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WikiLeaks Julian Assange fights extradition

London, July 14: Lawyers for Julian Assange on Wednesday focused their fight against the WikiLeaks chief’s extradition to Sweden on technicalities – trying to punch holes through the warrant seeking his arrest. Assange is wanted in Sweden for questioning on allegations of rape and molestation, a prosecution he and his supporters claim is being manipulated to…

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Egypt fires hundreds of police as protests grow

BY SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press= CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s security chief fired nearly 700 police officers Wednesday in a step to cleanse the much-hated force, the latest concession military rulers have made under pressure from protesters holding a sit-in in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for the past six days. Widespread abuses by the police under the former regime were a ...

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5 French soldiers die in attack in Afghanistan

PARIS (AP) — The office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy says five French soldiers and one Afghan civilian have been killed in a bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern Kapisa province. Four other French soldiers and three other Afghan civilians were seriously injured in Wednesday’s attack, Sarkozy’s office said in a statement. The French troops had been guarding a meeting of local ...

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Serial blasts in Mumbai, 13 killed

Terror struck Mumbai when three serial blasts rocked crowded areas in Zaveri Bazar, Dadar and the Opera House this evening leaving at least 13 killled and 50 injured. In New Delhi, the Union Home Ministry said the multiple explosions were a terror strike and that Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) was used. The…

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Turkey detains suspected al-Qaida militants

SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press= ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police have detained 15 suspected al-Qaida militants who were allegedly planning to attack the U.S. Embassy in Turkey’s capital, the nation’s state-run news agency said Wednesday. Turkey’s Interior Ministry confirmed the capture of suspected al-Qaida militants, but would provide no other details about the case. The U.S. Embassy said it had no ...

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News Corp. drops bid for BSkyB

By Ken Sweet, contributing writer @CNNMoney July 13, 2011: 9:59 AM ET Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. said Wednesday it was dropping its bid for satellite TV company BSkyB. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — News Corp. — Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate — ended its bid to purchase British Sky Broadcasting, following days intense pressure from the British public and politicians over the ...

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Is the Military-Entertainment Complex Contributing to PTSD?

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. ”There are probably more differences in human brains than in other animals partly because the human brain does most of its developing in the outside world.” -Robert Ornstein and Richard Thompson, ”The Amazing Brain” There already exists an enormous gulf between the natural word of normalcy and the unnatural world of violence and war. ...

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Specialist divers arrive at scene of sunken Russian ship

Moscow (CNN) — Specialist military divers have arrived at the site where a Russian cruise ship sank over the weekend, killing at least 100 people, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The highly trained divers, who specialize in rescue operations and lifting sunken ships, have orders to present a plan to raise the “Bulgaria” as soon as possible, the ministry ...

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Bin Laden was in on 2005 and 2006 London plots

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Osama bin Laden was aware of the plot in which al Qaeda militants bombed London transport facilities on July 7, 2005, but it was the last successful operation he played a role in, U.S. government experts have concluded. Circumstantial evidence, including information gathered from the Abbotabad, Pakistan, hide-out where U.S. Navy SEALs killed bin Laden on May ...

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