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New charges filed in Politkovskaya’s killing probe

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators marked the 5th anniversary of journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s killing on Friday by filing new charges against suspects involved in the slaying, but they have remained silent about who might have ordered her murder. Politkovskaya, a sharp critic of the Kremlin and its policies in Chechnya, was gunned down in the elevator of her Moscow apartment ...

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Qaddafi Urges Followers to ‘Rise Up’ and Fill the Streets

Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the deposed Libyan leader now in hiding, broke more than a week of public silence on Thursday with a recorded message beseeching his followers to flood the streets of their country and “raise our green flags to the skies.” Colonel Qaddafi’s message also denounced the Transitional National Council, the provisional government that succeeded…

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UNICEF Statement on Emergency in Tuvalu

Friday, 7 October 2011, 4:57 pm Press Release: UNICEF SUVA, 07 October 2011 – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is deeply concerned at the plight of those affected by the severe water shortage in Tuvalu, especially the most vulnerable, children and women. Early estimates from government…

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Nobel Peace Prize to Liberian president, Arab Spring, or EU?

Africa’s first democratically elected woman president, cyber activists who helped bring about the Arab Spring uprising or maybe the European Union? Speculation ahead of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement is rife. The Norwegian Nobel Committee that attributes the prize had a record 241 individuals and organisations on its top secret list, with the name of the laureate to be unveiled ...

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EU, Arab Spring favorites for Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway — Arab Spring or European Union? Speculation ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday is split after cryptic comments by the award committee’s chairman. Many Nobel watchers have seen the revolutions against autocratic regimes in North Africa and the Middle East as the most likely subject of this year’s prize. An American professor who wrote a ...

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World mourns, pays tribute to Steve Jobs

Apples and flowers: People memorialize Steve Jobs in front of an Apple store in New York. October 6th, 2011 01:40 PM ET Share this on: Facebook Twitter Digg del.icio.us reddit MySpace StumbleUpon Comments (444 comments) Permalink Tweet Editor's note: Apple admirers and competitors alike are mourning the death of Steve Jobs. The man behind the iPhone, iPad and other wildly ...

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Palestinian anger at U.S. rising over UN veto threat

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK — Palestinians have long been skeptical of America’s ability to help them win independence. But low expectations have turned into frustration and in some cases outright anger after the U.S. threatened to derail a bid for U.N. recognition of an independent state and Congress put a hold on $200 million in badly needed aid. Protests have been ...

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Socialists set to crown Hollande in France’s first open primary

French politics will stray into uncharted, transatlantic territory this weekend when left-wing voters will be invited to take part in the country’s first “open” presidential, primary election. If pollsters are correct, little doubt remains about the identity of the centre-left challenger to President Nicolas Sarkozy next spring. In the last few days, the former Socialist party leader, François Hollande, 57, ...

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Why Kosovo but not Palestine?

In his September 21 speech to the United Nations, President Obama announced that he would veto UN recognition of a Palestinian state, because its independence was not a result of a negotiated settlement with Israel. He said that “peace depends upon compromise among people who must live together long after our … votes have been tallied … That’s the lesson ...

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