Underwater cables bring faster Internet to West Africa

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Stretching some 7,000 kilometers along the West African coastline, a submarine fiber-optic cable emerges off the coast of Nigeria to help bridge the digital divide in the continent.
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Ahmadinejad visits Venezuela

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will welcome his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday on his first stop of a four-nation tour of Latin America, state media reported.
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Many US communities are blocking medical marijuana

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

More and more states are saying yes to medical marijuana. But local governments are increasingly using their laws to just say no, not in our backyard.    In Californ..
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FDA steps up testing for fungicide in orange juice

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says it will step up testing for a fungicide that has been found in low levels in orange juice.    The agency said..
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Obama announces resignation of chief of staff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his chief of staff William Daley is resigning after a year on the job to return to his native Chicago and spend more time with his fam..
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Iran sentences American to death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

American Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, on trial in Iran for espionage, has been sentenced to death nearly five months after he was arrested, according to a report.
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Yemen immunity law sparks debates over past crimes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A new law granting sweeping immunity to Yemen's president and anyone who served in his authoritarian regime over the past 33 years sparked fresh violence Monday..
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Rain kills at least 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian officials say heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro have caused mudslides that killed at least six people. About 20 other people are missing, and thousands ..
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Libya government: $8b to reintegrate fighters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - A Libyan government committee will help integrate former revolutionary fighters back into civilian life using $8 billion dollars allocated to it to get starte..
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Iran opens new nuclear enrichment site

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran started enriching uranium at a new nuclear facility in the north that is "immune to any military attack," according to a fundamentalist newspaper with ties to the nation's supreme leader.
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Syria divisions deepen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CNN\'s Nic Robertson, inside Syria, reports on the growing division between pro-government forces and the opposition, which is living, they say, in fear.
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'Occupy Nigeria' expands over fuel prices

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Thousands of Nigerian trade union members joined in widespread protests on Monday, angry over a government decision that more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.
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Fla. resident charged in Tampa bomb plot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA- A 25-year-old resident of Pinellas Park, Fla., has been charged in connection with an alleged plot to attack locations in Tampa with a vehicle bomb, assault rifle and other ..
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FACT CHECK: Promising gain without pain

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Executing a classic Washington dodge, Newt Gingrich told Americans that Medicare and Medicaid could be kept solid merely by ending fraud in the system, a promise ..
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Yemen cabinet approves amnesty law for Saleh

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Yemeni cabinet has approved the draft of a law that will give President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his aides immunity from prosecution.
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Two more monks set themselves on fire in China

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A former Tibetan monk has died and another is seriously injured after setting themselves on fire in southwest China's Sichuan province on Friday -- the 13th and 14th acts of self-immolation in the country since March.
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Ship off New Zealand coast splits in two

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A cargo ship that ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand last year has split in two, spewing debris and triggering the possibility of a new oil spill, officials said Sunday.
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Police: Body found on queen's estate identified

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The body found on Queen Elizabeth II's estate in Sandringham last week was a 17-year-old who had been missing since August, police said Sunday.
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U.S. expels Venezuelan consul in Miami

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Venezuela's consul general in Miami has been declared to be persona non grata and must leave the United States, a State Department official said Sunday.
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Giffords, Tucson mark 1 year since deadly rampage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other survivors of a deadly shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., are gathering to reflect and remember. Church bells are set to ring ..
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