U.N. Security Council debates Syria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Arab and Western diplomats spoke in support of a U.N. Security Council draft resolution calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, while Russia and China slammed it as meddlesome.
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Europe shivers in grip of deadly cold spell

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Eastern Europe shivered Tuesday in the coldest conditions seen this winter, with below-freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall leading to deaths, frostbite and widespread travel disruption.
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9 killed in suspected drone strikes in Yemen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Three suspected drone strikes hit militant targets in southern Yemen on Monday night and Tuesday morning, killing at least nine people with suspected links to al Qaeda, Yemeni security officials said.
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Fla. man sentenced in Conn. child sex abuse case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A former Connecticut travel company vice president accused of sexually abusing girls in the U.S. and Nicaragua has been sentenced to 85 years in prison.&nb..
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Major GOP 'super PAC' raised $51 million in 2011

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican "super" political committee and its nonprofit arm say they have raised $51 million this year in an effort to defeat President Barack Obama. &nbs..
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China's state TV expanding, but fetters remain

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BEIJING (AP) - The killing of a South Korean coast guard officer by a Chinese fisherman should have been tailor-made for China's CCTV News as it embarks on an ambitious plan to bec..
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Arab League: No longer toothless?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

For much of its history, the Arab League has been viewed as a toothless organization. That perception has begun to change following its responses in Libya and Syria.
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Cruise bookings fall after Concordia shipwreck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The frightful images of a sinking Italian cruise ship have scared off some cruise passengers, at least temporarily, during the industry's peak booking season. ..
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Santorum has $1.1 million in bank for GOP campaign

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) - Aides to Rick Santorum say his campaign raised $4.2 million in January and has $1.1 million in the bank.    They say the Republican president..
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IRS says 105 targeted in identity theft sweep

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service says the federal government has taken action against 105 people in 23 states in a crackdown against identity theft and tax refund fra..
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Experts say cruise ship salvage should stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Technical experts directing the salvage operation aboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship are recommending that the underwater part of the operation be called off because it is becoming too dangerous, Italy's civil protection agency said Tuesday.
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Somali militants ban Red Cross aid

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Somali militant group Al-Shabaab says it has banned the International Committee of the Red Cross from operating in the regions it controls, accusing the organization of distributing expired food.
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Fate of Chinese held in Sudan uncertain

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The fate of dozens of construction workers kidnapped in Sudan, including a group of Chinese nationals, remained unclear Tuesday amid conflicting reports on the situation.
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Afghan police: Wife killed for bearing girl

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz are looking for a man they say strangled his wife after she bore him a third child that was not a son.
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Timeline: Tibetan protests in China

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The escalation of tensions in ethnically Tibetan regions of China is the latest in a series that have resulted in deaths, frayed ties between the United States and China, and greater pressure from Beijing against the Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet for India in 1959 after a failed uprising.
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Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.N. nuclear experts gave a thumbs-up to Japan\'s planned \"stress tests\" for its remaining nuclear power plants Tuesday but left Japanese authorities to decide whether the plants themselves are safe.
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U.N. to weigh call for Syria's Assad to step down

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The U.N. Security Council will take up a draft resolution this week that calls on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down and transfer power.
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Iraqi VP predicts return to sectarian violence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi has lashed out at Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, predicting that Iraq could soon return to widespread sectarian violence that could require the return of U.S. forces.
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Santorum denounces 'gutter politics' of opponents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COTTLEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum denounced the "gutter politics" of his opponents Monday as he turned his campaign away from a potentially fu..
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Occupy protest resurfaces in Oakland after lull

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - It started peacefully enough: A midday rally at City Hall and a march. But as the day wore on, Oakland was hit by the most turbulent protests in weeks as Occ..
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