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Palestinian-Israeli negotiators to meet

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators will meet for the first time in more than a year in Jordan on Tuesday to discuss stalled peace talks, the Jordanian foreign ministry said on Sunday. “Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Tuesday will host a meeting including the Quartet as well as Israeli and Palestinian officials,” ministry spokesman Mohammad Kayed said. “The minister will also ...

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Occupy Wall Street movement: The tale of 99% versus 1%

WASHINGTON: There was no brutal crackdown by a tyrant, no runaway tanks that mowed down demonstrators, no trigger-happy police firing, and no self-immolation by any protestor. Even flash mobs require more organization and coordination, so innocuously did the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement begin. And unlike the civil rights and anti-war movements, it wasn’t even all-American to start with. On ...

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Ethiopian troops invade key central Somalia town

Mogadishu, Somalia — Ethiopian troops poured into a strategic town in central Somalia on Saturday, seizing it from the al-Shabab militant group and opening a new axis of conflict in the country. The loss of Beledweyne, a trading hub near the Ethiopian border, leaves the…

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Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’

HONOLULU – President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having “serious reservations” about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists. The bill also applies penalties against Iran’s central bank in an effort to hamper Tehran’s ability to fund its nuclear enrichment program. The Obama administration is looking to soften the impact ...

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Thousands Welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama In Bodhgaya

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Bodhgaya, India: – The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, arrived in Bodhgaya amid tight security Saturday, December 31st, to a traditional welcome by more than two hundred thousand devotees from all over the world. The Tibetan spiritual leader arrived at one of Buddhism’s holiest sites from Himachal…

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