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9/11 mastermind to face ‘trial of the century’

The self-confessed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and four co-accused are due to be arraigned on Saturday at Guantanamo Bay, with all facing the death penalty if convicted. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-defendants will be formally charged in a military tribunal with planning and executing the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed 2976 people in New York, Washington and ...

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Report: Kenyan forces abused Somalis near border

NAIROBI, Kenya — An international human rights group said Friday that Kenyan security forces abused ethnic Somalis in Kenya’s border region in response to attacks by militants from Somalia and have never been punished for the abuses. Human Rights Watch said in its…

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EU official: ACTA unlikely to become law

BRUSSELS (AP) – An EU official says an international treaty that has been the subject of large protests by people fearing it would impinge on Internet freedom is unlikely to gain approval. European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes implied in a speech Friday that ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, probably will not be ratified by the European Union. Speaking in ...

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Sudan and South Sudan fighting risks children being sucked into conflict

Save the Children says displaced children are at risk of harm and could be sucked into the conflict as child soldiers Children carry their family’s belongings as they go to Yida refugee camp in South Kordofan. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters Children face increasing risk of death, injury and recruitment by armed groups in an upsurge of fighting between Sudan and South ...

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Senior UN official alarmed at recent murders of journalists in Mexico

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO/Francis Barrier4 May 2012 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced alarm and anger over the murders of three Mexican journalists in the state of Veracruz in less than a week. “I condemn these three murders in the…

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Senior UN official alarmed at recent murders of journalists in Mexico

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO/Francis Barrier4 May 2012 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced alarm and anger over the murders of three Mexican journalists in the state of Veracruz in less than a week. “I condemn these three murders in the…

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A look at Obama promises: kept, broken, unrealized

Unlike four years ago, President Barack Obama’s campaign speeches focus less on new promises and more on pledges he says he’s kept. Here’s a look at how his promises have held up: PROMISES KEPT —Sign legislation to remake the nation’s health care system and extend coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans. —Kill Osama bin Laden. —End the ban ...

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A look at Obama promises: kept, broken, unrealized

Unlike four years ago, President Barack Obama’s campaign speeches focus less on new promises and more on pledges he says he’s kept. Here’s a look at how his promises have held up: PROMISES KEPT —Sign legislation to remake the nation’s health care system and extend coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans. —Kill Osama bin Laden. —End the ban ...

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British soldiers killed in mortar attack in Afghanistan

Two members of Royal Logistics Corps die after Taliban fire mortars at forward base in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand province Soldiers of 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh. Two members of the Royal Logistics Corp attached to the battalion’s battlegroup were killed on Friday. Photograph: Major Paul Smyth/PA…

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British soldiers killed in mortar attack in Afghanistan

Two members of Royal Logistics Corps die after Taliban fire mortars at forward base in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand province Soldiers of 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh. Two members of the Royal Logistics Corp attached to the battalion’s battlegroup were killed on Friday. Photograph: Major Paul Smyth/PA…

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