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US Navy SEAL Commander Dies of Suicide (Afghanistan)

US Navy SEAL Commander Dies of Suicide (Afghanistan)

Monday, December 24, 2012 9:29

US military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan. Navy SEAL Cdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pa., died Saturday of a non-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. [caption id="attachment_28365" align="alignnone" width="559"]...

US Teen Smoking Declines to Record Low in 2012 (Report)

US Teen Smoking Declines to Record Low in 2012 (Report)

Friday, December 21, 2012 10:10

Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012, a decline that may have been partly driven by a sharp hike in the federal tobacco tax, researchers said on Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_28342" align="alignright" width="260"]...

Sri Lanka Scores Dead After Floods Mudslides

Sri Lanka Scores Dead After Floods Mudslides

Thursday, December 20, 2012 9:12

Sri Lanka's government says flash floods and mudslides have killed near 20 people, with scores of others reported missing, in two days of heavy rain in many parts of the country. A Disaster Management Center report on Wednesday said that nearly 10,000 people have been displaced from their ...

Afghan Officials to meet Taliban near Paris (France)

Afghan Officials to meet Taliban near Paris (France)

Monday, December 17, 2012 9:37

France said on Sunday officials from the Afghan government, Taliban and other factions would meet this week near Paris to discuss the country's future as NATO troops prepare to pull out in 2014. [caption id="attachment_28112" align="alignright" width="281"] Afghan ...

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Tearful Barack Obama Calls for Action After School Shooting

Tearful Barack Obama Calls for Action After School Shooting

Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:35

A tearful President Barack Obama expressed "overwhelming grief" on Friday for the victims of a shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school and called on Americans to set aside politics and take "meaningful action" to prevent further tragedies of this kind. [caption id="attachment_28088" align="alignnone" width="591"]...

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28 Dead Including 20 Schoolchildren (US School Massacre)

28 Dead Including 20 Schoolchildren (US School Massacre)

Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:13

Twenty schoolchildren were slaughtered by a heavily armed gunman who opened fire at a suburban elementary school in Connecticut on Friday, killing at least 27 people including himself in the one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. [caption id="attachment_28083" align="alignnone" width="576"]...

UN Nuclear Team to Resume Talks with Iran on Jan 16

UN Nuclear Team to Resume Talks with Iran on Jan 16

Friday, December 14, 2012 10:26

Iran and the UN atomic watchdog agreed on Thursday to resume negotiations on the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme in Tehran on January 16, a senior Iranian official said. [caption id="attachment_28059" align="alignnone" width="468"] UN Nuclear Team[/caption]...

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Susan Rice Withdraws US Secretary of State Bid

Susan Rice Withdraws US Secretary of State Bid

Friday, December 14, 2012 10:06

Susan Rice Thursday withdrew her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state, after becoming a lightning rod for the White House's handling of the raid on the US consulate in Benghazi. [caption id="attachment_28040" align="alignright" width="281"] ...

Hillary Clinton Downplays Possible run for US President in 2016

Hillary Clinton Downplays Possible run for US President in 2016

Thursday, December 13, 2012 11:14

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who came tantalizingly close to winning the Democratic presidential nomination four years ago, played down the notion she would run again for the White House in 2016 in comments aired on Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_28032" align="alignright" width="360"]...

Big Powers meet as Syria Rebels Move Closer to Assad

Big Powers meet as Syria Rebels Move Closer to Assad

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:32

Major powers are set to give Syria's opposition full political recognition on Wednesday but not the weapons that rebel fighters need to counter President Bashar al-Assad's superior firepower as they gain ground across the country. [caption id="attachment_28004" align="alignright" width="359"] ...

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