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Protesters Camp Out in Thai Capital

December 11, 2013 3:24 am

Hundreds of anti-government protesters woke on Wednesday (December 11) after a night camping out on the streets near Government House, where Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's office is located, in Bangkok. On Tuesday (December 10), Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called for snap elections to be […]

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No Apparent Casualties After an Attack Near Kabul Airport

December 11, 2013 3:24 am

A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops near the international airport in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday (December 11), a military official said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Confirmation of the attack from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) came soon after a Reuters witness reported a […]

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Apec Deal ´Very Limited´ – Analyst

December 11, 2013 2:24 am

A trade deal between the 12 Pacific Rim countries will be limited unless practical training can be given to workers who facilitate trade can take place, Apec's Alan Bollard says.

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Protesters Clash with Police

December 11, 2013 2:23 am

Police forces in the Ukrainian capital Kiev clashed with demonstrators early Wednesday as they tried to remove anti-government protesters from Independence Square. In bitterly cold conditions, black helmeted police pushed into the square – as demonstrators who have been camped out for weeks pushed back. The protests began last month after President Viktor Yanukovich decided […]

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UK Air Tax ´Highest in the World´

December 11, 2013 2:23 am

The percentage taken in taxes for airline flights has steadily increased – some hailing it as a useful environmental measure to deter unnecessary travel, others claiming it stifles the economy and prevents businesses from growing.

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Dutch Hostages Freed in Yemen

December 11, 2013 2:10 am

A Dutch couple has left Yemen after spending six months held hostage. Journalist Judith Spiegel and Boudewijn Berendsen would not say who took them captive. (Dec. 11)

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Raw: Mandela´s Body Brought to Pretoria

December 11, 2013 1:25 am

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's body was brought to Pretoria, his country's capital, where he will lie in state for three days. He will be buried on Sunday in Eastern Cape Province. (Dec. 11)

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Bright Sides to China’s Dirty Air? Bloggers Aren’t Convinced

December 11, 2013 1:22 am

(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS VIDEO JOURNALIST, ANITA LI, SAYING: "Air pollution has been a big issue in China recently – but could it actually have some benefits? I can't think of any but China's

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Growing, Selling, Smoking Weed Now Legal in Uruguay

December 11, 2013 1:22 am

A roar of applause rang out from the Uruguayan Senate Tuesday after a bill was passed to legalise growing, buying, selling and smoking weed. The bill allows citizens over the age of 18 to buy (40 grams) 1.4 ounces of marijuana per month from licensed pharmacies. Citizens will also be able to grow six marijuana […]

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AP-GfK Poll: Congress, Obama Approval Still Low

December 11, 2013 12:55 am

Heading into a midterm election year, a new AP-GfK poll suggests Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard, and nearly two-thirds say they would like to see their House member replaced. The AP's Chuck Babington runs through the numbe…

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