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US Officials: Killings of US Diplomats in Benghazi May Have Been Planned

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say an assault that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in the Libyan city of Benghazi may have been planned rather than being a spontaneous outburst of anti-American sentiment. The officials said Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi by a mob armed with rocket-propelled grenades appeared to […]

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US Ambassador, 3 Staff Killed in Libya Attack

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed after a mob stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern city Benghazi late Tuesday. Demonstrators reportedly angered over an amateur film allegedly made in the U.S. that mocks Islam’s Prophet Muhammad shot at and set fire to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Ambassador […]

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Somali President Safe After Hotel Bombing

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s new president was unharmed Wednesday when suicide bombers attacked the Mogadishu hotel where he has been staying. The visiting Kenyan foreign minister was speaking to reporters when a bomb blast was heard, followed by gunfire. “… and the commitment of the people of Somalia (BLAST, FOLLOWED BY GUNFIRE )) The news conference continued with […]

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US Ambassador, 3 Staff Killed in Libya Attack

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United States ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed after a mob stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern city Benghazi late Tuesday. Demonstrators reportedly angered over an amateur U.S.-made film that mocks Islam’s Prophet Muhammad shot at and set fire to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens is […]

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US Ambassador, 3 Staff Killed in Libya Attack

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United States ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed after a mob stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern city Benghazi late Tuesday. Demonstrators reportedly angered over an amateur U.S.-made film that mocks Islam’s Prophet Muhammad shot at and set fire to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens is […]

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Factory Fires Kill More Than 310 in Pakistan

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from devastating factory fires in two Pakistani cities Tuesday has risen to more than 310. A Pakistani official says 289 people have died from the blaze that ripped through a garment factory in the southern port city of Karachi. The search continues at the charred building for more bodies. The cause of […]

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Factory Fires Kill More Than 260 in Pakistan

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Fires broke out at two factories in Pakistan Tuesday, killing more than 260 people. Pakistani officials say at least 236 people were killed in the southern port city of Karachi when a blaze ripped through a garment factory. The death toll rose throughout the day Wednesday as authorities pulled more bodies from the charred building. […]

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Somali Lawmakers Elect New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali lawmakers have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s new president. The relative newcomer to politics defeated incumbent leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a third round run-off vote Monday, winning support from lawmakers who wanted a change in leadership. Speaker of parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman said the new president won in a landslide. […]

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US Transfers Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has formally handed over control of a controversial prison to the Afghan government, despite concerns about the fate of some of its inmates. A small ceremony at Bagram prison outside Kabul Monday marked the handover of more than 3,000 prisoners from U.S. to Afghan authorities. About 600 remain in U.S. custody. Colonel […]

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Somali Lawmakers Elect New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali lawmakers have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s new president. Mr. Mohamud defeated incumbent leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a third round run-off vote Monday. Speaker of parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman said the new president won in a landslide. “Sharif Sheikh Amed got 79 votes. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud got 190 votes.” Another […]

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