Freed kidnap couple depart Kenya for UK

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By: WINK Administrator

British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler, released over the weekend after being held by pirates for more than a year, departed Kenya on Tuesday for the United Kingdom.
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Japan jury hands down death sentence

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

For the first time in Japan, a jury of civilians has sentenced a man to death, court officials said on Tuesday.
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Ireland denies needing bailout amid market fears

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Ireland is not on the verge of defaulting on debts, its Ministry of Finance insisted Monday, amid international fears that Ireland\'s financial troubles threaten the stability of the European currency the euro.
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Do China and India hold key to Myanmar reform?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Freed activist Aung San Suu Kyi has made a passionate plea for dialogue and reconciliation to build democracy and improve human rights in Myanmar, calling for her country to back her as she cannot \"do it alone.\"
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Photos capture a bygone Mecca

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

He was an adventurer, a scholar, and possibly a spy. But as Dutchman Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje proved with his rare 1885 photographs and sound recordings of Mecca, he was also a pioneering multimedia journalist.
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Official: Petraeus warns Karzai on Afghan exit timing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In what may be one of the most significant breaches between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration, Gen. David Petraeus personally warned Afghan officials over the weekend the U.S.-Afghan partnership could be \"untenable\" if Karzai wants U.S. troops out of Afghanistan prematurely.
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DUI stop nabs Ohio man wanted for attempted murder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A DUI stop in southwest Florida has led authorities to a suspect wanted for the 2003 shooting death of a 23-year-old Ohio man. Hillsborough County Deputy Felix M..
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Former inmate sues over baby's death in Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A former Collier County jail inmate whose baby died while she was behind bars is suing the jail's medical provider and the sheriff. Joan Laurel Small, now known..
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Haitian presidential candidates campaign in Fla.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Some of Haiti's presidential candidates are in Miami to court Haitian-Americans' money and influence. Nineteen candidates are on the ballot in Haiti's presidential ele..
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3 fishermen rescued in Gulf after going missing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Three fishermen who went missing on a trip in the Gulf of Mexico have been rescued. The men were spotted Saturday about 20 miles west of Clearwater. They we..
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Crash kills Florida woman, injures Iowa man

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - A 26-year-old Florida woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Cedar Falls. Cedar Falls police say Kaley Michele Kennison of Palm Harbor, Fla., was a ..
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Bush on post-presidency: 'I miss being pampered'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - Former President George W. Bush doesn't miss much about the White House - except the pampering. In a rally Saturday at The Villages, a sprawling central F..
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Jefferson Parish: spill boom anchors dangerous

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Council says hundreds of 80-pound anchors that once kept oil containment boom in place are now navigation hazards. It wants BP to remove the..
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Qantas flight involved in another mid-air drama

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A Qantas Boeing 747 passenger jet, similar to the one pictured above, was forced to turn back to Sydney on Monday because of an electrical problem, the airline said.
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Tax cut extension debate starts in lame duck Congress

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lame-duck sessions are usually unpopular and unproductive. Nothing suggests otherwise this year. Seven weeks ahead of the GOP House takeover, hobbled Democrats an..
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Volcano death toll rises to 259 in Indonesia

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia\'s Mount Merapi volcano climbed to 259 on Monday, government officials said.
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Registration begins for key Sudan vote

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Voter registration begins in Sudan on Monday for a January referendum that would allow the country\'s autonomous southern region -- which holds a majority of the nation\'s oil -- to secede from the north.
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6 dead in Mexico resort explosion

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Seven people, including at least one minor, were killed in an explosion at a resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, police said. Twenty others were injured.
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Karzai wants the U.S. to cut military operations in Afghanistan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

President Hamid Karzai said the United States should reduce its military operations and stop night raids in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
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Suu Kyi: Work with me for change

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Freed democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi told her supporters Sunday that she needs their help in her efforts to bring change to Myanmar. She said the country needs to return to the rule of law.
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