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November 28, 2008

Vatican Can Be Sued for Priest Sex Abuse: US Court

CHICAGO ~ A US appeals court has ruled that the Vatican can be sued for the sex abuse committed by US priests. The Vatican had tried to block a class – Read More...
November 28, 2008

Hundreds Killed, Injured in Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

MUMBAI ~ Army commandos laid siege on Thursday to two luxury hotels in Mumbai where gunmen held foreign guests hostage as part of coordinated attacks across India’s financial capital that – Read More...
December 5, 2008

World Leaders Welcome Hillary Clinton Nomination

LEGIAN ~ US allies gave a warm welcome to Hillary Clinton’s return to the world stage as secretary of state while her husband, former president Bill Clinton, said it was – Read More...
December 5, 2008

US Intelligence Chief Implicates Lashkar-e-Taiba in Mumbai Attacks

WASHINGTON ~ US Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell implicated Lashkar-e-Taiba this week in the deadly attacks in Mumbai that killed at least 188 people. Speaking at Harvard University, the – Read More...
December 5, 2008

World Not Doing Enough on WMD Terror Threat: Biden

WASHINGTON ~ Vice president-elect Joe Biden has warned more must be done to thwart the threat of terrorism with weapons of mass destruction, after a report warned such an attack – Read More...
December 12, 2008

Mugabe under Fire over Zimbabwe Abductions, Cholera Toll

HARARE ~ The death toll from Zimbabwe’s cholera epidemic soared to 775, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as rights groups denounced President Robert Mugabe over a wave of abductions – Read More...
December 12, 2008

British Troops Out of Iraq by June: Reports

LONDON ~ The British government is preparing to withdraw all troops from Iraq by next June, newspaper reports here said on Wednesday. Citing a senior defense source, The Guardian said – Read More...
December 12, 2008

UN Focuses on Global Threat of Terrorism

UNITED NATIONS ~ The UN Security Council held a day-long open debate this week at Croatia’s request on how to combat terrorism, a threat which UN chief Ban Ki-moon described – Read More...
December 12, 2008

UN Rights Declaration Turns 60

Historic: US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt holds the Spanish version of the human rights declaration, in 1948. PARIS ~ Rights champions and diplomats gathered in Paris on Wednesday to mark – Read More...
December 19, 2008

Chrysler Halts Manufacturing as Clock Ticks on Govt Bailout

NEW YORK ~ Ailing US automaker Chrysler is temporarily halting manufacturing as demand plunges and the clock ticks down on a hoped-for bailout from the federal government. Chrysler, the smallest – Read More...
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