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China Celebrates 30 Years of Reform
World  (tags: China, Hu Jintao, reform, economy )

- 3592 days ago -
China's president Hu Jintao urges the country to continue with economic growth amid celebrations of 30 years of China opening up to private and foreign investment. In 1978 a Chinese party leadership meeting agreed to focus on economic development under ye
China's Slashes Fuel Prices
World  (tags: china, fuel prices )

- 3592 days ago -
Effective Friday, the Chinese government announced that a price cut for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel will be enacted in order to assist domestic companies that have been feeling the squeeze of high energy prices. © 2008 NYfP
Raw Video: S. Korean Lawmakers Brawl
World  (tags: South Korea, lawmakers, brawl, raw video )

- 3592 days ago -
Brawling South Korean lawmakers tried to sledgehammer their way into a parliamentary meeting room barricaded by the ruling party as the National Assembly descended into chaos Thursday over a free trade agreement with the U.S. © 2008 Associated Press
20 Suspects Arrested in Iraqi Coup Attempt
World  (tags: Iraq, coup, suspects )

- 3592 days ago -
An Iraqi official confirmed that a group of employees from the Interior Ministry have been detained for allegedly planning a coup. At least 20 people have been detained in raids spanning five days. © 2008 Associated Press
India 'Not Planning' Pakistan Attack
World  (tags: India, Pakistan, Mumbai, massacre )

- 3594 days ago -
India's Defence Minister denies plans for military action against its neighbor but demands action over the Mumbai massacre. The minister's denial of possible military action in response to the Mumbai attacks it blames on a Pakistan-based militant group ca
Raw Video: 3 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Peru
World  (tags: Peru, cocaine, raw video )

- 3594 days ago -
Anti-narcotic police agents in Peru said on Monday they have seized three tons of cocaine mixed into a shipment of guano bound for Spain. Four people were arrested following the four-month investigation. © 2008 Associated Press
Raw Video: Lawmakers Brawl in Mexico
World  (tags: Mexico, lawmakers, brawl )

- 3594 days ago -
A debate over proposed infrastructure projects led to a brawl between Mexican lawmakers. The fight started after one party refused to allow a vote to be delayed. In the end, the brawl cancelled the day's legislative session. © 2008 Associated Press
Raw Video: British Prime Minister Tours Iraq
World  (tags: UK, Britain, British Prime Minister, Iraq )

- 3594 days ago -
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was in Iraq on Wednesday, to meet with Iraqi leaders. His unannounced visit comes a week after Britain announced it would remove the majority of its remaining troops in Iraq by July. © 2008 Associated Press
Iraq War Leaves Girl Blind and Motherless
World  (tags: war, tragedy, blind, motherless, victim )

- 3598 days ago -
Three-year-old Shams was a beautiful, round-faced little girl before a car bomb killed her mother and left her blind. Even as violence in Iraq declines, she is one of thousands of Iraqi's who continue to suffer. © 2008 Associated Press
Newsmaker Interview: Global Zero, Pt. 2
World  (tags: nuclear, India )

- 3598 days ago -
Lt. Gen. Talat Massod (ret.) of Pakistan and former Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff of India Air Chief Marhall S.P. Tyagi (ret.), discuss whether their country's nuclear materials are safe from falling in the hands of
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