay the blame on the Kremlin, including top government officials. A normal growth rate in Russia would be around 3%, but now it's growing by half that, at 1.5% th
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Washington Times

Angry Nigerian Students Trash Embassy In Russia; 16 Arrested

Angry Nigerian Students Trash Embassy In Russia; 16 Arrested Sixteen Nigerian students have been arrested by police in Moscow, accused of trashing the inside of their country's embassy and smashing furniture when they realized that Russia wasn't paying their grants. The 16 were ordered by Nigerian embas
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Los Angeles Times

Russia Accuses Greenpeace Activists Of Piracy

Russia Accuses Greenpeace Activists Of Piracy Russian border troops seized the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, along with its multinational crew of 30 activists and sailors, in a commando operation Thursday in the Barents Sea. The day before, the group had been foiled while attempting to
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Bloomberg

Russia Opens North Korean Rail Link For 'iron Silk Road'

Russia Opens North Korean Rail Link For 'iron Silk Road' Russia and North Korea opened a cross-border freight railway intended to speed cargo shipments between Asia and Europe in the event that the rival Koreas connect their train networks. The top executives of both countries' state train operators
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Russia Raises Alarm Over Israeli Missile Test In Mediterranean

Russia Raises Alarm Over Israeli Missile Test In Mediterranean MOSCOW, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Russia raised the alarm on Tuesday after detecting the launch of two ballistic "objects" in the Mediterranean Sea but Israel later said it had carried out a joint missile test with the United States. There were no reports of
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Cuba Invites Us To Cooperate On Ebola

Cuba Invites Us To Cooperate On Ebola Cuba's President Raul Castro, center, followed by Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, arrives for the inauguration of the ALBA summit in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. The meeting in Havana was called by Maduro with the stated objective o
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In Ebola Fight, Cuba Flexes Medical Diplomacy

In Ebola Fight, Cuba Flexes Medical Diplomacy "This is the biggest challenge I have ever faced in my life, it's a very dangerous disease," said Dr. Osmany Rodriguez, a Cuban who completed previous assignments in Zimbabwe and Venezuela. Rodriguez said he will soon be sent to treat people sufferin
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Tampa Bay Business Journal

Another Cuba Destination Added At Tia

Another Cuba Destination Added At Tia Santa Clara is a small town centrally located in Cuba. Abel Santa Maria International Airport is in the city, which is also a train and bus transportation hub. Island Travel & Tours, the only other Cuba charter service at TIA, plans to add anoth
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Tbo.com

Third Flight To Cuba Added At Tampa Airport

Third Flight To Cuba Added At Tampa Airport Santa Clara's central location complements flights to Havana in the west and Holguin in the east, and will provide convenient access to Cuba's coastal communities in Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Tampa airport officials said. The new flight will make Tamp
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'castro-Care' Divides Doctors In Cuba, Brazil

'castro-Care' Divides Doctors In Cuba, Brazil Call it Castro-Care. Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro sent doctors abroad for decades to work throughout Latin America and as far away as Africa. In some cases, like Haiti, the medical missions were seen as purely humanitarian. In other places, lik
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Havana Times

Cuba: My Cousin's Peculiar Santeria Ceremony

Cuba: My Cousin's Peculiar Santeria Ceremony HAVANA TIMES — From the moment they arrived to the time they left, the Yubonas controlled absolutely everything that took place at the ceremony. In Cuba, Yubonas are the women responsible for all aspects of the ritual whereby a practitioner
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Photos: Cuban Farmer's Market

Photos: Cuban Farmer's Market The 114th Street Market is on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. The open-air bazaar has become a key hub for getting farm products to people in the capital. The market's bustle is a result of economic reforms begun in 2010 by President Raul Castro, whic
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Victoria Times Colonist

Cuba Targets Dual Currency System Where Waiters Out-Earn Lawyers, But Easier ...

