New Iraq insurgency feared

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BAGHDAD — As the United States prepares to withdraw its troops from Iraq by year’s end, senior U.S. and Iraqi officials are expressing growing concern that al-Qaida’s offshoot here, which just a few years ago waged a debilitating insurgency that plunged the country into a civil war, is poised for […]

Big quake shakes Oklahoma for as much as minute

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A cookie jar lies in pieces on the kitchen counter as Jesse Richards descri… SPARKS, Okla. (AP) – Residents in Oklahoma are shaken after the state’s strongest earthquake ever and a big aftershock. Saturday night’s magnitude 5.6 earthquake was centered near Sparks, 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It was […]

Iran calls UN nuclear weapons claims ‘fabricated’

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Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Iran has dismissed a UN watchdog report on Tehran’s nuclear programme, saying that its new intelligence on alleged nuclear weapons work by the regime is ‘fabricated’.  The International Atomic Energy Agency has planned to reveal intelligence in the coming week suggesting Iran made…

Pakistan Court Indicts Seven Over Bhutto Killing

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Islamabad. A Pakistani anti-terror court Saturday indicted two police officers and five alleged Taliban militants over the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a prosecutor said. Nobody has been convicted or jailed for Bhutto’s assassination on December 27, 2007, in Rawalpindi, a garrison city near the capital Islamabad, […]

Papandreou wins vote, Greece still faces uncertainty

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a parliamentary confidence vote on Saturday, avoiding snap elections which would have torpedoed Greece’s debt crisis bailout deal and inflamed the euro zone’s economic crisis. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou raises his hand to vote in a confidence vote in the […]

Jury to begin considering fate of Jackson doctor

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — After six weeks of listening, jurors in the involuntary manslaughter case of Michael Jackson’s doctor will get their first chance to talk about the case Friday. Their discussions behind closed doors in a downtown Los Angeles courthouse could lead to the conviction or acquittal of Dr. […]