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Somali-American man guilty in Oregon Christmas bomb plot

0 Visits: 1148 | Friday February 01, 2013 - 11:32:33
(Reuters) - A Somali-American man was found guilty on Thursday of trying to blow up a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Oregon using a fake bomb supplied to him by undercover agents posing as Islamist militants, the public defender's office said.

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Ten years ago this Friday, seven astronauts died when space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry.

0 Visits: 980 | Friday February 01, 2013 - 09:52:20
Ten years ago this Friday, seven astronauts died when space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry. ,Where were you that day?

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Britain Warns Its Citizens in Somaliland to Leave

0 Visits: 1116 | Friday February 01, 2013 - 04:15:11
LONDON – Citing a "specific threat to Westerners," the British government issued a warning on Sunday for any of its citizens living in Somaliland to flee the breakaway territory that lies between Ethiopia and the Gulf of Aden, on the northern tip of the Horn of Africa.

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How diaspora investment is proving to be a magic lamp across the Horn of Africa

0 Visits: 1120 | Friday February 01, 2013 - 02:39:24
According to the latest estimates from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the economies of the Horn of Africa struggled to rebound last year after the devastating drought of 2011.

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Austrians vote in referendum on ending conscription

0 Visits: 1024 | Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 04:54:57
Austrians are voting in a referendum to decide whether the country retains compulsory military service or switches to a professional army.

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Inauguration Day: Obama to be sworn in for second term

0 Visits: 932 | Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 04:47:42
Barack Obama is due to be officially sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House.

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Jose Mujica: The world's 'poorest' president

0 Visits: 1109 | Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 04:45:28
It's a common grumble that politicians' lifestyles are far removed from those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president - who lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay.

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Kim Dotcom starts new file-sharing site

0 Visits: 1152 | Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 04:39:10
Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom has set up a new cloud storage and file-sharing site.

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Mali crisis: Civilians flee Islamist takeover and French bombs

0 Visits: 1254 | Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 04:33:56
At the checkpoint on the northern edge of Niono, a group of Malian soldiers sat in the shade, watching the news - about their country, about Oprah interviewing Lance Armstrong, or whatever - on a battered television.

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Ned Kelly: The outlaw who divides a nation

0 Visits: 972 | Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 04:31:58
More than 130 years after he was hanged, Australia's most notorious outlaw is being buried, as old tensions resurface about what he really means to the country.

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Algeria crisis: Hostage death toll 'could rise'

0 Visits: 1093 | Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 04:30:15
The death toll of foreign and Algerian workers taken hostage during a siege at a desert gas facility may rise from 23, an Algerian minister has warned.

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Burma attack breaks Kachin truce near China border

0 Visits: 1476 | Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 04:25:24
The Burmese army has launched a fresh attack on rebel Kachin forces in the north of the country, breaking a short-lived government ceasefire.

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