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Dec 19, 2011

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Attention Shifts to North Korea's Young Leader
Wall Street Journal
By JAEYEON WOO SEOUL—The inheritor of the North Korean dictatorship, Kim Jong Eun, the third and youngest son of Kim Jong Il, had never been mentioned by the isolated country's state media before September last year. Since then, little has been ...
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Wall Street Journal
Dozens of demonstrators detained in protest against authoritarian Belarusian ...
Washington Post
MINSK, Belarus — Dozens of demonstrators, including some topless female activists, were detained Monday for denouncing Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko on the first anniversary of his re-election. It was the latest crackdown on ...
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Tunisia's newly elected president calls for country's Jewish population to return
Washington Post
TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's newly elected president called Monday for the country's Jewish population to return, in statements carried by the state news agency. During a meeting with the country's Grand Rabbi Haim Bittan, President Moncef Marzouki said ...
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Senior CPC official expects to enrich party-to-party exchanges with CPV
Xinhua
BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) wants to give new energy to exchanges with the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and promote political trust and mutually beneficial cooperation, a senior CPC official said here Monday. ...
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Police called to colleagues' Christmas party
The Guardian
Police were sent to a hotel near Hartlepool after reports of a disturbance – at a Christmas event for plainclothes officers. According to the Northern Echo, three police cars and a dog unit arrived at the Staincliffe hotel in Seaton Carew to deal with ...
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The Guardian
Berlin seeks to heal EU rift with London
Financial Times
By James Blitz, Defence and Diplomatic Editor Britain is an “indispensable partner” in the European Union and one with whom Germany wants to “build bridges”, its foreign minister insisted on Monday as Berlin pressed on with efforts to try to limit...
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Mohawk woman poised to become 'first' aboriginal saint
CTV.ca
A man looks at the tomb of Kateri Tekakwitha at St. Francis Xavier Church, Monday, December 19, 2011 in Kahnawake, Que, south of Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS) MONTREAL — The bells of a small church dedicated to Kateri Tekakwitha rang in ...
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Libyan Rebel Suing UK Over Alleged Rendition Role
ABC News
The head of Tripoli's military council is suing Britain and its security forces for their alleged role in his rendition to Libya in 2004, a legal action charity said Monday. London-based group Reprieve said that Britain was complicit in the torture of ...
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US Supreme Court sets hearings on Obama health reform
AFP
WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court will hear evidence challenging President Barack Obama's health care reform -- which has come under fire from Republicans -- over three days in March, a spokeswoman said Monday. A ruling against the landmark legislation...
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Volunteers try to save thousands of rare manuscripts burned in Egypt's clashes
Washington Post
CAIRO — Volunteers in white lab coats, surgical gloves and masks stood on the back of a pickup truck Monday along the banks of the Nile River in Cairo, rummaging through stacks of rare 200-year-old manuscripts that were little more than charcoal debris ...
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Strauss-Kahn returns to public stage in China
Reuters India
The North Korean leader was revered at home by a propaganda machine that turned him into a demi-god and vilified in the West as a tyrant. Slideshow Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of France delivers a speech during ...
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Moroccan Islamists quit Arab Spring opposition
Reuters India
The North Korean leader was revered at home by a propaganda machine that turned him into a demi-god and vilified in the West as a tyrant. Slideshow By Souhail Karam RABAT (Reuters) - An Islamist group seen as the main opposing force to Morocco's ...
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She said thinking of her three-year-old son gave her the strength to escape
Daily Mail
By Arthur Martin Months later Marcin Kasprzak used his powerful physique to force his girlfriend inside a cardboard box and bury her alive in remote woodland. Remarkably, Michalina Lewandowska, 27, escaped by using the diamond engagement ring he once ...
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Daily Mail
Obama voices US concern over Venezuela democracy
BBC News
US President Barack Obama has accused the government of Venezuela of threatening "basic democratic values" ahead of elections next year. Mr Obama also said Venezuela's close relations with Iran and Cuba did not serve the interests of its people. ...
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Marine recruit paralyzed at Parris Island
MiamiHerald.com
AP PARRIS ISLAND, SC -- The Marines are investigating an incident last month during basic training that left a 19-year-old recruit from Florida paralyzed. A spokeswoman for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island told The Beaufort Gazette ...
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Summary Box: Italian government workers strike against austerity measures
Washington Post
STRIKE: Thousands of Italian government workers staged strikes, hobbling services in hospitals, post offices and government offices, and joined demonstrations across the country to protest tax and pension changes that are part of the government's ...
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Verizon offers trade-in program
MSN Money
The wireless carrier has launched an in-store trade-in program in Southern states offering customers up to $300 for used smartphones. But is it worth it? By Giselle Smith on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 4:02 PM You trade in your old car at the dealership for ...
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Feds bust ring smuggling drugs to Del., Md., Pa.
Delmarva Daily Times
AP WILMINGTON — Twelve people have been charged with smuggling cocaine and heroin from Panama into the US and distributing it to street-level dealers in three states, according to an indictment that federal prosecutors announced on Monday....
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Paisanos Boost Laredo's Commerce
KGNS
By KGNS News Well you may call the long lines in traffic and in the stores a major inconvenience, but city officials are giving it a big welcome at the Paisano rest stop. Thousands more Paisanos are expected in the coming months, meaning some big bucks ...
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More than 150 cats removed from abandoned mobile home
WMBF
ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department says charges are pending in a case where more than 150 cats were found abandoned in a home. Officials say they found the cats in a home Saturday at a mobile park on Joree Drive after ...
