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Libya deadly car bomb near Benghazi hospital

0 Visits: 766 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 06:27:59
A car bomb explosion near a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi has killed several people, officials say. The death toll is unclear. Local officials initially said nine people had been killed. A hospital spokesman later said three bodies had been found.

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Kermit Gosnell guilty of three murders in late-term abortions

0 Visits: 855 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 06:11:06
A Philadelphia doctor has been convicted of the first-degree murders of three babies delivered and killed with scissors in late-term abortions. Dr Kermit Gosnell, 72, was acquitted on another charge of killing a fourth baby, who let out a whimper before he cut its neck, prosecutors said. He was also…

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Associated Press condemns US telephone record seizure

0 Visits: 854 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 06:06:43
The Associated Press has described the US government's secret seizure of its journalists' telephone records as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion". Chief executive Gary Pruitt said AP was told on Friday the justice department had gathered records of outgoing calls from more than…

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Chairman of Benghazi Board Defends Its Decision Not to Question Clinton

0 Visits: 949 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 18:55:05
By PETER BAKER Published: May 12, 2013 WASHINGTON – The State Department board that reviewed last year's attack on a diplomatic outpost in Libya never questioned Hillary Rodham Clinton, the secretary of state at the time, because it had already decided responsibility lay below her level, the board's…

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Six teens on trial for Stockholm gang rape

0 Visits: 913 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 18:40:52
Six teenage boys aged 15 to 17 are facing trial for raping a 15-year-old girl in a north-western suburb of Stockholm in March. The prosecution will argue that one of the boys handed out condoms to the other five as they agreed to take turns raping the girl in the Stockholm suburb Tensta, Sveriges Radio…

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Bus driver convicted for sleeping passenger theft

0 Visits: 825 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 18:26:39
A Stockholm bus driver has been sentenced to community service after having been caught robbing a sleeping passenger on a night bus. The 19-year-old girl had fallen asleep on the bus to Tyresö in southern Stockholm following a night out and discovered after alighting that she had been robbed. "You…

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Police in bid to break refugee hunger strike

0 Visits: 746 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 18:23:14
The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has enlisted the help of police negotiators in a bid to try to break hunger strikes by asylum-seekers in Boden, Gävle and Holmsund in northern Sweden. "The police have unique skills for talking to people in extremely vulnerable situations," said…

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Female Swedish MPs subject to threats: report

0 Visits: 755 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 18:12:28
Half of Sweden's female MPs have stated that they had been subjected to threats in the course of their political activities over the past year. "There were some really awful emails," one of the MPs, Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin, told the Svenska Dagbladet daily which carried out the survey.…

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Afghan refugees break hunger strike in Boden

0 Visits: 1196 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 18:06:03
Published: 13 May 13 09:06 CET | Print version Thirteen Afghan refugees who have been on a hunger strike outside Migration Board (Migrationsverket) offices in Boden in northern Sweden have broken off their action after three weeks of refusing to eat. "Two quit yesterday, one in the morning, and…

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Police seek gunmen in New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting

0 Visits: 776 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 17:38:51
Mon May 13, 2013 10:24am EDT (Reuters) - New Orleans police searched on Monday for the gunmen who wounded 19 people, including two children, at a Mother's Day parade, a police spokesman said. Ten men, seven women, and a girl and a boy both age 10, were hit when gunmen opened fire at the parade on…

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Kansas girl's body found; believed victim of quadruple homicide

0 Visits: 725 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 17:34:25
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kansas | Sun May 12, 2013 11:20am EDT (Reuters) - A body believed to be that of an 18-month-old girl killed in a quadruple homicide in eastern Kansas has been recovered, authorities said on Sunday. A deputy in Osage County, Kansas, found the body on Saturday, said Sheriff…

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Security Council: Counter-Terrorism Committees Focus On Mali, the Sahel and Somalia

0 Visits: 744 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 07:08:00
Monday, 13 May 2013, 10:04 am Press Release: UN News New York, May 10 2013 - The United Nations counter-terrorism panel dealing with Al-Qaida strengthened its work and cooperation with related UN bodies to more urgently address the evolving threats posed by the network in Mali, the Sahel and Somalia,…

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Ashton Carter Arrives in Djibouti for Meetings

0 Visits: 786 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 06:13:18
Department of Defense Sunday, May 12, 2013 Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived here today for meetings with senior Djiboutian and U.S. officials.

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Tension high after murder of North Kenya residents

0 Visits: 1290 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 06:05:01
KBC Sunday, May 12, 2013 The government has deployed the military to Mandera county following inter-clan fighting that has so far claimed the lives of four people and displaced hundreds.

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Kenyan Military deployed to Mandera over clashes

0 Visits: 1096 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 06:01:21
KBC May 12, 2013 The government has deployed the military to Mandera county following inter-clan fighting that has so far claimed the lives of four people and displaced hundreds.

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Amid Pakistan's chaos and carnival, this is democracy

0 Visits: 789 | Sunday May 12, 2013 - 10:01:40
Few countries hold elections like Pakistan. But then few countries do anything like Pakistan. Yesterday all the chaos, confusion and carnival so characteristic of the country and so disorientating to overseas observers was on full display.

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Somalia wins cash, military aid at London donor summit

0 Visits: 788 | Wednesday May 08, 2013 - 11:25:52
By Mohammed Abbas LONDON (Reuters) - Somalia won international pledges of extra cash and military assistance on Tuesday at a major conference convened to help the East African country cope with the twin threats of Islamic militancy and piracy.

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Obama Arrives in Mexican Capital to Meet With New Leader

0 Visits: 737 | Friday May 03, 2013 - 04:49:02
MEXICO CITY РPresident Obama and President Enrique Pe̱a Nieto of Mexico labored Thursday to avoid engaging each other on the two most delicate and contentious issues between their two countries: immigration overhaul in the United States and Mexican efforts to confront drug violence.

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A Border Clash Stirs Emotions in Afghanistan

0 Visits: 724 | Friday May 03, 2013 - 04:47:44
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan forces claimed on Thursday that they had overrun and destroyed a Pakistani-held border crossing in a remote area, an event that provoked a spontaneous outpouring of nationalist sentiment here, sending thousands of students into the streets to demonstrate and setting off…

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Indian Prisoner in Pakistan Dies After Beating, Prompting Angry Reply From India

0 Visits: 761 | Friday May 03, 2013 - 04:46:01
MULTAN, Pakistan – An Indian man on death row in Pakistan for espionage has died after being attacked by fellow inmates, Pakistan's state television said early Thursday, prompting an angry response from India.

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