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Pirate Attacks in Asian Waters Increase, Fewer Incidents in Africa — Report

Pirates attacks in South China Sea, particularly in Indonesian waters, increased in an alarming rate over the first seven months of this year while fewer incidents were reported off the coast of Somalia. Continue reading

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China Mine Explosion Kills 21, Traps 16 Others

Rescuers are now trying to recover 16 Chinese miners trapped inside a mine following a gas explosion that killed at least 21 people. The gas explosion came amid Chile’s celebration for the dramatic success of rescue operations to some 33 miners there. Continue reading

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Chavez Pledges 200-Year Oil Supply to Belarus

As sign of mutual respect, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vowed continuous oil supply to former Soviet Republic of Belarus for the next 200 years. Continue reading

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Opposing Forces in South Sudan Mend Fences for Country’s Independence Vote

Opposing forces in South Sudan – the government vs. dissidents and civil war militias – have set aside their differences as the region awaits the landmark referendum that would grant its independence. Continue reading

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More Than 77, 000 Iraqis Killed in 5 Years – US Military

The United States military has released a new data showing that more than 77, 000 Iraqi civilians and security personnel were killed over the last five years of occupation period. But Iraqi government officials said US military’s count is well below “real” score. Continue reading

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Chilean Miners Rescued After 69 Days

Summary: Crowd gathered outside a mine in Chile cheered as miners trapped underground for more than three months were rescued one by one through a special capsule, giving their families shy of reliefs. Continue reading

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French Labor Protests Cause Major Transport Headache

Thousands of commuters on Wednesday were forced to elbow their way onto subways and buses, which were packed like sardines, following an open-ended strike against the French government’s plan to extend retirement age to 62. Continue reading

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China Cancels Meeting with Norway after Nobel Peace Prize on Chinese Dissident

The government of China has cancelled its scheduled meeting with Norway’s Ministry of Fisheries following the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese democracy figure. Continue reading

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Saudi King Intervenes Over Issue of “Fatwas”

Conflicting interpretations over religious ruling or “fatwas” among clerics and religious leaders are now causing chaos in the Muslim community of Saudi Arabia prompting King Abdullah to step in and intervene. Continue reading

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Hanoi Celebrates First Millennia

The Vietnamese people celebrated the 1,000th founding anniversary of their capital city Hanoi with a lavish ceremony on Sunday, which aimed to show the whole world that it has moved forward from the once war-ravaged country to one of the leading economic players in Asia. Continue reading

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