Independents test China's election experiment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Elections are underway in China. Not for the country's presidency but for "Renmin Daibiao," or the National People's Representatives Congress.
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Yemeni president returns home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned home after undergoing treatment in Saudi Arabia, a government spokesman said Friday.
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Libya military site yields possible radioactive material

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A military site containing what appears to be radioactive material has been uncovered by revolutionary forces near the southern Libyan city of Sabha.
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Ex-prisoner's advice to freed hikers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A trip to Iran to learn more about her family's ancestry became a nightmare for American journalist Roxana Saberi. In January 2009, several men showed up at the Iranian-American's door and carted her off to Evin Prison, the notoriously brutal lockup outside Tehran where three American hikers were recently imprisoned. Like Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer, Saberi was accused of being a spy for the U.S.
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Obama rolling back Bush-era education law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it will exempt states from requirements of a Bush-era education law if they meet certain conditions the White House favors. &nb..
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Teachers in Washington state vote to end strike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Striking teachers in Washington state's third-largest school district have voted to accept a contract, ending a walkout that has kept students out of class for..
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CERN claims faster-than-light particle measured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GENEVA (AP) - Scientists at the world's largest physics lab say they have clocked subatomic particles traveling faster than light, a feat that - if true - would break a fundamental..
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Protesters rally against Iranian leader outside UN

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A former U.S. envoy to the United Nations says the Obama administration is doing "almost nothing" to protect Iranians from the violence of their own regime. &n..
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Obama targets Boehner, McConnell on home turf

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CINCINNATI (AP) - President Barack Obama is directly challenging House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass his $447 billion jobs bill. &nbs..
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Brain scans let computer reconstruct movie scenes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - It sounds like science fiction: While volunteers watched movie clips, a scanner watched their brains. And from their brain activity, a computer made rough reconstru..
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Tropical Storm Ophelia forecast to slowly weaken

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tropical Storm Ophelia intensified a bit as it moved west over the central Atlantic early Thursday, but posed no immediate threat to land, forecasters said.
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Yemen sees fresh clashes as mediation fails

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Government security forces fired on protesters in Yemen's capital Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring at least three, medical sources in Sanaa said.
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Israel faces 'regional tsunami' set off by Arab Spring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets ready to address the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, he will look out at some not-so-familiar faces. The neighborhood has changed since last year's global gathering, and Israel faces multiple challenges as a consequence of the unfinished business known as the Arab Spring.
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US walks out as Iran delivers anti-US speech

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - American diplomats walked out of the U.N. General Assembly as Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a fiercely anti-American speech.   &nbs..
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Scores got sick, 1 died trying to kill bedbugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Worried about bedbugs? Maybe you should be more concerned about the insecticides used to get rid of them.    A government study counted one death and ..
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Power problems leaves trains stranded in NYC

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - An Amtrak spokesman says power problems have left some New Jersey Transit commuters stranded for over two hours on the busy rail line between New York City and New ..
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Pope warns Germans against ignoring religion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BERLIN (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI told the German parliament on Thursday that politicians must not sacrifice ethics for power, evoking the Nazi excesses of his homeland as a lesson i..
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Ahmadinejad: Iran is a model for the world

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On the eve of his address at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared his country to be "a new model for life to the world."
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Death toll climbs as typhoon leaves Japan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll climbed to 10 in Japan as the remnants of former Typhoon Roke raced into the northern Pacific on Thursday, government officials said.
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NTC lays out timeline to form new government

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Despite not yet having complete control over the entire country, Libya's National Transitional Council is already looking to the future and the logistics of setting up a new government.
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