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Yemen Navy Stops Suicide Attack Off Abyan Coast

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s navy says it has stopped a suicide attack by a speed boat approaching one of its vessels. The navy Sunday said a boat suspected of carrying explosives was speeding toward a Yemeni warship off the coast of volatile Abyan province late Saturday. A Yemeni commander said navy ships fired on the boat and sank […]

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Indian Anti-Graft Activist Ends Hunger Strike

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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An Indian reform activist whose protest galvanized the nation’s anger about corruption has ended his hunger strike, after parliament agreed to his demands for tougher anti-corruption legislation. Anna Hazare ended his fast Sunday at an outdoor venue in New Delhi when two young children handed him a glass of coconut water and honey. Hazare told […]

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Death Toll From UN Nigeria Bombing Up to 23

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says the death toll from Friday’s bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Nigeria has risen to 23. A U.N. spokesman in Nigeria, Martin Dawes, said Sunday that another 81 people were wounded in the attack. U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro visited some of the wounded Sunday as U.N. and Nigerian officials continued […]

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Libyan Rebels Capture Coastal Town

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they have captured the coastal town of Bin Jawad after several days of fighting with fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. The anti-Gadhafi forces say they seized the town on Sunday. Bin Jawad is about 520 kilometers from the capital, Tripoli. Rebels say they are surrounding Mr. Gadhafi’s hometown, Sirte, and are negotiating […]

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Leopard Attacks Husband and Wife in South Africa

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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An injured leopard attacked and wounded a husband and wife guide team Sunday at a game farm near Polokwane in South Africa. An emergency response spokesman says the two were attacked while they were helping a trophy hunter in tracking down a leopard he shot Saturday. However, the wounded animal tracked the hunter instead, mauling […]

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Pakistan Court Orders Seizure of Musharraf’s Property

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani authorities say a court has ordered the confiscation of former president Pervez Musharraf’s property and the freezing of his bank accounts in Pakistan. Officials say the court ordered the seizures Saturday. Mr. Musharraf lives in self-imposed exile in Dubai and London since his resignation as president in 2008 after being threatened with impeachment. He […]

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Deadly Hurricane Irene Moves Into Northeastern US

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Hurricane Irene continues to pound the U.S. east coast with heavy rains and strong winds Sunday, leaving at least eight people dead in its wake and paralyzing ground and air traffic. The National Hurricane Center says Irene is approaching New York with winds of 120 kilometers per hour. Forecasters say the upper floors of the […]

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HRW: Libyan Forces Killed Detainees

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights groups says evidence indicates Libyan forces killed at least 17 detainees and arbitrarily executed dozens of civilians as rebels moved into Tripoli. Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa director says the execution of detainees days before they would have been freed is a “sickening low” in the Libyan government’s behavior. […]

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Typhoon Kills 7 in Philippines, Heads for Taiwan

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan’s weather bureau issued sea and land warnings Sunday, as slow-moving Typhoon Nanmadol moved away from the Philippines, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Taiwan weather officials say Nanmadol may not make landfall, but warn that the powerful storm is expected to move north along Taiwan’s eastern coast Monday and Tuesday on its way […]

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Fake Rhino Horns Foil Thieves

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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A gang of thieves trying to steal rhinoceros horns from museums across Europe has struck again, but this time they came up empty. British police say the thieves broke into the Natural History Museum at Tring, northwest of London, early Saturday and ripped off the horns from two stuffed rhinos that were on display. Museum […]

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