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West Support New Opposition In Syria

 

The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces was unveiled in Doha on Sunday.

Its president will be Moaz al-Khatib, a former imam of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus who fled Syria this year.

Meanwhile, Syrian government aircraft bombed the rebel-held town of Ras al-Ain, near the border with Turkey.

Both jets and helicopters targeted the town, sending civilians fleeing into the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar. Casualties were reported.

Observers and activists estimate that more than 36,000 people have been killed in the long-running uprising against President Assad. Hundreds of thousands have sought refuge in neighboring countries.

 

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Western and regional powers have in recent weeks put pressure on a hitherto fractious Syrian opposition to create a unified, credible body that could become a conduit for all financial and possibly military aid.

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09
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Hu Jintao's speech Focuses On China's Economy

 

BEIJING, Nov. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- A big day today for China - The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has kicked off in the capital Beijing. Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC and Chinese President, delivered a keynote report to the congress, on behalf of the 17th CPC Central Committee.

China to double its 2010 GDP by 2020

 

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09
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Pentagon: Iran Fires On U.S. Drone

 

 Iranian warplanes fired at an unarmed U.S. drone in international airspace last week but did not hit the aircraft, the Pentagon said on Thursday, disclosing details of an unprecedented incident that triggered a formal warning to Tehran through diplomatic channels.

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08
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Dalai Lama Congratulates President Obama

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated President Barack Obama in a letter Nov. 7, following the incumbent's victory over his opponent, Republican Mitt Romney.

"When you were elected in 2008, you inspired the world with a call to take responsibility for the problems we face as global citizens. Since then, you have made earnest efforts to live up to that great hope and trust placed in you by the American public. I believe you have been re-elected now in recognition of that effort," the Dalai Lama wrote.

The letter, which can be read in full on the website of the Central Tibetan Administration, went on to thank the president for his "steady encouragement of... efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the problems in Tibet."

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07
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UFO Seen Over South Wales

 

A UFO expert said an object spotted over Tweed Heads South Wales was impossible to identify because of a lack of data.

UFO Research Queensland president Sheryl Gottschall said it was important to record information to unravel the mystery.

"When something like this happens, human ability kicks in and you should get a feel for how far away the object is," Ms Gottschall said.

"The witness in the video said it was moving one way and then another and it was too fast to be a balloon, but balloons caught in the jet stream can move very fast.

"When people take photos or film UFOs it's important they get as much of the background in the film as possible to create a context so comparisons can be made.

"If this is done its then possible to derive speed, height etc of the object and formulate some sort of opinion of what witnesses have observed."

Ms Gottschall said reports on UFOs were trickling in from southern Gold Coast and the Tweed.

Tue
06
Nov
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Putin Dismiss Defense Ministry

 

NOVO-OGARYOVO, November 6 (RIA Novosti) – President Vladimir Putin relieved Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov of his duties on Tuesday, and appointed Sergei Shoigu as his replacement.

"Taking into consideration the situation that has emerged regarding the Defense Ministry, in order to create the requisite conditions for an objective investigation of all the issues, I made the decision to relieve Defense Minister Serdyukov of his duties," Putin said.

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05
Nov
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Hats Issued From CPC

 

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02
Nov
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Warren Buffett invests in parties, buys Oriental Trading Co.

 

Billionaire financier Warren Buffett already has his hands in newspapers, jewelry, insurance and other holdings. Now, with the acquisition of Oriental Trading Co., the 82-year-old can add party planning.

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01
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Hollandade Wants a Promise

 

"This is a threat which cannot be accepted by France," he said, addressing a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"We have voted for many sanctions and are ready to vote others as long as necessary," the French leader said, underscoring that he wanted "proof that Iran has abandoned this drive."

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Bahrain Outlawing Rallies to Prevent Violence

DUBAI - Bahrain has banned all rallies and gatherings to ensure public safety and prevent violence, the state news agency reported, following more than a year of protests by opposition demonstrators.



The Sunni-ruled island kingdom, where the US Navy's Fifth Fleet is based, has seen repeated protests since an uprising led by its Shi'ite majority for political reforms that began in February 2011 was crushed with help from Saudi troops last year.


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