Chile students launch strike with fiery blockades

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chilean students have erected fiery blockades in major streets of the capital and clashed with police on the first day of a two-day national strike to demand..
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Israeli soldier freed in swap for 1,000 prisoners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TEL NOF AIR BASE, Israel (AP) - Looking thin, weary and dazed, Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit emerged from more than five years in Hamas captivity on Tuesday, surrounded by Gaza mil..
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Scientist to plead guilty to stealing trade secret

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A Canadian scientist is expected to plead guilty to charges he sent U.S. trade secrets worth $300 million to China and Germany.    A plea hearing..
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Colombian girl reunited with family, but questions remain

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It was front-page news on the websites of all the major Colombian media Tuesday: Nhora Valentina Munoz, the 10-year-old daughter of a town mayor, was back home after a kidnapping that lasted 19 days.
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Tobacco dealer pleads not guilty to conspiracy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A tobacco distributor closely watched by federal agents for a decade pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in Kentucky of using phony invoices to avoid payin..
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NJ man wanted in bank robberies arrested in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The U.S. Marshals Service says it tracked a man accused of shooting a New Jersey bank teller during a robbery to Florida.    Officials arrested J..
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University studies crowdsourcing for intelligence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Maybe you've got a hunch Kim Jong Il's regime in North Korea has seen its final days, or that the Ebola virus will re-emerge somewhere in the world in the next ..
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Philly police: Disabled victimized by theft scheme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman convicted in the starvation death of a man nearly 20 years ago is facing charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment for allegedly preying on four ment..
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Kabul's 'unnoticed' child workers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

From dusk until dawn, 12-year-old Fayaz toils at his uncle's blacksmith shop in Kabul.
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Fukushima reactors may be shut down ahead of schedule

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Engineers may be able to complete the shutdown of damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ahead of schedule, the plant's owner reported Monday.
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Pentagon: Troop talks with Iraq 'ongoing'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Pentagon on Monday denied claims that the United States and Iraq have been unable to come to an agreement that would allow some U.S. troops to remain in Iraq after the end of 2011, telling reporters that talks are still going on.
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Tibetan nun dies after setting self ablaze

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A nun has died after setting herself on fire in southwestern China, the first Tibetan woman known to have killed herself in this way, the London-based Free Tibet campaign group said Tuesday.
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Behind Israel-Hamas prisoner deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Israel plans to free more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, including hundreds serving life sentences for attacks on Israelis, in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was captured by Hamas in 2006. How and why has the controversial deal come about?
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Did a Mexican political party have agreements with organized crime?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The question is a serious one, and its answer has multiple political and security implications: Did a Mexican political party have agreements with organized crime, specifically the PRI which governed Mexico for 71 years?
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At least 60 dead as heavy rain hits Central America

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Heavy rain that has killed at least 60 people in Central America is not expected to let up soon, authorities said Monday.
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Wheldon died of head injuries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy says IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon died of blunt head trauma after a spectacular 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.&nbs..
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Putin: Another term would let me 'stabilize, diversify' economy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In his first televised interview since he was launched toward the presidency again, Russia's powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday that his goal of returning to the Kremlin was to "stabilize" and "diversify" the national economy as well as to "strengthen the fundamental basis of the political system and the democratic institutions" of the country.
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Fired brother sues Hustler publisher for $20M

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CINCINNATI (AP) - The estranged brother of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt is suing him in Ohio for $20 million, saying he was wrongly fired from his job at Flynt's pornogra..
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Making up: free apps for furious BlackBerry users

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TORONTO (AP) - The BlackBerry has left a bitter taste in the mouths of its users.    Trying to make amends for massive outages last week, Research In Motion on Monda..
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Ahmedinejad denies Iran plot against Saudi envoy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denied allegations that Iranian government agents were involved in a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia ambassador to Washington..
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