Cuba Targets Dual Currency System Where Waiters Out-Earn Lawyers, But Easier ... In this Aug. 30, 2013 photo, a picture of Cuba's President Raul Castro hangs on a shelf as a worker weighs goods at a state-run food store in Havana, Cuba. On the shelf are rice, sugar, vegetable oil and black beans with their price in Cuban pes
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Cheap Eats: El Cubo De Cuba Brings Havana To Hawthorne

Cheap Eats: El Cubo De Cuba Brings Havana To Hawthorne The popular downtown lunch cart El Cubo de Cuba has uprooted, taking its hearty Cuban fare across the river to the former Taco del Mar on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Tacos are out; tostones, crisp fried green plantains, are in. The new spac
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Havana Times

Cuba And The Alleged Failure Of Socialism

Cuba And The Alleged Failure Of Socialism HAVANA TIMES — Detractors of the Cuban revolution (and socialism in general) love to repeat that socialism has failed, that the Cuban economy is a disaster and innumerable other lies to try and justify the frank betrayal of their peoples. When Ea
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BBC News

Cuba Athletes 'to Keep Foreign Cash'

Cuba Athletes 'to Keep Foreign Cash' Cuban athletes are going to be allowed to keep most of their overseas prize money and sign contracts with foreign teams for the first time in decades. Cuban athletes will get up to 80% of their prize money, more than five times the current level, state .
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Reuters

Cuba Sees 2013-14 Raw Sugar Output At 1.8 Million Tonnes

Cuba Sees 2013-14 Raw Sugar Output At 1.8 Million Tonnes The country is "at the doors of a harvest during which Cuba proposes to increase 20 percent its contribution of sugar," state-run Radio Progreso said on Saturday, reporting on a national meeting of the Sugar Company Group AZCUBA. Cuba produced 1.
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MiamiHerald.com

New Cuban Regulations Open, Close Opportunities For Private Jobs

New Cuban Regulations Open, Close Opportunities For Private Jobs Cubans can now work as real estate agents, handymen, soap makers and 15 other types of “self-employed” jobs. But they cannot sell machine-made clothes, or profit from the resale of items purchased at state stores. Those twin announcements Thursda
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News More than 70 Filipino U.N. peacekeepers are now safely away from Islamist militants in the Golan Heights as clashes continue against al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels, according to the Philippine military. Thirty-two peacekeepers were rescued aft
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Daily Beast

Firebombing In Syria

Firebombing In Syria Free Syrian Army fighters run away from an explosion from what activists say was an airstrike from warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Raqqa countryside September 26, 2013. (Ahmad Abo Bakr/Reuters). The airstrikes on Sunday als
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Arab-Israeli's Death In Syria Raises Security Fears

Arab-Israeli's Death In Syria Raises Security Fears In the town of Mushirfa in northern Israel, the quiet is only broken by the sound of crowing cockerels or the call to prayer from the local mosque. It seems a long way from the civil war in neighbouring Syria, where opposition forces have recently be
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Disarmament Experts Arrive In Syria

Disarmament Experts Arrive In Syria By Ryan Lucas, The Associated Press. Wading into the world spotlight, international inspectors arrived in Damascus on Tuesday to begin the monumental task of overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons in the middle of a civil w
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New York Times

Citing Efforts To Prevent Attack On Syria, Group Nominates Putin For Peace Prize

Citing Efforts To Prevent Attack On Syria, Group Nominates Putin For Peace Prize MOSCOW — He is credited with commanding a war to crush separatism in Chechnya, approving a full-scale attack on Georgia over a minor border dispute and complaining when NATO led an air war in Libya to stop Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi from killin
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Washington Post

Foreign Extremists Dominate Syria Fight

Foreign Extremists Dominate Syria Fight BEIRUT — Foreign fighters from across the Arab world and beyond are playing an increasingly dominant role in the battle for control of Syria, which has emerged as an even more powerful magnet for jihadi volunteers than Iraq and Afghanistan were in th
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In Pushing Its Own Agenda For Syria, A Qaeda Franchise Turns Rebels Into ...

