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Ghana’s President Atta Mills dies at age 68

Updated: July 24, 2012 3:12PM ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — President John Atta Mills vowed to help spread the wealth from Ghana’s newly discovered offshore oil fields, though his death Tuesday came before the 68-year-old could even finish his first term in this West African nation long held up as a model of democracy. Ghanaian state-run television stations GTV and TV3 ...

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Aurora shooting: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

The number of people seeking to buy guns in Colorado has soared since last week's mass shooting in the US state's town of Aurora, say law officials. In the three days after the shooting, applications for the background checks needed to buy a gun legally were up 43% on the previous week. The shooting at a cinema showing the new ...

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Tajikistan Army clashes with rebels, dozens killed

Dushanbe: The Tajik government forces on Tuesday unleashed a massive operation against a rebel group in apparent retaliation for the fatal stabbing of a top security official, triggering clashes that killed dozens. The government said 12 government troops and 30 militants were killed. However, a security services official told The Associated Press that about 20…

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Satellites reveal sudden Greenland ice melt

Greenland's massive ice sheet has melted this month over an usually large area, Nasa has said. Scientists said the "unprecedented" melting took place over a larger area that ever detected in three decades of satellite observation. Melting even occurred at Greenland's coldest and highest place, Summit…

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Climate Change Effects: Things Global Warming Just Might Ruin For Your Kids

The continental U.S. has just experienced the hottest 12 month period in recorded history. The West is on fire. The Maldives are going underwater and California can expect a sea level rise of six inches in less than 20 years. An increasing number of studies are making the connections between human activities, climate change and a rise in extreme weather ...

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President swearing in ceremony live: Pranab Mukherjee set to take oath, leaves for Rajghat

New Delhi: 9:00 am: President elect Pranab Mukherjee left from his residence for Rajghat to pay respects before he takes oath as the 13th President of India at the Central Hall of Parliament. Pranab Mukherjee will be sworn in as the 13th President of India on Wednesday. He will take oath in the Central Hall of Parliament. But before that, ...

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Photo Gallery: 10 Top Silicon Valley Companies

Advertisement The Silicon Valley boasts the of the world’s largest cluster of computer technology companies. For its residents, it’s commonplace to pass by the headquarters of Apple Inc., Google or Ebay. But for others, in particular travelers from other points of the world, being able to see a favorite technology company can sometimes be a chance of a lifetime. The ...

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Afghan soldier shoots two US troops: local official

Kabul: An Afghan soldier turned his gun on his Nato colleagues Monday, injuring two US troops, officials said, just a day after a local policeman killed three foreign trainers in a similar attack. The incident in the northern province of Faryab is the latest in a series of so-called “green-on-blue” attacks involving members of the Afghan national security forces targeting ...

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Slaughter In Iraq As 145 Are Killed And 379 More Are Wounded

A second day of intensified attacks left at least 145 Iraqis Killed and 379 more wounded. The attacks, mostly bombings, seemed to focus on security personnel in Sunni-dominated areas. Several more bombs were defused, while others exploded without leaving casualties. A large number of attacks and casualties always leads to conflicting figures as separate authorities report different numbers. Also, more ...

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U.S. commander accused of stalling Afghan hospital abuse probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. general in Afghanistan sought to stall an investigation into waste, abuse and mismanagement at a U.S.-funded hospital in Kabul for political reasons, a former U.S. military official will tell Congress on Tuesday. Retired Colonel Gerald Carozza, who served as an adviser to the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan, will accuse Lieutenant General William Caldwell, then ...

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