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Syria strike vote on hold as Obama pursues diplomacy

Syria strike vote on hold as Obama pursues diplomacy

Sep 11, – US President Barack Obama has delayed a vote in Congress to authorize a strike on Syria in favor of pursuing diplomacy. In a televised address he warned that, in the meantime, the US would keep up military pressure. In a live televised address to the nation on Tuesday the US President Barack […]

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Question of enforcement casts cloud on Syria plan

Question of enforcement casts cloud on Syria plan

Sep 11, BEIRUT — A Russian plan for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to avert Western missile strikes has bogged down after Moscow rejected U.S. and French demands for a binding U.N. resolution with “very severe consequences” for non-compliance. The surprise Russian proposal, which Syria and the United States both accepted, would put […]

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Syria conflict: US issues warning on chemicals plan

Syria conflict: US issues warning on chemicals plan

Sep 10, The US has warned that a Russian plan on Syrian chemical weapons must not be an excuse for “delays and avoidance”. US Secretary of State John Kerry said the plan must be “swift and verifiable” and warned its implementation would be “exceedingly difficult”. Syria earlier said it accepted the Russian plan to put […]

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Filipino rebels hold hostages as human shields

Filipino rebels hold hostages as human shields

Sep 10, ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — The Philippine government rushed more troops and police to the south of the country Tuesday as a standoff between about 200 Muslim rebels and government forces dragged on for a second day with no solution in sight. The rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the government, are holding […]

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UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

Sep 10, – A quarter of men surveyed in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region have admitted to committing rape. The prevalence of rape varied widely between locations, according to a UN report. In the first regional study of its scale, “Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?,” […]

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More younger women die of breast cancer, mammograms advised

More younger women die of breast cancer, mammograms advised

Sep 09, – The majority of deaths resulting from breast cancer occur in younger women who do not have regular mammograms, according to a study published in the journal Cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 18.7 million mammograms ordered or provided throughout 2010. But in this […]

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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 […]

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Observers: Norway Exit Polls Show Conservative Victory

Observers: Norway Exit Polls Show Conservative Victory

Sep 09, – Voting has closed in Norway’s parliamentary elections. Early exit polls suggest that the opposition center-right coalition will take over from Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, as was widely expected before the ballot. Norway’s opposition Conservative party and its three potential coalition allies looked on course to win power on Monday evening, as preliminary […]

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Syrian chemical weapons handover proposal wins support

Syrian chemical weapons handover proposal wins support

Sep 09, – The UN and UK have welcomed a Russian proposal that Syria hand over all its chemical weapons for either safekeeping or destruction. Russia said this could help “avoid military strikes” against its allies in Damascus. The United States Congress is still debating military intervention in Syria in response to August 21’s alleged […]

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Assad has one week to hand over chemical weapons, warns John Kerry

Assad has one week to hand over chemical weapons, warns John Kerry

Sep 09, – US Secretary of State John Kerry has declared that the only thing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could do to avoid a US military strike would be to hand over his entire arsenal of chemical weapons within the next week. Renewing his country’s allegations that the dictator bombed his own people with weapons […]

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