Thomas Beckets of Libya and Britain?

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Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Darkness had just fallen over southern England on December 29 in 1170, when four armed and overzealous knights, encouraged by an enraged and explosive king, burst into Canterbury Cathedral. The knights, tightly gripping and swinging their swords, shouted, “Where is Thomas Becket, traitor to […]

A new flag raised: South Sudan celebrates birth

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JUBA, South Sudan-South Sudan raised the flag of its new nation for the first time Saturday, as thousands of South Sudanese citizens and dozens of international dignitaries swarmed the new country capital of Juba to celebrate the country’s birth. South Sudan became the world’s newest country Saturday with a raucous […]

Malaysia fires tear gas at protest, arrests 1,667

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SEAN YOONG Associated Press= KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police fired tear gas and detained hundreds of activists as more than 20,000 demonstrators massed Saturday across Malaysia’s main city demanding electoral reforms in the country’s biggest political rally in years. The opposition-backed rally was the culmination of weeks of intense […]

Coulson bailed in hacking probe

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Former Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson has been released on police bail after being questioned over the phone hacking scandal and alleged corrupt payments to police officers. Ex-royal editor of the News of the World Clive Goodman, 53, was also quizzed at a separate police station over claims officers […]

Betty Ford Dies: Former First Lady Dead At Age 93

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Betty Ford said things that first ladies just don’t say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it. According to Mrs. Ford, her young adult children probably had smoked marijuana – and if she were their age, she’d try it, too. She told “60 Minutes” she wouldn’t be surprised […]

US job growth loses momentun

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The number of new jobs created in the US in June was the lowest in nine months, dousing hopes the economy would regain momentum, according to new economic data. Only 18,000 new jobs were created in the month, well below economist’s expectations for a 90,000 rise, the labour department said on Friday. Barack…

Malaysia police lock down capital ahead of protest

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian police sealed off parts of the capital on Saturday in a bid to thwart a protest aimed at igniting an uprising against Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government similar to the revolutions in the Middle East. Police set up roadblocks in the city center and trucks […]

Hundreds of thousands protest in Syria

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BEIRUT — Hundreds of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets of the opposition stronghold Hama on Friday, bolstered by a gesture of support from the American and French ambassadors who visited the city where a massacre nearly 30 years ago came to symbolize the ruthlessness of the Assad dynasty. […]

South Sudan world’s newest nation

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South Sudan has become the world’s newest nation, officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of millions. In the new country’s capital, Juba, streets pulsed with excitement. Residents danced, banged on jerry cans and chanted the name of the world’s newest […]

Phone hack scandal: Andy Coulson arrested

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British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former communications chief was arrested Friday over allegations of phone hacking celebrities and murder victims and bribing police for information during his time as editor of scandal-sunk News of the World tabloid. Cameron acted to distance himself from a crisis knocking at the door of […]