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Pakistan PM seeks to dispel rumors of army rift

ISLAMABAD-Pakistan’s prime minister dismissed speculation of a rift between the government and the military over a secret memo sent to Washington seeking its help in averting a supposed military coup, saying the country was committed to democracy. Political tensions have soared in recent days as the Supreme Court begins a…

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US-Mexico immigration: Even oceans have borders

The US government is erecting a fence in the ocean to divide California from Tijuana, Mexico. Immigration and environmental activists say it is a costly,…

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Syrians protest Assad, as Arabs delay crisis talks

BEIRUT — Tens of thousands of Syrians, some of them calling for their president’s execution, protested against the authoritarian regime on Friday, as the Arab League indefinitely postponed a meeting on the crisis because of divisions over how to stop the bloodshed. In this image from TV shown on the Internet made available Thursday Dec. 15, 2011, showing an Iraqi ...

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Syrians protest Assad, as Arabs delay crisis talks

BEIRUT — Tens of thousands of Syrians, some of them calling for their president’s execution, protested against the authoritarian regime on Friday, as the Arab League indefinitely postponed a meeting on the crisis because of divisions over how to stop the bloodshed. In this image from TV shown on the Internet made available Thursday Dec. 15, 2011, showing an Iraqi ...

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ICC dismisses charges against Rwandan suspect

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – International Criminal Court judges dismissed charges Friday against a Rwandan rebel accused of involvement in the murder, rape and torture of Congolese villagers by a Hutu militia in 2009. The judges ordered the release of Callixte Mbarushimana, saying there is not enough evidence to support the charges against him. Prosecutors immediately said they would send the ...

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ICC dismisses charges against Rwandan suspect

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – International Criminal Court judges dismissed charges Friday against a Rwandan rebel accused of involvement in the murder, rape and torture of Congolese villagers by a Hutu militia in 2009. The judges ordered the release of Callixte Mbarushimana, saying there is not enough evidence to support the charges against him. Prosecutors immediately said they would send the ...

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Iraq, lost in the fog of war

War, we are told, is a rational instrument of policy. States go to war to achieve specific objectives. On such a view, determining the outcome of a war is a kind of bookkeeping exercise. One need only measure the results against the original purposes. But war is far too wily a beast to be made sense of by such simple ...

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Iraq, lost in the fog of war

War, we are told, is a rational instrument of policy. States go to war to achieve specific objectives. On such a view, determining the outcome of a war is a kind of bookkeeping exercise. One need only measure the results against the original purposes. But war is far too wily a beast to be made sense of by such simple ...

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Norway police say did all they could after massacre

OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian police responded as quickly as possible when an anti-Islamic gunman set off a bomb in Oslo and shot dead dozens of teenagers at a summer camp in July, the head of an internal police commission assessing the response said on Friday. Victims’ families have…

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Norway police say did all they could after massacre

OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian police responded as quickly as possible when an anti-Islamic gunman set off a bomb in Oslo and shot dead dozens of teenagers at a summer camp in July, the head of an internal police commission assessing the response said on Friday. Victims’ families have…

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