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World stocks hit by Greece debt deal uncertainty

By Tue, Jan 24, 2012 6:03PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Europe’s stock markets sank and Wall Street was poised to fall Tuesday as Greek bond holders remained at odds with finance officials over the interest rate they’ll receive from new bonds that aim to cut Greece’s debt mountain. In Asia, stock markets mostly rose though trading was

21 injured in Sri Lankan prison riot

By Tue, Jan 24, 2012 4:10PM UTC

World Video Interactive Key dates in Sri Lanka’s civil war Latest News 21 injured in Sri Lankan prison riot Sri Lanka donates eyes to the world Sri Lankans protest editor’s unsolved murder Buy AP Photo Reprints Multimedia Prison population on the rise COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Officials say a

Chinese New Year fireworks spark deadly Thai blaze

By Tue, Jan 24, 2012 3:45PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Fireworks set off during an official Chinese New Year celebration have sparked a blaze that burned homes, killed three people and injured others in central Thailand. Suphanburi Governor Somsak Phureesrisak told TPBS TV by telephone the three were killed as at least 20 houses burned down late

US man arrested in Nepal on drug smuggling charges

By Tue, Jan 24, 2012 3:10PM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Police in Nepal say a U.S. man has been arrested and accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the United States by concealing them in Buddhist prayer wheels and metal bowls and sending them with Federal Express. Police narcotics official Navraj Silwal says Kristian Peter Stiegler,

New Zealand whale stranding kills 36, threatens 40

By Tue, Jan 24, 2012 2:18PM UTC

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A mass-stranding of whales on a New Zealand beach has left 36 of the creatures dead and threatens 40 more. Department of Conservation area manager John Mason said 99 pilot whales stranded themselves Monday on Farewell Spit on the South Island. By Tuesday, 36 whales

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