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UK, Germany Fly secret Evac Missions into Libya

Posted: 02/27/2011 - British and German military planes swooped into Libya's desert, rescuing hundreds of oil workers and civilians stranded at remote sites, as thousands of other foreigners are still stuck in Tripoli by bad weather and red tape.

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14 Killed in Mexico Bar Attacks

Posted: 02/27/2011 - Police say at least 14 people were killed in three separate attacks in bars in northern Mexico.

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'Free Libya' Chants Heard in City Near Capital

Posted: 02/27/2011 - With residents shouting "Free, free Libya," anti-government rebels who control this battle-scarred city nearest to the capital deployed tanks and anti-aircraft weapons Sunday, bracing for an attack by troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. Politicians in the opposition stronghold of Benghazi, meanwhile, set up their first leadership council in a step that could lead to an alternative to the regime.

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Mubarak's Fall Sparks Islamists' Rise in Politics

Posted: 02/27/2011 - For decades under Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's Islamists of all shades were disenfranchised, thrown in jail or targeted in crackdown after crackdown. Now their tormentor of some 30 years is gone, and they are rushing to claim a spot in the country's new political landscape.

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North Korea Threatens to Fire at South Korea

Posted: 02/26/2011 - North Korea's military threatened Sunday to fire at South Korea, as Seoul prepared to start annual joint drills with U.S. troops, maneuvers Pyongyang says are a rehearsal for an invasion.

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Christchurch Holds Prayers for Quake Victims

Posted: 02/26/2011 - Residents have held open-air prayers for the dead and missing on the lawns of churches shattered in New Zealand's earthquake as teams search for more bodies in what could become the country's deadliest disaster.

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UN Agrees To Meet Saturday On Libya Sanctions

Posted: 02/25/2011 - The U.N. Security Council agreed Friday to urgently consider sanctions against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime to try to end its bloody crackdown against anti-government protesters.

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New Zealand Earthquake Toll At 145 Dead

Posted: 02/25/2011 - Fresh aftershocks sent masonry tumbling among rescuers in New Zealand's quake zone and a cat sparked false alarms of a possible survivor Saturday, as the disaster's death toll rose to 145 with more than 200 missing.

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CIA Employee In Pakistani Court Saturday

Posted: 02/25/2011 - An American detained for visa violations in northwest Pakistan is a contractor who had worked on a U.S.-funded construction project in the region, a security official said Saturday.

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Angry Irish Voters Turn Out For Historic Election

Posted: 02/25/2011 - Ireland's government prepared for a whopping defeat and the country for more uncertainty as angry voters turned out for a historic election triggered by the humiliating collapse of the "Celtic Tiger" economy.

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Protesters Hit by Hail of Gunfire in Libya March

Posted: 02/25/2011 - Protesters demanding Moammar Gadhafi's ouster came under a hail of bullets Friday when pro-regime militiamen opened fire to stop the first significant anti-government marches in days in the Libyan capital. The Libyan leader, speaking from the ramparts of a historic Tripoli fort, told supporters to prepare to defend the nation.

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Gadhafi Forces Strike Back at Libya Uprising

Posted: 02/24/2011 - Foreign mercenaries and Libyan militiamen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi tried to roll back the uprising against his rule that has advanced closer to his stronghold in Tripoli, attacking two nearby cities in battles that killed at least 15 people. But rebels made new gains, seizing a military air base, as Gadhafi blamed Osama bin Laden for the upheaval.

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Swiss Order Any Assets Belonging to Gadhafi Frozen

Posted: 02/24/2011 - Switzerland ordered the immediate freeze Thursday of any Swiss assets belonging to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi or his entourage, saying it wanted to prevent the possible misuse of state funds.

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Ivory Coast Fighting Threatens 6-Year Ceasefire

Posted: 02/24/2011 - Heavy fighting in Ivory Coast over the country's disputed election may auger a return to civil war, the United Nations warned Thursday as clashes raged in Abidjan and in western regions of the country.

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4,500 Chinese Escape Libya By Sea; Americans Stuck

Posted: 02/24/2011 - Two ships braved churning seas Thursday to whisk 4,500 Chinese workers away from strife-torn Libya to the island of Crete, while rough weather further west left hundreds of Americans stranded on a ferry in Tripoli.

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Judge Says WikiLeaks' Assange Can Be Extradited

Posted: 02/24/2011 - Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden in a sex crimes inquiry, a British judge ruled Thursday, rejecting claims by the WikiLeaks founder that he would not face a fair trial there. Assange's lawyer said he would appeal.

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Kurdish Protests Mar 'The Other Iraq'

Posted: 02/23/2011 - A city that stands out in Iraq for its quality of life - the electricity works, the water's clean and there's even a bowling alley - has turned violent and tense in the past week as at least four protesters have been killed in marches against cronyism and corruption.

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Mexico Army: Suspect Says ICE Agent Slain In Error

Posted: 02/23/2011 - An alleged Zetas drug cartel member arrested in the killing of a U.S. immigration agent told soldiers Wednesday the attack was a mistake, saying gunmen mistook the officer's SUV for a vehicle used by a rival gang, the army said.

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Official: Ivory Coast Fighting Kills At Least 10

Posted: 02/23/2011 - A battle between forces for the country's two political rivals involving rocket-propelled grenades left at least 10 policemen dead, an official said Wednesday after some of the heaviest fighting since the disputed election three months ago.

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Report: Ex-Minister Says Gadhafi Ordered Lockerbie

Updated: 02/23/2011 - Swedish tabloid Expressen says Libya's recently resigned justice minister claims Moammar Gadhafi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people in 1988.

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