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NATO Admits Missile Hit a Civilian Home in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya — NATO acknowledged Sunday that an errant missile had destroyed a civilian home in the Libyan capital in the early morning, saying it may have killed civilians. It was the alliance’s first such admission in the three-month-long campaign of airstrikes against the military forces of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Reporters taken to the site and a nearby hospital saw ...

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Tunisia’s Ben Ali goes on trial in absentia

The legal team of the ousted Tunisian president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who has gone on trial in Tunis, intends to request a postponement to prepare his defence, according to one of his lawyers. Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on January 14 in the face of a popular uprising against his 23-year rule and is being tried in absentia by a ...

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Roma (Gypsies), Pontiffs and a Complex and Bitter History

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. With burning embers still smoldering from a fire that killed four Roma (Gypsy) children, children that were not only trapped in their wooden shack in a village in the Italian capital “illegal” but trapped by centuries of racism and oppression; it was an understatement, a weak attempt to absolve European and Church history, when ...

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Toddlers among 9 dead in Tripoli ‘NATO raid’

Libyan officials showed reporters five bodies, two of them of toddlers, they said were among nine civilians killed in a ‘barbaric’ NATO air raid on Sunday as pressure mounted on the alliance to allow a political solution. Government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim accused the Western alliance of ‘deliberately targeting civilians,’ insisting there were no military targets anywhere near the residential neighbourhood ...

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Muammar Gaddafi war crimes files revealed

Rebels find documents implicating Libyan leader in war crimes, and hold them for International Criminal Court investigators Documents implicating Muammar Gaddafi in war crimes have been found, claim Libyan rebels. Photograph: Keystone/Rex Thousands of documents that reveal in chilling detail orders from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s senior generals to bombard and starve the people of Misrata have been gathered by war ...

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Austerity protests continue to roil Greece

ATHENS – Several thousand pro-Communist union members marched through central Athens yesterday to protest the government’s latest austerity measures and plans to sell off state enterprises to appease international creditors. Greece has seen near-daily protests against the belt-tightening that has slashed salaries and pensions in an attempt to stem its ballooning debt. “People should have no…

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As Kabul Sees More Bloodshed, Karzai Drops Another Bombshell

The streets of central Kabul’s bustling open-air Mandavi market was cleared of shopkeepers and shoppers early this afternoon after Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a large police station on the area’s main street. The three attackers killed five civilians, three policemen and an intelligence officer when they breached the gate of the compound and opened fire, the Interior Ministry ...

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