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Romney nominated; wife Ann convention star speaker
Global News
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 22:05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from their national convention stage as the “man America needs” and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.

 
Isaac steers clear of direct blow on New Orleans
Global News
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 22:04

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Isaac sidestepped New Orleans on Wednesday, sending the worst of its howling wind and heavy rain into a cluster of rural fishing villages that had few defenses against the slow-moving storm that could bring days of unending rain.

 
New Zealand passes 1st stage of gay marriage law
Global News
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 22:03

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly cast a first vote in favor of a gay marriage bill that was given impetus by President Barack Obama's public support of the issue.

 
Notorious Pakistan A-bomb scientist tries politics
Global News
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 22:02

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The man who made Pakistan into a nuclear power and later admitted to leaking atomic secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya is going into politics, aiming to shake up the country ahead of national elections.

 
China dissident jailed on Yahoo info to be freed
Global News
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 21:55

BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese dissident imprisoned for 10 years on a state subversion conviction supported by evidence from Web portal Yahoo is due to be released Friday after completing his term, his wife said.

 
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