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Iranian’s speech prompts widespread walkout at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS — American diplomats led a walkout at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday as Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fiercely attacked the United States and major West European nations as “arrogant powers” ruled by greed and eager for military adventurism. The two U.S. diplomats, who…

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"King Cobra" Sata wins Zambia presidential race

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata was declared the winner of Zambia’s presidential election on Friday, ousting incumbent Rupiah Banda as the leader of Africa’s biggest copper producer in polls marred by public violence. Sata, 74 and nicknamed “King Cobra” because of his venomous tongue, toned down his rhetoric against foreign mining firms, especially from China, in the ...

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Clock ticks on Palestinian U.N. plan

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Diplomats struggled to find a formula on Thursday to avoid a clash over the Middle East as time ticked down on Palestinian plans to ask the United Nations to recognize their statehood. Zena, a 6-year-old Belgian-Palestinian girl, waves a Palestinian flag during a protest in central Brussels September 21, 2011. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir) President Mahmoud Abbas is ...

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India villagers recount earthquake woes

  • Death toll climbs to 110 • Army choppers deliver food supplies Added At:  2011-09-22 9:57 PM    Last Updated At: 2011-09-22 9:57 PM The Himalayan Times – Saved Articles(s) The headlines has been added to your saved article(s) To View your saved article(s)please Close –> Share | –>…

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Italy: Title-holder AC Milan remains winless in Serie A

PRINT EMAIL FACEBOOK Tweet RSS SHARE ROME (AP) — Defending champion AC Milan remained winless in Serie A following a 1-1 draw with Udinese on Wednesday, while 10-man Juventus drew 1-1 with Bologna to end its perfect start. At the San Siro, Antonio Di Natale took advantage of an error from Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati to give Udinese the lead ...

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US to expand drone hits with secret new bases

The US is building a ring of secret military bases in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula as it steps up the use of unmanned drone aircraft to strike at groups linked to al-Qa’ida. Click to view graphic (107k jpg) A base has been built on the Indian Ocean island chain of the Seychelles, according to leaked diplomatic ...

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Death row man in last-ditch appeal

Troy Davis, the condemned inmate who has convinced hundreds of thousands of people – but not the justice system – of his innocence has filed an eleventh-hour plea asking the US Supreme Court to stop Georgia authorities from executing him for the murder of an off-duty police officer. Though his lawyers say seven of nine key witnesses against him have ...

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Troy Davis executed despite public outcry

Troy Davis was executed by lethal injection tonight, September 21, 2012 at 11:08 p.m. Davis was convicted of the 1989 killing of police officer Mark MacPhail. In his last words, Troy Davis maintained his innocence until the end. In his last words, Troy Davis spoke to the MacPhail family while strapped to a gurney. Telling them, ”I did not personally ...

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Security Council: Will The US Have To Be The Adult?

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) dream of being Queen for a Day, were dashed today…but their real thrashing will come in a Security Council vote…   Here’s a quick refresher on how this all works at the ‘Useless Nations’:  According to the UN Charter, Article 27, Security Council decisions on all substantive matters require the affirmative votes of 9 members. There ...

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Typhoon passes Japan tsunami zone, plant intact

TOKYO – A powerful typhoon headed north Thursday after dumping heavy rains on Japan’s tsunami-devastated coastline, paralyzing commuter trains in the capital, and leaving at least 16 people dead or missing across the country. There had been concerns that Typhoon Roke could pose more problems for the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which was sent into meltdown by the March ...

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