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Gaza militants launch strikes against Israel

— militants in the fired dozens of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel yesterday in the heaviest bombardment on the area in months, drawing ominous Israeli threats of retaliation and dangers of escalation. The violence came a day after a landmark visit to Gaza by the emir of . Israeli officials suggested the visit, the first by a head ...

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Senior UN official calls on Sudanese authorities and rebel group to commit more fully to …

Print 24 October 2012 &#150 Ending violence in the western Sudanese region of Darfur requires the Sudanese government and a rebel group that signed a peace plan last year to more fully commit to the deal, a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council today. “The security situation in Darfur, particularly North Darfur, has deteriorated in recent weeks,” ...

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King paternity test call dismissed

Madrid – Two Spanish courts have rejected demands that King Juan Carlos take a paternity test to prove that he is the father of two extramarital children, according to two rulings seen by AFP. The courts said that under article 56 of…

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Felix Baumgartner offers UN chief skydiving lesson

MICHAEL ASTOR Associated Press= UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner wants to teach U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon how to skydive. Baumgartner made the offer Tuesday during a photo opportunity where the U.N. chief spoke admiringly of Baumgartner’s death-defying leap last week from a balloon 24 miles (39 kilometers) above the Earth, breaking the sound barrier and setting ...

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Encouraging China PMI halts slide in Asian shares

TOKYO: An HSBC survey of Chinese manufacturers suggesting growth was recovering in the world’s second largest economy helped trim declines in Asian shares on Wednesday, though investors remained wary due to weak corporate earnings worldwide and enduring worries over a global slowdown. European shares will likely rise, with financial spreadbetters expecting…

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Justice minister quits over links to yakuza

JAPAN’S justice minister yesterday abandoned his futile quest to cling to his job amid claims he had strong ties to one of the country’s most powerful yakuza crime syndicates. Keishu Tanaka was hospitalised last week with chest pains and high blood pressure after a weekly news magazine aired sensational claims that the country’s top law official had attended the Inagawa-kai ...

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Apple announces iPad mini for $329; shares fall

Updated: October 23, 2012 8:11PM SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple Inc.’s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, signaling that the company isn’t going to get into a mini-tablet price war. The company unveiled the iPad Mini on Tuesday, with a screen about two-thirds the size of the full model, and half the weight. Customers can begin ...

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UBS "rogue trader" was warned about SocGen scandal, court told

LONDON (Reuters) – Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli was warned by the Swiss bank about a “rogue trading” scandal at France’s Societe Generale years before he was charged with fraud over losses of $2.3 billion at UBS, a London court heard on Tuesday. Along with all other employees of UBS’s investment banking arm at the time, Adoboli was sent an email ...

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George McGovern

Email Print Order Reprint Share This Text tool name tool goes here Tags: | | | | | If it were a soap opera, well, the name possibilities would be almost endless: “The Middle-Aged and the Restless” perhaps, or “All My Conservatives” or “As the Stomach Turns.” The News & Observer reported Sunday and Monday on Cary police reports in ...

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