In Pushing Its Own Agenda For Syria, A Qaeda Franchise Turns Rebels Into ... BEIRUT, Lebanon — Fighters from the fastest-growing Qaeda franchise in Syria have repeatedly clashed with other rebel brigades, seizing towns, replacing crosses on churches with black flags and holding classes to teach Syrian children about th
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Inspectors To Head To Syria To Begin Disabling Poison Gas Equipment

Inspectors To Head To Syria To Begin Disabling Poison Gas Equipment The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international body that is conducting the work, said 20 additional inspectors would go to Syria early next week to start disabling the equipment used to assemble chemical munitions.
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The Guardian

Syria Stalemate Offers A Rare Moment Of Clarity Across The Region

Syria Stalemate Offers A Rare Moment Of Clarity Across The Region Despite the ebb and flow of the battlefield in Syria, the war itself has been in stalemate for more than 12 months, with neither side able to press home its gains. Mutual destruction in a savage proxy war seems far more likely for all stakeholders than .
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Tunisia Leader Urges Iran To Push Peace In Syria

Tunisia Leader Urges Iran To Push Peace In Syria Iran has a unique chance to win respect in the Arab world if it pushes Syria's regime toward peace, Tunisia's president said Monday. President Moncef Marzouki also renewed his offer of asylum to Syrian President Bashar Assad as a last-ditch option
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Syrian Official: Chemical Weapons Deal A 'victory'

Syrian Official: Chemical Weapons Deal A 'victory' BEIRUT (AP) — A high-ranking Syrian official called the U.S.-Russian agreement on securing Syria's chemical weapons a "victory" for President Bashar Assad's regime, but the U.S. warned Sunday "the threat of force is real" if Damascus fails to car
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Could Syria Strike Back If United States, Allies, Attack?

Could Syria Strike Back If United States, Allies, Attack? A U.N. arms expert collects samples during an inspection of a suspected chemical weapons strike site in the Ghouta area outside Damascus on Thursday, August 29. Syria has warned the United States against taking any military action after internationa
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News24

Egypt: No Plan For Action Against Isis In Iraq, Syria

Egypt: No Plan For Action Against Isis In Iraq, Syria Cairo - Egypt has no plans to provide the United States with direct military assistance in its war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria even though American aerial bombardment may not be enough to defeat the group, the country's prime minister
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News24

Unrest Fears: Egypt Clamps Down On Campuses

Unrest Fears: Egypt Clamps Down On Campuses Cairo - As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields. The authorities have tightened security at
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Army-Backed Government Spruces Up Egypt's Tahrir Square Ahead Of Planned ...

Army-Backed Government Spruces Up Egypt's Tahrir Square Ahead Of Planned ... CAIRO – Egypt's army-backed interim government is sprucing up Cairo's famed Tahrir Square ahead of planned celebrations in honor of the military this weekend. Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi are also planning counter-rallies in the 
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Canadian Filmmaker And Doctor Imprisoned In Egypt Without Charges, Abused ...

Canadian Filmmaker And Doctor Imprisoned In Egypt Without Charges, Abused ... Canadian Filmmaker and Doctor Imprisoned in Egypt Without Charges, Abused After Witnessing Massacre. Donate. Javascript is required to watch video inline on this page. You can choose another option
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Egypt Exhibits Artefacts That Survived Uprising

Egypt Exhibits Artefacts That Survived Uprising Nearly 30 ancient Egyptian artefacts that narrowly survived the Arab Spring uprising in Cairo in 2011 have gone on display in the city. The exhibition, entitled Destruction and Restoration, includes 11 items that had been stolen from the Egypti
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Egypt Aims For Revolution In Desert Farming

Egypt Aims For Revolution In Desert Farming Cairo, Egypt -The hazy desert that extends from the outskirts of Cairo has become the unlikely scene of another revolution that has the potential to transform Egypt - and it is green. Inhospitable, yellowed wasteland is now yielding up ripe r
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Ap Photos: Gaza Tunnels Idle Amid Egypt Crackdown

Ap Photos: Gaza Tunnels Idle Amid Egypt Crackdown RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- Gaza's tunnel smugglers along the border with Egypt are mostly idle these days. Some rest on cots in the dank underground pathways, stretching out for a smoke. Others pass the time cleaning the small carts on wheels that a
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Egypt To Face Uganda Again

