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Thu
08
Nov
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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."

Wed
07
Nov
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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.

Mon
05
Nov
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Hats Issued From CPC

 

Fri
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.

Thu
01
Nov
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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."

Tue
30
Oct
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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.


Sat
27
Oct
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Syrian violence undermines Eid al-Adha ceasefire

Syrian warplanes have bombed a building in a Damascus suburb, killing at least eight people in the first airstrike since an internationally mediated cease-fire went into effect, activists have said.

The attack came a day after car bombs and clashes left 151 dead, according to activist tallies, leaving the four-day truce that began Friday at the start of a major Muslim holiday in tatters.

The rapid unravelling of the effort to achieve even a temporary peace marked the latest setback to ending Syria's civil war through diplomacy after months of failed efforts.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said eight people were killed and many others wounded in the airstrike in Arbeen, a suburb of the capital. The area also has witnessed heavy clashes and intense shelling.

An amateur video posted by activists online showed a building that was turned into a pile of rubble said to be from the airstrike.

Thu
25
Oct
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China Out Performs U.S. in Foreign Direct Investments

China

 

China has surpassed the United States for the first time since 2003 to be the world's largest recipient of global foreign direct investment in the first half of 2012, showing that global investors are still confident in the world's second-largest economy despite its economic slowdown.

FDI inflows to China amounted to $59 billion in the first half of this year, despite a year-on-year decline of 3 percent from $61 billion in the first half of last year.

Meanwhile, FDI flowing to the US reached $57.4 billion, a decline of 39.2 percent from a year earlier, according to the Global Investment Trends Monitor released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, or UNCTAD, on Tuesday.

Tue
23
Oct
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Brahimi Pushes for Truce

 

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is pushing "extremely hard" for a ceasefire in Syria, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday as violence raged across the country and a warplane struck a queue for bread.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the unrelenting violence is dimming hopes for a ceasefire during the four-day Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday from Friday, as proposed by Brahimi.

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