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Japan utility seals area with high radiation level

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan’s damaged nuclear power plant says an area where potentially lethal levels of radiation were detected has been sealed. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday radiation exceeded 10 sieverts at two locations near a duct connected to a ventilation stack between two reactor units at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. TEPCO says no one has ...

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Rihanna Plays Mas

News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues. Aug. 2, 2011: Rihanna showed off her mas side in Barbados Monday, playing Kadooment during the end of crop over on the island. The 23-year-old sported a red mas costume with matching feathered headdress as she tweeted: “My home, my country, my people… BARBADOS!” Rihanna is set to perform on August 5th in a home ...

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Heroin Seized In Panama

News Americas, PANAMA CITY, Panama, Tues. Aug. 2, 2011: More 1,400 pounds of heroin has been seized in Panama. Police there are calling it the biggest drug bust in the Latin American nation’s history. The drugs were found inside an abandoned truck parked on the side of the road in the Caribbean Sea-coast town of Gobea. The drugs were separated ...

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New Look Chavez

News Americas, CARACAS, Venezuela, Tues. Aug. 2, 2011: Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, is sporting a new look. As the head of state continues to undergo chemotherapy, he has shaved his head saying his hair has begun falling out. It is his “new look,” he joked in English at a televised meeting at the presidential palace, while adding that the treatment ...

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Raul Castro Wants “Cleaner Heads”

News Americas, HAVANA, Cuba, Tues. Aug. 2, 2011: Cuban President, Raul Castro, wants “cleaner heads” to prevail in Cuba. Castro says the time has come for social and political reforms to be introduced and for cleaning of “our heads of all sorts of nonsense.” The reforms include reducing bureaucracy to changes; the country’s controversial travel and emigration rules; cutting more ...

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World ire mounts toward Syria amid bloody crackdown

Syrian violence ramps up despite Ramadan (CNN) — Pressure at the United Nations and world capitals mounted on Tuesday on Syria’s government as a fierce security crackdown on peaceful protests overnight left dozens of deaths, injuries and arrests. At least 24 people were killed, dozens were wounded, and more than 150 people have been detained across the country after Ramadan ...

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Tourists Die On Jamaica’s Road

News Americas, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Tues. Aug. 2, 2011: A car accident in Jamaica has claimed the lives of four tourists. The four – Kathleen Rawlinson, 45; Gary Brandford, 49 and Caisie Mulla, 17 of the UK as well as Talia Jones, a Canadian living in the UK – were killed when the white 2010 minibus driven by Brandford collided ...

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Wyclef Jean Announced For the Florida Marlins’ Final Super Saturdays Concert – Miami New Times (blog)

Miami New Times (blog)Wyclef Jean Announced For the Florida Marlins' Final Super Saturdays ConcertMiami New Times (blog)2 2011 at 8:00 AM ​Wyclef Jean is a true renaissance man. His career started with The Fugees. Just think about that fact -- on...

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US troops must have legal immunity to stay in Iraq

REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press= BAGHDAD (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday that American troops must be given protection from prosecution as part of any agreement to keep them in Iraq beyond the end of the year and that protection must be approved by Iraq’s parliament. Tuesday’s comments by Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen could make it ...

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Zardari to US: Need clear terms of engagement on terror war

Islamabad, Aug 2, (IANS): Tuesday, August 02, 2011 –> The terms of engagement between the US and Pakistan in the war against terror should be clearly defined so that conflicting positions and unilateral actions do not adversely impact ties, President Asif Ali Zardari has said. The president made the remark during his meeting with…

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