Egypt To Face Uganda Again Egyptian Football Association have announced that Egypt will play a friendly match with Uganda on Wednesday for the third time in two months. Egypt played two friendly matches with Uganda in August and this week. "The Senior team will play another ...
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The Globe and Mail

Jailed Canadian Under 'duress,' Sister Says As Baird Warns Egypt

Jailed Canadian Under 'duress,' Sister Says As Baird Warns Egypt A list in Arabic of alleged offences – including murder – that was signed by a Canadian jailed without charges in Egypt is evidence of the coercion he faces, his sister says. Separately on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he's warn
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Washington Post

Egypt, Israel Should Join Syria In Giving Up Chemical Weapons

Egypt, Israel Should Join Syria In Giving Up Chemical Weapons Only a handful of countries have yet to join; Syria, Egypt and North Korea have been among the most reluctant. With Syria's decision to give up and destroy its chemical weapons stockpile, now is the moment to appeal to Egypt to accede to the t
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Independent Online

Egypt To Miss Growth Forecasts

Egypt To Miss Growth Forecasts Cairo - Egypt's economy will only grow 2.6 percent in the fiscal year ending June 2014, well below the 3.5 percent the government expects to achieve, according to a Reuters poll that saw economists cutting forecasts again. It was the second lowering o
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Reuters

Eu's Ashton To Push For Reconciliation On Egypt Trip

Eu's Ashton To Push For Reconciliation On Egypt Trip CAIRO (Reuters) - European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton will encourage Egypt's army-backed government and the Muslim Brotherhood to pursue reconciliation during talks this week, a European diplomatic source said. Egypt has bee
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ABC News

Canada: Detention Of 2 In Egypt Mars Relations

Canada: Detention Of 2 In Egypt Mars Relations Canada's foreign minister has warned Egypt that the detention of two Canadians without charges for the past several weeks is a significant threat to relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister John Baird said Tuesday that he told his Egyptian 
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Reuters

Egypt's Economy To Miss Government Growth Forecasts: Reuters Poll

Egypt's Economy To Miss Government Growth Forecasts: Reuters Poll CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's economy will only grow 2.6 percent in the fiscal year ending June 2014, well below the 3.5 percent the government expects to achieve, according to a Reuters poll that saw economists cutting forecasts again. It was the second 
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ABC News

General Says Egypt Should Keep To Transition Plan

General Says Egypt Should Keep To Transition Plan Egypt's military chief called on the country Tuesday to adhere to the timetable of a political road map that envisions presidential elections by next spring, saying this would allow Egyptians to focus on challenges to national security. Gen. Abd
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Arabiya

From Hero To Zero? The Rise And Fall Of Egypt's Elbaradei - Al

From Hero To Zero? The Rise And Fall Of Egypt's Elbaradei - Al Egypt was about to implode from years of oppression and social injustice in 2010 when Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule was tightening its grip and silencing the political opposition. Emerging from a distinguished history of diplomatic accomplishments
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Aljazeera.com

Egypt Anti-Coup Rally Held In Tahrir Square

Egypt Anti-Coup Rally Held In Tahrir Square Tuesday's demonstration came as Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called for a quick political transition to restore stability after he directed the overthrow of Morsi and installed an interim government. Speaking to soldiers and policemen at a ..
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Reuters

Update 1-Egypt In Talks To Extend Oil Product Supplies From Gulf

Update 1-Egypt In Talks To Extend Oil Product Supplies From Gulf CAIRO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Egypt is negotiating with Gulf countries to supply it with badly needed petroleum products into 2014, hoping to ease pressure during a volatile political transition to elections. Public opinion has turned against the army
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Deutsche Welle

Muzzle For Egypt's Media

Muzzle For Egypt's Media Curious, well-connected and always the first to the scene in Cairo: That is how colleagues describe the Egyptian journalist, Ahmed Abu Deraa. For his reports on human trafficking on the Sinai Peninsula, the 38-year-old was honored with the prestigio
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WND.com

Hillary's Benghazi Investigator Confirms Egypt Link

Hillary's Benghazi Investigator Confirms Egypt Link Pickering revealed there is evidence that an Egyptian organization was behind the attack on the U.S. mission that killed U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He further refused to deny there was a plan to kidnap St
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Ynetnews

