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Apr 24th, 2013
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev woke up and told investigators that he and his brother Tamerlan were waging a lone jihad when they set off two bombs packed with nails and ball bearings at the Boston Marathon. He said his brother came up with the whole plot out of a desire to “defend Islam.” And as if on […]...
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Apr 21st, 2013
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By Richard Falk   The dominant reactions to the horrific bombings on April 15th, the day of the running of the Boston Marathon, as well as the celebration of Patriots Day, have been so far: compassion for the victims, a maximal resolve to track down the perpetrators, a pundit’s notebook that gen...
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Apr 17th, 2013
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AP – Authorities have a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in custody and are taking him to federal court, according to the Associated Press. A spokeswoman for the the US attorney’s office in Boston would not comment to Yahoo News on the reports of the arrest. CBS and NBC News are bo...
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Apr 17th, 2013
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As the twin bombings hit the Boston Marathon, deadlier blasts also ripped through the densely populated Somali capital of Mogadishu. Hours after car bombs and suicide bombers killed at least 16 people outside a court complex on Sunday, another car bomb detonated and killed Turkish nationals. In Somal...
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Apr 16th, 2013
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A targeted and co-ordinated attack occurred today at the Boston Marathon shortly after 3 pm EDT. The Boston Marathon which was established in 1897 is said to typically attract 500 000 spectators and this year had over 27 000 entrants registered to participate. As many questions begin to rise; over th...
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Mar 29th, 2013
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By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba This is blasphemy coming from an Igbo man and one who claims to adore the late author. I must admit that I do not fully understand what National or State Burial means. My understanding is that this is reserved for dead heads of state. Mr. Achebe fails to qualify In this [&h...
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Mar 26th, 2013
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By Belayneh Abate Many news outlets broadcasted the death of Chinua Achebe. His flesh that he shares with us and other animals might have changed its physical form. But how could a soul embellished with wits and wisdoms such as the following die? “They are very clever. They came quietly and pea...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 22nd, 2013
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Foremost novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, is dead. He was 82. Reporters  learnt he died last night in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. A source close to the family said the professor had been ill for a while and was hospitalised in an undisclosed hospital in Boston. The source decline...
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Mar 17th, 2013
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Russians celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during the annual parade through Moscow, one of many held in cities across the world as the Irish holiday gains popularity. (Misha Japaridze/Associated Press) One of the few things Newfoundland and Labrador has in common with the Caribbean island of Montserr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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By Machua Koinange, The Stars opinion The television cameras were trailed on the empty podium as restless and apprehensive party supporters gathered in whispered tones in the hotel ballroom in Boston. For the American electorate, this was the preamble to the two most watched moments on election night...