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Conservatives lose, communists advance in Portugal elections

The people of Portugal had a chance to respond to the austerity policies carried out by the right-wing coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho.

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Sudanese rise up against massive price hikes, repression

Sudan's capital, Khartoum, and neighboring Omdurman, as well as Port Sudan and other parts of the country, are being rocked by mass protests and government repression, with the loss of at least 70 lives so far in Khartoum alone.

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Japan's seniors call for communities to prevent loneliness

A coordinator of the symposium stressed the importance of a movement to build communities to help each other in dealing with difficulties facing the elderly people on a daily basis.

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Kenya carnage will beef up African anti-terror efforts

Before the Westgate attack, Kenya had successfully thwarted a number of terrorist plots. The coming days and weeks are likely to see more beefed up, continent-wide efforts to counter terrorism.

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What does the UN Syria report really say?

UN weapons inspectors, in their long-awaited report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus area, did not determine who perpetrated the attacks.

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New Canadian "super union" aims for different kind of unionism

TORONTO - Canada's progressive movement just gained a giant new ally as thousands of delegates, representing more than 300,000 workers, founded Unifor, a new union aimed at transforming the labor scene in this country.

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Filipino workers urged to flee Syria, lawmaker condemns U.S. attack

The Philippine Embassy in Damascus is urging Filipinos working in Syria to either return home or seek refuge in neighboring countries due to increasing danger and possible U.S. intervention.

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"Humanitarian intervention" in Syria is a hoax

The language the administration is using to argue for an attack on Syria is morally bankrupt power politics, not humanitarianism, and would violate international law.

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Agrarian strike in Colombia triggers repression, wider struggle

Angry small farmers are rejecting free trade agreements Colombia signed with the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Rrural people in Colombia are suffering.Eight million Colombians are hungry,

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Prospects good for communists, social democrats in Czech snap election

On August 20, the government of the Czech Republic's caretaker Prime Minister, Jiri Rusnok, fell when a majority of the lower house of Parliament voted to dissolve itself.

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