Egypt To Israel: Halt Sale Of Pharaoh-Era Artifacts

Egypt To Israel: Halt Sale Of Pharaoh-Era Artifacts Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced on Saturday that it has taken measures to stop the sale of ancient Egyptian artifacts in an online auction hall in Jerusalem. Antiquities Ministry official Ali Ahmad said that the 126 pieces in question, fr
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Fox News

Egypt Interior Minister Survives Bomb Attack

Egypt Interior Minister Survives Bomb Attack CAIRO – An explosion on Thursday targeted the convoy of Egypt's interior minister in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district, security officials and state television said. The minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, survived the attack. The officials said it was not
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The Independent

Exclusive: Iraq Still Using Bogus Bomb Detectors – And Thousands Pay The Price

Exclusive: Iraq Still Using Bogus Bomb Detectors – And Thousands Pay The Price More than 4,500 people are estimated to have been killed in Iraq – 979 of them in September alone – since James McCormick, a former policeman, was convicted at the Old Bailey in April. His trial heard that the devices he was selling, called ADE-6
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PBS NewsHour

Ancient City Uncovered In Iraq

Ancient City Uncovered In Iraq The ancient city of Idu was uncovered beneath the modern city Satu Qala in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, reports the journal Anatolica this week. Cinzia Pappi, an archaeologist at Universität Leipzig in Germany, said Idu was an independent city-state 3
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Center for Research on Globaliza

Rapprochement With Us Reinforces Iran Hand In Iraq

Rapprochement With Us Reinforces Iran Hand In Iraq Iran seems successful in turning the Iraqi “strategic” agreement with the US into a tactical one, while it is succeeding in turning its own tactical accords with Iraq into a strategic bondage of the country. The burgeoning US-Iran rapprochement wi
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New York Times

Iraq: Nearly 1000 Killed Last Month

Iraq: Nearly 1000 Killed Last Month The United Nations mission in Iraq said Tuesday that 979 people were killed there in September, most of them civilians caught up in the violence by Sunni insurgents, who appear determined to rekindle the tensions between Sunnis and Shiites that pushe
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Washington Post

Main Kurdish Party Wins Majority In Legislative Vote In Iraq's Self-Ruled ...

Main Kurdish Party Wins Majority In Legislative Vote In Iraq's Self-Ruled ... BAGHDAD — The leading party in Iraq's northern self-ruled Kurdish region has won the largest bloc in the local legislature, gaining eight seats compared to its previous standing, authorities said on Wednesday. The Kurdistan Democratic Party, led
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CNN

Can Iraq Ever Escape Cycle Of Violence?

Can Iraq Ever Escape Cycle Of Violence? London (CNN) -- Violence in Iraq has spiked in the last year, according to the United Nations, but as has become the case with Syria, it's rarely news if the day's deaths are "only" in the tens. The same Western governments who led the invasion of Ir
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Press TV

Iran V-Ballers Beat Iraq, Prepare To Face S Korea

Iran V-Ballers Beat Iraq, Prepare To Face S Korea Iranian volleyball players have gained their third 3-0 victory at the 2013 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship against Iraq to keep morale high enough to take on powerhouse South Korea in the next game. In a match held at Hamdan bin Mohammed sport
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Press TV

1000 Killed In Iraq Violence In September: Un

1000 Killed In Iraq Violence In September: Un Earlier this week, Nikolay Mladenov, the United Nations' new envoy to Iraq issued a statement saying, “Political, religious and civil leaders as well as the security services must work together to end the bloodshed and ensure that all Iraqi citize
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Washington Times

Iraq Did Have Weapons Of Mass Destruction According To New Witness

Iraq Did Have Weapons Of Mass Destruction According To New Witness SAN DIEGO, October, 1, 2013 — International columnist and college professor Amir George insists that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction really did exist. Speaking on The Bob Siegel Radio Show with George, who is promoting his book Liberating Iraq, th
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Fox News

