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    Clinton in talks on Syria
    11 August 2012 11:22
    ISTANBUL — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Turkey for talks with Turkish officials as well as Syrian opposition figures on how to undermine the Syrian regime and lay the groundwork for a democratic transition.

    Clinton also plans to meet Syrian refugees in...
    52 killed in bus plunge
    11 August 2012 17:09
    NEW DELHI — A crowded bus fell into a deep gorge in northern India on Saturday, killing at least 52 people, police said.

    The driver lost control of the vehicle at a sharp bend on a mountain road in Himachal Pradesh state, nearly 620 kilometers (385 miles) north of New Delhi, said...
    Nuns call for dialogue
    11 August 2012 11:18
    ST. LOUIS- -  American nuns who were criticized by the Vatican for having strayed too far from Catholic doctrine on Friday repeated their call for women to have a greater voice in the church, but sought to diffuse tensions by offering to sit down with a top official in an "open and honest...
    Romney picks running mate
    11 August 2012 11:15
    NORFOLK - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to name Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday in a move that will bring the debate over how to reduce government spending and debt to the forefront of the race for the White House.

    Solder jailed for life
    10 August 2012 20:04
     WACO — A U.S. soldier convicted of collecting bomb-making materials for what he told authorities would be a "massive attack" on a Texas restaurant full of troops was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

    Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, a Muslim, had been planning a religious mission...
    Rule of law growing
    10 August 2012 12:25
     NAIROBI,— There are signs that the rule of law is strengthening in Kenya.

    A tribunal investigating the conduct of the country's deputy chief justice said this week that she should be removed from the bench after threatening a security guard with a gun. Kenya's director of...
    Female drug boss held
    10 August 2012 11:46
     MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials extradited the suspected drug trafficker known as the "Queen of the Pacific" to the United States on Thursday.

    Sandra Avila Beltran was handed over at the Toluca airport outside Mexico City to U.S. marshals who took her to Miami to face federal...
    US soldiers shot dead
    10 August 2012 11:40
     KABUL— A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed three American service members on Friday morning in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military command said.

    The shooting happened in Sangin district of Helmand province, said U.S. military spokeswoman Maj. Lori Hodge. She...
    Dodging the Ramadan fast
    10 August 2012 11:38
     RAMALLAH — Alongside hundreds of millions of Muslims observing the sunrise-to-sundown fast of Ramadan, a minority in the community goes underground each year during the holy month, sneaking sandwiches and cigarettes when no one is looking.

    They include Muslims ambivalent about...
    Gunmen kill 4 in Iraq
    10 August 2012 11:36
     BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials say gunmen have killed four anti-al-Qaida fighters during an attack on a security checkpoint north of Baghdad.

    Police officials say the attack early Friday took place when gunmen opened fire on a group of so-called Sahwa fighters manning a checkpoint...
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