Pipeline attacked as Syria violence rages

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By: WINK Administrator

Syrian officials and opposition activists blamed each other for an attack on a gas pipeline near the restive city of Homs Tuesday.
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France's Hollande attacks rival Sarkozy over economy

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By: WINK Administrator

French presidential candidate Francois Hollande opened the new year with a shot across the bow of rival President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday. In an open letter published in French newspaper Liberation, Hollande accuses Sarkozy -- who is seeking re-election this spring -- of failing to do enough to help his people during his term in office. "The French suffer. They suffer in their daily lives. Unemployment is at its highest because growth is at its lowest," writes Hollande, who is widely regarded as Sarkozy's chief rival.
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Looking for love for Patrick the gorilla in Dallas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DALLAS (AP) - After a lonely bachelor existence, a long-term relationship may finally be in Patrick's future.    But first he has to learn some manners.   ..
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I-80 tally: 45 vehicles, 17 with lesser injuries

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By: Chel Bell

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A county emergency official says 45 vehicles were caught up in a pileup that closed Interstate 80 for about eight hours in western Pennsylvania, and that ..
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Obama readying for re-election bid after vacation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will waste little time getting back in front of voters following a 10-day Hawaiian vacation spent largely out of the spotlight.  ..
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George W. Bush barely mentioned in GOP campaign

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By: Chel Bell

PERRY, Iowa (AP) - A funny thing happened recently in the presidential campaign in Iowa: The last Republican president's name actually surfaced.    "We've had, in th..
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Salma Hayek knighted in France

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Actress Salma Hayek has been named a knight of the Legion of Honour in France, according to an official government publication.
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Egyptians to vote, again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Egypt opens the third round of voting for the lower house of Parliament on Tuesday after Islamist parties performed strongly in the previous rounds last month.
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Ex-Tunisia leader faces trial over killings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tunisian ex-President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who was ousted in the first uprising of last year's Arab Spring, faces a military tribunal Tuesday for his alleged role in the death of protesters in January 2011.
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Top U.S. diplomat in China to discuss North Korea

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A top U.S. diplomat will arrive in Beijing on Tuesday at the start of a tour around Northeast Asia, which is still adapting to the change of leadership in North Korea following the death of Kim Jong Il last month.
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Ex-Iranian leader's daughter gets prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former Iranian president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was sentenced to six months in prison for making anti-government statements, semi-official Mehr News Agency reported Tuesday.
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Amid violence, Iraqi lawmakers gather

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By: WINK Administrator

The crisis-plagued Iraqi Parliament reconvenes Tuesday just over a week after a key Shiite bloc criticized the government and called for early elections.
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Taliban, allies form council to coordinate efforts against NATO

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By: WINK Administrator

Pakistani Taliban factions and their allies have set up a council of elders in hopes of coordinating efforts against NATO troops in Afghanistan, a spokesman said Monday.
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Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz

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By: WINK Administrator

Iran test-fired two missiles Monday, the final day of its naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, state-run media reported.
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South Sudan gains control of town under attack, official says

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By: WINK Administrator

South Sudan's government has gained control of a remote town that had been under attack by fighters from a rival tribe, the nation's information minister said Monday.
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Killing continues in Syria, Arab League says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syrian tanks have withdrawn from residential areas in cities, but snipers remain a threat and killings are still occurring, the head of the Arab League said Monday.
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Venezuela says it will pay ExxonMobil $255 million over nationalization

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Venezuela said Monday that it would pay ExxonMobil $255 million after an international arbitration ruling over the South American country's 2007 nationalization of a joint project.
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Mexican police tortured 5 suspects, human rights commission says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Mexican federal police in Ciudad Juarez tortured five people to force confessions that they killed an officer and participated in a car bomb attack, the nation's human rights commission alleged.
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Rose parade includes pageantry and protest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of protesters have begun a demonstration on the heels of the annual Rose Parade. The 2012 Tournament of Roses went off without a hitch Monday morn..
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Hosni Mubarak trial set to begin in Egypt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, accused of ordering protesters killed, could face a verdict before the end of the month, a lawyer involved in the trial said Monday.
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