Archive | December, 2011

Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry failed to qualify for Virginia’s Republican presidential primary. Are they responsible enough to be president of the US?

December 24, 2011

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Republicans Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry will not be on Virginia ballot Gingrich lives in McLean, Virginia and didn’t even get on his state’s primary ballot By WILL LESTER Associated Press Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has failed to qualify for Virginia’s March 6 Republican primary, a development that complicates his bid to win the […]

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Videos: London 2012 Olympic Park construction timelapse sequences

December 23, 2011

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London 2012: Olympic Park timelapse sequences BBC Sport As 2011 draws to a close, the UK’s Olympic year is nearly upon us, and excitement is mounting about London 2012. With just over 200 days until the opening ceremony, the Olympic Park in east London is 90% complete, and due to be finished early next year. […]

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves new nuclear power plant design

December 23, 2011

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Approval of Reactor Design Clears Path for New Plants    Westinghouse’s AP1000 nuclear power plant will use a design that relies on forces like gravity and natural heat convection. By MATTHEW L. WALD The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission unanimously approved a radical new reactor design on Thursday, clearing away a […]

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Nigerian army kills 59 Boko Haram members in Yobe state Damaturu attack

December 23, 2011

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Army kills 59 Boko Haram members in Damaturu attack BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI Vanguard  The Joint Task Force set up to quell the Boko Haram menace rocking the Northern part of the country, in the early hours of yesterday, launched a successful operation on the sect’s operational stronghold in Damaturu, Yobe state, killing 59 of  the […]

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Turkey freezes relations with France over genocide denial bill

December 23, 2011

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Turkey Freezes Relations With France Over Genocide Denial Bill By Steve Bryant and Emre Peker Bloomberg Turkey froze political and military relations with France in retaliation for the approval by the French parliament’s lower chamber of a measure that makes it a crime to deny genocide against Armenians a century ago. The government recalled its […]

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Brazil’s jobless rate hits nine-year low

December 23, 2011

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Brazil’s jobless rate hits nine-year low The Economic Times RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s unemployment rate fell in November to 5.2 percent, its lowest level of the past nine years, authorities said Thursday. Last month’s jobless rate was the lowest since the Brazilian government began measuring unemployment under more rigorous criteria in March 2002. The previous […]

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Ghana imports $2.6 billion worth crude, oil products one year after becoming oil producer

December 23, 2011

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Ghana imports $2.6 billion worth crude, oil products one year after becoming oil producer Emmanuel K. Dogbevi Ghana Business News Ghana joined the ranks of oil producing countries one year ago, December 15, 2010. And according to the Bank of Ghana, in the 11 months of 2011, the country has imported crude oil to the […]

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Rush to clean up major oil spill from Shell field off Nigeria

December 22, 2011

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Nigeria coast braces for biggest oil spill in 13 yrs Around 20,000 barrels, worst spill since Exxon in 1998   By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge Reuters LAGOS/LONDON – Nigerian authorities were putting emergency measures in place on Thursday to prevent an oil spill from a Royal Dutch Shell facility, the biggest leak in Nigeria […]

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Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) says Michelle Obama has ‘Large Posterior’

December 22, 2011

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Lawmaker Says Michelle Obama Has ‘Large Posterior’ AP Photo By Betsy Rothstein Media Bistro Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), known for his cantankerous ways and for not speaking to media unless it’s his idea, was overheard at the Delta Crown lounge at Reagan National Airport today talking on his cellphone about an incident he said occurred […]

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President Jacob Zuma blames Christianity for South Africa’s problems

December 22, 2011

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Jacob Zuma blames Christianity for South Africa’s problems Jacob Zuma is at the center of a religious storm in South Africa after reportedly blaming the introduction Christianity in the 19th century for the continent’s current problems South African President Jacob Zuma By Barney Henderson Daily Telegraph Mr Zuma, South Africa’s first Zulu president, told an […]

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