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More than 80 killed, 400 injured in Iran earthquakes

Two strong earthquakes struck the north-western Iranian region on Saturday, leaving more than 87 dead and at least 400 injured, a medical official told the ISNA news agency….

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Mitt Romney campaign confirms Paul Ryan as running mate

"Mitt’s choice for VP is Paul Ryan. Spread the word about America’s comeback team," a Romney campaign mobile phone application said, confirming widespread reports he had selected the 42-year-old Wisconsin lawmaker who chairs the US House of Representatives Budget Committee. Romney was expected to introduce Ryan at the retired battleship USS Wisconsin – coincidentally named for Ryan’s home state – ...

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Terrorism as an Instrument of US Foreign Policy: UN-Backed Rogue States Plan Syria’s Slaughter

“The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.” (Former US Attorney General, Ramsey Clark.) On the 4th of May 2012, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Chaired a Security Council meeting: “Highlighting Changing Nature, Character of Scourge of Terrorism.” (i) This followed a ministerial-level meeting on: “threats to international peace and security posed by terrorism.” Ban Ki-moon’s ...

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Six US soldiers killed by Afghans

Troops were shot dead by locals including a police chief and his men as attacks on Nato troops by ‘allies’ increase Afghan police inspect vehicles at a checkpoint in Qirshke. Photograph: Sher Khan/EPA Six US soldiers were shot dead on Friday by Afghans, including police, in southern Helmand province – a grim reminder of the growing threat foreign forces face ...

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U.S., Turkey to boost operational planning for Syria: Clinton

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The United States and Turkey will expand operational planning for Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday after meeting Turkey’s foreign minister, with both indicating no fly zones could be an option. “We have been closely coordinating over the…

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Manchester United Edge Up In Public Debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of soccer club Manchester United made their public debut Friday, edging up slightly as shareholders’ enthusiasm for the celebrated team was offset by worry about its debt load and financial performance. Its shares opened at $14.05 on the New York Stock Exchange, a nickel per share higher than they were priced at by the underwriters ...

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Thousands pay respects to Ghana’s John Atta Mills

John Atta Mills. (Reuters) Our Coverage More Coverage Mills died last month ahead of a re-election bid and his state funeral was held on Friday. A military cortege conveyed Mills'ss body from the State House parliamentary complex, where it had lain in state since Wednesday, to the funeral at Independence Square. More than 10 000 people gathered in and around ...

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Jestina Clayton Wins Battle Against Utah Over Hair Braiding

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman who braids hair to supplement her family’s income has won a federal lawsuit against the state over its licensing process for her craft, arguing state regulations violated her right to earn a living. A federal judge ruled this week that the state’s requirement that Jestina Clayton get a cosmetology license to braid hair ...

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Up to one in 2,000 Britons could carry CJD agent

The latest figure is based on a study of 30,000 appendixes removed in operations which were tested for the presence of the prion, or misfolded protein, that causes the condition. More than a decade ago ministers assured the public that beef was safe to eat, and then had to eat their words when, in March 1996, it was announced that ...

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Europe’s biggest ever lottery win goes off

A ticket-holder in Britain has won a record 190 million euros (NZD$287 million) in the EuroMillions lottery, officials announced on Friday. The winner, whose identity is not yet known, beats the Scottish couple who became Europe’s biggest ever lottery winners in July last year when they…

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