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Musharraf Declares Emergency in Pakistan

a shared story    485 weeks 5 days 15 hours 26 minutes ago
Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan on Saturday, suspending the constitution, replacing the chief justice before a crucial Supreme Court ruling on his future as president, and cutting communications in the capital. Pakistan's main opposition leader, Benezir Bhutto, flew back to the country...(more) 

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Rebel leader pushes Congo back to the brink

a shared story    433 weeks 2 days 23 hours 1 minute ago
With his silver-topped cane, finger-wagging rhetoric and a tendency to refer to himself in the third person, rebel leader Laurent Nkunda is the latest big man to stake his claim in this troubled country. 

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Heads in the Sand: Governments Ignore the Oil Supply Crunch and Threaten the Climate

a shared story    382 weeks 2 days 15 hours 31 minutes ago
This report argues that governments have failed to acknowledge a looming oil supply crunch. Their collective failure means we have lost a decade in which action could have been taken. Recognition of the oil supply crunch would also have injected a sense of urgency and increased...(more) 

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A post-oil world gets less sci-fi by the day

a shared story    382 weeks 2 days 15 hours 36 minutes ago
It is 30 years since the film Mad Max was made, launching the career of Mel Gibson. The film made a big splash at the time for its terrifying view of a world without oil, where gangs of grisly looking people roam deserts in a post-apocalyptic world,...(more) 

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Negotiations May Lead to Mugabe’s Exit in Zimbabwe

a shared story    464 weeks 2 days 14 hours 13 minutes ago
The opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is in talks with advisers to President Robert G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe, amid signs that some of those close to Mr. Mugabe may encourage him to resign, a Western diplomat and a prominent Zimbabwe political analyst said Tuesday. The negotiations about...(more) 

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Chinese villagers riot over 'one-child' policy

a shared story    509 weeks 3 days 14 hours 38 minutes ago
Villagers in south-west China attack family planning officials, overturned cars and set fire to government buildings. 

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Myanmar junta says weapons seized from Buddhist monasteries

a shared story    489 weeks 4 days 12 hours 51 minutes ago
Myanmar's military leaders said weapons had been seized from Buddhist monatasteries and announced dozens of new arrests today, defying global outrage over its violent repression of protestors who sought an end to 45 years of dictatorship. Recent raids on monasteries turned up guns, knives and ammunition, though...(more) 

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Shots fired as 100,000 Iranians march through Tehran

a shared story    401 weeks 3 days 14 hours 43 minutes ago
• At least one person killed at opposition rally in Tehran• Defeated reformist leader Mousavi urges fresh electionShots have been fired at an opposition rally in Tehran where more than 100,000 Iranians were protesting against the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.An Associated Press photographer saw one...(more) 

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Sophisticated Attacks, but Al Qaeda Link Disputed

a shared story    430 weeks 22 hours 36 minutes ago
They came wearing black hoods, firing automatic weapons and throwing grenades. They took hostages, attacked two hotels, a movie theater a café, a train station and other popular and undefended “soft targets.” Who are they? The answer to that question remained in dispute Thursday as security...(more) 

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The Long Road to Chaos in Pakistan

a shared story    438 weeks 5 days 3 hours 25 minutes ago
Hours after a truck bomber slew 53 people last weekend at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, the country’s interior minister laid responsibility for the attack on Taliban militants holed up in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, or FATA, the remote, wild region that straddles the...(more) 

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Heavy shelling of presidential palace in Somali capital

a shared story    502 weeks 14 hours 22 minutes ago
Shells are fired at the presidential palace and the venue for peace talks in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. 

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Bush asked to slash aid to Pakistan if polls not fair

a shared story    474 weeks 2 days 1 hour 44 minutes ago
US Senate majority leader Harry Reid on Tuesday asked President George W. Bush to slash aid to Pakistan if upcoming elections in the troubled Asian nation are not free and fair. 

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