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Storm death toll rises in Central America

At least 105 people have been killed in flooding and landslides provoked by 10 days of heavy rains in Central America, officials have said. More than a million people have been affected in the region, prompting officials to ask for humanitarian aid and urge those unaffected to show solidarity. Much of the aid is expected to go to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and to the hardest-hit country, El ...

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North Korea and US agree new search for US war dead

The United States has reached agreement with North Korea to resume searching for the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War after a six-year halt. The US said searches would start again next year in an area north of the North Korean capital Pyongyang. Recovery operations stopped amid tension…

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ANALYSIS: Will Obama’s foreign policy wins in Iraq, Libya, matter?

Washington – US President Barack Obama wrapped up the week with a string of what his team views as clear foreign policy victories. On Friday the president announced that US military efforts in Iraq will soon end, and this week’s death of Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi could also be held up as a vindication of the US and NATO policy ...

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Gadhafi body stashed in shopping center freezer

Tripoli, Libya- Moammar Gadhafi’s blood-streaked body was stashed in a commercial freezer at a shopping center Friday as Libyans tried to keep it away from angry crowds as they figure out where to bury the longtime dictator. The makeshift provisions for the corpse reflected the disorganization and confusion that has surrounded Gadhafi’s death. Accounts of how he died after being ...

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Analysis: Reactions to Gaddafi’s death

Uncertainty surrounded initial reports that toppled Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi had been killed, and his hometown of Sirte had finally fallen to anti-Gaddafi fighters. As the news of Gaddafi’s death became clearer, crowds of Libyans took to the streets in Sirte, Tripoli, and Benghazi. Al Jazeera spoke to analysts, activists, academics and ambassadors about their reactions to Gaddafi’s death. All ...

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U.N. council to vote on Yemen resolution on Friday

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council will vote on a British-drafted resolution on Yemen on Friday that condemns the government crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrators and says those responsible should be held accountable, diplomats said. Anti-government protesters gesture as they gather outside a public school set on fire during clashes with supporters of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in ...

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Nato considers ending Libya strikes

The seven-month Nato Libyan air campaign could end within days after the death of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi who was shot in the head. Nato chiefs will meet in Brussels later to consider halting the campaign after one of its airstrikes injured the tyrant by hitting the convoy in which he was travelling. There were conflicting reports about what happened ...

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Clinton delivers warning to Pakistan: Crack down on terrorists

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – An unusually powerful U.S. delegation arrived here Thursday to deliver the starkest warning yet to Pakistan, according to a senior U.S. official: The United States would act unilaterally if necessary to attack extremist groups that use the country as a…

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Graphic images capture Gadhafi’s final moments

updated 5:33 PM EST, Thu October 20, 2011 An image on a cellular phone camera purportedly shows the arrest of Libya’s deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi in Sirte on Thursday, October 20. CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of this still. CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of this still. HIDE CAPTION Gadhafi’s final moments Gadhafi’s final moments Gadhafi’s final moments ...

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gives birth to baby girl

French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday night – the first infant born to a sitting president of modern-day France, the French media reported. President Nicolas Sarkozy, finishing up a meeting in Frankfurt on the euro debt crisis, was…

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