Archive For August 2009

Film “The Cove” seeks to expose dolphin killings

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A tense new film shows Japanese fishermen luring thousands of wild dolphins into a hidden secret cove in Japan where activists say they are captured for marine amusement parks or slaughtered for food.

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Musharraf trampled constitution: Pakistan court

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that former president Pervez Musharraf trampled the constitution when he imposed emergency rule two years ago and all actions taken by him then were illegal.

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad warns rivals their plans will fail

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Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned his political rivals on Friday that their efforts to drive a wedge between him and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would come to nothing.

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U.S. troops killed in deadliest month of Afghan war

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A U.S. service member was killed as the deadliest month for foreign troops in the Afghanistan war drew to a close, the U.S. military said on Friday, with commanders vowing to continue the fight despite the toll.

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Bombs kill at least 28 near Baghdad mosques

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Bombs near five Shi’ite mosques killed at least 28 people across Baghdad on Friday, police said, and Iraqis blamed local forces now taking over from U.S. soldiers for failing to protect them.

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Revered ex-Philippines president Cory Aquino dies

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Corazon Aquino of the Philippines, former president and heroine of the 1986 “people power” revolution, has died after a 16-month battle against colon cancer, her family said Saturday.

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Tupperware parties and Avon ladies are back in U.S.

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The Tupperware party is back and Avon is calling again, ushered in by the U.S. recession.

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U.S. recession pains minorities, but hope persists

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The recession has delivered a disproportionate blow to blacks and Hispanics, yet minorities may be more optimistic about the economy than most Americans and many feel they have earned a place at the corporate table.

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Second accused mayor in NJ corruption probe resigns

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A second New Jersey mayor arrested in a sweeping federal corruption investigation stepped down on Friday under pressure from voters and the state’s governor.

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Senator Dodd has prostate cancer

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Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd, a leading force for U.S. healthcare reform, said on Friday he has prostate cancer but still plans to run for re-election next year.

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