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US Soldier Accused of Afghan Massacre in US Prison

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. army says the American soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians early this week has arrived at a military prison in the central U.S. The suspect, identified as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, will be held alone in a cell at the maximum security prison at Fort Leavenworth. The 38-year-old Bales has not yet […]

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Suspect in Massacre of Afghan Civilians Identified

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. official has identified the U.S. soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians this week as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. Bales has not yet been charged, but he was being flown Friday to a maximum security prison at a U.S. military base in the state of Kansas. Afghans have called for him to […]

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Report: Another Tibetan Monks Sets Himself On Fire

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetans in exile report that another monk set himself on fire in eastern Tibet to protest China’s policies in the Tibetan-populated areas. Lobsang Tsultrim, a monk of restive Kirti monastery, set himself on fire Friday afternoon in Ngaba in Sichuan province. Chinese security forces reportedly smothered out the flames and drove the monk, still alive, […]

India’s Tendulkar Scores Cricket’s Only 100th Century

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar has become the only man in the history of the sport to score 100 international centuries. Tendulkar had waited more than one year to reach the milestone of scoring 100 or more runs in either a Test match or a one-day international. He achieved the landmark figure on Friday in […]

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Actor Clooney Arrested Outside Sudanese Embassy in Washington

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney has been arrested in Washington outside the Sudanese embassy while protesting the situation in Sudan. Police Friday detained Clooney, several members of Congress, and religious leaders and activists, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s oldest son. The group ignored three police warnings to leave the embassy grounds and were taken […]

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UN, US: North Korea Should Not Launch Planned Satellite

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korea to reconsider its plan to launch a satellite in April, while the United States says such a launch could affect plans to deliver food aid to the impoverished nation. North Korea announced Friday that it will use a long range missile to launch the satellite, just […]

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Obama in Re-Election Fundraising Push; Republicans Look to Next Contests

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is focusing on his re-election campaign Friday with high-priced fundraisers, while Republicans who hope to unseat him are looking ahead to the next party nominating contests. Mr. Obama, a Democrat, is attending five fundraising events in two U.S. cities — two in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, and three in Atlanta, […]

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New Test Shows Subatomic Particles Do Not Travel Faster Than Light

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Researchers in Europe say that their measurement test shows that subatomic particles known as neutrinos do not travel faster than light as claimed by another team last year. The latest test at the European Center for Nuclear Research counters results from a similar test performed last year, which showed evidence neutrinos might exceed light speed. […]

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NATO Helicopter Crash Kills 16 Near Afghan Capital

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s military says one of its helicopters has crashed into a house on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and at least four people on the ground. Authorities say the Sikorsky helicopter was on a mission as part of the NATO force in Afghanistan when it crashed Friday in […]

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ICRC: Crisis in Mali Worsens

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Committee of the Red Cross warns conditions are growing worse in northern Mali, where tens of thousands of civilians are trying to escape fighting between the army and Tuareg rebels. The ICRC Friday said about 72,000 people have been displaced by the violence and called the situation precarious. The head of the ICRC’s […]

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