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  • Former Mexican state governor arrested for embezzlement

    2011-06-08 13:07

    A former governor of the poverty-stricken Mexican state of Chiapas was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly stealing funds meant to rebuild the state after it was hit by hurricane Stan in 2005.

  • Heavy rains kill at least 12 in Haiti

    2011-06-08 11:28

    Haiti's civil protection authorities said Tuesday at least 12 people had been killed recently by heavy rains.

  • Uruguay: Cause sought for 600 dead penguins

    2011-06-08 10:53

    Authorities in Uruguay say they have found about 600 dead penguins washed up on the Atlantic coast since Saturday. Experts are trying to determine what has killed the animals.

  • Obama toasts Merkel at Rose Garden dinner

    2011-06-08 10:07

    President Barack Obama has toasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a Rose Garden dinner as an extraordinary leader. He also used Tuesday's dinner to present Merkel with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  • Libya: NATO attacks on Tripoli kill 31

    2011-06-08 10:04

    The government of Muammar Gaddafi said NATO strikes on Tripoli on Tuesday killed 31 people, adding that Western leaders were not seeking a peaceful solution but escalation.

  • Early Hitler letter on Jews unveiled in NYC

    2011-06-08 10:01

    The signature under the typewritten words on yellowing sheets of nearly century-old paper is unmistakable: Adolf Hitler, with the last few scribbled letters drooping downward.

  • Report urges world governments restructure

    2011-06-08 09:55

    World governments should redesign their structures and processes to address challenges in the 21st century, a report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Tuesday.

  • Gadhafi defiant as NATO intensifies Tripoli strikes

    2011-06-08 09:50

    Loud explosions rocked Tripoli early on Wednesday as NATO kept up its heaviest bombing of the the Libyan capital since air strikes began in March, but Muammar Gadhafi vowed to fight to the end.

  • Syrian ambassador to France denies resignation

    2011-06-08 09:11

    Syria's ambassador to France strongly denied a report on Tuesday that she had resigned in protest at the government's repression of protests, saying it was part of a campaign of disinformation against Damascus.

  • 23 killed, 6 missing in floods, mudslides in Haiti

    2011-06-08 09:08

    Heavy rain hammered southern Haiti for a seventh straight day Tuesday, triggering floods and mudslides and causing houses and shanties in the capital to collapse. The official death toll was 23 but could rise as remnants of the storm lingered.

  • Nintendo lifts lid on Wii U, seeks hardcore gamers

    2011-06-08 09:03

    While the first new gaming console in five years fell short of being the game-changer the original was -- luring millions of new casual users with its simplicity and motion-control -- industry executives and analysts gave the Wii U's touchscreen controller the thumbs-up.

  • Russia urges Gadhafi's departure

    2011-06-08 08:50

    An envoy of Russian President Dmitri Medvedev said Tuesday Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi's regime is illegitimate and pledged to provide economic and humanitarian aid to the rebels, an opposition official told Xinhua.

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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.