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Bomb at US Base Reminder of Raging Afghan War

Kabul, Afghanistan. A powerful Taliban truck bomb that wounded 77 American soldiers and killed five Afghans outside a combat outpost served as a reminder that 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, nearly 100,000 U.S. troops are still fighting a war that shows no signs of slowing down. No U.S. troops were killed when the massive bomb loaded on a ...

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Australian PM stands by asylum swap plan

The Australian prime minister has said that her government will try to revive a plan to send asylum seekers to Malaysia as part of a refugee-swap deal which was recently rejected by the country’s high court. “Malaysia offered the best answer to the issue of asylum seekers and people smuggling them. It offers the best answer now,” Julia Gillard told ...

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Colin Powell regrets Iraq war intelligence

Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state, has said he regrets providing misleading intelligence that led the US to invade Iraq, believing it had weapons of mass destruction. Powell, the first secretary of state in the administration of George W. Bush, the former US president, which declared war on Iraq in 2003, told Al Jazeera on the 10th anniversary ...

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Remembering the Pentagon attack

What I remember most was the smoke. It was so very brown – a thick column gushing out of the side of Pentagon. Funny how smoke doesn’t gracefully billow when there’s that much of it. It pours out, angrily, aggressively and if uglily were an adverb it would do that too. I was in a taxi on my way to ...

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Rains pose new risk to famine survivors

Millions of people who survive the famine gripping the Horn of Africa will be at risk of fatal disease when the rainy season begins, it was warned yesterday. Andrew Mitchell, the Secretary of State for International Development, said that urgent vaccination programmes were needed to protect the most vulnerable, especially children. “What will kill people is not only starvation. When ...

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Spirit of America: Remembering 9/11

On September 11, 2001, our views, our way of life, our world was changed forever. As the 10 year mark approaches, scars and memories of 9/11 are revisited, our country’s soldiers continue to serve in remote regions of the world. The Washington, DC area will host several weekend long events to celebrate America, honor the memories of those who were lost, ...

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G8 to extend Arab Spring financing pledge to $38 billion

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) – Group of Eight finance chiefs gathered in southern France on Saturday will pledge $38 billion in financing to Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan over 2011-13, a G8 source told Reuters. Finance ministers and senior officials from the G7 major economies plus Russia are to extend an assistance partnership set up with Egypt and Tunisia at a ...

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Japan’s new PM faces early trouble after minister gaffes

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s new government ran into trouble after just a week in office with calls for one of his ministers to quit over gaffes on the sensitive topic of radiation from the tsunami-hit Fukushima plant. Trade Minister Yoshio Hachiro faced pressure to resign on Saturday after reports that he joked with a reporter about ...

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President Barack Obama’s jobs bill speech

Washington – President Obama emphatically announced the much needed jobs bill before Congress and America in a powerful speech, Thursday Sept. 8, 2011. Unfortunately, candidates of the GOP debate held just a day earlier, were dwarfed under the presence and speech of President Obama Thursday. With little presidential attributes, the candidates many times placed focus on President Obama as a ...

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