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Apr 09,2008
OTTAWA -- Two-thirds of Canadians polled disagree with the Conservative government and want flags lowered in Ottawa each time a Canadian soldier is killed overseas.An Ipsos-Reid telephone poll of 1,021 adults Friday through Monday found 66 percent support for lowering the flag on the Parliament building's Peace Tower to honor each soldier's death, the Ottawa Citizen reported Wednesday.The issue arose last week when three opposition parties voted down the minority Conservative government on a resolution ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2008
LOS ANGELES -- Two Los Angeles archaeologists said they have drafted a settlement between Israelis and Palestinians regarding the fate of ancient artifacts.Ran Boytner with the University of California, Los Angeles, and Lynn Swartz Dodd with the University of Southern California led a team of mediators to arrive at the first-ever agreement on the status of archaeological finds should there be an eventual independent Palestinian state, USC said in a press release Wednesday.Several international statesmen ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2008
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh's mayor could energize the campaign of Democratic presidential contender Sen. Hillary Clinton as it heads to Pennsylvania, observers say.Luke Ravenstahl, 28, became Pittsburgh's city council president in 2003 and succeeded to the mayoral position at 26 when former Mayor Bob O'Connor died of brain cancer to become the city's youngest chief executive.Appearing at campaign events with Ravenstahl, Clinton praised the mayor for helping "re-energize Pittsburgh" as it struggles to find a new ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2008
MONTREAL -- Quebec police said they charged a man in a mysterious car crash incident in which three people were killed two miles from each other.Provincial police charged a hospitalized 39-year-old man with first degree murder, two counts of dangerous driving causing death, two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, The Gazette newspaper in Montreal reported.The arrest came after an incident Monday ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2008
PHILADELPHIA -- A group of Democratic students at the University of Pennsylvania said it switched candidates, deciding to back New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for president.The Penn Democrats held an emergency meeting Tuesday to withdraw its March endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., citing the controversy over racially tinged comments by his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and the campaign's persistent get-out-the-vote drives, the university's student newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, said Wednesday.Lauren Burdette, the president ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2008
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Voters' education levels influence which candidate they support in the Democratic race to be the U.S. presidential nominee, a Gallup poll indicates.Among Democratic voters, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has a 13-point margin among respondents with a high school education or less. Sen. Barak Obama, D-Ill., leads among other groups, including a 34-point margin among Democrats with post-graduate educations, the Princeton, N.J., polling group said.Black Democrats strongly favor Obama regardless of educational level, ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2008
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Nepal's Maoist party claimed security forces shot and killed seven of their activists as the Himalayan kingdom prepared to vote.The party said the security forces opened fire after a scuffle between the Maoists and youths working for a candidate of a rival party in the Dang district in the west of the country, the BBC reported.There has already been considerable violence preceding the elections to be held Thursday to pick a constituent ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2008
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwanese President-elect Ma Ying-jeou, careful to avoid a controversy in his country, plans to take a gradual approach to improving economic ties with China.Speaking to the Financial Times, Ma said he would not personally engage in dialogue with Chinese leaders, but let his government handle the deregulation of cross-Strait economic relations.The report said Ma's approach could prove a damper to foreign investors who have been expecting a quick resolution of such ties.Ma ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2008
LIMA -- A court in Peru convicted four members of the military of belonging to a death squad that killed nine students in 1992, court officials said. Ex-Gen. Julio Salazar Monroe received a 35-year sentence for his crimes, while the other three men received 15-year sentences, El Comercio reported Wednesday. The men were convicted of being a part of the infamous "La Colina" death squad that was blamed for killing nine students in 1992 and ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2008
BAGHDAD -- The fourth day of violence in Baghdad's Sadr City saw mortar attacks kill at least 11 people Wednesday, officials said.Six people died in skirmishes between U.S. and Iraqi forces and members of the Mehdi Army, the militia of rebel Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr, CNN reported. Five people died and 14 others were injured when a tent of mourners was attacked.Amid security concerns, Sadr had called off an anti-American rally, the BBC reported. Wednesday ... [full story]
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