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Nigerian Militants Storm Prison, Free Inmates

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Nigeria said Thursday that militants attacked a prison and freed several inmates in the central part of the country. Witnesses said around 20 gunmen on motorcycles attacked the federal prison just south of Abuja late Wednesday, firing at guards before setting off a bomb outside the main gate. They said one guard was […]

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China Installs New Head of Restive Tibetan Area

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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China has appointed a career law enforcement officer to head a restive, ethnically-Tibetan area of Sichuan province, a region where more than 20 Buddhist monks, nuns and their supporters have set themselves on fire in the past year to protest Chinese rule. State-controlled media said Wednesday that Liu Zuoming was named last week as Communist […]

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Russia’s Islamist Rebel Leader Orders Halt to Attacks

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The leader of Russia’s Islamist rebels has ordered a halt to attacks on civilians, saying mass opposition protests show the public is no longer supporting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. In a video posted on a rebel-affiliated website Friday, Doku Umarov said he is urging all groups that are carrying out special operations in Russia to […]

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Police Kill 4 in Bangladeshi Protests

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Bangladesh fired guns and used tear gas on protesters at opposition rallies in the southeast, killing at least four and injuring more than 200 others. Authorities say the shootings took place Sunday in two towns — Chandpur and Laksmipur — where Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists were demonstrating for the reinstatement of a caretaker […]

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Police Kill 3 in Bangladeshi Protests

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Bangladesh say police have opened fire on opposition rallies, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100. Authorities say the shootings took place Sunday in two towns — Chandpur and Laksmipur — where Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists were demonstrating for the reinstatement of a voting system in which independent caretaker governments […]

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PAKISTAN UNREST

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan authorities say assailants have fired rockets at the country’s top military academy, near the compound in Abbottabad where U.S. Navy Seals killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Officials say the rockets damaged a wall of the academy. They say no one was hurt in the attack. It was not immediately clear who was responsible […]

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Libyans Storm Transitional Govt. HQ in Benghazi

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A crowd of Libyan demonstrators used hand grenades to force their way inside the local headquarters of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council in the eastern city of Benghazi Saturday, to protest the pace of reforms. Witnesses said the people of Benghazi, the birthplace of the uprising against longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, were demanding greater transparency […]

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AU, Government Troops Seize al-Shabab Positions in Mogadishu

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say African Union and Somali government troops have seized positions from militant group al-Shabab in the capital, Mogadishu. The AU force, known as AMISOM, said Friday that it had driven al-Shabab fighters from Mogadishu University and the Barakat Cemetery, areas on the city’s northern outskirts. Witnesses in the area reported hearing heavy gunfire around […]

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African Union Troops Advance on al-Shabab Positions in Mogadishu

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Heavy fighting broke out Friday in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, as African Union-backed Somali soldiers reportedly made gains against al-Shabab holdouts in the city. Somali officials said soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have taken over several of the insurgent group’s strategic bases, in an attempt to drive the remaining militants […]

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Nigerian Police Offer Bounty for Escaped Suspect of Church Bombing

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian police are offering a reward of over $300,000 for information leading to the recapture of the alleged mastermind of a deadly Christmas Day church bombing. Officials say Kabiru Sokoto escaped custody on Wednesday when gang members attacked a police vehicle while he was being escorted to another police station. President Goodluck Jonathan has threatened […]

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