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Ban Ki-moon defends Iran visit, says pushed for change

DUBAI (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has defended his controversial visit to Iran, saying on Friday that he had used this week's trip to push hard for human rights and transparency from Tehran over its nuclear programme. …

Ban Ki-moon defends Iran visit, says pushed for change

DUBAI (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has defended his controversial visit to Iran, saying on Friday that he had used this week’s trip to push hard for human rights and transparency from Tehran over its nuclear programme. “I be…

Chinese activist Chen to visit China’s rival Taiwan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest sparked a diplomatic crisis between Beijing and Washington, accepted an invitation on Friday to visit Taiwan, underscoring his drive to ensure his influen…

Chinese activist Chen to visit China’s rival Taiwan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest sparked a diplomatic crisis between Beijing and Washington, accepted an invitation on Friday to visit Taiwan, underscoring his drive to ensure his influen…

Metro Blue Line Train Accident in Long Beach Proves Fatal for Motorist

A 26-year-old man was killed in a Long Beach car accident after a Metro Blue Line train struck his car. According to The Press-Telegram, the fatal accident occurred the night of August 30, 2012 at Long Beach Boulevard and 19th Street. Officials say the…

Clinton says U.S. can work with China in Pacific

RAROTONGA (Reuters) – The United States will buttress security partnerships across the Pacific as it strengthens ties with island nations, but also hopes to work more closely with China as Beijing expands its own influence in the region, U.S. Secretary…

Thousands return home after Philippines quake, tsunami warning lifted

GUIUAN, Philippines (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people on a central Philippine island returned home on Saturday after a tsunami alert was lifted following a 7.6 magnitude undersea quake, as local authorities began work to repair damages to public …

Quake off Philippines spurs small tsunami; 1 dead

Thousands of villagers who fled their coastal homes during a powerful earthquake in the central Philippines have returned home, but hundreds more still jittery from the temblor remained in evacuation centers Saturday, officials said.

Criminal Investigation On Ariz. Sheriff Closed

Authorities were investigating America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff for his part in failed public corruption cases against officials who were at odds with him. Arpaio brought cases against a judge and two county officials in 2009.

Clinton says U.S. can work with China in Pacific

RAROTONGA (Reuters) – The United States will buttress security partnerships across the Pacific as it strengthens ties with island nations, but also hopes to work more closely with China as Beijing expands its own influence in the region, U.S. Secretary…

Maldives police disperse protesters after clash

MALE (Reuters) – Maldives security forces wielding batons late on Friday charged thousands of protesters led by former leader Mohamed Nasheed heading along a road leading to the presidential palace, badly injuring one. More than 3,000 protesters, mostl…

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