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Burma Blames Kachin Rebels for Fighting

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s government is blaming ethnic Kachin rebels for starting a week of fighting along the northeastern border with China. The state-run New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday that the army is battling rebels to protect a major Chinese-built hydroelectric power project that has come under threat from the rebels. The rebels have blamed government forces […]

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Ethiopia Jails 14 For AU Bomb Plot

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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An Ethiopian court sentenced 14 people to prison Wednesday for plotting to bomb an African Union summit in January. Authorities say the 14 are Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebels trained in Eritrea. They are accused of planning to strike a hotel where several heads of state were staying and other targets in the Ethiopian capital […]

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