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Govt Air Strike ‘Kills 60′ as Peace Envoy Visits Syria

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say a government air strike on a bakery killed more than 60 people Sunday, even as international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi began another visit to negotiate an end to Syria’s civil war. The attack occurred in the rebel-controlled town of Halfaya in Hama province. If confirmed, it would be one of the deadliest […]

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Inouye Memorialized As a ‘Giant’ and a ‘Shining Star’

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The late Hawaiian U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye was remembered Sunday as a giant and a shining star of the so-called greatest generation. Inouye was memorialized at a military service in his native Honolulu. President Barack Obama and about 20 members of Congress attended the service. The late senator was honored with a 19-gun salute and […]

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NRA to Oppose Any New Gun Laws

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the National Rifle Association, the top gun-rights lobbyist in the United States, says his group opposes any new laws restricting the right to own guns. Wayne LaPierre told NBC television’s Meet the Press Sunday that a gun is a tool and that the problem with gun violence in the United States is […]

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Rebels Take Another Town in C.A.R.

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Central African Republic have captured another town after a battle with government forces. The rebel alliance known as Seleka seized the town of Bambari on Sunday. Witnesses say government forces withdrew after two hours of gunfire. Bambari, a town of 40,000, sits in the south-central C.A.R., a 400-kilometer drive from the capital, […]

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Mali Islamists Destroy More Timbuktu Mausoleums

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants are tearing down more ancient mausoleums in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu. Witnesses and tourism officials say rebels from the Ansar Dine group began destroying the mausoleums Sunday with pickaxes. The militants destroyed several mausoleums in the city in July, after the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, put Timbuktu on its list of […]

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Egypt Opposition Vows to Keep Fighting Islamist-Backed Constitution

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s liberal opposition coalition says it will keep fighting an Islamist-backed constitution despite its apparent approval in a two-stage referendum. In a Cairo news conference Sunday, the National Salvation Front said it has asked electoral authorities to investigate irregularities in the referendum, which ended Saturday with voting in 17 of Egypt’s 27 provinces. Voting began […]

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Syria Activists: Government Air Strikes Kill Dozens

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say government air strikes have killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of the country, as international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi began another visit to Damascus to try to resolve Syria’s civil war. Local activists said government warplanes hit a bakery in the central town of Halfaya in Hama province on Sunday, […]

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Mali Islamists Destroy More Timbuktu Mausoleums

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants are tearing down more ancient mausoleums in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu. Witnesses and tourism officials say rebels from the Ansar Dine group began destroying the mausoleums Sunday with pickaxes. The militants destroyed several mausoleums in the city in July, after the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, put Timbuktu on its list of […]

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Italy’s Monti Says Ready to Lead, But Won’t Run in Election

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Italy’s caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti says he would consider an offer to govern the country again but will not stand as a candidate in the February elections. Mr. Monti told a news conference Sunday that if one or more political forces were backing his agenda and asked him to be premier, then he would […]

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Egypt Opposition to Challenge Apparent Passage of Constitutional Referendum

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s liberal opposition coalition says it will challenge the outcome of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that appears to have won majority approval. The two-stage vote was marred by low turnout and accusations of widespread fraud. Speaking Sunday, members of the opposition National Salvation Front said they plan to file complaints about voting irregularities […]

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