NATO, Afghans agree to long-term ties

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NATO and the Afghan government on Saturday forged a \"long-term\" partnership -- an agreement that will leave international forces in the war-torn country for many years after a planned military transition in 2014.
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Clashes rock Egypt ahead of elections

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Streets in major Egyptian cities appeared calm Saturday, a day after clashes erupted between security forces and opposition supporters, state media and eyewitnesses said.
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Rescue on hold for trapped NZ coal miners

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Twenty-five to 30 people were unaccounted for after an underground explosion rocked a coal mine on New Zealand\'s west coast on Friday, a CNN affiliate said.
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Nigeria: Heroin was shipped from Iran

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Nigerian authorities said Friday they had seized 130 kilograms (286 pounds) of high-grade heroin in a shipment that originated in Iran.
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NATO agrees on missile defense

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Calling it a significant step forward, President Obama announced that NATO will develop a missile defense system to safeguard most of Europe and the United States. FULL STORY | NATO\'S THREATS FROM WITHIN
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Cholera spreads to Haiti's largest prison

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The deadly cholera epidemic that has claimed more than 1,100 lives in Haiti has now spread to yet another vulnerable community: the largest prison in the country.
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Plea yields tents for Kenyan refugees

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An emergency plea from a humanitarian group working in the largest developing refugee camp in the world, in Dadaab, Kenya, has yielded a donation of enough tents to finally provide shelter to at least 700 families living in \"unacceptable\" conditions outside the camp compound, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said this week.
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Nations meet to try to save tigers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In 2010, the Year of the Tiger, about 3,600 of the majestic predators remain in the wild, their existence threatened by habitat-loss and poaching.
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U.S. says it would put commitments to Israel in writing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Obama administration is prepared to put into writing some of the commitments that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton orally gave to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a State Department official said Friday.
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Suspicious bag was a 'test device'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A suspicious piece of luggage that was about to be loaded onto a flight in Namibia was a \"test device\" from a U.S. company that tests alarm and security systems, Germany\'s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in a news conference Friday in Hamburg, Germany.
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Obama announces new defense system for Europe

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - President Barack Obama announced Friday that NATO has agreed to his plans for a new, expanded missile defense system for Europe that would cover all NATO me..
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Obama meets with European leaders

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Back on the world stage for crucial talks, President Barack Obama on Friday quickly encountered European leaders willing to question a president weakened at..
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Painkiller pulled from market

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - The maker of the painkiller Darvon is pulling the drug off the market under pressure from public health officials who say it causes potentially deadly heart rhyth..
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Mine explosion leaves 27 missing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A mining company in New Zealand confirms it was a gas explosion that rocked one of its coal mines overnight, leaving 27 workers missing. Five others ..
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Toys safer this year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

     WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says tougher safeguards fortoys mean better choices for families this holiday season.      But it..
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Florida graduation rate up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say Florida's high schoolgraduation rate rose to 79 percent this year.      The Florida Department of..
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Costa Rica files case against Nicaragua

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Costa Rica has taken its border dispute with Nicaragua to international court, repeating claims that its territory has been invaded.
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U.N. condemns human rights in Iran

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A key United Nations committee has approved a draft resolution expressing \"deep concern at serious human rights violations in Iran,\" including torture, persecution of ethnic minorities and violence against women.
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Miners missing after New Zealand explosion

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Twenty-five to 30 people were unaccounted for after an underground explosion rocked a coal mine on New Zealand\'s west coast on Friday, a CNN affiliate said.
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Calm returns to Guinea after days of unrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

After three days of violence throughout the country that killed at least nine people, injured dozens more and pushed the ruling military junta to declare a national state of emergency, calm returned to Guinea on Thursday.
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