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26 June 2010 5:57 PM | Tagged: jacob zuma
CAPE TOWN – South Africa will push for global financial reforms and a stronger voice for Africa and the developing world at the upcoming Group of 20 meeting, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday. We will ...make our voice heard on a number of issues that we feel strongly about, Zuma said via satellite from Canada ahead of the G20 summit, gathering the world's leading developed and emergi

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26 June 2010 5:57 PM | Tagged: central asian nation
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyzstan holds a referendum on a new constitution Sunday, a risky gamble amid deadly ethnic tensions but one the interim government hopes will legitimize their hold on power until new elections in October.The Central Asian nation was on a high security alert for the vote, deploying almost 8,000 police officers and an equal number of defense volunteers to keep the pea

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26 June 2010 5:37 PM | Tagged: international arrest warrant
HARARE – Zimbabwe police said on Friday they had detained two Pakistani men heading to South Africa, one of them under an international arrest warrant, which state media said was for terrorism. South Africa is hosting the World Cup and experts had said that terrorism could not be ruled out because of the huge attention that even a small attack would get during the June 11-July 11 tournamen

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26 June 2010 5:37 PM | Tagged: national power grid
BAGHDAD – When the roar of the local generator fills the neighborhood, Muna Hussein's 3-year-old son breaks into dancing.He knows their home will soon have electricity so he can finally watch his cartoons.Love them or hate them — usually both — but Baghdad residents are obsessed with the thousands of generators around the city that they rely on for electricity because the nation

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26 June 2010 5:17 PM | Tagged: saint denis reunion
SAINT-DENIS, Reunion – Sixteen-year-old Californian sailor Abby Sunderland got a big hug from her older brother Saturday on the appropriately named Reunion Island, and again defended her family for letting her try to sail around the world alone.Though saddened by the loss of her boat in an Indian Ocean storm, Sunderland said she isn't giving up sailing. I'm really disappointed that things d

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26 June 2010 5:17 PM | Tagged: southern border town
HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe has arrested two Pakistani men for using fake passports, police said Saturday, and state media said one man is potentially linked to the November 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai.The men were picked up in the southern border town of Beitbridge on June 20, where they were alleged to have been trying to use fake passports to enter South Africa, which is ho

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26 June 2010 4:59 PM | Tagged: missile strike
A US missile strike has killed four suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials say.

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26 June 2010 4:59 PM | Tagged: general mcchrystal
Where did General McChrystal's 'careful touch' go?