South Sudan cattle raid kills 140

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At least 140 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in Southern Sudan, officials say, as aid agencies warn that the country faces a return to war.

Sri Lanka execution video ‘genuine’

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Video apparently showing extra-judicial killings by Sri Lankan troops is genuine, a UN envoy has said.

Sham marriages on the rise in UK

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The number of suspected sham marriages by illegal immigrants has leapt by more than half in the past year

Charges laid over failed plane bombing

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The man accused of attempting to blow up an American airliner on Christmas day has been indicted on six counts.

Yemen in foreground of “war on terror”

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given the first official statement on how the US views Yemen in the wake of the failed Christmas day bombing of an American-bound airliner.

Dubai to open world’s tallest building

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The world’s tallest building is set to be opened in the Gulf emirate of Dubai.

U.S. Intensifies Screening for Travelers From 14 Nations

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Citizens of 14 nations including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria who are flying to the United States will be subjected indefinitely to the intense screening at airports worldwide that was imposed in the aftermath of the Christmas Day bombing plot, Obama administration officials announced Sunday.

Egyptian protesters clash with police over lawlessness

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AFP – Egyptian police clashed Sunday with thousands of demonstrators who attacked government buildings in North Sinai to protest the murder of a man by armed robbers, witnesses said.

Juan Cole’s Top Ten Good News Stories from the Muslim World-2009

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If you aren’t familiar with Juan Cole’s excellent blog “Informed Consent” here is a great reason to take a look. He has listed the Top 10 good stories from Muslim countries we haven’t hear from the U.S.A. corporate media.

Blackwater and Immunity of its Employees for Murder.

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The USA Federal Judge who reviewed the Blackwater case about the massacre on Nisour Square.  This is a highly controversial judgment on the multi-faceted issue of USA military mercenaries.  From Twitter Jeremy Scahill… Continue reading