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South Sudan Claims Shootdown of Sudanese Warplane

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan says it has shot down a Sudanese military plane as tension between the countries continues to rise. Pagan Amum, the south’s chief negotiator at talks in Addis Ababa, told reporters that southern forces shot down an MiG-29 on Wednesday afternoon. Amum said Sudan’s defense minister ordered an aerial attack on a South Sudanese […]

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Self-Proclaimed 9/11 Mastermind Charged with Terrorism

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military has formally approved charges against Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States. Pentagon officials said Wednesday Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay prisoners are accused of terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy and murder. The defendants could get the death penalty if convicted. The […]

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Pakistan Wants Evidence Against Militant Leader Targeted by US

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani government says it needs “concrete evidence” to move legally against the founder of the militant group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a day after Washington posted a $10 million bounty on him. Pakistan’s foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said in a statement Wednesday that Islamabad would prefer to receive evidence against Hafiz […]

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Romney Edging Closer to Showdown with President Obama

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is setting his sights on his party’s nomnation and a political battle with President Barack Obama, after a decisive win in Tuesday’s primary elections. Romney swept Tuesday’s primaries in Washington, the eastern state of Maryland, and the midwestern state of Wisconsin, telling supporters in Wisconsin, “We won ’em all!” The […]

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Mogadishu Blast Kills Sports Chiefs; Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Militant group al-Shabab says it was behind a suicide bombing in Somalia’s capital Wednesday that killed at least eight people, including the country’s football and Olympic chiefs. The attack occurred at the newly-reopened national theater in Mogadishu, which has symbolized Somalia’s push to restore security and stability after more than two decades of chaos. Authorities […]

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Mogadishu Blast Kills Sports Chiefs; Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Militant group al-Shabab says it was behind a suicide bombing in Somalia’s capital Wednesday that killed at least eight people, including the country’s football and Olympic chiefs. The attack occurred at the newly-reopened national theater in Mogadishu, which has symbolized Somalia’s push to restore security and stability after more than two decades of chaos. Authorities […]

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Fresh Shelling in Syria Ahead of UN Visit

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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; APTN feed below (shotlist in asset manager) WEB: TYPE: OCN )) Syrian forces have launched fresh military operations in several regions on Wednesday, less than a day before an advance U.N. team is expected to arrive on a peace mission. Activists say heavy shelling has rocked the central city of Homs, the site of […]

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AU Makes Proposal to Ease Sudan-South Sudan Tension

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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African Union mediators have made a proposal to ease escalating tensions between Sudan and South Sudan. The proposal, outlined by former South African president Thabo Mbeki Wednesday, calls for a cessation of hostilities, a withdrawal of all forces from each other’s territory, and a summit between the two countries’ presidents. Mr. Mbeki told reporters that […]

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Mogadishu Blast Kills Sports Chiefs; Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Militant group al-Shabab says it was behind a suicide bombing in Somalia’s capital Wednesday that killed at least eight people, including the country’s football and Olympic chiefs. The attack occurred at the newly-reopened national theater in Mogadishu, which has symbolized Somalia’s push to restore security and stability after more than two decades of chaos. Authorities […]

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US Marks Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Wednesday marks 44 years since U.S. civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. Americans are honoring the anniversary with a range of events. At the recently-completed Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, the Coalition on Political Assassinations organized a vigil Wednesday morning to call for the release of classified […]

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