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House Republicans defy Obama on funding bill; govt shutdown nears

House Republicans defy Obama on funding bill; govt shutdown nears

Sep 29, – The US House of Representatives on Sunday, ignoring a White House veto threat, approved a one-year delay in funding major provisions of President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law as part of a government funding bill. The House of Representatives early on Sunday brought the federal government closer to a shutdown as it […]

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China vows air pollution cuts in major cities

China vows air pollution cuts in major cities

Sep 12, – China vowed on Thursday to reduce levels of atmospheric pollutants in Beijing and other major cities by as much as 25 per cent to try to improve their dire air quality. In a policy document the State Council, or cabinet, said “concentrations of fine particles” in the capital’s air will fall by […]

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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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Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan

Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan

Sep 05. – An Indian woman, who wrote a popular memoir about her escape from the Taliban, has been shot dead in Afghanistan by suspected militants, police say. Sushmita Banerjee, who was married to an Afghan businessman, was killed outside her home in Paktika province. The book about her dramatic escape in 1995 became a […]

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Putin demands proof as Obama gains support for Syria

Putin demands proof as Obama gains support for Syria

Sep 04, – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday demanded “convincing” proof that ally Syria used chemical weapons, even as he softened his tone towards the West ahead of this week’s G20 summit. Putin’s comments came as US lawmakers began rallying behind President Barack Obama’s plan to launch military strikes against Syria over a suspected […]

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