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Kabul lockdown for Rabbani state funeral

Thousands of mourners were expected to attend a state funeral for Burhanuddin Rabbani, the government peace negotiator, whose assassination threatens to engulf Afghanistan in fresh chaos. An assassin with a bomb hidden under his turban and purporting to be a peace emissary from the Taliban leadership killed Rabbani at his Kabul villa on Tuesday as he clasped him to his ...

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At least 15 killed in Yemeni capital as shelling continues

SANAA, Yemen — Renewed violence in the Yemeni capital killed at least 15 people Thursday as forces loyal to the regime and its opponents shelled each other’s strategic positions from hills surrounding the city, medical and security officials said. The shelling over Sanaa has terrified residents and emptied the streets, already pockmarked by ground battles between rival forces based in ...

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Iranian’s speech prompts widespread walkout at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS — American diplomats led a walkout at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday as Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fiercely attacked the United States and major West European nations as “arrogant powers” ruled by greed and eager for military adventurism. The two U.S. diplomats, who…

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"King Cobra" Sata wins Zambia presidential race

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata was declared the winner of Zambia’s presidential election on Friday, ousting incumbent Rupiah Banda as the leader of Africa’s biggest copper producer in polls marred by public violence. Sata, 74 and nicknamed “King Cobra” because of his venomous tongue, toned down his rhetoric against foreign mining firms, especially from China, in the ...

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Clock ticks on Palestinian U.N. plan

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Diplomats struggled to find a formula on Thursday to avoid a clash over the Middle East as time ticked down on Palestinian plans to ask the United Nations to recognize their statehood. Zena, a 6-year-old Belgian-Palestinian girl, waves a Palestinian flag during a protest in central Brussels September 21, 2011. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir) President Mahmoud Abbas is ...

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India villagers recount earthquake woes

  • Death toll climbs to 110 • Army choppers deliver food supplies Added At:  2011-09-22 9:57 PM    Last Updated At: 2011-09-22 9:57 PM The Himalayan Times – Saved Articles(s) The headlines has been added to your saved article(s) To View your saved article(s)please Close –> Share | –>…

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Italy: Title-holder AC Milan remains winless in Serie A

PRINT EMAIL FACEBOOK Tweet RSS SHARE ROME (AP) — Defending champion AC Milan remained winless in Serie A following a 1-1 draw with Udinese on Wednesday, while 10-man Juventus drew 1-1 with Bologna to end its perfect start. At the San Siro, Antonio Di Natale took advantage of an error from Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati to give Udinese the lead ...

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US to expand drone hits with secret new bases

The US is building a ring of secret military bases in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula as it steps up the use of unmanned drone aircraft to strike at groups linked to al-Qa’ida. Click to view graphic (107k jpg) A base has been built on the Indian Ocean island chain of the Seychelles, according to leaked diplomatic ...

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Death row man in last-ditch appeal

Troy Davis, the condemned inmate who has convinced hundreds of thousands of people – but not the justice system – of his innocence has filed an eleventh-hour plea asking the US Supreme Court to stop Georgia authorities from executing him for the murder of an off-duty police officer. Though his lawyers say seven of nine key witnesses against him have ...

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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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