Yemeni president urges religious clerics to fight al-Qaida ideology

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Yemeni president urges religious clerics to fight al-Qaida ideology 

SANAA, Sept. 7 — Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday urged religious clerics to take part in fighting al-Qaida's ideology after the terrorist group intensified deadly attacks in east and south of the country, state news agency Saba reported.

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More aftershocks occur overnight in New Zealand South Island's Canterbury region

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on More aftershocks occur overnight in New Zealand South Island's Canterbury region 

WELLINGTON, Sept. 7 — More aftershocks have occurred in New Zealand central South Island's Canterbury region after a swarm of strong quakes overnight.

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New Zealand PM cancels trip to Europe, more aftershocks overnight

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on New Zealand PM cancels trip to Europe, more aftershocks overnight 

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Sept. 7 — New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has canceled his trip to Europe to stay at home and deal with the aftermath of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

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Partnership between Britain, China is one of mutual benefits: London city lord mayor

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Partnership between Britain, China is one of mutual benefits: London city lord mayor 

LONDON, Sept. 7 — The partnership between Britain and China is one of mutual benefits, said Monday the Lord Mayor of London Nick Anstee, who will visit China on Wednesday.

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Spain needs years to return to pre-crisis employment level: minister

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Spain needs years to return to pre-crisis employment level: minister 

MADRID, Sept. 7 — Spain would need three or four years to lift employment to pre-crisis level, Minister of Work and Immigration Celestino Corbacho said Monday.

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Australian growers develop super-pineapple

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Australian growers develop super-pineapple 

CANBERRA, Sept. 7 — Up until now the pineapples Australians have eaten have been derived from those brought in from overseas, but Australian scientists on Tuesday officially introduced the first true blue Australian pineapple, with twice as much vitamin C as regular varieties.

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Safe use of wastewater in agriculture offers benefits: FAO

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Safe use of wastewater in agriculture offers benefits: FAO 

ROME, Sept. 7 — Recycling urban wastewater and using it to grow food crops can help mitigate water shortage and reduce water pollution, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said Monday.

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Hong Kong to resume importing S. Korean poultry

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Hong Kong to resume importing S. Korean poultry 

SEOUL, Sept. 7 — Hong Kong will resume importing fresh poultry products from South Korea Tuesday, lifting its 4-month import ban following the outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza here, the South Korean government said.

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London stock market closes higher

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on London stock market closes higher 

LONDON, Sept. 7 — The London stock market closed higher on Monday with the leading FTSE 100 index up 11.04 points, or 0.20 percent, to 5,439.19 points.

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Recession takes toll on union jobs in U.S.: report

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Recession takes toll on union jobs in U.S.: report 

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 — The recession is finally taking its toll on national, state and local unionization rates, thus worsening the unemployment situation in the United States, a study finds.

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