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Jan 20, 2011 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Obama: "We do not seek to contain China's rise. Washington Times: People's Daily, on the eve of Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit to Washington. The article went on to boast how "China's emergence is increasingly shifting to debate over how the world will treat China, which is the world No. 1 and has overtaken the U.S." A ...

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Jan 17, 2011 13 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: BEIJING—Chinese President Hu Jintao emphasized the need for cooperation with the U.S. in areas from new energy to space ahead of his visit to Washington this week, but he called the present U.S. dollar-dominated currency system a "product of the past" and highlighted moves to turn the yuan into a global currency. "We both stand ...

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Jan 9, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — The image of this beach mecca has taken a new hit from Mexico's drug violence, with 27 people killed in less than a day, including 14 men whose bodies were found with their heads chopped off at a shopping center. Acapulco has seen fierce turf wars between drug gangs, and the bloodshed ...

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Jan 4, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

A great white shark terrorized a group of fisherman off the western Australian coast. The shark circled their small boat, then attacked the boat's motor. (Jan. 4) «

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Jan 3, 2011 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Jan 3, 2011 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: JERUSALEM -- Israeli President Shimon Peres went off topic to deliver a gentle rebuke on American policy toward Iran during a visit Monday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The meeting between Napolitano and Peres had been planned as a discussion of global aviation security and related issues, but with the press gathered for ...

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Jan 2, 2011 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon is the main suspect in the New Year's Eve killing of a man in the Dominican Republic, police said Sunday. The pitcher shot and killed 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte and wounded his 17-year-old brother during a New Year's Eve celebration in the northeast coastal town ...

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Jan 2, 2011 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has shot down two unmanned western reconnaissance drone aircraft in the Gulf, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday. "Many spy planes and ultra-modern aircrafts of our enemies have been shot down (by our forces) ... We have also shot down two ...

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Jan 1, 2011 1 Comment ›› Angelia

AP: A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 earthquake hit off the shores of Japan's southern Pacific island.

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Jan 1, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) – The embattled border city of Ciudad Juarez had its bloodiest year ever with 3,111 people killed in drug violence, an official said Saturday. The city across from El Paso, Texas, has seen its homicide rate soar to one of the highest in the world since vicious turf battles broke out ...

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Jan 1, 2011 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — A U.S. troop buildup in 2010 was meant to blunt the momentum of the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Now it is 2011 that has become the make-or-break year. U.S. and NATO officials have sought to put a positive face on the last 12 months of fighting here, citing significant military ...

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Dec 31, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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Dec 31, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea, which has conducted two nuclear tests in the past, on Saturday welcomed the new year with calls for a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons, better ties with rival South Korea and a promise to boost its military strength. The North's annual New Year's message comes in the wake ...

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Dec 30, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Every day across Afghanistan, rural people crowd aboard rickety communal taxis that ply the roads linking remote towns and villages. And every day, they run the risk of what happened Thursday morning in Helmand province. A roadside bomb ripped through a minibus in the Nahr-e-Saraj district in central Helmand, ...

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Dec 30, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Mexico City — Four years and 50,000 troops into President Felipe Calderon's drug war, the fighting has exposed severe limitations in the Mexican army's ability to wage unconventional warfare, tarnished its proud reputation and left the U.S. pointedly criticizing the force as "virtually blind" on the ground. The army's shortcomings have complicated ...

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Dec 29, 2010 26 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expressing alarm over reports that thousands of captured Taliban insurgents have disappeared into the hands of Pakistan’s police and security forces, and that some may have been tortured or killed. The report described concerns that the Pakistani military had killed members of the Taliban, rather than put ...

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Dec 29, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - The mother of four raised a finger, pointing out abandoned and stripped concrete homes and counting how many families have fled the Western Hemisphere's deadliest city on her street alone. "One, two, three, four, here, and two more back there on the next block," said Laura Longoria. The 36-year-old ran a convenience ...

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Dec 29, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Police in Denmark and Sweden said they thwarted a terrorist attack possibly hours before it was to begin Wednesday, arresting five men they say planned to shoot as many people as possible in a Copenhagen building housing the newsroom of a paper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Four suspects were ...

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Dec 29, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Airstrikes in the original Battle of Tora Bora, December 12-17, 2001 Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan —Fighting between NATO forces and insurgents has erupted in the Afghan mountains of Tora Bora, best known as the rugged labyrinth where Osama bin Laden evaded U.S. capture nine years ago. The Western military and Afghan officials said Wednesday that ...

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Dec 29, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

MOSCOW (AFP) — The emergence of artificial intelligence is to transform the Internet industry and social networking over the next decade, Russia's leading web tycoon said in an interview on Tuesday. The low-profile Yury Milner, chairman in the rapidly expanding Mail.ru Internet firm and CEO of DST Global investment company who built minority stakes in Facebook ...

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Dec 29, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Washington Post: LONDON - Nine men arrested in Britain on terrorism charges last week found inspiration and bomb-making instructions in an English-language Internet magazine published by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, British investigators reportedly said. The revelation, relayed by British newspapers, provided the first purported link between the nine British-based suspects, some of Bangladeshi origin, and ...

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Dec 27, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Dec 27, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Dec 27, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli archaeologists said Monday they may have found the earliest evidence yet for the existence of modern man, and if so, it could upset theories of the origin of humans. A Tel Aviv University team excavating a cave in central Israel said teeth found in the cave are about 400,000 years old and ...

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Dec 27, 2010 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Times: China's military is deploying a new anti-ship ballistic missile that can sink U.S. aircraft carriers, a weapon that specialists say gives Beijing new power-projection capabilities that will affect U.S. support for its Pacific allies. Adm. Robert F. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, disclosed to a Japanese newspaper on Sunday that the new anti-ship ...

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