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Protest Follows Firing of 12,000 South African Miners

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of South African miners held a protest march Saturday in Rustenburg in a show of solidarity with thousands of fellow miners fired at the Anglo American platinum mine. The world’s largest platinum producer dismissed 12,000 mineworkers in Rustenburg Friday for staging an illegal strike. Anglo American Platinum said the workers from its Rustenburg mine […]

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Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain’s High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five […]

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Turkey Responds to Syrian Shelling

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish state media say another mortar bomb from Syria has landed in southern Turkey. The Anatolian news agency says Turkish military returned fire Saturday after the bomb landed in a rural area amid intense clashes on the Syrian side of the border in Idlib province. The latest shelling came a day after Turkish Prime Minister […]

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Khan Leads Drone Protest in Pakistan

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani cricket star turned politician Imran Khan has launched a so-called motorcade march against U.S. drone strikes. Khan and his Movement for Justice Party, along with Western and local activists, began the drive Saturday in Islamabad. The convoy is headed to the South Waziristan tribal district along the Afghan border, the target of frequent U.S. […]

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North Korean Soldier Kills 2 Before Defecting to South

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean official says a North Korean soldier has defected to the South after killing two officers. A South Korean Defense Ministry Official says the defection took place around noon on Saturday across the western section of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries. The official said the soldier is being interrogated […]

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