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Slain Nigerian sect members buried in mass graves - 08/03/2009

KANO, Aminu Abubakar - Nigerian authorities swept dozens of bodies into mass graves Sunday in the grisly aftermath of last week's Islamist uprising that killed hundreds of people, officials and...

Fatah to reject Israel as Jewish state at congress: document - 08/01/2009

RAMALLAH - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction will reaffirm its refusal to recognise Israel as a Jewish state at a major congress next week, according to a document obtained by AFP on...

Obama hails action on healthcare bill - 08/01/2009

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama hailed Saturday a key congressional committee's approval of a bill embracing his plan to overhaul the US healthcare system as a "historic consensus." Democratic...

Moroccan magazines seized after king opinion poll - 08/01/2009

RABAT- Two Moroccan magazines were taken off news stands on Saturday after they published an opinion poll on the 10 years under the reign of King Mohammed VI, officials said. TelQuel and Nichane,...

Myanmar warns against 'bias' ahead of Suu Kyi verdict - 07/31/2009

BANGKOK - Myanmar's junta-run state media warned Wednesday against making predictions of a guilty verdict in the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, even as it suggested that the democracy leader had broken...

Italy health watchdog approves abortion drug: report - 07/31/2009

ROME - An Italian drugs safety watchdog approved late Thursday the sale of the abortion-inducing drug RU486 in this predominantly Roman Catholic country, the ANSA news agency reported. The Italian...

Obama expresses frustration on healthcare reform - 07/30/2009

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed rare frustration at the resistance he is facing in his efforts to overhaul the US healthcare system. "Sometimes I get a little...

Kuwait broker facing US lawsuit found dead - 07/30/2009

KUWAIT CITY - A Kuwaiti investment broker facing a US lawsuit for allegedly profiting from fake takeover bids was found dead on Sunday, a security source said. "Hazem Khalid al-Braikan was found...

Nigeria police fight deadly battle with Islamists - 07/30/2009

BAUCHI, Aminu Abubakar - Nigeria's security forces fought gun battles on Monday with radical Islamists who went on a deadly rampage torching churches and government buildings, residents said....

Exiled Uighur leader visits Japan, angering Beijing - 07/29/2009

TOKYO, Kyoko Hasegawa - The exiled leader of China's Uighur minority arrived in Japan Tuesday for a visit that has angered Beijing, which accuses her of masterminding recent ethnic violence in the...
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