"King Cobra" Sata wins Zambia presidential race

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LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata was declared the winner of Zambia’s presidential election on Friday, ousting incumbent Rupiah Banda as the leader of Africa’s biggest copper producer in polls marred by public violence. Sata, 74 and nicknamed “King Cobra” because of his venomous tongue, toned down his […]

Clock ticks on Palestinian U.N. plan

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Diplomats struggled to find a formula on Thursday to avoid a clash over the Middle East as time ticked down on Palestinian plans to ask the United Nations to recognize their statehood. Zena, a 6-year-old Belgian-Palestinian girl, waves a Palestinian flag during a protest in central […]

India villagers recount earthquake woes

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  • Death toll climbs to 110 • Army choppers deliver food supplies Added At:  2011-09-22 9:57 PM    Last Updated At: 2011-09-22 9:57 PM The Himalayan Times – Saved Articles(s) The headlines has been added to your saved article(s) To View your saved article(s)please Close –> Share | –>…

Death row man in last-ditch appeal

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Troy Davis, the condemned inmate who has convinced hundreds of thousands of people – but not the justice system – of his innocence has filed an eleventh-hour plea asking the US Supreme Court to stop Georgia authorities from executing him for the murder of an off-duty police officer. Though his […]

Troy Davis executed despite public outcry

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Troy Davis was executed by lethal injection tonight, September 21, 2012 at 11:08 p.m. Davis was convicted of the 1989 killing of police officer Mark MacPhail. In his last words, Troy Davis maintained his innocence until the end. In his last words, Troy Davis spoke to the MacPhail family while […]

Security Council: Will The US Have To Be The Adult?

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The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) dream of being Queen for a Day, were dashed today…but their real thrashing will come in a Security Council vote…   Here’s a quick refresher on how this all works at the ‘Useless Nations’:  According to the UN Charter, Article 27, Security Council decisions on all […]

Typhoon passes Japan tsunami zone, plant intact

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TOKYO – A powerful typhoon headed north Thursday after dumping heavy rains on Japan’s tsunami-devastated coastline, paralyzing commuter trains in the capital, and leaving at least 16 people dead or missing across the country. There had been concerns that Typhoon Roke could pose more problems for the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear […]