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Anti-film protests spread across Muslim world

LEE KEATH Associated Press= CAIRO (AP) — Angry protests over an anti-Islam film spread across the Muslim world Friday, with demonstrators scaling the walls of U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Sudan, torching part of a German embassy and clashing with security forces at an American fast-food restaurant that was set ablaze in northern Lebanon. Egypt’s new Islamist president went on ...

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Egyptian president condemns anti-Islam film

Tweet Rome, Sep 14 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Friday condemned the controversial US film that has stoked protests across the Middle East, saying it was an “aggression” on Islam. “The Egyptian people and the whole world reject these insults to the Prophet Mohammed. We cannot accept this…

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Congressional report: Social Security backlog may add to agency financial woes

Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program’s financial problems as it edges closer to the brink of insolvency, congressional investigators say in a new report. In more than a quarter of the 300 cases reviewed by congressional staff, decisions to award benefits “failed to ...

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Japan moves to phase out nuclear energy

A panel of the Japanese cabinet has called for phasing out of nuclear power over the next three decades in a major shift for Japan as it overhauls energy policy following the Fukushima disaster last year. “Based on facing the reality of this grave accident and by learning lessons from the accident, the government has decided to review the national ...

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RMS sees insured losses from Hurricane Isaac up to $2 billion

The first hurricane to hit the United States this year, Isaac struck New Orleans last month, almost exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, but it proved to be a much less damaging storm….

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US powerless to act against anti-Islam inciters, hints Hillary Clinton

SHARE AND DISCUSS Tweet As anti-American protests erupt in the Muslim world, the United States is powerless to act against those who incited the violence due to the freedoms enshrined in its cherished constitution. WASHINGTON: As anti-American protests erupt in the Muslim world, the United States is powerless to act against those who incited the violence due to the freedoms ...

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US has nothing to do with ‘disgusting’ film: Hillary Clinton

With protests growing in the Middle East over an anti-Islam film, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today said the US government had absolutely nothing to do with the video, whose content and message it completely rejects. As the US grapples to contain the aftermath of the stir, Clinton said she found the…

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Youtube clip blocked in Egypt and Libya

YouTube, the video website owned by Google, said today it would not remove a film clip mocking the Islamic Prophet Mohammad that has been blamed for anti-US protests in Egypt and Libya, but it has blocked access to it in those countries. The clip, based on a longer film, depicts the prophet as a…

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Rover may contaminate Red planet with bugs

SHARE AND DISCUSS Tweet LOS ANGELES: As ‘Curiosity’ gets set to drill into the rocky surface of Mars, Nasa scientists will have their fingers crossed in the hope the rover doesn’t find water or ice. The drill…

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Dutch prepare for conservative-Labor coalition

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Conservative incumbent leader Mark Rutte was likely to form a coalition with the Labor party following a major election victory seen as confirmation of Dutch voters’ support for the European Union. In a boost for EU unity in fighting the continent’s debt crisis, the two mainstream pro-EU parties defeated the Socialist party and euroskeptic populist ...

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