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World Powers Reach Historic Nuclear Deal With Iran

World powers reached a historic deal with Iran on its nuclear program early Sunday, but will face challenges ahead as they work to develop a comprehensive agreement. The United States, China, Russia, France, Britain, and Germany reached the six-month interim deal with Iran after days of negotiations in Geneva. The agreement included up to $7 billion in “limited, temporary, and ...

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Syrian troops kill over 100 rebels in siege battle

DAMASCUS, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) — More than 100 rebel fighters have been killed over the past two days in the eastern countryside of Syrian capital Damascus as the rebels attempted to break the government troops’ siege, local al-Watan daily reported Monday. The Syrian troops repelled the rebels’ attack against military positions and checkpoints at the towns of Baharieh, Qasimieh, and ...

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Tymoshenko on hunger strike to push for EU deal

Uraine’s jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko declared a hunger strike Monday to push the government to sign a landmark integration deal with the European Union. Thousands rallied in the Ukrainian capital against the government’s decision to freeze the agreement. The previous day saw a demonstration of about 50,000, the largest since the Orange Revolution in 2004. Here’s what got ...

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Radical Islamic group threatens more China attacks

BEIJING (AP) — A radical Islamic group seeking independence for a northwestern Chinese region praised last month’s deadly attack in Beijing and warned of possible new terrorist strikes in the capital. It wasn’t clear if the Turkistan Islamic Party was claiming it planned the Oct. 28 vehicle attack at Tiananmen Gate that killed two tourists and the three attackers. China ...

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Bangkok protesters pressure Shinawatra

Bangkok – Bangkok braced for major disruptions on Monday as a massive anti-government march fanned out to 13 locations in a growing bid to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. More than two dozen Bangkok schools along the protest route were closed and police tightened security at the protest destinations, which included the military and police headquarters and ...

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Lockdown at Yale has been lifted after report of gunman on campus

Police believe a phone call where an unidentified person called police to report “his roommate” had intentions of shooting people is a “hoax.” The emergency call stated the unidentified man with a long gun was on his way to Yale University at about 9:30 a.m. The alert, which posted to the Yale University Emergency Management website, told anyone on campus ...

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Honduras Presidential Vote Count Disputed by Zelaya

Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a 2009 coup, rejected official election results showing his wife, Xiomara Castro, losing the presidential vote with more than half the precincts reporting. Zelaya, whose overthrow prompted violence and looting in the Central American country four years ago, said at a news conference today that supporters should be prepared to take to the ...

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Wal-Mart board elects new CEO

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s board members on Monday elected a new chief executive and president to replace Mike Duke, 63. Doug McMillon, 47, is scheduled to take the reins Feb. 1, the company said. Duke stepped…

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Egypt’s president issues law restricting protests

CAIRO: Egypt’s interim president Sunday banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval, imposing hefty fines and prison terms for violators in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country. The new law is more restrictive than regulations used under the rule of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, overthrown in Egypt’s 2011 uprising that marked the ...

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Egypt’s president issues law restricting protests

CAIRO: Egypt’s interim president Sunday banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval, imposing hefty fines and prison terms for violators in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country. The new law is more restrictive than regulations used under the rule of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, overthrown in Egypt’s 2011 uprising that marked the ...

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