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Heavy Fighting Rocks Syrian Capital

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces have clashed with rebels in an upscale area of Damascus that is home to embassies and senior officials in the worst gunbattle the tightly-controlled city has seen since the start of the country’s year-long uprising. The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel-Rahman, said at least three rebels […]

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East Timor President Concedes Election Defeat

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta conceded defeat on Monday in his bid to win a second term in office. With more than 70 percent of the ballots counted, results show Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, ahead with about 28 percent of the vote. He is followed by former military chief Jose Maria […]

Duch Testifies Against Former Khmer Rouge Bosses

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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A notorious Khmer Rouge jailer has begun to testify against the top three surviving members of the party that allegedly imposed a reign of terror on Cambodia during the late 1970s. Former prison warden Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch , is the only person so far to have been convicted by the international […]

4 Dead in Shooting at French Jewish School

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in southwestern France say one adult and three children are dead after a gunman opened fire at a private Jewish school in the city of Toulouse. Authorities say the attack at the Ozar Hatorah school also seriously wounded at least one other person. The dead include a teacher who worked at the school and […]

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Attack Near Somali Presidential Palace Kills 5

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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At least five people were killed in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, when insurgents fired mortars at the presidential palace but hit a displaced persons’ camp instead. Another seven people were injured in the overnight attack, for which militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. A colonel for the Somali army told VOA that the attack caused no damage […]

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Heavy Fighting Rocks Syrian Capital

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces have clashed with rebels in an upscale area of Damascus that is home to embassies and senior officials in the worst gunbattles the tightly-controlled city has seen since the start of the country’s year-long uprising. The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, said Monday’s fighting in […]

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Second Judge Quits Khmer Rouge Tribunal Complaining of Interference

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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A second international judge has resigned from the tribunal prosecuting Khmer Rouge war crimes, complaining of improper interference in his work. Laurent Kaspar-Ansermet announced his decision Monday, on the same day the tribunal was expecting to hear dramatic evidence from the convicted Khmer Rouge prison warden known as Duch . The Swiss jurist joined the […]

4 Dead in Shooting at French Jewish School

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Police in southwestern France say one adult and three children are dead after a gunman opened fire at a private Jewish school in the city of Toulouse. Authorities say the attack at the Ozar Hatorah school also seriously wounded at least one other person. The dead include a teacher who worked at the school and […]

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4 Dead in Shooting at French Jewish School

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in southwestern France say one adult and three children are dead after a gunman opened fire at a private Jewish school in the city of Toulouse. Authorities say the attack at the Ozar Hatorah school also seriously wounded at least one other person. The dead include a teacher who worked at the school and […]

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Islamic Militants Claim Responsibility for Killing American Teacher in Yemen

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Islamic militants are claiming responsibility for gunning down an American language teacher Sunday in Yemen, accusing him of spreading Christianity. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot Joel Strum to death in his car in Taez. It is unclear if the gunmen are affiliated with al-Qaida. The militant group took advantage of the chaos since President […]

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