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With violence rising, Arab League suspends Syria mission

CAIRO – The Arab League suspended its Syria observation mission Saturday, saying it was too dangerous to continue, as battles between security and opposition forces raged just outside the capital, Damascus. The Arab League has joined the United States and other powers in calling for Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign, but the embattled leader shows no signs of budging ...

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With violence rising, Arab League suspends Syria mission

CAIRO – The Arab League suspended its Syria observation mission Saturday, saying it was too dangerous to continue, as battles between security and opposition forces raged just outside the capital, Damascus. The Arab League has joined the United States and other powers in calling for Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign, but the embattled leader shows no signs of budging ...

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Etta James remembered as triumphant trailblazer

Updated: January 28, 2012 4:25PM GARDENA, Calif. — Rhythm & blues legend Etta James was remembered at a service Saturday attended by hundreds of friends, family and fans as a woman who triumphed against all odds to break down cultural and musical barriers in a style that was unfailingly honest. The Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights activist, eulogized James ...

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Libya prisoners make new torture allegations

New evidence has emerged that supporters of the former Libyan leader, Col Gaddafi, have been tortured while in detention. The BBC has been told by inmates at a jail in Misrata that they were beaten, whipped and given electric shocks….

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Cameron and Karzai holding talks

David Cameron and President Hamid Karzai are to sign a pledge setting out the next stage in relations between Britain and Afghanistan. At bilateral talks the leaders will discuss security progress as well as the future support needed from the international community following the withdrawal of troops in 2014. That will be backed up by the signing of an "enduring ...

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Azarenka routs Sharapova to win Australian title

Victoria Azarenka routed Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 to win the Australian Open women’s title and secure the No. 1 ranking on Saturday night, all in her first Grand Slam final. The 22-year-old Belarusian dropped her opening service game and was down 2-0 after a nervous start before winning 12 of the next 13 games to take the match away from ...

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Money in Ecuador: How far can $1 get you?

Ecuador is one place where a little money really does go a long way. Not only does the country use United States currency, but it’s amazing how many things you can purchase for just one dollar. Whether you are looking to drink an oversized beer at a pub or feast on 20 fresh bananas (just try to scarf them all ...

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Arms from Libya could reach Boko Haram, al Qaeda – U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Libyan civil war may have given militant groups in Africa’s Sahel region like Boko Haram and al Qaeda access to large weapons caches, according to a U.N. report released on Thursday. The report on the impact of the Libyan civil war on countries of the Sahel region that straddle the Sahara – including Nigeria, Niger ...

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Arms from Libya could reach Boko Haram, al Qaeda – U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Libyan civil war may have given militant groups in Africa’s Sahel region like Boko Haram and al Qaeda access to large weapons caches, according to a U.N. report released on Thursday. The report on the impact of the Libyan civil war on countries of the Sahel region that straddle the Sahara – including Nigeria, Niger ...

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Republican presidential candidates hold TV debate

The Republican presidential candidates are battling it out at a national debate in Florida – the last before the battleground state holds its primary. Earlier, front-runners…

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