Iraq Executes 23 People In Two Days

Iraq Executes 23 People In Two Days Baghdad (AFP) – Iraq executed 23 people during two days in September, most of them convicted on terrorism charges, the justice ministry said Tuesday. Twenty of the 23 were either Al-Qaeda members or otherwise involved in terrorism, while three wer
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NBCNews.com

Ancient City Unearthed In Iraq May Be 3300 Years Old

Ancient City Unearthed In Iraq May Be 3300 Years Old A domestic structure, with at least two rooms, that may date to relatively late in the life of the newfound ancient city, perhaps around 2,000 years ago when the Parthian Empire controlled the area in Iraq. In the Kurdistan region of northern Ir
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USA TODAY

Iraq Terror Deaths Reach 1000

Iraq Terror Deaths Reach 1000 SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq -- Almost 1,000 people have been killed in September in Iraq as car bombs have become a near daily occurrence in the country that is seeing its worst surge of violence in five years. "Every day when you walk around the city you feel ..
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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Iraq September Death Toll Near 1000

Iraq September Death Toll Near 1000 ... Shi'ite areas in Baghdad on September 30. In an online statement posted hours after the bombings, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said the attacks were in retaliation for the "arrests, torturing, and targeting of Sunnis" by Iraq's Shi'i
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The Guardian

Iraq And Syria: Cross Infection

Iraq And Syria: Cross Infection Could the model of Sunni tribal leaders in Iraq who helped drive al-Qaida out, in a movement known as the awakening (al-Sahawa), be used as a template for the same thing in northern Syria? The parallel is there, but it is still a long way from being
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The Guardian

Iraq: Baghdad's Shia Neighbourhoods Rocked By Series Of Car Bombs

Iraq: Baghdad's Shia Neighbourhoods Rocked By Series Of Car Bombs A wave of car bombs has struck Shia neighbourhoods in Baghdad, killing at least 24 people and wounding dozens – the latest violence to rock Iraq in recent months. The deadliest of Monday's blasts was in the eastern Sadr City district, where a parked
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ICRC (press release)

Iraq: Helping Families Torn Apart By War In Syria Re-Establish And Maintain Links

Iraq: Helping Families Torn Apart By War In Syria Re-Establish And Maintain Links War and harsh living conditions in Syria are driving thousands of families into neighbouring countries for refuge. Around 2,000 people, who previously settled in Al-Qaim camp, are sheltering in Al-Obeidi refugee camp in the Anbar Governorate of weste
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Reuters

Iraq Has Asked Krg To Link Pipe To Federal System-Shahristani

Iraq Has Asked Krg To Link Pipe To Federal System-Shahristani DUBAI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Iraq's central government has asked the autonomous Kurdish region to connect its new oil pipeline with one from Kirkuk to Ceyhan in Turkey in a way that allows Baghdad to measure crude flows, Iraq's deputy prime minister fo
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Reuters

Update 1-Iraq Asks Kurds To Link New Oil Pipeline To Its Network

Update 1-Iraq Asks Kurds To Link New Oil Pipeline To Its Network DUBAI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Iraq's central government has asked the autonomous Kurdish region to connect its new oil pipeline with one from Kirkuk to Ceyhan in Turkey in a way that allows Baghdad to measure crude flows, Iraq's deputy prime minister fo
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United States Army (press releas

First Army Officer From Operations In Iraq, Afghanistan To Receive Medal Of Honor

First Army Officer From Operations In Iraq, Afghanistan To Receive Medal Of Honor William D. Swenson will be presented the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Oct. 15, making him the sixth living recipient of the nation's highest military award for valor during combat in Iraq or Afghan
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Reuters UK

At Least 32 Killed In Attacks Across Iraq - Police

At Least 32 Killed In Attacks Across Iraq - Police The deadliest attack took place in the predominantly Sunni Muslim city of Fallujah in western Iraq, where three suicide bombers attacked a police station killing at least eight people, police said. Sunni Muslim insurgents, including those affiliated
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New York Times

Arrests Follow Acid Attacks On Iranian Women

Arrests Follow Acid Attacks On Iranian Women The attacks spread panic around Iran's old capital, Isfahan, which is also the country's main tourist destination. The semiofficial Iranian Students' News Agency reported that men on motorcycles had splashed acid on women through open car windows.
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NPR

