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Rebels launch push in western Libya

Rebels launched a new offensive out of their stronghold in Libya's western mountains, battling regime forces on a new front in a bid to break a months-long deadlock and push toward Tripoli. Booms of shelling and rocket fire echoed from the front l...

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Emergency talks called to calm global financial crises

Finance chiefs from major powers are to hold emergency talks by telephone to discuss ways to contain the latest turmoil on world financial markets, reports say. Twin debt crises in the eurozone and the US have caused sharp falls. Analysts say worl...

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U.S. Widens Its Role in Battle Against Mexico’s Drug Cartels

WASHINGTON — The United States is expanding its role in Mexico’s bloody fight against drug trafficking organizations, sending new C.I.A. operatives and retired military personnel to the country and considering plans to deploy private s...

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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood holds internal poll

The Muslim Brotherhood has held its first public internal election since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, flexing newfound electoral strength ahead of a nationwide vote in November. After decades spent underground because of an official b...

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The day Hiroshima turned into hell

Sixty-six years ago, Hiroshima was turned into a burning inferno as the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city. Keijiro Matsushima was 16 years old when he witnessed the attack which claimed roughly 100,000 lives in one day. He recalls how August 6, 1945, was a beautiful day, with a blue sky. Keijiro had returned to school only a week earlier, ...

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Afghan helicopter crash kills 31 US troops

A US helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan has killed 31 US special forces and seven Afghan soldiers, President Hamid Karzai's office says. The helicopter was taking the personnel back to their base after an operation. It is not clear how the......

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Ask the Right Questions About Social Security and U.S. Militarism

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling Sitting at a small round kitchen table, Marie just found out she had won a $200 gift certificate worth of school supplies for her grandson. Her tears were mixed, some sweet, others bitter. Several weeks earlier, Marie had been told by a doctor that her kidneys were failing and she needed dialyses. Since her ...

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US AAA credit rating downgraded

One of the top credit rating agencies, Standard & Poor's, has downgraded the United States' top-notch AAA rating. S&P cut the long-term US credit rating by one notch to AA+ with a negative outllook, citing...

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At least 18 Syria protesters killed on Ramadan Friday

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian security forces killed at least 18 civilians in attacks on tens of thousands of protesters demonstrating against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad on the first Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, activists s...

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Starving Somalis shot dead as riots break out over food supplies

Somali government soldiers shot dead seven civilians as a riot broke out at a refugee camp in the capital Mogadishu. A mother and her childen wait for assistance at a makeshift medical camp in the Hawlwadag district of Mogadishu, Somalia Photo: EPA By Mike Pflanz, Nairobi 5:47PM BST 05 Aug 2011 Witnesses claimed the chaos erupted when the soldiers tried to ...

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