UNESCO suspends prize named for African leader

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A U.N. agency has suspended a prize funded by and named for Equatorial Guinea\'s president, whose government has been accused of human rights abuses.
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600 new homes begun since settlement freeze ended, group says

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Construction has started for about 600 new housing units in the West Bank since the Israeli settlement freeze ended late last month, the group Peace Now said Thursday.
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Israeli bulldozer driver: I didn't see American activist

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A former Israeli soldier is expected to testify Thursday in a civil suit filed by the parents of an American peace activist, who was crushed to death in 2003 by a bulldozer as she tried to prevent Israel from bulldozing homes in Gaza.
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UK soccer fans attacked in Italy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Four British soccer fans were attacked in Italy on the eve of a game Thursday between Liverpool and Naples, Naples police told CNN.
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Bus blast kills 10 in Philippines

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

An improvised explosive detonated on a bus Thursday in the southern Philippines, killing seven people and injuring 20 others, state-run media said.
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Tropical Storm Richard forms in the Caribbean

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Richard has formed in the Caribbean, becoming the 17th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Richard's maximum sustained winds Thursday are near..
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Sen. wants US to investigate high-prescribing docs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A U.S. senator is asking federal officials to investigate after reviewing data that shows doctors across the country prescribing alarmingly high rates of powerful high..
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Woman gets 7 years for smuggling Honduran sisters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida woman accused of forcing two Honduran sisters into the sex trade at Palm Beach County nightclubs has been sentenced to seven years in f..
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Teenager pleads guilty to making fake bomb threats

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A North Carolina teenager accused of using the Internet to make fake bomb threats to six universities and to FBI offices in Louisiana and Colorado has plead..
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Man faces prison in attempt buy rocket technology

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A Korean-American man is facing prison time after admitting he attempted to buy Russian rocket technology and military gear for South Korea. Prosecutors seek a sentenc..
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Pilot's licenses still short on security measures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Congress told the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with a pilot's license that featured the pilot's p..
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Woman files Ohio lawsuit over LeBron James pendant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - A woman says in an Ohio lawsuit that she was threatened and intimidated into giving a LeBron James jersey pendant worth about $10,000 to the mother of one of Ja..
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Women give more to charities

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

SEATTLE (AP) - Women across nearly every income level gave significantly more to charity than men, nearly twice as much in some cases, according to a study by the Center on Philant..
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Moms behind bars

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

AP - The number of women in America's state prisons has reached a record high, yet many states have inadequate policies for dealing with the large portion of them who have chi..
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Mac is back: Apple unveils new technology

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple's iPhone and iPads have been such hits that the company is now looking for ways to bring some of their cachet to its laptops and desktops. Apple Inc...
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Tibetan students protest over education

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Thousands or hundreds of Tibetan students have taken to the streets in protest this week, depending on divergent accounts -- one from advocates for a free Tibet and another from the ruling Chinese government.
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Strikes to continue in France over pension reform bill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Strikes and demonstrations are expected to continue across France on Thursday with a large rally scheduled in central Paris in the afternoon.
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American freed by Iran to arrive home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Reza Taghavi, an Iranian-American detained for more than two years in Iran, is expected to return to the United States Thursday evening.
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Brussels schoolteacher who disabled parachute found guilty

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BRUSSELS (AP) - A jury has a 26-year-old schoolteacher who killed a love rival by sabotaging her parachute guilty of murder. The teacher, Els Clottemans, faces a maximum penalty of..
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London 2012 Olympic budget maintained despite cuts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LONDON (AP) - The British government has decided to keep the London 2012 Olympics budget unchanged despite wide-ranging budget cuts to reduce the country's deficit. The Olympic bud..
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