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U.N. council condemns Yemen violence, urges deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Friday condemned the Yemeni government crackdown on protesters but urged the signing of an agreement granting President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution. A supporter of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh waves a flag poster of Saleh during a rally to show support for him in Sanaa October 21, 2011. The ...

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Will American Troops Leave Iraq Better Off?

President Barack Obama’s decision to pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq by Dec. 31 marks the end of a long American war and the beginning of a test of what that effort has produced. After almost nine years, $800 billion and almost 5,000 U.S. dead, Obama said, the 39,000 remaining troops will be home for the holidays “heads held ...

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Storm death toll rises in Central America

At least 105 people have been killed in flooding and landslides provoked by 10 days of heavy rains in Central America, officials have said. More than a million people have been affected in the region, prompting officials to ask for humanitarian aid and urge those unaffected to show solidarity. Much of the aid is expected to go to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and to the hardest-hit country, El ...

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North Korea and US agree new search for US war dead

The United States has reached agreement with North Korea to resume searching for the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War after a six-year halt. The US said searches would start again next year in an area north of the North Korean capital Pyongyang. Recovery operations stopped amid tension…

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Nato considers ending Libya strikes

The seven-month Nato Libyan air campaign could end within days after the death of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi who was shot in the head. Nato chiefs will meet in Brussels later to consider halting the campaign after one of its airstrikes injured the tyrant by hitting the convoy in which he was travelling. There were conflicting reports about what happened ...

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U.N. council to vote on Yemen resolution on Friday

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council will vote on a British-drafted resolution on Yemen on Friday that condemns the government crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrators and says those responsible should be held accountable, diplomats said. Anti-government protesters gesture as they gather outside a public school set on fire during clashes with supporters of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in ...

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Gadhafi body stashed in shopping center freezer

Tripoli, Libya- Moammar Gadhafi’s blood-streaked body was stashed in a commercial freezer at a shopping center Friday as Libyans tried to keep it away from angry crowds as they figure out where to bury the longtime dictator. The makeshift provisions for the corpse reflected the disorganization and confusion that has surrounded Gadhafi’s death. Accounts of how he died after being ...

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Graphic images capture Gadhafi’s final moments

updated 5:33 PM EST, Thu October 20, 2011 An image on a cellular phone camera purportedly shows the arrest of Libya’s deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi in Sirte on Thursday, October 20. CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of this still. CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of this still. HIDE CAPTION Gadhafi’s final moments Gadhafi’s final moments Gadhafi’s final moments ...

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