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NATO Targets Libyan State Television

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says it has bombed three Libyan satellite dishes in the capital, Tripoli, in an effort to prevent Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from using state television to intimidate civilians. But the Libyan Broadcasting Coproration condemned the attack Saturday, saying three employees were killed and 15 more wounded. An LBC official said the channel is not […]

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Morocco’s King Calls for Prompt Parliamentary Elections

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Morocco’s King Mohammed is calling for prompt parliamentary elections so that the country can create a new government, after months of pro-democracy demonstrations. The king delivered his message Saturday in his first address to the North African nation since his people voted overwhelmingly to curb his powers with constitutional reforms on July 1 in a […]

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Britain Celebrates Second Royal Wedding

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Britain celebrated the marriage of another member of the royal family Saturday, though in a decidedly more private fashion. Queen Elizabeth’s eldest granddaughter, equestrian star Zara Phillips, married rugby player Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their nuptials follows the late April media-frenzied wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton, which was televised […]

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8 Killed in Syrian Security Force Raids

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces have had a deadly clash with rock-throwing residents near the eastern town of Deir el-Zour. Activists and witnesses say at least three people were killed during the confrontation on Saturday after Syrian forces opened fire on residents. Earlier Saturday, activists said at least five people were killed as security forces conducted overnight […]

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Greece Clears Protest Square

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Greek police say they have cleared a public square in Athens where protesters have camped out for weeks to demonstrate against austerity measures. Authorities said Saturday that they arrested eight people in the square: four Greeks, two French nationals, a German, and a Romanian. Police also removed tents, banners, and other equipment from the square, […]

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US Leaders Remain Deadlocked on Raising Country’s Borrowing Limit

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. political leaders remained deadlocked Saturday over how best to raise the country’s borrowing limit and cut government spending, three days ahead of a looming national debt default. Rival Republican and Democratic plans to raise the country’s debt limit of $14.3 trillion and rein in the nation’s deficit-laden annual budgets call for many of the […]

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Passenger Jet Crashes, Breaks in Two in Guyana

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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More than 150 passengers have escaped serious injury when a plane they were on crashed on landing and broke in two in Guyana. Officials say the Caribbean Airlines jet crashed landed early Saturday in the rain at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport. They said the Boeing 737 aircraft skidded past the end of the runway […]

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Lawyer Says Iran May Free US Hikers Soon

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on spying charges says a Sunday hearing in their case could be an indication that they will be freed soon. Attorney Masoud Shafiei says the fact that the hearing coincides with the second anniversary of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal’s arrest could indicate that Tehran intends to […]

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Turkish President Vows No Military Power Vacuum

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish President Abdullah Gul says the resignation of Turkey’s entire military command Friday will not cause a crisis. Mr. Gul spoke to reporters Saturday in Ankara. He said the resignations were “extraordinary,” but said there will be no power vacuum. General Necdet Ozel was appointed Turkey’s top military commander Saturday. The head of the armed […]

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Gunmen Kill 11 Shi’ite Muslims in SW Pakistan

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in southwestern Pakistan say gunmen opened fire on a minibus Saturday, killing 11 Shi’ite Muslims, including one woman. Officials say at least two people were wounded in the suspected sectarian attack in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan. Hundreds of people staged a demonstration outside a Quetta medical complex to protest the attack, torching […]

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