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No Way Out for Assad

As events in Syria unravel, there is a growing concern that Syrian despot Bashar Assad will use his chemical weapons arsenal to punish those rising up against him in a desperate bid to stay in power. Eli Lake reports that the CIA is, as I type this, "scrambling to get a handle on the locations of the country’s chemical and ...

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Commission Calls For Ban Of Atlantic Deep-Sea Fishing

Friday, 20 July 2012, 3:59 pm Press Release: Greenpeace European Unit Commission Calls For Ban Of Destructive Deep-Sea Fishing In The Northeast Atlantic Brussels, 19 July 2012 – Greenpeace welcomed a plan presented by the European Commission today to ban some of the most environmentally damaging fishing practices, under a review of EU rules governing deep-sea fishing in the Northeast ...

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US Navy helicopter with 5 crew crashes in Oman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed Thursday in the Gulf nation of Oman with five crew members aboard, according to the U.S. military. Lt. Greg Raelson, a spokesman for the Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, gave no immediate word on the fate of the crew. But an Omani air…

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London 2012: Olympic Games security ‘not compromised’

The safety of London 2012 has not been compromised by the failure of private contractor G4S to supply security staff, the BBC has been told. The head of security and counter-terrorism at the Home Office, Charles Farr, said he first learned of problems with G4S in late June. He said from then on he and ministers monitored the situation closely ...

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Teen dies after playing nearly two days of Diablo III at Taiwanese Internet cafe (Video)

Related topics TaiwanDiablointernet cafeblood clot Advertisement Tainan – If you think the average American or Canadian child plays too much video games – reports say a young person can accumulate 10,000 hours of video game playing by the age of 21 – then you should look no further than Taiwan, where a man was found dead in February from cardiac ...

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Spitzer space telescope finds possible exoplanet smaller than Earth

Related topics Science & SpaceAstronomyexoplanetsSpitzer Space Telescope Advertisement The Kepler space telescope has already started finding its first exoplanets which are about the size of Earth or smaller, and the results seem to indicate that these smaller rocky worlds are much more numerous than larger gas giants like Jupiter or Saturn, an exciting trend. Now, another space telescope, Spitzer, has ...

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UN to vote Thursday on disputed Syria resolution

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Thursday on a new Syria resolution after a last-minute delay failed to get key Western nations and Russia to agree on measures to end the dramatically escalating violence — but both sides remained deeply divided. Election 2012: Across the nation Obama bracing to be outspent by Romney SPIN METER: ‘Middle ...

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Nearly 300 rhinos killed in South Africa this year

Tweet Pretoria, July 19 (IANS) A total of 281 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, and 176 people arrested for the killings, state-run news agency SA News reported. According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Kruger National Park – with an area of over 19,000 square km, has lost 164 rhinos to poaching….

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22 NATO supply trucks destroyed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Taliban detonated a bomb on a fuel tanker Wednesday and then opened fire on other NATO supply trucks, destroying 22 vehicles loaded with fuel and other goods for U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan. Elsewhere in the country, a suicide bomber killed three Afghan soldiers at a checkpoint in the east, while militants killed nine more ...

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