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Republicans' Plans Will Make USA a Third-World Country, Says Obama
Chicago, April 15 (BNA) -- US President Barack Obama today accused Republicans of wanting to turn the United States into a "Third World" country as he rallied support for his re-election campaign. The attack came a day after Obama savaged Republican budget plans and unveiled his $4-trillion deficit reduction drive that aims to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in order to preserve key social services.
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Suicide blast injures one civilian in Afghan Kandahar province
Kabul, April 14 (BNA) -- (Xinhua) -- Afghan police shot a suicide bomber Thursday morning, triggering a blast that injured a civilian in country's Kandahar province, some 450 km south of capital city of Kabul, according to a statement issued by Interior Ministry. "Police intercepted a suicide bomber who strapped explosive in his body and intended to target a police district office in precinct second of Kandahar city this morning,"the statement said
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Four Killed in Plane Crash in Haifa
Occupied Jerusalem, April 14 (BNA) - Four Israeli people were killed Thursday morning in a light plane crash at the Air Force''s Technical School in Haifa. A preliminary investigation has revealed that the three were engaging in an instructional flight on the Piper light aircraft. The director of Haifa''s airport, Yossi Glasberg, told Israeli Ynet news that the plane crashed shortly after taking off in the direction of southern Israel. "It was a few hundred meters from the runway, inside the military base, when it crashed for some unknown reason," Glasberg said. A fire immediately broke out at the crash site, and was put out by Haifa firefighters. Investigators are on their way to the scene to reveal the causes of the crash
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Lieberman has no cause for concern
Occupied Juresalem, April. 14 (BNA) -- Commenting on the decision to indict him over a series of alleged offences, subject to a hearing, Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman: "I've always abided by the law and have no cause for concern." Israeli Radio addressed a national Yisrael Beiteinu conference, Lieberman said: "After 15 years I will finally be given the opportunity to prove that I adhered to the law. You know I am a man of my word."
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Israeli negotiator overseeing Shalit talks to leave his post
Occupied Jerusalem, April. 14 (BNA) -- The Israeli negotiator responsible for talks over the release of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit is leaving his post. Haggai Hadas, who has been negotiating via a German mediator for a prisoner exchange with the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip for two years, denied reports by Channel 2 that he was resigning out of personal considerations and said he had accepted the post on the basis of a timely contract
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Obama, Gates, Joint Chiefs to Find More Savings
Washington, April 14 (BNA) -- President Barack Obama said he will work with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to find more savings in the Defense Department to reduce the federal deficit. President Obama lays out his plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years and to ensure America’s future wealth and prosperity in a speech at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., April 13, 2011. DOD screen grab (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available.
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Blast at chemical plant kills at least 9 in northeast China
Beijing, April 14 (BNA) -- At least nine people were killed in an explosion at a chemical plant in Lamadian Town of Daqing City in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Wednesday night, local officials said Thursday morning. The explosion and fire occurred at about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday at a three-storey building at Fuxin Chemical Plant located in Lamadian Town of Ranghulu District in Daqing.
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Bomb Destroys Rail Engine in Jacobabad in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 13 (BNA) - A bomb explosion struck a railway track in the wee hours of Wednesday destroying engine of Khushal Khan Khattak Express in Jacobabad. According to Pakistan''s Geo TV, Khushal Khan Khattak Express was moving from Karachi to Peshawar.
2011/04/13 More
Obama congratulates and offers support to new Ivorian president
Washington, April. 13 (BNA) -- U.S. President Barack Obama called new President of Cote d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara and offered support for his efforts to rebuild the country reeling from a four-month-long power struggle.
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Colombian President: Venezuela No Longer Haven for Leftist Rebels
Bogota, April. 13 (BNA) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says Venezuela is no longer harbouring Colombian left-wing rebels. According to BBC news, accusations by former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe that Venezuela was giving refuge to Farc guerrillas led to a break-down in relations between the two neighbours last year.
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