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Pope’s Butler Goes on Trial

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of Pope Benedict’s former butler is under way. A three-judge Vatican tribunal began the trial Saturday. Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three is facing up to four years in prison for aggravated theft in a trial that is unprecedented in the modern history of the world’s smallest state. He has confessed to […]

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Al-Shabab Withdraws From Kismayo, Its Last Somali Stronghold

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Somlia’s militant group al-Shabab says it has withdrawn from its last stronghold in the country. The group said Saturday it has abandoned the Somali port city of Kismayo, a day after Kenyan forces attacked the port city in an operation designed to drive out the militant group. Al-Shabab vowed to strike back. The Kenyan military […]

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