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Reports: Al-Shabab Strikes Back in Mogadishu District

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Somalia say al-Shabab militants have recaptured most of an important district of Mogadishu from African Union troops. Journalists and witnesses tell VOA the al-Qaida-linked group retook the Daynile district Thursday, not long after Somali officials said pro-government forces and AU troops were in control. Witnesses also say they saw the bodies of at […]

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US Indicts Two for Conspiring With “Jihad Jane”

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials have unveiled indictments against two men accused of helping the American terror suspect who dubbed herself “Jihad Jane.” The U.S. Department of Justice says Algerian national Ali Charaf Damache and Pakistani citizen Mohammad Hassan Khalid are charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Khalid, a legal resident of the United States, […]

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Greek Parliament Adopts Austerity Plan After a Day of Protests

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Greek Parliament adopted new austerity measures Thursday to satisfy its international creditors after a day of violent street protests against the government’s latest move to boost taxes and cut wages. All but one of the ruling Socialist lawmakers voted for the budget-cutting plan. The vote virtually ensures that Greece will secure an $11 billion […]

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Clinton Presses Pakistan to Eliminate Militant Safe Havens

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Islamabad late Thursday, where she is expected to deliver a blunt warning to Pakistan to remove Taliban safe havens on its soil. Clinton, arriving from Kabul, Afghanistan, is traveling with a large U.S. contingent for two days of talks with Pakistani leaders. Her high-ranking delegation includes U.S. […]

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Libya’s Autocratic Ex-Leader Gadhafi Killed in Sirte, Libyans Celebrate

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed Thursday in an assault by provisional government forces on his hometown of Sirte, sparking nationwide celebrations. Gadhafi was 69 years old. The autocratic leader ruled Libya for more than four decades until a rebellion began in the country’s east in February and advanced across the country before ousting […]

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Ukrainian Investigative Reporter in Critical Condition After Being Shot

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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An investigative reporter in Ukraine is in critical condition after being shot in the head by unidentified attackers. Reporters Without Borders reported Thursday that Oleksander Vlaschenko, a journalist at the local newspaper Nashe Misto, was shot late Sunday in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv. He is hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his brain. […]

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US Stocks Mixed

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stocks were mixed in Thursday’s trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose three-tenths of a percent to close at 11,542. The S&P 500 gained half a percent to end at 1,215 while the NASDAQ moved down two-tenths of a percent to reach 2,599. European stock prices were down sharply by the end of Thursday’s […]

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Clinton Presses Pakistan to Eliminate Militant Safe Havens

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Islamabad late Thursday, where she is expected to deliver a blunt warning to Pakistan to remove Taliban safe havens on its soil. Clinton, arriving from Kabul, Afghanistan, is traveling with a large U.S. contingent for two days of talks with Pakistani leaders. Her high-ranking delegation includes U.S. […]

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Thai PM Warns Bangkok to Brace for Floods

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is warning the capital of Bangkok to brace for floods after ordering officials to open floodgates that have so far kept the water away. Ms. Yingluck said Thursday that engineers cannot stop the water forever and has ordered the gates open to try to drain the waters that have already […]

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Oil Price Edges Down

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are the prices of some key commodities traded in New York on Thursday: Crude oil prices fell 81 cents to close at $85.30 a barrel. Coffee prices dropped more than 4 cents to end at $2.32 per pound. Copper prices fell almost 20 cents to finish at $3.05 a pound. Cocoa futures dipped $41 […]

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