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Somalia: UN Endorses Roadmap to End Transition

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 1:03 pm Press Release: United Nations Somalia: UN-Backed Meeting Endorses Roadmap to End Transition, Restore Stability New York, Sep 6 2011 – Delegates attending a United Nations-backed meeting on ending Somalia’s transitional period today endorsed a roadmap that spells out priority measures to be implemented before the current governing arrangements end in August next year. The ...

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Wikileaks exposes skeletons in Nepal’s closet

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Libya rebels reach deal with residents of pro-Gaddafi town

Cairo/Tripoli – Libyan rebels have struck a deal with delegates from the town of Bani Walid, controlled by loyalists of fugitive leader Moamer Gaddafi, to enter it without fighting, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday. Citing rebels sources, the…

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Serbian general Perisic jailed for 27 years at Hague

The UN tribunal at The Hague has convicted the most senior officer of the former Yugoslav Army to stand trial for war crimes. General Momcilo Perisic, who served as chief…

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New CIA chief Petraeus pledges to defend America

General David Petraeus(L), former head of the allied forces in Afghanistan,… General David Petraeus(C), former head of the allied forces in Afghanistan,… General David Petraeus (R), former head of the allied forces in Afghanistan… David Petraeus pledged to confront the many threats facing America as he took the reins of the CIA, a decade after the 9/11 attacks that led ...

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Uruguay to apologize over alleged rape by UN peacekeepers

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) – Uruguay will apologize to Haiti and compensate an 18-year-old Haitian man allegedly raped by Uruguayan U.N. troops in the poor Caribbean state, the Uruguayan defense minister said on Tuesday. Public outrage in the earthquake-ravaged nation has simmered over a video shot by a cellphone camera and circulating on the Internet that shows laughing Uruguayan marines pinning…

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Carol Bartz fired as CEO of Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO — Carol Bartz was fired Tuesday as Yahoo Inc.’s CEO nearly three years into a tenure in which the company fell short of the turnaround she was charged with leading. The company said Bartz will be replaced by Chief…

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Bachmann’s campaign starts to fall apart as guru quits

It could just be Rick Perry blocking some of her sunlight. Or perhaps it was what she said about God, Hurricane Irene and government spending. Whatever the causes, there are signs that the rocket that shot Michele Bachmann to near the front of the Republican nomination race is starting to sputter. Signalling trouble is news that Ed Rollins, the veteran ...

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Mubarak returns to court, 1st witnesses to testify

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak returned to court Monday for a third hearing in his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters during the 18-day-uprising that toppled him. The proceedings move into a new phase as the first witnesses take to the stand: four policemen will testify against Mubarak and his top ...

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As crews battle Texas wildfires, residents wait to return home

Waiting for the wind to die in Texas (CNN) — Shannon Lilie had five minutes to flee her home, but she was frozen. As a wildfire inched closer to her Austin, Texas, neighborhood, she could not decide what to take with her. Her 6-year-old son appeared, carrying a bag and crying. He had stuffed his favorite toy inside and needed ...

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