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UN Tribunal Transfers First Genocide Suspect to Rwanda

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has for the first time transferred a genocide suspect back to the central African country to face trial. Genocide suspect Jean Uwinkindi arrived in Kigali late Thursday from Arushu, Tanzania, where the U.N. tribunal is based. The transfer came after ICTR judges denied a motion blocking his transfer. Uwinkindi’s […]

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Asian Nations Top Arms Buyers; China Seen as Threat

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia’s state agency for arms sales says Asian nations have become Russia’s top military technology buyers, a development some arms experts blame on China. The Rosoboronexport company, part of a Russian delegation to an international arms exhibition in Malaysia, says 43 percent of Russia’s arms exports last year were to Asian countries. The Stockholm International […]

Islamist Sect Threatens to Bring Down Nigerian Government

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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The purported leader of Nigeria’s violent Islamist sect Boko Haram says he will bring down the government of President Goodluck Jonathan within three months. The 14-minute video posted on social video network YouTube features a man identified as the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau, ridiculing President Jonathan’s promise two weeks ago that the security situation in […]

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North Korea Launches Rocket Over Yellow Sea

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan and South Korea say that North Korea’s three-stage rocket launch early Friday failed. Japanese Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka says the rocket appears to have flown about 120 kilometers up into the air before splitting into four pieces and falling into the Yellow Sea. “We have received information that there was some sort of object […]

“Anonymous” Warns of More Cyber Attacks in China

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The computer hacking group Anonymous, blamed for a spate of cyber-attacks in China in the past week, says it will continue to target government websites to protest Internet censorship and human rights abuses. Anonymous-China claims to have hacked into hundreds of government and commercial Chinese sites so far this month, and last week there were […]

Mike Wallace, Iconic American Journalist, Dies at 93

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Mike Wallace — an entertainer in the early days of television who rose to become one of America’s best known broadcast journalists — has died. He was 93. In a statement Sunday, the CBS network said Wallace died Saturday at an extended care facility in Connecticut after a long illness. Wallace spent nearly 40 years […]

100 Buried in Pakistan Avalanche

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say an avalanche has smashed into a military base on a Himalayan glacier along the India border, burying more than 100 soldiers. Military authorities say the avalanche hit the base Saturday morning in the mountainous Siachen Glacier region, known as the world’s highest battlefield. Pakistan and India have military outposts in the region. […]

US Sends Five 9/11 Suspects to Trial Before Military Tribunal

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military has formally ordered a military tribunal for five suspected al-Qaida militants, believed to have planned the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States that killed nearly 3.000 people. Pentagon officials said Wednesday the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four other alleged co-conspirators are accused of […]

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Mogadishu Blast Kills Sports Chiefs; Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Militant group al-Shabab says it was behind a suicide bombing in Somalia’s capital Wednesday that killed at least eight people, including the country’s football and Olympic chiefs. The attack occurred at the newly-reopened national theater in Mogadishu, which has symbolized Somalia’s push to restore security and stability after more than two decades of chaos. Authorities […]

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US, China Experts Warn of Growing Bilateral Distrust

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two prominent scholars are warning that long-term “strategic” distrust between the United States and China is becoming more serious in spite of rapidly expanding contacts between the two countries. The warning comes in a report this week from Kenneth Lieberthal, the national security director for Asia under former president Bill Clinton, and Wang Jisi, dean […]

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