Washington’s Mayor Loses to City Council Chairman
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Washington’s Mayor Loses to City Council Chairman

WASHINGTON — Vincent C. Gray, the chairman of the city council, defeated incumbent mayor Adrian…

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Catholics seek new start after abuse revelations
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Catholics seek new start after abuse revelations

Following the resignation of a bishop after allegations of abuse dating back to the 1980s,…

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Eiffel Tower and surrounding park evacuated after bomb alert
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Eiffel Tower and surrounding park evacuated after bomb alert

Around 2,500 people have been evacuated from the Eiffel Tower and the surrounding Champ de…

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Troops to shoot on sight after deadly Kashmir unrest
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Troops to shoot on sight after deadly Kashmir unrest

Indian police patrolled Kashmir’s streets on Tuesday to enforce a curfew imposed a day after…

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E-readers yet to win mass market in China
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E-readers yet to win mass market in China

AFP – Zhang Li started selling e-readers in Beijing six months ago, hoping to cash…

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Koran-burning plan raises questions over role of media
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Koran-burning plan raises questions over role of media

As questions remained on Saturday over whether Pastor Terry Jones would go ahead with plans…

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Google fires engineer for violating privacy policies
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Google fires engineer for violating privacy policies

AFP – Google said that it had dismissed an engineer for violating the Internet giant’s…

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US national Sarah Shourd released from Iranian prison
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US national Sarah Shourd released from Iranian prison

US national Sarah Shourd, who was arrested along with two others and charged with espionage…

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Mideast talks lack steam amidst settlement dispute
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Mideast talks lack steam amidst settlement dispute

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have failed to make headway during their first “serious discussions” in…

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French Law Bans Islamic Veil
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French Law Bans Islamic Veil

PARIS—The French Senate approved a bill on Sept. 14 to completely ban full Islamic veils—burqa…

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Settlement concerns as Mid-East peace talks resume
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Settlement concerns as Mid-East peace talks resume

Renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are taking place in Egypt, amid concern over the imminent expiry…

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Oprah Winfrey sends audience to Australia
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Oprah Winfrey sends audience to Australia

US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey surprised 300 members of her audience by announcing she…

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Obama e-mail teenager gets US ban
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Obama e-mail teenager gets US ban

A teenager from Bedfordshire has been banned from entering the United States for life for…

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Iran diplomat Farzad Farhangian defects to Norway
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Iran diplomat Farzad Farhangian defects to Norway

An Iranian diplomat based in Brussels has said he is seeking asylum in Norway. Farzad…

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New ideas for economic growth to be discussed at LSE
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New ideas for economic growth to be discussed at LSE

LONDON, (APP)- Government ministers, policy-makers and academics from twelve countries in Africa and South Asia…

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