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  • Taliban's key commander killed in W Afghanistan

    2011-06-14 13:50

    Afghan police in an operation against insurgents killed a Taliban key commander in Herat province 640 km west of capital city of Kabul, deputy to provincial police chief said on Tuesday.

  • Syrian blog hoaxer says sorry, but anger remains

    2011-06-14 13:20

    A 40-year-old American man living in Scotland said Monday he's sorry for posing as a Syrian lesbian blogger who offered vivid accounts of life amid revolt and repression in Damascus.

  • German shortcomings in focus as outbreak wanes

    2011-06-14 11:23

    The battle against Europe's deadly E. coli outbreak descended into cacophony and confusion. Now that the crisis is stabilizing, German officials acknowledge lessons to be learned.

  • NZ aftershocks caused 1 death at nursing home

    2011-06-14 11:10

    A series of aftershocks in New Zealand's quake-weary city of Christchurch is being blamed for the death of an elderly nursing home resident.

  • IMF bars Israeli Fischer from race for top job

    2011-06-14 11:05

    The International Monetary Fund's board on Monday blocked Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer from the race for the top IMF job, further boosting the chances of French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde.

  • Italians say no to nuclear energy in referendum

    2011-06-14 10:32

    Italians voted to ban nuclear energy for decades on Monday in a referendum that was strongly influenced by Japan's Fukushima disaster.

  • Berlusconi trounced in Italy referendums

    2011-06-14 09:02

    Italian voters turned out in large numbers to deal Premier Silvio Berlusconi his latest blow at the ballot box Monday, overturning laws passed by his government to revive nuclear energy, privatize the water supply.

  • NATO told to act like real allies

    2011-06-14 08:00

    In an unusually blunt parting speech on Friday, outgoing US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called on the Atlantic allies of the United States to pay and do more to overcome the alliance's military shortcomings.

  • Yemen arrests Saleh attacker suspects

    2011-06-14 06:39

    The Yemeni security authorities arrested several people suspected of being behind assassination attack against President Ali Abdullah Saleh on June 3, the ruling party's media reported on Monday.

  • Lebanon announces new government after delay

    2011-06-13 21:29

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced on Monday a long-delayed new government dominated by allies of Iranian-backed Hezbollah, which is likely to cause alarm among Western powers.

  • Netanyahu in Italy to rally help for Israel

    2011-06-13 20:07

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Italy to rally opposition to Palestinian plans to have the U.N. recognize a Palestinian state in September.

  • Fighting pair of dinosaur skeletons show Dallas auction 

    2011-06-13 15:11

    Natural history buffs with Tyrannosaurus-sized bank accounts got a chance to ante up on Sunday when an unusually large collection of fully assembled, museum-quality dinosaur skeletons was put up for auction.

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Scholars from Beijing and Moscow called for emerging economies to make their voice heard more at the G20 summit, as they exchanged views in a telephone conversation.