17 Nov 2010

Murdoch Warns Of China Economic Prowess

“The US faces an immense economic challenge from China’s explosive economic growth, free trade has gotten a bad rap, and President Barack Obama will have trouble getting reelected, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch told FOX Business Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview. Speaking with Fox Business’ Liz Claman, Murdoch

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16 Nov 2010

Violence subsides in Guinea capital; security high

“Violence subsided in Guinea’s capital Tuesday morning, the day after results from a contentious presidential election were announced. Residents in the worst-hit suburbs said the area was heavily militarized Tuesday morning, with helmeted security officials manning checkpoints and patrolling the road. Overnight gunfire rang out in two neighborhoods soon after

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15 Nov 2010

Protests over Haiti’s cholera outbreak turn violent

“Protesters angry over the government’s handling of a cholera outbreak clashed Monday with peacekeepers in two towns in northern Haiti, where the outbreak began last month. In Cap Haitien, schools and banks were closed, residents set fire to tires at entrances to the town and gunfire ricocheted through the streets,

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15 Nov 2010

Nigeria militants attack Exxon Mobil rig

“Militants in Nigeria’s oil-rich and troubled southern delta attacked an offshore oil rig operated by Exxon Mobil Corp, an assault similar to one last week that saw seven foreigners kidnapped, officials said on Monday. In a brief statement, Exxon Mobil’s Nigerian subsidiary said ‘unknown armed persons’ on Sunday night boarded

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14 Nov 2010

As many as 7 dead in Mexico resort explosion

“As many as seven people, including at least one minor, were killed in an explosion at a resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, police said. Twenty other people were injured, authorities said. Two of them were Americans, according to the U.S. State Department. Notimex, Mexico’s state news agency, reported

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14 Nov 2010

Tanker Attack Caught On Film: Rare Footage Of Nato Fuel In Flames After Afghanistan Insurgent Attack

“Insurgents have set fire to a convoy of Nato fuel tankers in eastern Afghanistan as British forces prepared to mark Remembrance Sunday. The convoy attack started in the early morning when a group of gunmen rushed on the trucks in Behsud district of Nangarhar province. It was in the same

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13 Nov 2010

Locally acquired case of dengue fever turns up in Miami

“The first locally acquired case of dengue fever in Miami-Dade County in more than 50 years was confirmed Thursday by health officials. They warned people to take precautions against the mosquitoes that carry it. “This is a big deal,” said Lillian Rivera, administrator of the Miami-Dade Health Department. “We have

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13 Nov 2010

Insurgent attacks ripple across Afghanistan

“Violence hopscotched across Afghanistan on Saturday, as a suicide bomber killed 10 people in a northern province and coalition troops repelled an assault by a squad of gunmen and suicide bombers on a base in the country’s east region. In Afghanistan’s south, North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces reported the deaths

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12 Nov 2010

China says pirates hijack cargo ship with 29 aboard in the Arabian Sea

“Pirates hijacked a cargo ship with 29 Chinese sailors aboard in the Arabian Sea and told the shipping company they were taking it toward Somalia, Chinese officials and state media said Saturday. The attack came just two days after another 17 Chinese sailors returned home after being held by Somali

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12 Nov 2010

Haiti cholera toll at 800, U.S. risk seen low

“The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic climbed on Thursday to 800, according to an American medical expert, but U.S. health authorities said the risk of widespread transmission to the United States was low, given good sanitation there. Fatalities from the diarrheal disease have risen steadily since the start of

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