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Occupy Wall Street movement develops new strategies for 2012

NEW YORK: It’s been a long, cold winter already for Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that burst onto the scene in September to focus national attention on income inequality and the perceived greed of the rich and powerful. Police have cleared the signature “Occupy” encampments in New York, Los Angeles, Oakland and other major cities. Cold weather, and perhaps ...

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Venezuela’s Chavez welcomes ally Ahmadinejad

Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dismissed a US warning to avoid close ties with Iran on Sunday, denouncing what he said was Washington’s attempt to dominate the world as he welcomed the Iranian President to the Latin American nation. Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived at the start of a tour to shore up support from the region’s leftist leaders, as tough ...

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Yemen proposes immunity law to speed Saleh’s exit

Sana’a: Yemen’s cabinet proposed an immunity law on Sunday to speed President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s exit from the Arab state under a Gulf-brokered plan to end months of protests that have paralysed the impoverished country. Yemenis angry at the offer of legal immunity to Saleh over the…

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Cold wave grips north India, 140 dead

Zeenews Bureau New Delhi: Cold wave continues to spread havoc in Northern India with dense fog and low visibility hitting normal life and disrupting movement of trains and flight operations in most parts of the region. Reports on Monday claimed that severe cold has claimed the lives of at least 140 people in this season so far as rain coupled ...

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Eurozone debt doubts drag euro down

The euro has sunk to a more than one-year low against the dollar and hit an 11-year low versus the yen amid concerns over Europe’s debt crisis as Italy and Spain came under intense pressure on the markets. The 17-nation currency fell as low as $1.2775 on Thursday, its weakest level since September 2010. Spain said it banks would need ...

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Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize Awarded To His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Bodh Gaya, India: Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, awarded His Holiness the 14th the Dalai Lama of Tibet with the ‘Gandhi Award’ on Wednesday, January 4th. The spiritual leader of Tibet, whose efforts towards peace building have been lauded the world over, is currently in the city for the annual Kalachakra teachings. ...

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11 people dead in New Zealand after hot-air balloon catches fire

A HOT-air balloon burst into flames and crashed to the ground in New Zealand today, killing all 11 people aboard, after hitting a power line. The balloon came down in calm weather near Carterton, a small town north of the capital Wellington and a popular area for ballooning, in New Zealand’s worst aviation disaster in more than 30 years. "It ...

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