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Taliban issues ‘kill notice’ for Britain’s Prince Harry

London, September 10: Taliban on Monday threatened to kill Britain’s Prince Harry, who is serving a fresh deployment in Afghanistan as an Apache attack helicopter pilot, four years after his previous battle stint in the war-torn country was cut short over similar threats. Describing 27-year-old Prince Harry as a “high-value target”, a militia spokesman said they will “make their best ...

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US marks 9/11 anniversary

Events overshadowed by rescuers’ health concerns, financial feuding Eleven years after the attacks on Sept 11, 2001, New Yorkers will mark the anniversary on Tuesday against a backdrop of health concerns for emergency workers and a feud over financing that has stopped construction of the $1 billion Ground Zero museum. The towers of the World Trade Center pour out smoke ...

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Murray Finally Wins Grand Slam With US Open Title

NEW YORK (AP) — His considerable lead, and a chance at history, slipping away, Andy Murray dug deep for stamina and mental strength, outlasting Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five-set U.S. Open final Monday. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @NYTNational for breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors It had been 76 years since a British man ...

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The Bagram trauma

THE HANDOVER of Bagram prison inmates to the Afghan authorities is belated justice. Nonetheless, it is a welcome development as far as the United States decides to disengage itself from the affairs of the war-torn country. The prisoners, some of whom were captured on the battlefield, would now be transferred to a new facility nearby and no body knows as ...

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Waiting for a ‘Palestinian Spring’?

Social protests in the West Bank have been escalating in line with the costs of living. Thousands of people marched in the streets demanding lower prices for fuel and food. From his presidential compound in Ramallah, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, said he understood the people’s anger and would act to help, but he said his government will not be ...

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UN rights chief cites problems in Syria, Bahrain

JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press= GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top rights official laid out the world’s most significant human rights issues Monday, criticizing Syria and Bahrain but also mentioning problems in Western countries such as France and Greece. The assessment by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is important because it sets the tone for the U.N.’s 47-nation ...

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EU Commission approves BFA-Bankia capital increase

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission has given temporary approval for a 4.5 billion-euro (3.6 billion pounds) capital increase to be provided to Spain’s BFA-Bankia , the EU executive said on Monday. “The European Commission has temporarily approved, under EU state aid rules, a 4.5 billion euro capital increase for the Spanish banking group BFA, which will restore the capital ...

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Climate Change This Week: Climate Change Timeline, Bye-Bye Birdies, and More…

Thanks — ? — for the 2012 Memories… so far: An interactive 2012 timeline of 36 extreme climate and weather events worldwide so far highlights the avalanche of extreme weather predicted under ongoing climate change and now being observed worldwide. Such events will shadow an upcoming UN climate meeting of ministers, reports Apilaporn Vechakij for Agence France Presse. The really ...

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Iraq’s fugitive VP convicted as attacks kill 64

LARA JAKES Associated Press= BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s fugitive Sunni vice president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fueled sectarian tensions in the country. Underscoring the instability, insurgents unleashed an onslaught of bombings and shootings across Iraq, killing at least 64 people in a dozen ...

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