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Amanda Knox heads for home after acquittal

American student Amanda Knox headed for home today after spending four years in an Italian jail, leaving the family of Meredith Kercher to express their anguish at being no closer to the truth about her murder. Knox left Rome shortly before midday for London where she and her family were due to board a connecting flight to their home in ...

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Amanda Knox heads for home after acquittal

American student Amanda Knox headed for home today after spending four years in an Italian jail, leaving the family of Meredith Kercher to express their anguish at being no closer to the truth about her murder. Knox left Rome shortly before midday for London where she and her family were due to board a connecting flight to their home in ...

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Europe Must Fight Back Against US-UK Speculative Attacks

The speculative attack by Wall Street and City of London banks and hedge funds against European countries, European banks, and the euro is now reaching a crescendo. The current European crisis does not derive primarily from economic fundamentals, but rather represents a cynically planned assault carried out by Anglo-American financiers, whose philosophy is the traditional Beggar My Neighbor. The goal ...

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Water, water everywhere on Mars

WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered that the upper atmosphere of Mars contains up to a hundred times more water than previously thought, a finding they say could change our understanding of the Martian climate. The discovery, published in the journal Science, also suggested that the Red Planet might have contained lot…

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Functional deficits for dysfunctional America

As its people suffer as they haven’t since the Great Depression, the United States’ political elites have turned away from thinking about real human suffering in the name of a pious concern with the abstraction of fighting “deficits”. But if that concern were serious, and not just a political ploy, we’d see the US and the world in a strikingly ...

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Dalai Lama’s SA visa application will not be made public

ANI Posted On Monday, October 03, 2011 at 12:13:08 PM Cape Town: The South African government’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation has said it will not make Tibetan leader Dalai Lama’s visa application public….

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After 3 years, chances of more Madoff charges fade

NEW YORK – One was Bernard Madoff’s right-hand man for decades. Two others were executives in his firm. All are family – and presumed targets of the investigation of Madoff’s epic fraud. But nearly three years into the probe, Madoff’s brother, son and niece have avoided criminal charges, raising the possibility that they could get off entirely. People with knowledge ...

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Afghan women’s rights ‘at risk’ after war decade

Women’s rights in Afghanistan risk being forgotten as international troops withdraw and the government struggles for a peace deal 10 years after the Taliban were ousted, Oxfam said Monday. In a new report the NGO said women’s rights had improved in Afghanistan since the October 2001 US-led invasion, particularly access to education, with 2.7 million girls now in school compared ...

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Japan’s big manufacturers expect conditions to improve

Japan’s big manufacturers expect conditions to improve in the next three months, according to the Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey. The business sentiment index stood at plus two for…

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Greece sets new deficit targets, lay-offs ahead of EU meet

ATHENS: Greece on Sunday unveiled new budget deficit targets and plans to trim its civil service to meet creditors’ demands a day ahead of a eurozone meeting that could free up an eight-billion-euro loan. The 17 countries that share the debt-challenged euro currency will meet in Luxembourg on Monday in an effort to reach an agreement on releasing the bailout ...

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