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  • Sierra Leone tribunal to wrap up business soon
    531433-fisher 2012-10-09 23:51:21 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The tribunal established to prosecute those most responsible for atrocities committed during Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war will soon deliver its final judgment and become the first international criminal tribunal to go out...
  • UN chief warns Syria crisis threatens region
    Diaalnews 2012-10-08 08:43:04 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — The U.N.'s secretary-general has made a strong appeal to halt the flow of arms into Syria and warned that the crisis threatens stability in the entire region. Ban Ki-moon says he is "deeply concerned" about the continued flow of ...
  • Egypt's new president gives himself high grades
    6b65c90f2e133c1c1d0f6a7067004a4c 2012-10-08 08:35:04 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has given himself high grades on his handling of some of the nation's pressing problems, spending much of a nearly two-hour speech late Saturday talking in painstaking detail about fuel, trash and bre...
  • US panel: China tech giants pose security threat
    51c2d7424899571c1d0f6a7067005ece 2012-10-08 08:22:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — American companies should avoid doing business with China's two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee is warning in a report to be issued Mond...
  • Nobel Prize season kicks off with medicine award
    Diaalnews 2012-10-08 07:02:18 UTC
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Some of the world's top scholars will be thrust into the global spotlight this week as award committees in Stockholm and Oslo announce the 2012 Nobel Prizes, starting with the medicine award Monday. The prestigious prizes, cr...
  • Philippines, Muslim rebels agree on peace pact
    53f681ab44be451c1d0f6a7067007dca 2012-10-07 09:05:52 UTC
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Sunday that his government has reached a preliminary peace agreement with the nation's largest Muslim rebel group in a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgen...
  • Panetta: Syria clash with Turkey may escalate
    Diaalnews 2012-10-07 08:22:57 UTC
    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The continued exchange of artillery fire between Syria and Turkey raises additional concerns that the conflict may escalate and spread to neighboring countries, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Saturday. Panetta sa...
  • Romney cites 'job crisis' despite employment gains
    Getty_050412_romneyfamily 2012-10-06 10:54:24 UTC
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Declaring that the nation is in a "jobs crisis," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is charging ahead with his economic arguments in spite of unemployment dropping to its lowest level since President Barack Obama to...
  • 2 extradited to US to appear in Conn. court
    73a5f15a12cf1c1c1d0f6a7067000aaf 2012-10-06 10:55:57 UTC
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Five terror suspects were extradited from Britain after losing their lengthy fight to avoid facing charges in the U.S., and officials say at least two of the men are expected in court Saturday. Radical preacher Abu Hamza...
  • Abortion rights yacht sails around Moroccan port
    D1b3b610f9ac071b1d0f6a70670079a2 2012-10-05 08:26:39 UTC
    SMIR, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan police Thursday escorted from its waters a small yacht carrying women's rights activists claiming to be able to perform abortions on board, after anti-abortion protesters jeered them on land. The Dutch group Women ...
  • UN strongly condemns Syrian shelling of Turkey
    Un-syria 2012-10-05 07:59:34 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council overcame deep divisions to unanimously approve a statement Thursday condemning Syria's shelling of a Turkish town that killed five women and children "in the strongest terms." Council members mana...
  • Pakistan struggles with smuggled Buddhist relics
    9cf27dd6f7b9fe1b1c0f6a706700e0f9 2012-10-04 08:09:02 UTC
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lacking the necessary cash and manpower, Pakistan is struggling to stem the flow of millions of dollars in ancient Buddhist artifacts that looters dig up in the country's northwest and smuggle to collectors around the world. Th...
  • Devout Israeli Jews moving to Arab-Jewish cities
    28b638b8f7bafe1b1c0f6a706700809a 2012-10-04 08:04:06 UTC
    ACRE, Israel (AP) — Orthodox Jewish Israelis, the driving force of the West Bank settlement movement, have begun to turn their attention inward to Israel itself, moving into Arab areas of mixed cities in an attempt to cement the Jewish presence th...
  • Suicide bombings kill 34 in Syrian city of Aleppo
    1fabb9ebde98e91b1c0f6a7067002ea5 2012-10-03 17:10:00 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in a government-controlled area of the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people, leveling buildings and trapping survivors under the rubbl...
  • Iran tightens measures to stem currency fall
    Diaalnews 2012-10-03 16:59:08 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police threatened merchants who closed their shops in Tehran's main bazaar and launched crackdowns on sidewalk money changers on Wednesday as part of a push to halt the plunge of Iran's currency, which has shed more than a thir...
  • Pope's butler convicted in leaks, given 18 months
    Diaalnews 2012-10-06 10:56:08 UTC
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope's butler was convicted Saturday of stealing the pope's private documents and leaking them to a journalist, and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Judge Giuseppe Dalla Torre read the verdict aloud Saturday two hou...
  • Syrian TV: 3 explosions rock central Aleppo
    A2e9693bc716dc1b1c0f6a70670046fb 2012-10-03 07:45:49 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state-run television says three "terrorist" explosions have rocked a central district in the northern city of Aleppo. The report says Wednesday's blasts went off in the city's main square, an area controlled by government f...
  • Civilians struggle to check Pakistan army's power
    Deb60a48c43ace1b1c0f6a706700ceda 2012-10-02 10:24:27 UTC
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The footage was startling: A group of what appeared to be Pakistani soldiers gunning down several blindfolded men in a forested area. As the clips circulated online and the U.S. threatened to cut aid, Pakistan's army chief promise...
  • Amnesty calls on Egypt to tackle legacy of abuse
    E42e5552c4cad11b1c0f6a706700e1e2 2012-10-02 10:18:17 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International warned Tuesday that abuses by Egyptian police and military continued with impunity after regime change and Hosni Mubarak's ouster, and urged the country's newly elected leader to deal with this "bloody legacy" by...
  • Syria ever present at UN General Assembly
    F31eab0eac81c01b1c0f6a7067002889 2012-10-02 10:15:04 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After countless speeches, meetings and behind-the-scenes discussions, the unending war in Syria remained the unsolved problem that loomed over this year's gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. As the week-long ...
  • 6 crew arrested in deadly Hong Kong boat collision
    Hongkong182__v-grossgalerie16x9 2012-10-02 10:10:09 UTC
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they've arrested six crew members from the two boats involved in a collision that left 37 people dead. Police Commissioner Tsang Wai-hung said Tuesday that crew members from both boats were detained. He s...
  • Early vote count in Georgia puts opposition ahead
    E50f153aabdbbd1b1c0f6a7067000fb3 2012-10-02 10:08:03 UTC
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Early results in Georgia's parliamentary elections on Tuesday showed the opposition with what appears to be an insurmountable lead as voters turned away from President Mikhail Saakashvili and the party that has been in powe...
  • Afghan bomber kills 14, including 3 NATO troops
    Afghanistan_t607 2012-10-01 11:38:28 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives rammed his bike into a patrol of Afghan and international forces on Monday morning in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people, including three NAT...
  • Voters in Georgia deciding fate of government
    1e8d8fe4aaf5b81b1c0f6a7067000d78 2012-10-01 11:34:11 UTC
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Voters in Georgia are choosing a new parliament in a heated election Monday that will decide the future of the pro-Western government of President Mikhail Saakashvili. Emotions are running high in an election that is...
  • Moscow court postpones Pussy Riot appeal
    Fb23bb09aaaab71b1c0f6a7067005942 2012-10-01 11:27:43 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — An appeal by three members of jailed rock band Pussy Riot was postponed Monday after one of them fired her lawyers in what prosecutors criticized as a delaying tactic. The two year-sentences given in August to the three performe...