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Corruption, illiteracy hold back Afghan police

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – When NATO forces in Afghanistan caught an opium producer with 15 kgs (33 lbs) of drugs, they might have expected his family to plead for his freedom. Instead, an Afghan police officer appealed to foreign troops to release him. The drug-trafficker stayed in prison, but the British army officer who described the incident said it ...

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Israeli Navy Seizes Gaza-Bound Ship

Associated Press JERUSALEM—Israeli naval commandos on Tuesday seized control of a French ship attempting to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, reporting no resistance during the takeover in international waters. The navy boarded the ship after the pro-Palestinian activists on board ignored calls to change course. The military had warned it would stop any attempt to break the sea ...

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John Yates resigns

John Yates announced his resignation as one of Britain’s top police officers today after coming under mounting pressure over his handling of the phone hacking scandal. The Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner told Metropolitan Police Authority chairman Kit Malthouse this afternoon that he was standing down. The move came after Sir Paul Stephenson resigned as Metropolitan Police Commissioner last night. Scotland ...

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McConnell, Reid tweaking debt limit fallback plan to boost its chances

Washington (CNN) — Because there is a growing consensus on Capitol Hill that the White House talks are unlikely to bear fruit, lawmakers in both parties are looking to a plan offered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as the most likely legislative solution to avoiding a default. McConnell, R-Kentucky, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, are now considering ...

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UK phone-hacking whistleblower found dead: reports

LONDON (Reuters) – A former journalist who told that phone hacking at ‘s now defunct was more extensive than the paper had acknowledged at the time, has been found dead, media reported on Monday. Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious. Sean Hoare, a former show business…

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Egypt PM delays swearing-in of new cabinet

Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Monday postponed the swearing-in of a new cabinet intended to deflect anger over the pace of reform. Sharaf, who heads a caretaker government after a revolt toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak in February, had hoped the sweeping reshuffle would persuade the protesters to end a 10-day-old sit-in at Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square. But the protesters ...

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Cameron Calls Emergency Session of Parliament

LONDON — Britain‘s top police official resigned on Sunday, the latest casualty of the phone-hacking scandal engulfing British public life, just hours after Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International, was arrested on suspicion of illegally intercepting phone calls and bribing the police. Such is the severity of the crisis swirling around the Murdoch empire, British ...

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