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New Yorkers remember Sandy, scramble for supplies

NEW YORK — It was a “routine blizzard” that was bearing down on them, not a superstorm, but New Yorkers couldn’t help but think about Sandy in the face of a snow-laden Nor’easter. “I think it might even be worse than Sandy,” said Chip Gomes, a construction worker who took shelter from the snow in a 7-Eleven in White Plains ...

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Alleged Seizure Of Ghana’s $80million Gold…Two Ghanaians Cited In Scandal

Two Ghanaian nationals, according to officialdom, have been cited in the controversial gold transaction initially said to have been between the Government of Ghana and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The two, Peter Bedzrah and Fredrick Kojo Essumang, according to a statement signed by the Information Minister, Mahama Ayariga, operating under the corporate identity of Omanye Gold Mining Ltd from ...

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Chinese crack down on protest action in Tibet

CLIFFORD COONAN, in Beijing Chinese authorities have detained 70 people as part of a widening crackdown on a wave of self-immolations in Tibetan areas, and launched a high-profile propaganda campaign to discourage the protests. Since February 2009, nearly 100 Tibetans, many of them young monks or nuns in the Tibetan areas of western China, have self-immolated, with most dying from ...

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Dozens missing as Bangladesh ferry capsizes

February 8, 2013 — Updated 1015 GMT (1815 HKT) Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) — Dozens of people are missing after a ferry capsized on the river Meghna near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, following a collision with a ship carrying sand, police said Friday. The ferry, which had left Narayanganj Friday morning bound for Matlab, collided with the cargo ship about 22 ...

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Angry crowds rally in Tunisia for funeral of shot opposition leader

February 8, 2013 — Updated 1231 GMT (2031 HKT) Tunis, Tunisia (CNN) — Chanting loudly and waving flags, several thousand people gathered Friday for the funeral of Tunisian opposition leader Belaid Chokri, whose assassination has sparked political uncertainty and violent protests. The crowds followed his flag-draped casket through the streets of the capital, Tunis, keen to show their anger at ...

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The dangerous rebranding of John Brennan

The timing couldn’t have been coincidental. Just as a previously to Congress from the US Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Council was released by NBC News and picked up by every major media outlet, the process of rebranding President Obama’s pick to head the CIA, John Brennan, from enabler of torture and mastermind of the drone assassination, to a ...

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Protesters head to Tahrir Square ahead of rallies

Demonstrators made their way to Cairo’s Tahrir Square after opposition groups called for ‘Friday of dignity’ rallies to protest religious edicts sanctioning the death of opposition figures. Protests against Islamist President Mohamed Mursi have also been organised after the weekly Friday…

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Zambia bus crash kills 53

I can confirm that 53 people have died in the accident The bus carrying 73 passengers hurtled into an oncoming truck, leaving bloodied bodies and wreckage on a main road north of Lusaka. “I can confirm that 53 people have died in the accident,” Harry Kalaba, an official in the vice…

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EU leaders close in on long-term budget deal

EU leaders in Brussels on Friday edged towards a 2014-2020 budget deal that would fix the bloc's ceiling for overall spending at €960 billion, with hours of hard bargaining still expected before a final agreement is signed today. By News Wires (text) EU leaders edged Friday towards a compromise on the bloc's budget for the rest of the decade at an all-night summit, Britain pushing big spending cuts while France fought for funds to slash record European unemployment. Fifteen hours after the meeting began formally in Brussels, European Union president and summit chair Herman Van Rompuy put new figures to the leaders of the 27 member states that would mean a 908.4-billion-euro...

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Panetta backs Syria rebels arms plan

The US defence secretary has acknowledged for the first time that he supports arming Syrian rebels. In testimony to Congress, Leon Panetta said he still supported the supply of weapons to rebels fighting forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The plan was proposed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and David Petraeus, then director of the CIA, but reportedly ...

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