15 die in latest Syrian clashes despite pledge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Despite government promises two days ago to pull back from intense confrontations with protesters, Syrian security forces fanned out in force after Friday prayers, surrounding mosques to prevent demonstrations and used gunfire to disperse crowds, opposition groups said.
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Israeli military boards Gaza-bound aid ships

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Israeli military says it advised two aid ships headed to the Palestinian territory of Gaza to turn back, but asserted that the activists on board the "Freedom Waves" mini-flotilla were refusing to cooperate.
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Juvenile rape appeal causes uproar in Turkey

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Turkey's judicial system faced an uproar this week after one of the country's highest courts upheld a decision to reduce sentences against 26 men convicted of having sex with a 13-year old girl. Public outrage stemmed from a court ruling that the 13-year old girl had willingly engaged in "consensual" sexual relations with the 26 men.
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China urges Iran flexibility, but opposes force

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

China's Foreign Ministry weighed in on the widespread anxiety over Iran's nuclear program on Friday, urging Iran to be flexible with the U.N. nuclear agency but staunchly deploring force amid talk of strikes against the country.
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Greek PM faces confidence vote

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Prime Minister George Papandreou faces a crunch confidence vote Friday, after days of political turmoil sparked by his proposal to hold a referendum on an international bailout.
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Ohio deputies faced charging animals during escape

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

New reports detailing how authorities in Ohio responded when dozens of exotic animals escaped last month show that a lion and a bear charged at deputies before they were shot and k..
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15 quarantined in powdery package blast in W.Va.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RANSON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities have evacuated a West Virginia post office after a package exploded and sprayed an unidentified white powder.    Firefighter spokesm..
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Groupon shares soars in public market debut

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Groupon, the company that pioneered online group discounts, has begun trading as a public company.    The stock jumped nearly 50 percent in the openi..
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Romney to go deep in spending cuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney will address one of the 2012 presidential contest's defining issues when he offers his plan to slash federal spending before a gathering of tea part..
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Bachmann reticent to talk about Cain controversy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she has no "inside information" on the sexual harassment allegations swirling about GOP rival Herman Cain ..
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2 Swedish journalists face terrorism charges in Ethiopia

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia face years in prison after their arrest in a prohibited region along the nation's border with Somalia.
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Second Tibetan nun burns to death in China

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A Buddhist nun in southwest China has died after setting herself on fire, the 11th Tibetan -- and second nun -- to self-immolate since March.
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U.S. says Russia, China top tech thieves

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

For the first time, the United States is publicly accusing China and Russia of being the top offenders in the theft of U.S. economic and technology information, according to an intelligence report released Thursday.
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Greek PM appears to back off referendum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said a proposal to hold a referendum on an international bailout would not be necessary, if the opposition were to support tough austerity measures.
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Boehner: New revenues depend on spending reforms

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says "there's room for revenue" as a congressional deficit-reduction supercommittee seeks $1.2 trillion or more in deficit cuts over th..
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In Washington, school buses in path of budget ax

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEATTLE (AP) - The yellow school bus could become another victim of the Great Recession in some parts of Washington state.    Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says she..
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Mistreatment of detained Gadhafi loyalists alleged

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Dozens of relatives of jailed Moammar Gadhafi loyalists protested outside a Tripoli prison Thursday, alleging detainees were being mistreated by former rebel ..
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Saber-toothed squirrel fossil found in Argentina

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Scientists have found a rare fossil of a previously unknown saber-toothed, squirrel-like creature in Argentina, providing new clues to how small mamm..
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At least 20 die in Syria clashes despite pledge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Violence left three people dead in northwest Syria on Thursday, activists said, a day after the government pledged to end its anti-regime crackdown and remove troops from the streets.
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UK police: About 6,000 possible phone hack victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONDON (AP) - British police now say 5,795 people may have been victims of the phone hacking campaign carried out by the News of the World newspaper.    That's more ..
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