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Israeli Court Rejects Suit Over US Activist Death

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli court Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought against the military by the family of a U.S. activist crushed to death by an army bulldozer during a 2003 pro-Palestinian protest in the Gaza Strip. Rachel Corrie’s family had accused Israel of intentionally and unlawfully killing their 23-year-old daughter, launching a civil case in the northern […]

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Israeli Court Rejects Suit Over US Activist Death

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli court Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought against the military by the family of a U.S. activist crushed to death by an army bulldozer during a 2003 pro-Palestinian protest in the Gaza Strip. Rachel Corrie’s family had accused Israel of intentionally and unlawfully killing their 23-year-old daughter, launching a civil case in the northern […]

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Burma Removes 2,000 from Government Blacklist

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Burma has removed over 2,000 citizens from a government blacklist long used to keep exiled critics of the country’s former military rulers from returning to their homeland. The New Light of Myanmar hailed the move as a continuation of Burma’s recent political and economic reforms. The state-controlled paper did not discuss the status of over […]

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Typhoon Bolaven Lashes Korean Peninsula

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful typhoon is bringing heavy wind and rains to South Korea as it skirts up the coast, leaving at least four Chinese fisherman dead after their vessels slammed into rocks. Officials say nearly 200,000 households have lost power after Typhoon Bolaven knocked over street lights, ripped away signs and toppled a church spire. South […]

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