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Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Crash South of Devils Lake
WDAY
NEAR DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A 28-year-old St. Michael, ND, man was killed in a pedestrian-car accident just before 10 pm Sunday about two miles south of Devils Lake. NEAR DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A 28-year-old St. Michael, ND, man was killed in ...
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Park ranger involved in early morning crash questioned
Florida Today
More raw video of Wickham Park ranger wreck: A ranger's truck is found wrecked in Wickham Park, and the driver was found hours later. By Malcolm Denemark and Mark DeCotis Posted Dec. 19, 2011 Melbourne police were called to the park, off of the 2500 ...
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2 St. Louis charter schools to close
STLtoday.com
AP | Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011 12:17 pm | Loading… Two under-performing St. Louis charter schools will close at the end of the school year. James French, chairman of Missouri Baptist University's Education Division, which sponsors the schools, ...
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Veterans and families tell Minnesota legislators their needs are often ignored
Pioneer Press
By Dennis Lien Looking for ways to improve services to returning military veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, a joint Minnesota House-Senate panel today heard several hours of compelling testimony from them and their families. ...
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APNewsBreak: US relying on transit routes to Afghanistan amid deteriorating ...
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The United States is increasingly relying on three transit routes snaking through Central Asia, Russia and the Caucuses, to ship non-military supplies and fuel into Afghanistan as the deteriorating relationship between Washington and ...
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World News - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dies
By The Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea -- Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died. He was 69.A state television presenter made the announcement Monday, saying that the leader died Saturday on a train trip, Reuters reported.
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Jamaica: $105 All-Inclusive FAM Rate at The ... - Travel World News
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Dec - 19 | By: Travel World News Editor. This winter The Jewel Dunn's River Resort & Spa is offering travel agents a special $105/night all-inclusive per person FAM rate. The 250-room all-inclusive resort is located just moments from one of ...
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Religious liberty under fire in Sri Lanka : News Headlines - Catholic ...
Catholic World News. Religious liberty under fire in Sri Lanka. RSS Facebook December 19, 2011 ... Recent days have seen the revival of a campaign to ban conversions in Sri Lanka, according to the Fides news agency. In addition, the ...
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PGNiG: President of Management Board Steps ... - LNG World News
By LNG World News
On December 19th 2011, Mr MichaƂ Szubski, President of the Management Board of PGNiG SA, resigned from his position for personal reasons. The Supervisory.
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Satmar Teen Critically Injured After Forklift ... - Yeshiva World News
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The injured teen was taken to Bellevue hospital in Manhattan where he was listed in critical condition, police said. Please be Mispallel for Yaakov Meir ben Bina. (Source: NY Daily News). Add your comment. Subscribe to RSS Feed For This ...
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KIM JONG II KILLED BY CHUCK NORRIS! | Weekly World News
By Frank Lake
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA - State media declared last night that Kim Jong II is dead… killed by the hands of Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris has had quite a year – he killed Osama Bin Laden AND Muammar Gaddafi, he last night he snuck ...
Weekly World News
The Top World News Stories of 2011
cairoprotest I can't stress this enough: This was a heckuva news year. I mean, absolutely amazing. So when I sat down to pick the top 10 world news stories of the year, there were some tough decisions to make. And here's my rationale. ...
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War News Updates: World News Briefs -- December 19, 2011
By War News Updates Editor
War News Updates. A News Aggregator That Covers The World's Major Wars And Conflicts. Military, Political, And Intelligence News Are Also Covered. Occasionally We Will Have Our Own Opinions Or Observations To Make. ...
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Keystone XL: A pipeline to …well, almost …eternity | World Tribune
By admin
Some are only emerging as additional research and technology is applied — most of it, for a change, good news in that it boosts estimates of access to available North American new fossil fuels reserves even if at higher prices. From left ...
World Tribune
BBC World News to Be Available Through Comcast - NYTimes.com
The nation's largest cable provider plans to offer BBC to nearly 15 million homes by the end of next year.
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World News 12/9: Romney Readies for Iowa Debate Full Episode ...
Watch full episodes of World News with Diane Sawyer online at ABC News. Stream World News 12/9: Romney Readies for Iowa Debate instantly.
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World News - Bad weather slows female explorer's solo South Pole ...
First for breaking news and analysis: Compelling world news stories from msnbc. com journalists and NBC News' network of correspondents and producers. ...
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Twitter shares biggest world news stories this year – This Just In ...
There's no doubt this year has been one filled with dramatic news events. There have been global natural disasters and world-shaping revolutions in Arab ...
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University World News - NORWAY: State to fund more study abroad ...
World Round-up ... University World News ISSN 1756-297X ... education institutions in the BRIC countries on the Academic Ranking of World Universities 400 or ...
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BBC World News to Launch Through Comcast's Xfinity TV - The ...
The new deal is an effort for the organization to broaden its footprint in the U.S..
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allAfrica.com: South Africa: World News Agencies Set Up Mandela ...
"They are part of the preparedness that AP and other large news organisations customarily make in the event of a major news story involving a former world ...
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World Watch
Speaking at a news conference, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said the government ... Russia gained approval Friday to join the World Trade Organization,...
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American skier Ted Ligety calls for big format changes on World ...
ALTA BADIA, Italy — Ted Ligety has already created a storm of controversy on theWorld Cup circuit by leading the revolt over coming changes in ski shape ...
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