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Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner smashes sound barrier

Zeenews Bureau Roswell: Diving at a speed faster than the sound, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner has become the first man in history to make the highest jump ever – from a whopping altitude of 128,000 feet. ‘Fearless Felix’, as he is known, is the first skydiver to have smashed the sound barrier by reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9mph (1,342km/h), ...

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Cambodia’s former King Norodom Sihanouk dies at 89

In this Sept. 2, 2006 file photo, Cambodia’s retired King Norodom Sihanouk greets well-wishers before departing for China from Phnom Penh International Airport, in Cambodia. Sihanouk, the former Cambodian king who was never far from the center of his country’s politics through a half-century of war, genocide and upheaval, has died. He was 89. (AP/Heng Sinith) Norodom Sihanouk, the revered ...

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Sebastian Vettel takes Formula One title lead with S. Korea win

It’s down to Vettel versus Alonso, Red Bull versus Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel took a big step toward his third consecutive Formula One world championship Sunday with the Red Bull driver’s third consecutive win, at the Korean Grand Prix on the Yeongam Circuit in South Korea. The victory vaulted the 25-year-old German to a six-point lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, himself ...

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Morale is key to keeping Afghanistan out of the Taliban’s grip

The month of September saw the last of the 33,000 surge troops leave Afghanistan, in accordance with President Obama’s directive of 18 months ago. Some 68,000 U.S. troops remain. These soldiers are scheduled to leave by the end of 2014. The question is: What will happen to Afghanistan afterward? By 2014, the United States will have spent a dozen years ...

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US nuclear submarine collides with cruiser

Washington: A US Navy nuclear submarine on Sunday collided with a cruiser off the coast of northeastern Florida, but there were no injuries aboard the two vessels involved in the accident during an exercise. The submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and the Aegis cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) collided while participating…

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A mix to make debt sustainable

The political decision to keep Greece in the eurozone for at least another year may have been made, but its creditors are doing their best to undermine it by increasing event risk and further hurting the private sector and the economy in general. In this context, debt relief as a supplement to fiscal austerity becomes more important and the government ...

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Thousands of British troops to quit Afghanistan in 2013

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan next year, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday, as pressure mounts to end British involvement in the costly and unpopular war. More than 430 British troops have been killed in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led intervention in 2001, yet stability remains elusive and violence high, while relations between ...

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And this they call peace and harmony?

NORWAY, which has rejected the European Union outright, appeared to embrace it on Friday and, surprisingly, handed it the Nobel Peace Prize. You would be forgiven for thinking Academy Awards members infiltrated the Nobel Prize committee to add a gratuitous tearjerking moment to the proceedings by giving the underdogs the award to boost their morale and create a showstopping ag ...

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