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    Bacon slur for muslims
    20 August 2012 17:33
     NEW YORK — Muslims gathering to celebrate the end of Ramadan at a New York City park found uncooked bacon scattered around, and police are investigating it as a possible bias crime.

    Organizers say the bacon pieces were found in a small section of the New Dorp Beach park Sunday...
    Syria safe zone call
    20 August 2012 17:31
     ISTANBUL- The United Nations may need to create a "safe zone" within Syria to accommodate a growing number of refugees from the fighting there, Turkey's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Monday.

    Turkey, already hosting nearly 70,000 Syrians fleeing the 17-month-old...
    Turk soldiers killed by PKK
    20 August 2012 17:29
     KIRIKDAG - Two Turkish soldiers were killed by a landmine on a road in southeast Turkey on Monday in an attack believed to have been carried out by Kurdish militants, security sources said.

    The attack by suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) also wounded...
    Nadir guilty
    21 August 2012 15:37
     LONDON — Turkish Cypriot tycoon Asil Nadir was found guilty of theft Monday in relation to the collapse of his Polly Peck business empire, one of a series of debacles that focused public attention on the corporate greed of 1980s Britain.

    Polly Peck was an obscure British...
    Prince is out of hospital
    20 August 2012 14:28
     LONDON — Buckingham palace says Prince Philip has left hospital after successful treatment for a bladder infection.

    The 91-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized Wednesday after suffering a recurrence of an infection for which he was treated earlier this...
    €11.5b cuts bid
    21 August 2012 09:04
     ATHENS — Greece's finance officials are seeking to finalise €11.5 billion in spending cuts necessary for it to continue receiving the international funding that is protecting it from bankruptcy.

    Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras was meeting with his deputy ministers and Labour...
    Director Tony Scott dies
    20 August 2012 12:07
     LOS ANGELES — Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.

    The 68-year-old Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles...
    Syrian tanks shell suburb
    20 August 2012 11:58
     AMMAN - Syrian tanks shelled the rebel-held Damascus suburb of al-Mouadamiya, on Monday killing at least three people and wounding 20, opposition activists in the area said.

    "The offensive began at 6 a.m. (0300 GMT). Tanks were dispatched from al-Mezze airport base and Brigade...
    Burma ends censorship
    20 August 2012 11:53
     YANGON — Myanmar's government said Monday it was abolishing the harsh practice of directly censoring the country's media, the most dramatic move yet toward allowing freedom of expression in the long-repressed nation.

    Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to...
    Quake leaves four dead
    20 August 2012 09:54
     JAKARTA — An Indonesian government official says a powerful weekend earthquake that jolted a northern island has killed four villagers and left a dozen others injured.

    Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of Indonesia's Disaster Management Agency said Monday at least four people were killed by...
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