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Georgia’s Stalin Museum to Focus on Dictator’s Crimes

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The museum in Josef Stalin’s hometown in Georgia is changing its focus to highlight the atrocities that were committed during the Soviet dictator’s rule. Georgian Culture Minister Nika Rurua said Monday the museum in Gori is incompatible with modern-day Georgia, which became independent in 1991. The museum was built in 1937 and includes the small […]

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Pakistan Avalanche Renews Calls for Glacier’s Demilitarization

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A massive avalanche that buried more than 135 Pakistani soldiers and civilians at a military base in northern Kashmir has revived calls for the region’s demilitarization. A 20-meter wall of snow plowed into the military complex in the high-altitude Siachen Glacier region near the Indian border early Saturday. Pakistan and India both claim the glacier, […]

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US Says North Korea on Path to Further Isolation

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says a rocket launch or future nuclear test by North Korea would only isolate its communist government further. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland made the comments Tuesday as South Korean intelligence photos, obtained by VOA, showed what appear to be preparations for a third North Korean nuclear test. Nuland said she […]

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Iran Urges West To Drop Conditions Ahead of Nuclear Talks

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran has confirmed it will meet with Western powers in Istanbul Saturday but is urging them to take pre-conditions off the table ahead of the nuclear talks. Iran’s Supreme National Security Council confirmed Monday it will meet with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — the United States, China, Russia, Britain […]

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“Anonymous” Warns of More Cyber Attacks in China

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The computer hacking group Anonymous, blamed for a spate of cyber-attacks in China in the past week, says it will continue to target government websites to protest Internet censorship and human rights abuses. Anonymous-China claims to have hacked into hundreds of government and commercial Chinese sites so far this month, and last week there were […]

“Anonymous” Warns of More Cyber Attacks in China

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The computer hacking group Anonymous, blamed for a spate of cyber-attacks in China in the past week, says it will continue to target government websites to protest Internet censorship and human rights abuses. Anonymous-China claims to have hacked into hundreds of government and commercial Chinese sites so far this month, and last week there were […]

Weather Hampers Avalanche Recovery Efforts in World’s Highest Battlefield

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Poor weather conditions are hampering recovery efforts two days after an avalanche buried more than 135 Pakistani soldiers and civilians in what is known as the world’s highest battlefield. A 20-meter wall of snow plowed into the military complex in the Siachen Glacier region near the Indian border early Saturday. Both Pakistan and India have […]

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Georgia’s Stalin Museum to Change Focus

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The museum in Josef Stalin’s hometown in Georgia is changing its focus to highlight the atrocities that were committed during the Soviet dictator’s rule. Georgia’s culture minister said Monday the museum in Gori is incompatible with modern-day Georgia,which became independent in 1991. The museum was built in 1937 and included the small house where Stalin […]

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Blast Kills At Least 10 In Somali Town

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion in the Somali town of Baidoa has killed at least 11 people and injured more than 30 others. A witness told VOA that a thermos filled with explosives was placed in a local market and was detonated Monday afternoon. The regional governor, Abdifatah Mohamed Gesey, told VOA that “more than 10″ people were […]

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Gunfire From Syria Wounds 5 in Turkey

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say Syrian forces fired across the border at a refugee camp, wounding at least five people Monday, a day before a U.N.-brokered cease-fire is supposed to take effect. Syrian activists tell VOA that two people were killed in the attack near a refugee camp in the southeastern Kilis region. About 25,000 refugees are […]

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