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Brazilian president on World Cup loss: 'We are able to overcome'

Brazilian president on World Cup loss: 'We are able to overcome'

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 9 (UPI) --Brazil's World Cup loss to Germany in Tuesday's semi-final match was, in the words of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, an "extremely painful situation."
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Venezuelan president defends response to protesters, claims Obama would respond similarly

Venezuelan president defends response to protesters, claims Obama would respond similarly

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 7 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro defended his actions during his country's political crisis as reasonable, and asserted that Obama would react similarly.
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Medvedev supports investigation into alleged Syrian regime crimes

Medvedev supports investigation into alleged Syrian regime crimes

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- In Christiane Amanpour's exclusive CNN interview with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, she showed the Russian leader -- whose government has supported the Syrian regime -- photos obtained from a Syrian military police defector allegedly depicting the murder of 11,000 prisoners by the Syrian government and asked for his comment.
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Iran mulls suing CNN for Rouhani interview

Iran mulls suing CNN for Rouhani interview

TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Iran is mulling legal action against CNN, alleging it falsified President Hassan Rouhani's statements in an interview with the American network, officials said.
Queen's cousin 'not terribly' excited about royal baby birth

Queen's cousin 'not terribly' excited about royal baby birth

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- Margaret Rhodes, British Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin, says she "is not terribly" excited about the impending birth of Prince William's first child.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
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Marie Colvin, war correspondent, killed

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria as a correspondent for The Sunday Times of London, first reported from a conflict zone for United Press International.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.
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Amanpour to juggle ABC, CNN duties

Amanpour to juggle ABC, CNN duties

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- CNN says it has reached an agreement with ABC that will allow Christiane Amanpour to work on programs for both U.S. networks.
Pa. governor: Penn State twists possible

Pa. governor: Penn State twists possible

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said the investigation into accused child molester Jerry Sandusky will likely see some twists as it proceeds.

Boehner reports some bipartisan progress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday reports that Congress is hopelessly divided along party lines are somewhat exaggerated.

Bill Gates calls foreign aid effective

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Microsoft mogul Bill Gates says increasing aid to the Third World is a worthwhile project that Americans will support despite the tough economy.

Axelrod: New plan for Obama jobs bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama's political strategy chief David Axelrod said Sunday the administration's jobs initiative could be salvaged in Congress.

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Soledad O'Brien and Christiane Amanpour arrive in the press room with their Emmy at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards at Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on September 21, 2009. UPI/Laura Cavanaugh
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Christiane Amanpour, CBE (English pronunciation: /krɪstʃiˈɑːn ɑːmənˈpʊər/ ( listen); Persian: کریستین امان‌پور; born January 12, 1958) is anchor of ABC News's This Week and formerly chief international correspondent at CNN, where she worked for 27 years. She is a Board Member at the IWMF (International Women's Media Foundation).

Amanpour was born in Tehran, Iran, according to some sources and in London, England, according to others. Amanpour was born to her Iranian father Mohammad, an airline executive, and her British mother, Patricia. In Iran, the Amanpour family led a privileged life under the government of the Shah of Iran. Amanpour completed her primary education in Iran, and at the age of 11, she was sent by her parents to boarding school in England. She attended New Hall School, an all-girls educational setting located in Chelmsford, Essex, England. Christiane returned to England not long after the Islamic Revolution began. She has stressed that they were not forced to leave the country, but were actually returning to England when Iraq invaded Iran. The family remained in England, finding it was too difficult to return to Iran.

After her graduation from New Hall, Amanpour moved to the United States to study journalism at the University of Rhode Island. During her time there, she worked in the news department at WBRU-FM in Providence, Rhode Island. She also worked for NBC affiliate WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, as an electronic graphics designer. In 1983, Amanpour graduated from the university summa cum laude with a bachelor of journalism degree.

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