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Coke Iced in U.S. Virgin Islands

NewsAmericas, ST. THOMAS, USVI, Thurs. June 30, 2011: Over 1,100 pounds of cocaine have been iced in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department seized about 531 kilograms or 1,168 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $16 million from a St. Thomas residence on Monday. In ...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi defies government warning ahead of tour

Yangon – The Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday she would go ahead with a planned tour of the country, her first since being released from house arrest in November, despite a letter of warning from the government. ‘I will go ahead with my plan,’ Suu Kyi told journalists after a meeting with visiting Japanese vice foreign ...

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Global Day Of The Drum For Brooklyn, NY

Guyanese master drummer and herbalist, Menes De Griot CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 29, 2011: A celebration of the International Year for People of African Descent through drumming is coming to Brooklyn, NY. Guyanese master drummer and herbalist, Menes De Griot along with Wesley Gray of One Billion Drumming for Peace Network, Granmaster Kham and the International African ...

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Westford Fund Wins Dismissal of Liquidation Petition

NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The British Virgin Islands Court of Appeal has unanimously reversed a lower court ruling and dismissed a petition by McKinsey & Co. to liquidate Westford Special Situations Fund Ltd. McKinsey had filed the petition in an attempt to redeem its investment. McKinsey, which had invested in a feeder fund to Westford Special Situations ...

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21 dead as Taleban storm Kabul hotel

KABUL – Heavily armed Taleban militants stormed a top Kabul hotel, sparking a ferocious battle involving Afghan commandos and a NATO helicopter gunship that left at least 21 dead including the nine attackers. Officials said all of the gunmen were killed during the night-time raid on the hilltop Intercontinental Hotel, frequented by Westerners and Afghan officials, part of which was ...

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Hundreds of Yemeni troops defect to rebels: opposition

SANAA/ADEN – More than 300 members of Yemen’s security forces have defected, opposition sources said on Wednesday, which could bolster opponents demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh end his 33 years in power. The defections come amid intensified military attacks by the Yemeni air force and ground troops on what the government says are Islamist militants affiliated with al Qaeda ...

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US cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting

When President Barack Obama cited cost as a reason to bring troops home from Afghanistan, he referred to a $1 trillion price tag for America’s wars. Staggering as it is, that figure grossly underestimates the total cost of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the US Treasury and ignores more imposing costs yet to come, according to a study ...

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10 killed as Taliban attack Kabul hotel, NATO choppers end siege

Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a top Kabul hotel, sparking a five-hour battle with Afghan commandos backed by a NATO helicopter in an assault that left at least 10 people dead today. Red tracer bullets arced through the night sky around the hilltop Intercontinental Hotel, whose faded grandeur frequently pays host to Afghan officials and foreigners. Part of the ...

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