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London rioters resent media image of hooded teen thug

LONDON (Reuters) – Residents of a London housing estate laughed at a televised plea by police for parents to call their children and help rein in the youths who looted and burned swathes of the city. A youth makes a rude gesture as he leaves Highbury Magistrates court where he appeared over his alleged involvement in the trouble in London ...

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Libyan rebels try to impose control

The Libyan rebel leadership is showing signs of strain and disarray six months into its fight to oust Muammar Gaddafi. Tensions over the killing of the opposition’s military commander, Abdel-Fattah Younis, possibly by other rebels, spurred the leaders to sack their own Cabinet late yesterday and today they ordered the movement’s various armed factions to integrate in hopes of imposing ...

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Somali president vows to hunt down Islamist rebels

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed promised on Wednesday to rid the country of the Islamist militants who are fighting to overthrow his administration and blocking food aid to millions of people facing starvation. Ahmed was speaking four days after al Shabaab pulled most of its forces out of the Somali capital amid signs of deepening ...

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Navy SEALs, bin Laden and Violent Modernism and Mysticism

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. “Evil kills its perpetrators and oppression’s pastures are fatal.” -Osama bin Laden, “The Towers of Lebanon,” October 29, 2004. “A military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden…most crashes have been attributed to pilot errors ...

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UN Moves to Combat Life-Threatening Famine in Horn of Africa

Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 5:48 pm Press Release: United Nations UN Moves On Two Fronts to Combat Life-Threatening Famine in Horn of Africa New York, Aug 9 2011 – The United Nations is moving on two fronts to counter the worsening food crisis in the Horn of Africa, with an immediate infusion of food in an area where 640,000 children ...

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Famine refugees facing rape threat

Marauding gangs and criminals are attacking Somali famine refugees more frequently as they flee across the border to Kenyan camps, but Kenyan police say they do not have enough manpower to stop them. The lack of manpower underscores a larger problem for Kenya: officials say they are being overwhelmed by the influx of tens of thousands of Somali refugees, and ...

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US drone strike kills 20 militants in NW Pakistan

RASOOL DAWAR Associated Press= PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say 20 Islamist militants are now known to have been killed in an American missile attack close to the Afghan border. The officials said 16 of the dead were Afghan militants belonging to the Haqqani network, an insurgent faction fighting the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. The attack took place ...

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Experts respond: UK Riots and crowd psychology

Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 4:40 pm Press Release: Science Media Centre As rioting continues in London and other UK cities, the public are left wondering how the mob mentality of a riot develops – and how authorities can effectively respond. Sparked by the death of a young man in North London, the riots have seen hundreds of youths take to ...

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Asian stock markets jump on Fed’s low rates pledge

Michael Pistillo, right, works with a fellow specialist on the floor of… BANGKOK (AP) – Asian stock markets jumped Wednesday following a surge on Wall Street prompted by an unprecedented pledge from the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates super low for the next two years. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index climbed 1.2 percent to 9,050.27 and Hong Kong’s Hang ...

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Syrian regime remains defiant as noose tightens around Assad

As the civilian death toll of the Syrian protests surpassed the 2,000 mark, the Obama administration finally decided to tell Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to step down according to unnamed U.S. officials, who indicated the U.S. planned on delivering its tough message this coming Thursday. [Click here to see the latest images from Syria] Meanwhile, Damascus is also being isolated ...

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