Kerry, Russian Fm Join Iran Nuclear Talks

Kerry, Russian Fm Join Iran Nuclear Talks GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers lent their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress Friday in marathon negotiations to curb the Iranian program in return for limit
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BBC News

'iranian President' Engages With Twitter's Jack Dorsey

'iranian President' Engages With Twitter's Jack Dorsey A Twitter account used by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has exchanged tweets with Twitter's chairman, fuelling speculation Iran's social media ban might be lifted. Jack Dorsey tweeted the account on Tuesday, asking: "Are citizens of Iran able to ...
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Aljazeera.com

Rouhani: Iran-Us Relationship Angers Israel

Rouhani: Iran-Us Relationship Angers Israel Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that Israel was "upset and angry" with signs of an emerging new relationship between the Islamic republic and the West. His statement on Wednesday comes a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a ...
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Reuters

Iran Parliament Endorses Rouhani's Diplomatic Gambit

Iran Parliament Endorses Rouhani's Diplomatic Gambit DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament strongly endorsed President Hassan Rouhani's diplomatic bid to dispel mistrust at the United Nations last week during a visit which ended with an historic phone call with President Barack Obama, Iranian media said.
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BBC News

Will Iran Loosen Its Grip On The Internet?

Will Iran Loosen Its Grip On The Internet? The election of Hassan Rouhani in Iran has brought with it hopes of an easing of restrictions on society, not least in the use of the internet. The authorities strictly control access to websites, but it is a policy which is under pressure, as BBC ...
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Newsmax.com

Obama Demonizes Gop While Cozying Up To Iran

Obama Demonizes Gop While Cozying Up To Iran Congressional Republicans are rightly outraged about President Barack Obama's eagerness to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program while he refuses to meet with House Speaker John Boehner to discuss GOP differences over Obamacare that led t
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New York Times

Netanyahu Pushes Back On Iran

Netanyahu Pushes Back On Iran During an aggressive speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used sarcasm and combative words to portray Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, as a smooth-talking charlatan, one who is determined to ...
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ABC News

For Israel, Attack On Iran Seems Off The Table

For Israel, Attack On Iran Seems Off The Table President Barack Obama's decision to open a dialogue with Iran's new president appears to have robbed Israel of a key asset in its campaign to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear weapon: the threat of unilaterally attacking Irani
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Washington Post

Netanyahu, At Un, Urges Wariness Of Iran

Netanyahu, At Un, Urges Wariness Of Iran UNITED NATIONS — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged foreign dignitaries Tuesday to view Iran's latest diplomatic charm offensive with distrust and warned that Israel would act alone, if necessary, to prevent Tehran from developing
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Sky News

Israel 'will Not Let Iran Get Nuclear Bomb'

Israel 'will Not Let Iran Get Nuclear Bomb' Israel is ready to act "alone" to stop Iran getting a nuclear bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned. He said the only way to peacefully stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons is to combine tough sanctions with a credible military t
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Reuters

Netanyahu At Un: Don't Trust Rouhani, Iran's Overtures A Ruse

Netanyahu At Un: Don't Trust Rouhani, Iran's Overtures A Ruse UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday dismissed a charm offensive by Iran's new president as a ruse concocted by a "wolf in sheep's clothing," and declared that Israel was ready to stand alone to deny Tehran ...
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Fox News

Egypt Suspends Tourism With Iran For Security

Egypt Suspends Tourism With Iran For Security Cairo (AFP) – Egypt's Tourism Minister Hisham Zazou said on Tuesday that tourism links with Iran had been suspended for reasons of "national security," state television reported. Flights bringing Iranian tourists to Egypt began under now oust
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Fox News

Phony Fatwa? Group Claims Iranian Anti-Nuke Edict Cited By Obama A Hoax

Phony Fatwa? Group Claims Iranian Anti-Nuke Edict Cited By Obama A Hoax President Obama could be hanging his hopes for productive nuclear negotiations with Iran on a hoax, according to one Middle East-focused think tank. On Friday, Obama cited a “fatwa,” or religious edict, from Iran's all-powerful Supreme Leader A
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Wall Street Journal

