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Deadly attacks, low turnout mar Libya election

Seven soldiers deployed to provide polling day security in second city Benghazi were killed.TRIPOLI (AFP) – A deadly attack on troops, the killing of a rights activist and low turnout marred a parliamentary election Libyan authorities hope will end the political turmoil rife since the ouster of Moamer Kadhafi. Seven …

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Turkey court orders release of 230 military ‘plotters’

A total of 326 officers, including some high-ranking retired generals, were accused of plotting.ANKARA (AFP) – Magistrates in Istanbul on Thursday ordered the release of 230 military officers sentenced for plotting to overthrow the government a day after Turkey s top court said the original trial was flawed. The Istanbul court …

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Obama to send advisors to Iraq, open to military action

US President Barack Obama offered up to 300 US advisors to train Iraqi forces.WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama pledged to take “precise” military action if needed to check marauding Sunni radicals in Iraq and offered up to 300 US advisors to train Iraqi forces facing a crisis splintering the …

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Car bomb kills 34 in Syria’s Hama: state media

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 37 people were killed.DAMASCUS (AFP) – A car bomb claimed by rebels killed at least 34 people on Friday in a government-controlled village in the central Syrian province of Hama, state news agency SANA reported. More than 50 people were wounded in the …

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Karzai telephones Nawaz, discuss security situation

Both the leaders discussed Pak-Afghan border security situation. ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai has telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and exchanged views on the recent visit of Mahmood Khan Achakzai to Kabul. The two leaders also discussed security situation in the region. On Wednesday, Afghan Ambassador Janan …

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Fighting nears Baghdad as UN warns crisis ‘life-threatening’

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Militants pushed a weeklong offensive that has overrun swathes of Iraq to within 60 kilometres (37 miles) of Baghdad Tuesday, as the UN warned the country s very existence was under threat. Washington meanwhile deployed extra troops to protect its embassy in Baghdad and was mulling air strikes …

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Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for ‘fraud’

KABUL (AFP) – Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday accused senior election officials of serious fraud, opening a dispute over the vote count that could threaten a smooth transition of power. The United Nations had called on candidates to give officials time to conduct the count and investigate fraud …

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Qurans burned in front of Dearborn mosque

Sheikh Husham Al-Husainy, left, meets with interfaith leaders at the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in 2010. DEARBORN — Several Qurans were burned in front of a Dearborn mosque yesterday in possible connection with anti-Islam Pastor Terry Jones’ visit to the city on Saturday. The three books were burned in front of the …

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Jersey City Ranked in the Top 10 of Best U.S. Cities for Singles 

This week Jersey City was ranked as one of the top ten cities for singles by Rent.com and as reported in the Huffington Post.  Jersey City was ranked ninth in a list of the largest and most notable American cities.  Jersey City is emerging as a top city to live, …

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Seminary president apologizes for admitting Muslim student

BALTIMORE (AP) — The president of a Southern Baptist seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, has offered a tearful apology for his decision to admit a Muslim student. Shortly before the denomination’s annual meeting wrapped up Wednesday in Baltimore, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson apologized for admitting a Muslim …

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