Afghan rules for private security companies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Afghan government on Sunday clarified the exceptions to a ban on private security contractors, stating that those firms offering protection to embassies and foreign diplomats will be allowed to continue to operate.
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Ahmadinejad: Iran ready for talks, won't yield nuclear rights

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is taking a hard line ahead of nuclear talks scheduled for next month with world powers skeptical of his government\'s intentions, local media reported Sunday.
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Barbara Billingsley, Beaver Cleaver's TV mom, dies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Barbara Billingsley, who gained the title supermom for her gentle portrayal of June Cleaver, the warm, supportive mother of a pair of precocious boys in..
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As Democrats' message lags, GOP looks for huge wins

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a flurry of campaigning across the country this weekend as candidates court discontented voters two weeks before elections.Polls, campaign finance reports..
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Man says he was told he was too disabled to fly

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A motivational speaker with cerebral palsy says he was kicked off a U.S. Airways flight after being told he was too disabled to fly alone.Forty-seven-yea..
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Chinese mine collapse kills 21, traps 16

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BEIJING (AP) - In a country where 2,600 people died in mining accidents last year, China isn't saying much about an explosion today that killed 21 people and trapped 16 others.Ther..
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Series of attacks rock southern Kandahar city

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's main southern city has been rocked by a series of explosions.      Helicopters are patrolling above the Kandahar..
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Iran releases American held for 2 years in Tehran

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - A family spokesman says an American businessman jailed in Iran for more than two years has been released.      Reza Taghavi is out of Teh..
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Iran nuclear talks may take place in mid-November

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran\'s foreign minister said nuclear talks with world powers could take place in mid-November, Iranian news agencies said Saturday.
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Two suspected dissidents arrested in Ireland

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two suspected dissident republicans were arrested after authorities found a bomb in their car, Irish police said Saturday.
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After mine rescue, Chilean president heads to England

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By: WINK Administrator

Sporting a burnished image after the rescue of 33 trapped miners, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is arriving in England on Saturday.
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Gunmen kill 2 officers in Iraq

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By: WINK Administrator

Two Iraqi police officers were killed and two others were wounded early Saturday when gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Anbar province, authorities said.
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Floods kill 9 in Russia

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By: WINK Administrator

Flooding killed at least nine people and forced hundreds to flee from their homes in Russia, state media reported Saturday.
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Alleged talk between Mexican drug lord, congressman leaked

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A radio station in Mexico has aired parts of a telephone conversation it alleges took place between a top drug lord and a federal congressman.
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Report: China to shut down hundreds of smaller coal mines

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

China closed 1,355 small coal mines this year, according to Xinhua, the country\'s state-run press agency.
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Yemen posts reward for al Qaeda suspects

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Yemen\'s Interior Ministry is offering a reward 20 million Yemeni Riyal (almost US$100,000) for information leading to the capture of eight al Qaeda in Yemen suspects, Yemen\'s official news agency, SABA, reported late Friday.
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Rights group questions fairness of Cuban spy trial in U.S.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Amnesty International has questioned the fairness of a U.S. trial that convicted five Cuban agents of espionage, conspiracy to commit murder and other related charges.
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31 of 33 Chile miners released from hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

More miners are expected to be discharged Friday from a regional hospital following their rescue after 69 days underground.
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Four miners trapped in Ecuador

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Four miners have been trapped in an incident at a mine in southern Ecuador, a government official said Friday.
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Army: Murder charge in Afghan civilian killings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SEATTLE (AP) - The Army says it will try one of the soldiers accused of killing three civilians in Afghanistan for murder. Cpl. Jeremy Morlock is accused of premeditated murder, co..
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