World news hot spots

When experts use the term hot! spots, they’re not talking about places in the world where there are heat waves or raging fires. They mean countries or regions that are at war or at risk of exploding into war at any moment. Israel is the scene of a conflict that has been smoldering for decades; […]

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Posted on 14/04/2015
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New Slasher film reveals cutthroat used-car world

John Landis is best known for directing such movie comedies as Animal House and The Blues Brothers and the video of Michael Jackson’s hit song “Thriller.” But his newest project is a documentary about a traveling used-car salesman. The film is called Slasher. That’s also the nickname of its central character, Michael Bennett. He isn’t […]

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Posted on 11/04/2015
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World news roundup

JS tries to keep you up on key developments worldwide. But change is constant, and there is never enough space to include everything. Here are some recent events that have made headlines around the world. Which ones matter most to you? Why? What other events would you have included? Explain. PAKISTAN: A RETURN TO DEMOCRACY […]

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Posted on 15/04/2015
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APR news show to take world view

Abstract: American Public Radio (APR) plans to produce a world new radio program that features native international reporters who speak English, rather than transplanted American journalists. APR Pres Stephen L. Salyer believes that this approach will give Americans a different perspective on world news. The program, which will cover breaking events, world issues, commentaries and call-in segments, will provide […]

Gibson on evening shift: steps in as ABC’s “WNT” anchor

NEW YORK — After four months of uncertainty at “World News Tonight‘ following the severe injury to co-anchor Bob Woodruff, ABC News made a move toward stability Tuesday when it pulled the plug on “WNT” co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas and installed veteran Charles Gibson as the sole anchor beginning Monday. Terms of the deal weren’t announced, but […]

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Posted on 13/04/2015
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India votes for secularism

At sunset May 13, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee conceded defeat in parliamentary elections that saw his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP, which had led the ruling National Democratic Alliance, suffer massive and unexpected losses. India, the world’s largest democracy, voted decisively for secularism, not religious fundamentalism. India’s 670 million voters also voted for […]

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Posted on 12/04/2015
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Comcast eyes telco deal to create wireless world

PHILADELPHIA–Comcast Corp. officials say an imminent alliance with a telephone partner is designed to allow the cable giant to pursue a wireless strategy that will be central to a broader long-term effort to transport its branded video, high-speed and telephony services outside of the home. In seeking a partnership with a major telco, Comcast aims […]

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Posted on 11/04/2015
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