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Clinton endorses Obama effort to punish Syria

Clinton endorses Obama effort to punish Syria

Sep 09, WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed President Barack Obama’s attempt to win congressional approval of a military strike in Syria, saying Monday that any move by the Assad regime to surrender its weapons to international control would be an “important step.” But Clinton cautioned that the removal of its […]

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Weinstein Co Closes Deal on ‘Can a Song Save Your Life’?

The Weinstein Co Closes Deal on ‘Can a Song Save Your Life’?

Sep 08, TORONTO — The Weinstein Co. has closed in on a deal to acquire U.S. distribution rights to John Carney’s Can a Song Save Your Life? The film, which stars Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, debuted Saturday evening at the Toronto Film Festival to strong response from potential buyers, sparking a frenzied rush of […]

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Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Sep 08, AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian rebels led by al-Qaida-linked fighters seized control of a predominantly Christian village northeast of Damascus, sweeping into the mountainside sanctuary in heavy fighting overnight and forcing hundreds of residents to flee, activists and locals said Sunday. The battle over Maaloula, an ancient village that is home to two of […]

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Tony Abbott defeats Kevin Rudd in Australia elections

Tony Abbott defeats Kevin Rudd in Australia elections

Sep 07, – Preliminary results from Australia’s national election show conservative challenger Tony Abbott set to win a landslide victory. Incumbent prime minister Kevin Rudd has already accepted defeat and congratulated his rival. Speaking at a party function in Brisbane in his home state of Queensland, Rudd said he had telephoned Abbott to concede defeat. […]

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Australian voters head to polls to elect ruling government

Australian voters head to polls to elect ruling government

Sep 07, – Australians are voting in a general election, with opposition leader Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition aiming to bring to an end six years of Labor government. Opinion polls suggest Kevin Rudd, who returned as prime minister three months ago, is trailing his opponent. The rivals are split on how to tackle Australia’s budget […]

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Indian spiritual leader Asaram bapu arrested on rape charge

Indian spiritual leader Asaram bapu arrested on rape charge

Sep 01 Jaipur India — A controversial spiritual guru was arrested early Sunday on a rape charge filed by a teenage girl in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, police said. Asaram Bapu was arrested at a spiritual retreat in central India and flown to the city of Jodhpur, where police say he is wanted […]

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Pakistan Cleric cleared in Rimsha ‘blasphemy’ case

Pakistan Cleric cleared in Rimsha ‘blasphemy’ case

Aug 17, ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court on Saturday dismissed charges against a cleric who accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy and who was arrested last year for allegedly forging evidence against her, his lawyer said. The case had brought new spotlight on Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws, sections of which carry the death penalty […]

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Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ Arrives Early

Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ Arrives Early

Aug 11, – Sound the alarm: Katy Perry‘s new single “Roar” has roared early. The tune, the first single from her forthcoming third studio album Prism (due Oct. 22), was slated to premiere on Monday, Aug. 12. However, in the early morning of Aug. 10, the song leaked to the Internet. In turn, “Roar” has […]

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Egypt says foreign diplomacy has failed to resolve political crisis

Egypt says foreign diplomacy has failed to resolve political crisis

Aug CAIRO — Egypt’s presidency said Wednesday that diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve the standoff between the country’s military-backed interim leadership and the Muslim Brotherhood have failed. The statement from interim President Adly Mansour’s office follows a flurry of diplomatic visits over the past two weeks by envoys from the United States, the EU and […]

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US envoy in Egypt holds talks with rival sides

US envoy in Egypt holds talks with rival sides

Aug 03, CAIRO — Egypt’s Interior Ministry warned supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday for a second time to abandon their protest camps as a senior U.S. diplomat met with officials on both sides of the country’s political divide. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns extended his visit to Cairo by one […]

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