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Quake kills dozens in New Zea land

At least 65 are dead and many are reported trapped in Christchurch after a magnitude 6.3 temblor collapses buildings.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears on state TV

Continue reading the main story Mid-East Unrest Mid-East/Arab unrest Live Country by country Crackdown backfires Oil wealth not trickling down Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has dismissed reports that he has fled the country, calling them “malicious rumours” spread by “hating channels”….

Egypt requests freeze on Mubarak assets abroad

Cairo: Egypt’s prosecutor general on Monday requested a freeze on the foreign assets of Hosni Mubarak and his family, 10 days after the long time president resigned in the face of a popular uprising. Abdel Magid Mahmud tasked Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit with contacting foreign countries to seek a freeze on assets held by Mubarak, his wife…

Five killed in Morocco unrest

Rabat – Five bodies were found in a bank set ablaze in unrest that erupted in Morocco at the weekend after thousands of people demonstrated in several cities for change, the government said on Monday. Another 128 people, including 115 members of the security forces, were wounded in the violence that followed largely peaceful demonstrations Sunday…

American Held in Pakistan Shootings Worked With the C.I.A.

This article was written by Mark Mazzetti, Ashley Parker, Jane Perlez and Eric Schmitt. Arif Ali/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Activists of Pakistan’s outlawed religious party the Jamaat-ud Dawa protested against Raymond Davis in Lahore on Monday. WASHINGTON — The American arrested in Pakistan after shooting two men at a crowded traffic…

Suicide bomber kills 30 as Afghan violence spreads

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people in a government office in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, with violence spiralling across the country even before an expected spring offensive. Afghan and NATO-led forces were also investigating two serious incidents involving civilian casualties, the latest…

Congo Colonel Gets 20 Years After Rape Trial

The Associated Press By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press BARAKA, Congo February 21, 2011 (AP) A Congolese soldier stands guard outside a military tribunal in the town of Baraka, Democratic… A Congolese soldier stands guard outside a military tribunal in the town of Baraka, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Eleven…

MI5 had ‘no inkling’ of 7/7 suicide bombings, inquests told

Witness G – chief of staff to director general – says more could have been done to identify bomb plot ringleader Mohammed Siddique Khan, pictured with his daughter in 2004. Khan had links with the ringleader of a failed bomb plot. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA

Sudan’s Bashir not standing for re-election: party

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will not stand at the next election as part of a package of reforms aimed at democratizing the country, a senior official of the ruling party said on Monday. Bashir took power in a bloodless coup in 1989. In April 2010 he won presidential elections which many…

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