8,000 Australians flee Wagga Wagga as flood threat escalates in southern New South Wales

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on 8,000 Australians flee Wagga Wagga as flood threat escalates in southern New South Wales 

SYDNEY, March 6 — Over 8,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes in the city of Wagga Wagga, southern New South Wales (NSW), as the Murrumbidgee River continues to rise, local media reported on Tuesday.

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Gas cylinders explode in Amman, 4 injured

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Gas cylinders explode in Amman, 4 injured 

AMMAN, March. 6 — Four Jordanians were injured on Monday and about ten cars were burned when a truck laden with 50 gas cylinders turned over in one of the capital Amman's neighborhood.

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UN special envoy, humanitarian chief to visit Syria

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on UN special envoy, humanitarian chief to visit Syria 

UNITED NATIONS, March 6 — Kofi Annan, the United Nations and Arab League envoy to Syria, and Valerie Amos, the UN humanitarian chief, will visit Syria in the coming days, a UN spokesman said here on Monday.

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2nd LD Writethru: Obama says there is still window for diplomacy on Iran

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on 2nd LD Writethru: Obama says there is still window for diplomacy on Iran 

WASHINGTON, March 6 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said there is still a "window" for a diplomatic resolution on Iran's nuclear issue, while the visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted that Israel reserved the right to defend itself.

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Roundup: Iran eyes enhanced ties with India

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Iran eyes enhanced ties with India 

TEHRAN, March 6 — Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou has called for enhanced ties with India in various sectors, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported Monday.

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Roundup: Order restored in blasts-hit Congo city as homeless struggle to move on

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Order restored in blasts-hit Congo city as homeless struggle to move on 

BRAZZAVILLE, March 6 — Peace resumed on Monday in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, one day after a spate of accidental arsenal depot blasts killed at least 150 and left hundreds displaced, but recovery and reconstruction may still take longer.

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IAEA prepares for possible return of nuclear inspectors to DPRK

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on IAEA prepares for possible return of nuclear inspectors to DPRK 

VIENNA, March 6 — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday reiterated that it is prepared to send back nuclear inspectors to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) , but said no invitation has been received from the country.

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China urges Somalia to end transition on time

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on China urges Somalia to end transition on time 

UNITED NATIONS, March 6 — China on Monday urged relevant parties in Somalia to enhance unity and reconciliation in order to end the transition period on time.

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S. Korea's gasoline prices hit record high in Feb.

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on S. Korea's gasoline prices hit record high in Feb. 

SEOUL, March 6 — South Korea's average gasoline price surged to a monthly high in February due to a rise in global fuel demand, a state-run oil company said Tuesday.

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Greek withdrawal from eurozone would be disaster: Barroso

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Greek withdrawal from eurozone would be disaster: Barroso 

VIENNA, March 6 — A withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone would be "a disaster" for the Greek people, said Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission on Monday during his visit to Vienna.

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