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Al-Shabab – Kenya Timeline

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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REcent Alleged Al-Shabab violence in Kenya and police/military response: October 16, 2011: Kenyan troops are deployed into Somalia following high profile kidnappings. Kenya blames al-Shabab for crimes and says the troop deployment is for self-defense. October 24, 2011: Al-Shabab stages two grenade attacks in Nairobi. 14 people are injured at a nightclub; 1 person is […]

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US Service Member Detained in Kandahar for Attacking Civilians

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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NATO officials in Afghanistan say a U.S. service member has been detained for his involvement in an incident in southern Kandahar province that resulted in Afghan casualties. A provincial spokesman said Sunday the service member left his base and opened fire on civilians. It is not immediately clear how many people have been killed or […]

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Japan Marks First Anniversary of Deadly Earthquake, Tsunami

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan observed a moment of silence Sunday, to mark the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last year, leading to one of the worst nuclear crises in history. Emperor Akihito led millions in mourning and prayer Sunday at a televised ceremony from Tokyo. The ceremony marked the exact minute the 9.0 […]

Romney Wins Wyoming Republican Caucuses

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has overwhelmingly won the caucuses in the midwestern state of Kansas, but front-runner Mitt Romney countered with solid wins in the western state of Wyoming, and the U.S. territories of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A total of 52 delegates was at stake in […]

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Kenyan Officials Blame Shabab Militants For Deadly Attack

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan officials say al-Shabab militants are responsible for a grenade attack in the capital of Nairobi that killed at least four people and injured about 40 others. Officials accuse the Al-Qaida sympathizers of hurling grenades at the outdoor terminal of a major bus station Saturday. Deputy Police Spokesman Charles Owino quotes witnesses as saying the […]

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First Results: Fico Wins Slovakia General Election

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Slovakia’s former prime minister Robert Fico will likely return to his old job after his left-wing Smer party trounced its opponents in Saturday’s parliamentary election. Preliminary results show Smer winning at least 86 of 150 seats. Fico supporters threw him in the air and danced with him at a wild celebration at party headquarters in […]

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