U.S. stocks plunge on gloomy earnings season

April 7, 2009 11:57 pm· Comments Off on U.S. stocks plunge on gloomy earnings season 

NEW YORK, April 8 — U.S. stocks plunged on Tuesday as investors worried that the U.S. government's effort to help banks might not work and first-quarter earnings reports might be worse.

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UN chief hopes to see unified Security Council response to DPRK’s rocket launch

April 7, 2009 11:56 pm· Comments Off on UN chief hopes to see unified Security Council response to DPRK’s rocket launch 

UNITED NATIONS, April 8 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Tuesday voiced his hope that the Security Council will send a unified message to the rocket launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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Minor earthquake shakes Guatemala

April 7, 2009 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Minor earthquake shakes Guatemala 

MEXICO CITY, April 8 — A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit Guatemala on Tuesday with no immediate report of victims, according to reports reaching here.

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DPRK says every country has right to use outer space for peaceful purpose

April 7, 2009 11:54 pm· Comments Off on DPRK says every country has right to use outer space for peaceful purpose 

UNITED NATIONS, April 8 — A senior diplomat from the Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said here on Tuesday that "every country has the right to use outer space for peaceful purpose."

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U.S. consumer credit decreases more than expected in February

April 7, 2009 11:54 pm· Comments Off on U.S. consumer credit decreases more than expected in February 

WASHINGTON, April 8 — U.S. consumer credit plunged at an annual rate of 7.48 billion U.S. dollars, or 3.5 percent in February, much more than experts expected, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia arrests 11 Qaida-linked militants

April 7, 2009 11:53 pm· 1 Comment 

RIYADH, April 8 — An official source at Saudi Arabia' s Interior Ministry said Tuesday that a group of 11 al-Qaida- linked militants were arrested in the kingdom's southern border, the SPA news agency reported.

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Strong aftershock felt as Italy’s rescue operation enters second day

April 7, 2009 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Strong aftershock felt as Italy’s rescue operation enters second day 

ROME, April 8 — A strong aftershock with a magnitude of 5.5 to 5.7 on the MMS scale was felt in Italy's Abruzzo region as rescue operations entered into the second day on Tuesday. While death toll rose to more than 200 Italian Primier Silvio Berlusconi called for national solidarity "to face the situation by ourselves. "

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Obama calls on int’l community to prevent future atrocities like Rwanda genocide

April 7, 2009 11:50 pm· Comments Off on Obama calls on int’l community to prevent future atrocities like Rwanda genocide 

WASHINGTON, April 8 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on the international community to deepen commitment to prevent the atrocities such as 1994 genocide in Rwanda from happening again.

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Obama’s Iraq plan has broad domestic support: survey

April 7, 2009 11:50 pm· Comments Off on Obama’s Iraq plan has broad domestic support: survey 

WASHINGTON, April 8 — As U.S. President Barack Obama paid an unannounced visit to Iraq, a new poll released on Tuesday shows his Iraq plan has broad support at home.

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PGMA cancels Banaue trip

April 7, 2009 11:49 pm· Comments Off on PGMA cancels Banaue trip 

MANILA, April 8 — With the fate of presidential aides still unknown, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has cancelled her scheduled trip Wednesday to Banaue to check the construction of Halsema highway.

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