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Troops sent to quell clashes in western Libya

The Libyan government has declared a "military zone" and deployed troops in the west of the country, after days of clashes between rival militias. The authorities have called for an end to the violence, which has left at least 16 people dead since Monday. The area includes the mountainous towns of Zintan, Mizdah and Shegayga, some 150 kilometres south of ...

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The doughnut can help Rio+20 see sustainable development in the round

Resource use has both an environmental ceiling and a social foundation, below which lies deprivation, but the doughnut-shaped space between the two demands our attention The dedicated pavilion opposite the Rio+20 conference facilities in Rio de Janeiro. But will delegates see the hole picture? Photograph: Maria Elisa Franco/UN Photo In 2009, Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Centre brought together ...

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Saudi Crown Prince Nayef dies

Riyadh – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, next in line to rule the world’s top oil exporter, has died just eight months after becoming heir to 89-year-old King Abdullah, the royal court said on Saturday. Analysts and former diplomats said the succession process was likely to be stable, however, with the king and a family council expected ...

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Drones, computers new weapons of US shadow wars

WASHINGTON-After a decade of costly conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American way of war is evolving toward less brawn, more guile. Drone aircraft spy on and attack terrorists with no pilot in harm’s way. Small teams of special operations troops quietly train and advise foreign forces. Viruses sent from computers to foreign networks strike silently, with no American fingerprint. ...

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Nobel Peace Prize In Oslo (PHOTOS)

OSLO, Norway — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared Saturday that the Nobel Peace Prize she won while under house arrest 21 years ago helped to shatter her sense of isolation and ensured that the world would demand democracy in her military-controlled homeland. Suu Kyi received two standing ovations inside Oslo’s city hall as she gave her long-delayed ...

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18 militants killed in Afghanistan

Tweet Kabul, June 16 (IANS) A total of 18 militants have been killed and eight others arrested in the last 24 hours across the country by Afghan police backed by NATO-led troops, said Afghanistan’s…

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef dies

Heir to the throne and deputy prime minister dies in hospital in Switzerland following illness Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud died in Geneva. Photograph: Fahad Shadeed/Reuters…

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Employees’ march foiled in Srinagar, dozens arrest

Srinagar: Police in Srinagar on Saturday used water canon to disperse a protest march by state government employees and also arrested dozens of agitating employees. Scores of protesting employees started a march towards Raj Bhavan in Srinagar. Police in full riot…

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Wallenda crosses Niagara Falls with flying colors

Nik Wallenda walks over Niagara Falls on a tightrope Friday. (Frank Gunn, The AP) NIAGARA FALLS, ontario — Daredevil Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk on a…

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Egypt votes to elect new president amid political turmoil

AFP – Egyptians begin voting on Saturday in the second round of a presidential election, pitting an Islamist against a former premier of the old regime amid political turmoil and with the post’s powers still undefined. Ahmed Shafiq, ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, faces off against the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi in a two-day ballot in which 50 ...

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