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Libya’s Interim Leader Calls for State Based on Rule of Law, Islam

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Libya’s interim government urged thousands of cheering supporters in the capital, Tripoli, late Monday to support a civil, democratic state that incorporates Islamic law into its principal legislation. Mustafa Abdel Jalil called on Libyans to build a state based on the rule of law and avoid reprisal attacks against holdouts of former […]

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British Police Charge 4 with Holding 24 Men in Slavery

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have charged four men with allegedly holding 24 men in slavery in what one officer calls shockingly filthy and cramped conditions. Police arrested the suspects north of London Sunday. They are charged with conspiracy to hold people in servitude and requiring them to carry out forced labor. A pregnant woman arrested with the […]

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Three Pakistanis Plead Guilty to Planning to Smuggle a Terrorist

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 7:22 pm (UTC-5)
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Three Pakistani men have pleaded guilty to charges they were planning to smuggle a Pakistani terrorist into the United States. The U.S. Justice Department said Monday the men will face up to 15 years in jail and a $250,000 for the crime of “conspiracy to provide material support” to a terrorist group. The men will […]

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Colombia Captures FARC Rebel on Interpol’s Wanted List

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Colombian authorities have captured a woman suspected of detaining kidnap victims for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the country’s largest guerrilla group. Officials Monday said 41-year-old Margarita Cortez Calderon, known also as “La Mona,” who was on Interpol’s wanted list, belonged to the FARC’s 43rd Front and was arrested in the central state of […]

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5 Die in Attack on Nigerian Police Station

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Nigeria say assailants have attacked a police station in the country’s northeast, killing at least five people. The witnesses say the attackers fired machine guns and detonated bombs in the police station in Misau town. They say four police officers were killed as well as at least one civilian. Residents say heavy gunfire […]

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Obama Urges Congress to Pass Jobs Bill

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 7:06 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is urging Congress to pass his $447 billion proposal aimed at creating jobs and steering the world’s biggest economy away from another recession. The president sent the legislation to Congress Monday and is asking lawmakers to pass it immediately — saying it would create jobs without increasing the deficit. Speaking earlier […]

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Gunmen Kill 22 Shi’ite Pilgrims in Western Iraq

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say gunmen shot dead 22 Shi’ite pilgrims in an ambush in a remote desert area of western Anbar province. The pilgrims were travelling from the southern Iraqi city of Karbala Monday when their bus was stopped at a fake checkpoint set up by the gunmen. The assailants then ordered all the women and […]

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Russian Court Bans Pro-Chechen Website

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian court has ruled that a pro-Chechen separatist website is extremist and demanded Internet providers stop carrying it. The chief prosecutor’s office said Monday that incites terrorism and religious hatred. The website operates out of Finland, and Russian officials have no authority to shut it down. But officials can jail Russians looking at […]

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US: Haqqani Group Behind Afghan Bombing

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say they believe the Pakistan-based Haqqani network was behind the powerful truck bomb blast at a NATO base in central Afghanistan that killed four Afghan civilians and wounded more than 100 others, including 77 U.S. troops. The Taliban claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack outside the main gate of the Combat Outpost Sayed Abad […]

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Violent Clashes in Chile on Coup Anniversary

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Demonstrators have clashed with police in Chile’s capital, Santiago, leaving a 15-year-old girl seriously injured and dozens more under arrest in protests that coincided with the 38th anniversary of the country’s military coup. Authorities say the disturbances began Saturday and continued well into Sunday and that 280 people were arrested. Forty police officers were injured. […]

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