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By benim
In Egypt
May 14th, 2011
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The health of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s wife has improved after suffering symptoms of a heart attack and she is now available for police to take her to prison, the health minister said on Saturday. An anti-corruption agency ordered Suzanne Mubarak detained for 15 days on Friday ...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
May 14th, 2011
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Police say that a blast in Nigeria’s restive northeast has killed two bystanders at a bus stop. Authorities suspect that members of a radical Muslim sect locally known as Boko Haram were behind the latest attack in Maiduguri. Borno state police spokesman Lawal Abudullahi sa...
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In East Africa
May 14th, 2011
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Somalia’s Shebab Islamists on Saturday threatened to punish Ugandans for re-electing President Yoweri Museveni, a key supporter of an African Union peacekeeping mission in Mogadishu. Ugandan troops form the backbone of the AU’s deployment in Somalia, which supports the weak Mogadishu gove...
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In Libya
May 14th, 2011
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PARIS – French President Nicolas Sarkozy met Saturday with a Libyan opposition leader amid questions about the death of a French military contractor in a Libyan rebel stronghold. The meeting also came amid questions about the future U.S. role in the NATO air campaign against Libyan leader Moammar Gad...
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In East Africa
May 14th, 2011
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Egyptian Prime Minister, Essam Sharaf, arrived in the Ethiopian capital on Thursday for talks with senior government officials as part of the efforts to end the Nile water crises and for talks on a number of other bilateral issues. His visit will mark a new chapter of cooperation between the two coun...
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In Crime & Corruption
May 14th, 2011
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South African police have evidence suggesting honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani was sexually assaulted, it emerged yesterday. Previously, detectives had insisted that she had not been subjected to such an attack. But the post-mortem examination on Mrs Dewani, whose husband Shrien is accused of arra...
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In Middle East
May 14th, 2011
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First it emerged Osama Bin Laden spent hours watching videos of himself as he callously planned new terror attacks against the ‘decadent’ West But now it appears the Al Qaeda mastermind may have watched something else as he hid in his squalid lair  – pornography. Today officials rev...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
May 14th, 2011
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Dakar – Ivory Coast’s president on Friday said no one is above the law and vowed to investigate all war crimes committed in the five months following last year’s election – including massacres blamed on fighters loyal to him. Alassane Ouattara told reporters during a state vis...
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In Libya
May 14th, 2011
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A policeman was injured Friday in clashes between supporters of Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi and anti-Kadhafi protesters outside the Libyan embassy in Ottawa, local media said. Dozens of anti-Kadhafi protesters carried banners that read “42 years is enough” and “Leave Libya”...
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In Libya
May 14th, 2011
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Libyan state television carried brief audio tape remarks it said were by Muammar Gaddafi in which he taunted NATO as a cowardly crusader whose bombs could not kill him. The comments were aired on Friday after Italy’s foreign minister said Gaddafi had very likely left the Libyan capital and prob...