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Troy Davis executed despite public outcry

Troy Davis was executed by lethal injection tonight, September 21, 2012 at 11:08 p.m. Davis was convicted of the 1989 killing of police officer Mark MacPhail. In his last words, Troy Davis maintained his innocence until the end. In his last words, Troy Davis spoke to the MacPhail family while strapped to a gurney. Telling them, ”I did not personally ...

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Security Council: Will The US Have To Be The Adult?

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) dream of being Queen for a Day, were dashed today…but their real thrashing will come in a Security Council vote…   Here’s a quick refresher on how this all works at the ‘Useless Nations’:  According to the UN Charter, Article 27, Security Council decisions on all substantive matters require the affirmative votes of 9 members. There ...

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Typhoon passes Japan tsunami zone, plant intact

TOKYO – A powerful typhoon headed north Thursday after dumping heavy rains on Japan’s tsunami-devastated coastline, paralyzing commuter trains in the capital, and leaving at least 16 people dead or missing across the country. There had been concerns that Typhoon Roke could pose more problems for the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which was sent into meltdown by the March ...

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Afghan assasination dashes peace hopes

PATRICK QUINN Associated Press= KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The assassination of a former Afghan president reflects the dangers of negotiations with the Taliban: Any effort toward a peace deal can bring deadly action to stop it from factions within the multi-headed insurgency. Now supporters of the slain Burhanuddin Rabbani angrily warned on Wednesday that there is no hope in seeking ...

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First prize for a child in Somalia: An AK-47

NAIROBI: A typical prize for a children’s contest might be a backpack, a lunchbox or maybe some toys. But not in Somalia. Over the weekend, a Somali radio station run by the Shabab,…

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Cameron in talks over Palestine bid

David Cameron will hold talks with world leaders at the United Nations as the Government weighs its response to an expected push for Palestinian statehood. The Prime Minister arrived in New York amid reports of a split in the coalition over whether to back an application for Palestine to join the United Nations. The United States has already said it ...

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Cameron in talks over Palestine bid

David Cameron will hold talks with world leaders at the United Nations as the Government weighs its response to an expected push for Palestinian statehood. The Prime Minister arrived in New York amid reports of a split in the coalition over whether to back an application for Palestine to join the United Nations. The United States has already said it ...

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Mullen says troop total in Iraq to drop sharply

WASHINGTON — The number of American troops in Iraq will fall to roughly 40,000 by the end of this month as the U.S. winds down the war, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, initially said force levels would drop to 30,000 over that time frame, but later Tuesday his…

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Kenya election violence: Uhuru Kenyatta at The Hague

Kenya’s deputy prime minister is to testify at the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he and two others are accused of crimes against humanity. Judges will…

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Bus-sized dead satellite may hit Earth on Friday

WASHINGTON: A six-and-ahalf tonne defunct climate satellite that has been circling the Earth for the past 20 years will make a fiery death plunge this week, Nasa…

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