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US Reviews Potential Threats Ahead of Anniversary of Bin Laden’s Killing

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House Thursday said it had no information about potential threats facing the United States ahead of the first anniversary of the killing of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters that “at this time we have no credible information that terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida, […]

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US Calls on Sudan, South Sudan to Formalize Cease-Fire

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has called on Sudan and South Sudan to formalize the current cease-fire by announcing an agreement to withdraw their forces from disputed areas. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters Thursday that there is a glimmer of hope that violence may stop after two days without attacks from either side. “This follows […]

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India Launches ‘All-Weather’ Satellite

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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India has successfully launched an advanced “all-weather” satellite that can “see” detailed images of the Earth, even at night and in cloudy conditions. The head of the Indian Space Research Organization, K. Radhakrishnan, described the launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, as a victory for India. He said […]

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7 Dead in Nigeria Explosions

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials say the bombing of a newspaper office in Nigeria’s capital has killed three people, while another blast near the same publication’s office in the northern city of Kaduna has killed four others. Officials say the first explosion Thursday went off at the Abuja office of This Day, one of Nigeria’s most prominent national papers. […]

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Thousands of Norwegians Defy Confessed Killer Breivik in Song

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Norwegians have gathered in Oslo to sing a folk song about multiculturalism, while confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik sat in court, hearing the testimony of survivors of his attacks last July at a government building and a political youth camp. Breivik admits to killing 77 people in order to fight multiculturalism […]

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Ukrainian President Promises Probe of Alleged Tymoshenko Beating

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich says he has ordered a probe into the alleged beating of the country’s jailed former prime minister and opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko. Mr. Yanukovich made the statement about his political rival Thursday, one day after Ukraine’s commissioner for human rights said a personal examination confirmed that Ms. Tymoshenko has bruises on […]

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UN Warns of Looming Wheat Crisis in Asia

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations’ agriculture officials are warning that developing countries across Asia will need to boost food production by more than 75 percent by mid-century, to avert a food security crisis in the world’s most populous region. The alert from the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization came Thursday in Bangkok at a global conference of food […]

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7 Dead in Nigerian Explosions

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials say the bombing of a newspaper office in Nigeria’s capital has killed three people, while another blast near the same publication’s office in the northern city of Kaduna has killed four others. Officials say the first explosion Thursday went off at the Abuja office of This Day, one of Nigeria’s most prominent national papers. […]

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Syria Government, Opponents Trade Blame Over Massive Blast

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Syrian government blamed “terrorists” Thursday for a massive explosion in the central city of Hama that killed at least 16 people as Syria’s tenuous cease-fire continues to unravel amid more violence and a rising death toll. Both government and rebels traded blame over the blast that caused a huge fireball in a residential neighborhood […]

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Man in Afghan Army Uniform Kills American Service Member

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials say a man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform has killed an American service member. The incident late Wednesday in southern Afghanistan was the latest in a series of attacks on international troops by their Afghan counterparts. NATO did not give any other details but said the man who opened fire was killed when […]

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