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Protestors clash with police in Chile

Violent clashes have erupted between protesters and police in Chile’s capital, on the second day of a two-day strike against the policies of President Sebastian Pinera. Police used water cannons and tear gas to defuse demonstrators who erected burning barricades and threw stones as 348 people were arrested. Led by students demanding free education, hundreds of thousands of people have ...

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Tibetans Condemn Chinese Military Oppression of Tawu Monastery

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala: – Tibetans and supporters across the world are strongly concerned over the current tense situation at the Nyatso Monastery of Tawu county in eastern Tibet. China deployed thousands of armed forces with military tanks and locked down the entire area of the county after a 29-year old Buddhist monk’s self immolation to ...

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Warren Buffett invests $5 billion in Bank of America

NEW YORK — Bank of America, under fire from shareholders and analysts, is getting a $5 billion investment from Warren Buffett’s investment company. The banking giant’s stock soared this morning on the news. The investment by Berkshire Hathaway is reminiscent of a $5 billion investment Buffett made in Goldman Sachs in September 2008 in the depths of the financial crisis. ...

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US needs to support Palestinian state at UN

First, let me put all my cards on the table. I believe that the intentional killing of civilians, whether by Palestinian terrorists on the ground or by the Israeli Air Force from the sky, is a war crime. As far as killing kids, I will paraphrase what Lincoln said about slavery: if killing a child, any child, is not wrong ...

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Dalai Lama expresses sadness over death of monk

The Buddhist community here in Syracuse has joined His Holiness the Dalai Lama with feelings of deep sadness over the self-immolation death of 29-year old Tibetan monk Tsewang Norbu. Buddhists here in Syracuse are joining the Dalai Lama in prayers for a better future for Tibetan Buddhist monks. Tendar Tsering has reported for Phayul.com “Tanks face Nyitso, more arrests in ...

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Steve Jobs, Apple CEO and creative force, resigns

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 appears to be the result of an unspecified medical condition ...

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India: Who has the right to judge?

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 it seems to amount to being “as good as undermining ...

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Strongest quake since 1944 hits Virginia, jars East Coast

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 East CoastUSGS says East Coast quake was 5.8 magnitudeQuake rattles ...

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