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Japan opens Fukushima reactors to outside eyes

Japan took a group of journalists inside its crippled nuclear plant for the first time on Saturday, stepping up efforts to prove to the world it is on top of the disaster. More than 30 members of the press, wearing protective masks and anti-radiation suits and confined to buses, saw the devastated buildings housing the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi, the ...

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Palestinians ponder next step in nationhood quest

JERUSALEM — After gaining momentum with their successful bid to join UNESCO, Palestinians now seem uncertain about their next move to win full membership in the United Nations and are frustrated with their progress. The Palestinians’ UN application was discussed Friday at the world body’s Security Council, but no vote was taken. Divisions among council members — including a veto ...

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Venezuela: Major leaguer Wilson Ramos rescued

CARACAS, Venezuela-Venezuelan police rescued catcher Wilson Ramos on Friday, two days after he was kidnapped, officials announced. Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said on state television that Ramos was “safe and sound” and that he was rescued by police. He said three men were arrested in the kidnapping. Information Minister Andres Izarra initially reported the rescue via Twitter, saying Ramos ...

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Clinton chides China over rights, detained activist

Honolulu, Hawaii – China must improve its human rights record as part of its efforts to become more integrated into the global economy, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Thursday. ‘We are alarmed by recent incidents in Tibet of young people lighting themselves on fire in desperate acts of protest, as well as the continued house arrest ...

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Remains of US troops killed in Iraq dumped in a landfill

The cremated remains of American troops who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan were dumped in a landfill, it has emerged. Body parts sent from war zones to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware were burned before being handed to a private contractor for disposal in Virginia Photo: AP tag –> By Jon Swaine, Washington 5:59PM GMT 10 ...

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Why It’s Time To Invest In Cuba

By Carl Delfeld You didn’t read about this on the front page of The Wall Street Journal today. But a kind of revolution is kicking off in Cuba this very morning. And it could make some smart investors a lot of money. This revolution has nothing to do with palace intrigue. It doesn’t involve politics, per se. And it’s not ...

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Murdoch shows aptitude for apologies

Smart political leaders have a special way of saying sorry. Essentially it involves apologising while at the same time emphasising that whatever they’re apologising for wasn’t their fault. James Murdoch, to go by his performance in front of the Commons select committee yesterday, shares this vital skill. James Murdoch Photo: REUTERS By Michael Deacon 6:30AM GMT 11 Nov 2011 He ...

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Panetta warns on Iran strike consequences

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has warned that military action against Iran could lead to “unintended consequences” for the region. “You’ve got to be careful of unintended consequences here,” Panetta told reporters at a Pentagon press conference on Thursday. His comments came only hours after Tehran itself warned that any attack on its nuclear sites would be met with “iron ...

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11-11-11 brings hopes of good luck

Place your bets! Tie the knot! Make a wish! Friday is the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011, and around the country, many people are planning to mark the triple convergence of 11s with a splash, hoping it will bring them good fortune or at least amuse them for a day. Marjaneh Peyrovan, who just moved to New ...

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