Date archive forFebruary 11th, 2012
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US approves first new nuclear plant in 3 decades

WASHINGTON: The first new US nuclear power plant in a generation won approval Thursday as federal regulators voted to grant a license for two new reactors in the southern state of Georgia. The Nuclear Regulatory More...

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25 killed, 175 hurt as explosions hit Syrian

Beirut: Twenty-five people were killed and 175 people were wounded in two blasts targeting security bases in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo on Friday, state television quoted the Health Ministry as saying. Earlier More...

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Lebanon army boosts presence along Syria border

TRIPOLI: The Lebanese army late Thursday reinforced its presence in the northern region of Wadi Khaled, which borders Syria and is close to the flashpoint province of Homs, officials and local residents said. “An More...

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Police strike threatens Rio carnival crime wave

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian police went on strike in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, risking a surge in crime just days before the beach city’s famed carnival celebrations. Salvador, Brazil’s third largest city, has More...

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Security forces shoot, kill, Shiite protester in Saudi

DUBAI: Security forces opened fire on a demonstration in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich east, fatally wounding a Shiite protester, activists and witnesses said yesterday. “Munir Al Medani, 21, was wounded by a live More...

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Cameron hits back at Argentina over Falklands

STOCKHOLM/ BUENOS AIRES: British Prime Minister David Cameron hit back at Argentina on Thursday over its plans to protest to the United Nations against British “militarization” of the Falklands, saying islanders More...

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Malaysian police detain Saudi tweeter

KUALA LAUMPUR: Malaysian police said they had detained a young Saudi journalist who fled his country after Twitter comments he made about the Prophet Mohammed triggered calls for his execution. Hamza Kashgari More...

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Lights Festival opens in Sharjah

SHARJAH: Shaikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah Thursday opened Lights Festival. In attendance were also Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince More...

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UN highlights forests’ social, economic value

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Thursday wrapped up its year-long campaign to raise awareness on the importance of forests and the people who depend on them with a series of events that spotlight their role More...

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Mexican army makes ‘historic’ drug seizure

UADALAJARA: Mexican soldiers on Thursday seized more than 15 tons of methamphetamines and other substances used to manufacture illegal drugs from a farm in western Mexico, officials said. The confiscated drugs More...

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