Netanyahu Urges Us To Boost Iran Curbs

Netanyahu Urges Us To Boost Iran Curbs Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed the U.S. for stronger sanctions on Iran even as it pursues nuclear talks, in an emerging conflict between the two allies amid a thaw between Washington and Tehran. Mr. Netanyahu, who met with Presiden
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USA TODAY

Netanyahu Issues Stern Warning On Iran "ruse"

Netanyahu Issues Stern Warning On Iran "ruse" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned United Nations delegates Tuesday that to avoid a military conflict they must stand firm in putting pressure on Iran to open up its nuclear program to inspection. "Iran wants to be in position to rush ...
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CBS News

Netanyahu At The Un: Throwing A Wet Blanket On Iran's Charm Offensive

Netanyahu At The Un: Throwing A Wet Blanket On Iran's Charm Offensive UNITED NATIONS Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (at the White House on Monday and at the U.N. on Tuesday) has one message to the U.S. and to the international community, diplomats say: go ahead and test the offer of Iran's new President ...
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Reuters

Israel Showcases Iranian Spy Case As Netanyahu Visits Us

Israel Showcases Iranian Spy Case As Netanyahu Visits Us As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew on Sunday to the United States for a visit focused on Iran's nuclear program, Israel's Shin Bet security service announced that Ali Mansouri had been arrested on September 11 on suspicion of spying for t
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Fox News

Israel's Netanyahu To Warn Us, Un About Iran's 'smiley Campaign'

Israel's Netanyahu To Warn Us, Un About Iran's 'smiley Campaign' Just days after the first conversation between the leaders of the U.S. and Iran in 34 years was hailed as a “breakthrough” in relations between the two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking an unpopular message to the White ...
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ABC News

Kerry Meets One-On-One With Iran's Foreign Minister

Kerry Meets One-On-One With Iran's Foreign Minister Secretary of State John Kerry met privately on the sidelines of a meeting at the United Nations about Iran's nuclear program with Iran's Foreign Minister Jarvad Zarif, Kerry said. The meeting came hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged th
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New York Post

Benny Avni

Benny Avni Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will undoubtedly play the well-dressed matinee idol in this year's UN annual gabfest, which begins Tuesday. But will Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu be the only one to note that this emperor has no clothes? Turtle Ba
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Fox News

Judge Rules Iran-Backed Company Behind Nyc Office Tower

Judge Rules Iran-Backed Company Behind Nyc Office Tower NEW YORK – An office tower is subject to forfeiture because revenue from it was secretly funneled to a state-owned Iranian bank in violation of a U.S. trade embargo, a judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest made the forfeitu
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CBS News

Iran Plans To Sends Persian Cat Astronaut Into Space

Iran Plans To Sends Persian Cat Astronaut Into Space TEHRAN, Iran Iran's hunt for its next animal astronaut may turn to the distinctive and locally named Persian cat, an official said Monday, in another possible step by the country's ambitious aerospace program that has also raised Western concerns about 
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Reuters

Judge Finds Owners Of Iran-Linked Tower Violate Us Laws

Judge Finds Owners Of Iran-Linked Tower Violate Us Laws NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that the owners of a New York City skyscraper at the center of a long-running dispute violated U.S. laws against doing business with Iran. The ruling, which is likely to be appealed, could resu
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FRANCE 24

Russia 'to Renew Offer To Supply S-300S To Iran'

Russia 'to Renew Offer To Supply S-300S To Iran' A Russian S-300 PMU2 Favorit surface-to-air missile system in Alabino, outside Moscow, last year. Russian President Vladimir Putin will offer to supply Iran S-300 air defence missile systems as well as build a second reactor at the Bushehr nucle
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CBS News

Report: Iran Message Orders Iraqi Militias To Retaliate If Us Strikes Syria

Report: Iran Message Orders Iraqi Militias To Retaliate If Us Strikes Syria The intercepted message reportedly came from the head of Iran's Qods Force, a paramilitary arm of the country's Revolutionary Guards. The order directs militias to prepare to respond with force should the U.S. attack the Bashar Assad regime, Iran's al
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