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Bangladesh Offers Compensation To Fire Victims

Posted: 12/01/2012 - The Bangladesh government says it will give 200,000 takas ($2,500) to the families of those who died in a garment factory fire last week and 50,000 takas ($625) to those who were injured.

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Bangladesh Offers Compensation To Fire Victims

Posted: 12/01/2012 - The Bangladesh government says it will give 200,000 takas ($2,500) to the families of those who died in a garment factory fire last week and 50,000 takas ($625) to those who were injured.

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Nationwide Internet Blackout in Syria

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Activists in Syria reached Thursday by satellite telephone confirmed the unprecedented blackout, which comes amid intense fighting in the capital, Damascus.

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Arafat's Widow Calls his Death a Mystery

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Suha Arafat told The Associated Press on Thursday at her home in Malta that the exhumation to determine whether Arafat had been poisoned `'was as if his soul was resurrecting" ahead of Thursday's vote in the General Assembly.

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Israel Says Peace Will Not Come Through U.N.

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor says the only way to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians is through agreements between the parties.

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Hugo Chavez Heading to Cuba for More Treatment

Posted: 11/27/2012 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has asked his country's legislature for permission to travel to Cuba for more medical treatment after spending much of the past 18 months fighting cancer.

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Insurgent Attacks Kill 30, Wound Dozens

Posted: 11/27/2012 - The targets included Shiite mosques in Baghdad, along with a city in a disputed northern region that is at the center of competing claims by ethnic groups.

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Key UN Committee Condemns Syrian Rights Violations

Posted: 11/27/2012 - The resolution urges Syrian authorities to immediately release all detainees and calls for a prompt independent international investigation into abuses and violations of international law.

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Mexican Beauty Queen Killed in Shootout

Posted: 11/26/2012 - Officials say a 20-year-old state beauty queen has been killed in northern Mexico during a running gun battle between soldiers and the gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with.

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Egypt's Islamists Cancel Protests

Posted: 11/26/2012 - A spokesman of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says it has canceled a planned mass rally in support of President Mohammed Morsi's assumption of sweeping powers.

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UN to Vote Thursday on Raising Palestinian Status

Posted: 11/26/2012 - The Palestinians say the U.N. General Assembly will vote Thursday afternoon on a resolution raising their status at the United Nations from an observer to a nonmember observer state.

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Israel Accuses Palestinian Of Spying For Hezbollah

Posted: 11/25/2012 - Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency says a Palestinian man has been charged with relaying information to Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon about sensitive government sites, including parliament.

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UN Criticizes Russia Over Torture Allegations

Posted: 11/24/2012 - The U.N. Committee Against Torture is strongly criticizing Russia for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and increasing intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and journalists.

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Back To School In Gaza After Israel Offensive

Posted: 11/24/2012 - Tens of thousands of children are returning to school in the Gaza Strip after eight days of cross-border fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which rules the coastal enclave.

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Egypt's Top Judges Slam President's New Powers

Posted: 11/24/2012 - Egypt's official news agency says that the country's highest body of judges has called the president's recent decrees an "unprecedented assault on the independence of the judiciary and its rulings."

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President's Backers, Rivals Clash In Egypt

Posted: 11/23/2012 - Opponents of President Mohammed Morsi have set fire to offices of his Muslim Brotherhood in several Egyptian cities, clashing with his supporters after the Islamist leader assumed sweeping new powers.

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