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25 June 2010 9:37 PM | Tagged: egyptian president hosni mubarak
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – Several thousand Egyptians, joined by top opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, protested on Friday what they call authorities' systematic use of torture in the largest demonstration yet sparked by the alleged beating death of a young man by police this month.The death of Khaled Said has become a rallying point for pro-reform activists and rights workers who say police ab

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25 June 2010 8:57 PM | Tagged: government security forces
NEW YORK – Jamaican gang leader Christopher Dudus Coke pleaded not guilty Friday to U.S charges that he ran a massive drug ring in the Eastern U.S from his Caribbean stronghold.The 42-year-old boss of the Shower Posse gang was sent to New York on Thursday under tight security after waiving extradition.His case had sparked street violence in Kingston that left more than 70 dead.He entere

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25 June 2010 8:57 PM | Tagged: northwest somalia
HARGEISA, Somalia – Electoral posters line the streets of Somaliland as the self-declared republic prepares to hold its second presidential election on Saturday, an exercise in governance not seen for decades in the country's anarchic south.Three men are vying to become president of the unrecognized region, a haven of relative peace in northwest Somalia.The candidates agreed to hold campaig

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25 June 2010 8:17 PM | Tagged: combine harvester
LONDON – Oscar the cat may have lost one of his nine lives, but his new prosthetic paws make him the world's first bionic cat.After losing his two rear paws in a nasty encounter with a combine harvester last October, the black cat with green eyes was outfitted with metallic pegs that link the ankles to new prosthetic feet and mimic the way deer antlers grow through skin.Oscar is now back on

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25 June 2010 7:57 PM | Tagged: institute for international economics
TORONTO In the days leading up to the meeting, Obama secured a that could benefit U.S exports, a European commitment to improve bank transparency rules and an that gives him leverage in encouraging others here to take similar steps.But as he meets with the Group of 8 in a rural resort town north of here, Obama is appealing to European leaders not to trim back public spending in the midst of a

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25 June 2010 7:57 PM | Tagged: international crisis group
HARGEISA, Jun 25 - As voters in Somaliland prepared to finally cast their ballots in a tight, oft-delayed presidential election on 26 June, there was one outcome for which almost everybody in the territory, regardless of political or clan affiliation, was rooting. Peaceful and well-conducted polls will lead to international recognition of Somaliland , Mohamedrashid Sheikh Hassan, who is running

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25 June 2010 7:17 PM | Tagged: prime minister nouri
BAGHDAD – An Iraqi minister warned government workers Friday against using their influence to escape the country's widespread power cuts and urged people to cut down on air conditioning as temperatures soared.Many Iraqis get fewer than six hours of electricity each day, despite billions of dollars spent trying to fix the nation's power grid since the 2003 U.S -led invasion.The outages led t

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25 June 2010 7:17 PM | Tagged: intercontinental hotel in toronto
Canada, eh? arrived in Canada Friday morning for a three-day summit with world leaders to discuss the global economy and what can be done to keep it from plunging back into recession.My colleagues Howard Schneider and Scott Wilson have already provided to the big issues that the leaders will face, so I thought I'd offer a kind of guide to the weekend, for those of you who want to follow along.As