Steve Jobs, Apple CEO and creative force, resigns

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SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Jobs, the mind behind the iPhone, iPad and other devices that turned Apple Inc. (AAPL) into one of the world’s most powerful companies, resigned as CEO on Wednesday, saying he can no longer handle the job but will continue to play a leadership role. The move […]

India: Who has the right to judge?

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Thursday, 25 August 2011, 12:13 pm Press Release: Asian Human Rights Commission August 24, 2011 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission ‘India: Who has the right to judge?’ There is surely nothing wrong in demanding an end to the reign of corruption. And yet, for many in India […]

Charges against ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn dropped

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After Tuesday’s decision in the sexual-assault case involving a New York hotel maid, Dominique Strauss- Kahn thanked supporters outside the posh home in Tribeca where he is staying. (David Karp, The Associated Press)Related ArticlesAug 23:Prosecutors seek to dismiss Strauss-Kahn chargesAug 22:NY prosecutors: Dismiss Strauss-Kahn sex chargesJul 26:Interviews by Strauss-Kahn’s accuser […]

China urges tolerance, UN leading role in Libya

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BEIJING (AP) — All sides in Libya need to work for political reconciliation and allow the United Nations to play a leading role in rebuilding the conflict-stricken nation, China’s Foreign Ministry said. With the demise of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime appearing imminent, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

Strongest quake since 1944 hits Virginia, jars East Coast

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Tony Williams surveys damage at his home in Mineral, Va., close to the epicenter of Tuesday’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake. His home had some structural damage. (Steve Helber, The Associated Press)Related ArticlesAug 23:Quake prompts review of nuclear plants in 6 statesBloomberg: No major damage in NYC from quakeEarthquake map: Strong tremor along […]

US group: 8 mass graves now seen in Sudan region

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A U.S. monitoring group said Wednesday that satellite imagery had revealed the existence of two more mass graves in a contested region of Sudan, bringing the total number of mass graves sited there to eight. The Satellite Sentinel Project, a group backed by actor and Sudan […]

S&P replaces president after US downgrade

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Standard & Poor’s said its president is stepping down, capping two weeks of controversy following the rating agency’s downgrade of US government debt on August 5 that sparked a row with the Treasury. S&P’s parent McGraw-Hill Companies Inc , said on Tuesday Deven Sharma, who has served as S&P president […]

New Tremors in Egypt-Israel Relations

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August 23, 2011 An Interview by Bernard Gwertzman, CFR.org Renewed hostilities along Israel’s border with Egypt’s Sinai are leading to questions about the future of the flailing Middle East peace process, says expert David Makovsky. The political climate in Egypt has shifted in favor of the country’s various Islamist groups, […]

Thai PM gets chance to shake off brother’s mantle

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Newly elected Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra outlined her government’s policies on Tuesday in a parliamentary debate that may show whether she can escape the long shadow of her self-exiled brother, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reads a statement on policies at the […]