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Three anti-NATO protesters booked with terrorism charges

CHICAGO: Three anti-NATO protesters arrested in a late-night raid days before start of the 60-nation summit have been charged with terrorism for possession of explosive devices, police and their attorney said on Saturday. But supporters of the three men arrested Wednesday evening at a residence …

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Strauss-Kahn files $1 million suit against NY maid: report

NEW YORK: Disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has filed a $1 million countersuit against the New York hotel maid at the center of last year’s explosive sexual assault allegations, a report said Tuesday. A year after the scandal broke, the former French Socialist party presidential …

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UK Olympics minister under fire

LONDON: Olympics Minister Jeremy Hunt was under renewed pressure Saturday following the revelation at Britain’s press ethics inquiry of a further email from a top Murdoch aide. In a potentially damaging development, the email, revealed at the Leveson Inquiry, left Hunt facing fresh calls to …

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US suspends anti-Islam ‘military course’

WASHINGTON: A controversial US military course that taught officers to prepare for a “total war” against Islam using “Hiroshima-style” tactics has been suspended by the Pentagon following uproar. The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the materials, which has …

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other ‘9/11 plotters’ in court

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks have appeared before a US military tribunal at Guantanamo to be charged. The hearing had an uncertain start, with suspects refusing to answer questions. Breaking their silence, one demanded to speak now saying …

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Americans favor limited US role in Afghanistan: Poll

Most Americans want US troops out of Afghanistan and oppose a significant long-term commitment to support that nation’s economy and security, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday. But the poll also indicated that most Americans favor keeping some U.S. forces in Afghanistan to help train …

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US drones could strike even after 2014: Ambassador

KABUL: The pact between the United States and Afghanistan could leave the door open for continued drone strikes against insurgent targets in Pakistan after 2014, U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker indicated Wednesday. “There is nothing in this agreement that precludes the right of self-defense for either …

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Obama ‘inappropriate’ to politicize bin Laden killed

NEW YORK: Republican Mitt Romney praised President Barack Obama on Tuesday for taking out Osama bin Laden and said he would have done the same, but that it was “inappropriate” for the US leader to politicize the mission. Romney, visiting a fire house in Manhattan …

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Drone attacks covered under international law: US

WASHINGTON: The aide for US President Barack Obama, John Brennan said that drone attacks had legal status under international law. Brennan adds the US was in a state of war with Al-Qaeda, Taliban and their allies and had been asked by Obama to issue a …

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Obama campaign questions Romney on bin Laden death

FORT STEWART, Georgia: President Barack Obama’s campaign sought to make the death of Osama bin Laden a central part of the U.S. presidential election on Friday with a video that questioned whether Republican rival Mitt Romney would have made the same call to approve the …

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