Storms kill 7, force 52 towns to declare emergency in southeastern Brazil

January 4, 2012 1:04 pm· Comments Off on Storms kill 7, force 52 towns to declare emergency in southeastern Brazil 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 4 — The storms starting in December over southeastern Brazil have already caused seven fatalities and led 52 towns to declare state of emergency, official statistics showed Tuesday.

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Two Australians die after eating death cap mushrooms

January 4, 2012 1:02 pm· Comments Off on Two Australians die after eating death cap mushrooms 

SYDNEY, Jan. 4 — Two people have died after eating death cap mushrooms at a dinner party in Canberra, local media reported Wednesday.

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UN envoy to push for fresh talks between Macedonia, Greece on name row

January 4, 2012 1:00 pm· Comments Off on UN envoy to push for fresh talks between Macedonia, Greece on name row 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 4 — The UN mediator in the name row between Macedonia and Greece Matthew Nimetz will be meeting with both sides in mid-January to develop a "mutually acceptable approach to reinvigorate the talks," according to a note to correspondents issued by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Tuesday.

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U.S. says Myanmar's amnesty to prisoners disappointing

January 4, 2012 1:00 pm· Comments Off on U.S. says Myanmar's amnesty to prisoners disappointing 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 — The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that Myanmar's recent amnesty to prisoners was disappointing, urging the Myanmar government to release all political prisoners.

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France announces multi-billion-dollar program to beef up nuclear safety

January 4, 2012 12:48 pm· Comments Off on France announces multi-billion-dollar program to beef up nuclear safety 

PARIS, Jan. 4 — The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) on Tuesday announced a multi-billion-dollar investment program to strengthen nuclear safety in a bid to boost confidence in the country's prized nuclear energy industry.

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U.S. says DPRK's refusal to deal with South Korea not conducive to renewed talks

January 4, 2012 12:44 pm· Comments Off on U.S. says DPRK's refusal to deal with South Korea not conducive to renewed talks 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 — The United States said on Tuesday that the refusal by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to deal with South Korea any more is not conducive to resuming the long-stalled six-party talks.

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Large sharks spotted off Australian coast

January 4, 2012 12:43 pm· Comments Off on Large sharks spotted off Australian coast 

SYDNEY, Jan. 4 — Several big sharks have been spotted off New South Wales' (NSW) Central Coast of Australia, prompting an alert from surf life savers on Wednesday.

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Argentine president prepares for cancer surgery

January 4, 2012 12:41 pm· Comments Off on Argentine president prepares for cancer surgery 

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 4 — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will have a surgery for thyroid cancer Wednesday, her aide said Tuesday.

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Yemen readjusts official weekend

January 4, 2012 12:41 pm· Comments Off on Yemen readjusts official weekend 

SANAA, Jan. 4 — The new Yemeni government Tuesday approved switching the country's official weekend from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday, in order to enhance links with the international community, the official Saba news agency reported.

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(Feature) Traditional Chinese restaurants take root in Chicago

January 4, 2012 12:41 pm· Comments Off on (Feature) Traditional Chinese restaurants take root in Chicago 

By Zhang Baoping and Henry Wang

CHICAGO, Jan. 4 — Five Chinese restaurants representing the rich diversity of Chinese cuisine have become well established in Chicago's Chinatown, serving traditional Chinese foods popular among both Chinese and foreigners.

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