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Libya condemns UK for recognising rebels as sole power

Tripoli has condemned the UK for recognising the rebels as Libya’s “sole governmental authority” after similar moves by France and the US. Khaled Kaim, deputy foreign minister in Muammar Gaddafi’s government, told reporters the decision was unprecedented and irresponsible. Libya…

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Is Humiliation Sometimes Better Than Terrible Costs and Sacrifices?

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Three years prior to the 1968 devastating TET Offensive that cost thousands of deaths among both Viet Cong and U.S. soldiers, including hundreds of innocent civilians, and four years before America was losing one-thousand troops a month, Undersecretary of State George Ball wrote a memorandum entitled “A Compromise Solution in South Vietnam.” Ball, in ...

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Britain expels Libyan diplomats

Britain is to recognise the rebel opposition as Libya’s legitimate government and expel all existing Libyan embassy staff from the country, foreign secretary William Hague said today. The United Kingdom will also unfreeze �91 million (Euro103 million) of assets held…

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Norway PM: Attacks response to be ‘more democracy’

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway’s prime minister said Wednesday that the response to twin attacks that have rocked his country will be “more democracy.” Jens Stoltenberg told reporters Wednesday that Norwegians will defend themselves by showing they are not afraid of violence. The vicious attack in the normally placid country has left Norwegians appalled and shaky, but determined to move ...

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Red tape delays Africa aid airlift

  The UN is preparing to airlift food aid to the drought-stricken areas of the Horn of Africa, but flights have been delayed due to administrative complications. Airlifts were to begin on Tuesday to the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Dolo in Ethiopia and Wajir in Kenya. Now, officials say, they will not start until Wednesday. The scheduled flights were delayed after a wait for ...

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20 dead, 9 missing in slow-moving Philippine storm

MANILA, Philippines—Heavy rains and floods battered the northeastern Philippines for a third day Wednesday as the death toll from a slow-moving storm rose to at least 20 with nine others missing. Waist-deep floodwaters swamped the houses of about half a million people, nearly half of the population of eastern…

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South Korea landslide leaves 12 dead, 2 missing

SAM KIM Associated Press= SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Heavy rain sent a landslide barreling into a resort in a northern South Korean town Wednesday, leaving 12 people dead and two others missing, officials said. Eight of those killed in the early morning landslide were college students who had been doing volunteer work. They were staying in a resort cabin ...

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Norway attacks: ‘No proof of UK link to Breivik’

Norway’s domestic intelligence chief has told the BBC no proof has yet been found to link Anders Behring Breivik to right-wing extremists in the UK. Mr Breivik, who admits Friday’s bomb and gun attacks which killed at least 76 people, has written of meeting such…

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Boehner debt plan falters as Obama considers veto

The White House has warned that President Obama could veto a debt limit plan proposed by top House Republicans. Meanwhile, Speaker John Boehner’s plan to trim public spending and raise the limit met with resistance from rank-and-file members…

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Mexico cartel’s teen assassin gets max: 3 years

MEXICO CITY – A juvenile court judge Tuesday found the child assassin nicknamed El Ponchis guilty of multiple murders, kidnappings and other crimes, then sentenced him to three years in jail, the maximum allowed by state law. Edgar Jimenez Lugo, who just turned 15, helped murder four men and kidnap three others last year at the service of a major ...

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