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Gaddafi Losing Hold on Libya

Gaddafi Losing Hold on Libya

/ August 18, 2011 8:43 am

There are new signs showing that Muammar Gaddafi and his regime are folding as rebels come close to blocking supply routes. Plus, the interior minister of Libya and long-time security aide to the leader, Nasser al-Mabrouk Abdullah, has gone to […]

US Increases Syrian Sanctions

US Increases Syrian Sanctions

/ August 11, 2011 9:49 am

On Wednesday, the US imposed more financial sanctions on Syrian government officials and moved closer to announcing a direct call for Bashar al-Assad to resign. This comes as international pressure has intensified on the Syrian president due to his savage […]

Sydney Teen Freed from Collar Bomb

Sydney Teen Freed from Collar Bomb

/ August 4, 2011 9:51 am

Explosives experts in Sydney were at the scene of a Mosman home, a northern suburb of the city, to free an 18-year-old schoolgirl from a collar bomb. The bomb was attached to her in an attempted extortion at one of […]

South Korea Hit by Fatal Flooding and Landslides

South Korea Hit by Fatal Flooding and Landslides

/ July 29, 2011 8:01 am

Overflowing streams and muddy wreckage were searched by thousands of police and soldiers on Thursday in an attempt to find survivors and victims after flooding and mudslides overwhelmed central South Korea. Due to torrential rains, dozens of people have been […]

Gunman Anders Breivik Confesses to Killing 93 in Norway Attacks

Gunman Anders Breivik Confesses to Killing 93 in Norway Attacks

/ July 25, 2011 8:07 am

Anders Breivik says that he acted alone in two attacks in Norway that killed at least 93 people and injured another 100. He carried out a mass shooting at a Utøya youth camp and bombed downtown Oslo. Police have raided […]

Mumbai Shaken with 3 Explosions

Mumbai Shaken with 3 Explosions

/ July 14, 2011 8:37 am

On Wednesday, bombs were set off in 3 places around Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Due to what appears to be the worst terrorist attack in the nation since a 3-day militant siege in 2008, at least 21 people […]

Strauss-Kahn Hotel Maid Accused of Lying Under Oath

Strauss-Kahn Hotel Maid Accused of Lying Under Oath

/ July 4, 2011 9:07 am

The Sofitel New York hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), of sexually attacking her may be facing perjury charges or deportation from the US after claims emerged that she lied […]

Greek Parliament Approves Austerity Programme

Greek Parliament Approves Austerity Programme

/ June 30, 2011 8:41 am

On Wednesday, lawmakers in Greece approved a programme of austerity measures that were demanded by international lenders. The voting got underway despite strikes and protests being carried out across the country and outside the parliament building, and riot police fired […]

al-Qaeda Makes Ayman al-Zawahiri New Leader

al-Qaeda Makes Ayman al-Zawahiri New Leader

/ June 17, 2011 9:33 am

Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri, the veteran terrorist leader who authorised the July 7 suicide bombings in London, was appointed head of al-Qaeda this week – some time after US Special Forces killed previous head Osama bin Laden. Al-Zawahiri has been second […]

Germany Plans Retreat from Nuclear Power by 2022

Germany Plans Retreat from Nuclear Power by 2022

/ May 31, 2011 8:45 am

After the disaster at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant earlier this year, Germany has decided to close all of the nation’s nuclear reactors by 2022. This makes the country the first major industrial power to become free of nuclear […]

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