Myanmar: Blast in Yangon kills 20

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An explosion early Thursday in a neighborhood of the Myanmar city of Yangon killed 20 people and injured more than 95, state-run television MR TV reported.
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U.S. pulls staff from Afghan media center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul is withdrawing its personnel from an Afghan media center, saying it is reviewing and reassessing its relationship.
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Scientists propose synchronized calendar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Imagine a future in which you always know the date of baseball's opening day. Or that your birthday is always on a Tuesday (sorry). Or that New Year's Eve is always on a Saturday. As the people of the world prepare to hang their 2012 calendars, two professors at Johns Hopkins University are proposing one you can keep forever, each date falling on the same day of the week as it did the year before.
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Arab League monitor views tiny 'martyr'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An Arab League observer steps into a mosque in the city of Homs and is shown the tiny "martyr," one of thousands of people killed in Syria during the past nine months.
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US teen killed in Mexico heading to see girlfriend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican prosecutors say teeth and clothing remnants were used to identify a suburban Chicago teenager whose charred remains were found on Christmas Eve in we..
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NJ's child health care efforts earn it $17M bonus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's efforts to ensure more children have health coverage have earned it a nearly $17 million performance bonus from the U.S. Health Department. &..
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US police fatalities up 13 percent in 2011 to 173

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

One Oregon police chief was killed when a man allegedly took the officer's gun and shot him in the head. A policeman in Arizona was fatally shot when he went to a suburban Phoenix ..
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Oklahoma baby is 3rd sickened by rare bacteria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - An Oklahoma baby is the third infant this month sickened by bacteria sometimes associated with tainted infant formula.    The child, from Tulsa County..
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6 years later, Katrina victims fight FEMA debts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When the Federal Emergency Management Agency mailed out 83,000 debt notices this year to victims of Hurricane Katrina and other 2005 storms, one of the letters s..
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Johnson says he's leaving GOP for Libertarians

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a longshot candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, said Wednesday he is leaving the GOP in favor of running..
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In Iowa, Obama toils while GOP roars, then departs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - One presidential campaign claims an impressive effort in Iowa this year: eight offices opened, 350,000 phone calls to potential supporters and 1,280 events ..
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Gingrich says Greek cruise gave him time to think

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Newt Gingrich says a luxury cruise he took through the Greek Isles earlier this year that prompted top aides to quit his campaign was designed to show he's ..
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Cuba makes good on pledge to free prisoners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba appears to be making quick progress in meeting a pledge to free 2,900 pardoned prisoners, most of them convicted of minor crimes.    Human rights ..
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NKoreans salute, cry for late leader Kim Jong Il

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - A two and a-half-hour funeral procession for North Korean leader Kim Jong Ill has ended with a 21-gun salute.    His son and successor,..
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US warns Iran not to disrupt oil route

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy's 5th fleet is warning Iran that any disruption of traffic flowing though the Strait of Hormuz, a vital oil route..
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Saudi women to run, vote without male approval

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - A Saudi official says for the first time, women in the conservative kingdom will not need a male guardian's approval to run or vote in municipal electio..
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Russia slams US for its human rights record

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's Foreign Ministry has attacked America's human rights record in its first report on injustice elsewhere in the world, offering examples such as the Guantanamo..
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Syrian troops kill protesters despite monitors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian security forces opened fire on thousands of anti-government protesters in the central city of Hama Wednesday and killed at least six people, according to activ..
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Cops: Man with AIDS virus may have exposed others

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Grand Rapids-area man has been charged with failing to inform a sex partner that he has the AIDS virus.    Grand Rapids police say David..
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Ex-Egyptian leader's murder trial resumes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

After a months-long break, the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resumes Wednesday after an appeals court dismissed a motion to disqualify the presiding judge, state-owned media said.
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