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Kenyan Police Say Cabinet Minister Among Six Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police and government officials say Interior Minister George Saitoti is among at least six people killed in a police helicopter crash early Sunday, near the capital, Nairobi. Authorities say an assistant and a bodyguard of Saitoti were also killed in the crash in the Ngong hills area. Saitoti was a former Vice-President, who planned […]

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Activists: Syrian Troops Kill 52 Civilians in Saturday Attacks

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say government forces killed at least 52 civilians in attacks across the country Saturday, as Syria’s main exiled opposition group elected a Kurdish academic to try to unify the movement after months of infighting. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday’s highest death toll was in Daraa, with 20 people killed […]

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Polls Open in French Parliamentary Election

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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The first round of parliamentary elections began in France Sunday, where polls show that leftist parties could gain a slim majority of the 577 seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament But, it is not clear whether the Socialists and their allies will win the necessary solid majority in the first round […]

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Activists: Syrian Troops Kill 52 Civilians in Saturday Attacks

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say government forces killed at least 52 civilians in attacks across the country Saturday, as Syria’s main exiled opposition group met in neighboring Turkey to pick a new leader to unify the movement. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday’s highest death toll was in Daraa, with 20 people killed in […]

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