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Algeria seizes missiles smuggled from Libya: source

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algerian security forces have found a large cache of weapons, including shoulder-fired missiles, which they believe were smuggled in from neighboring Libya, a security source briefed on the discovery told Reuters on Saturday. The find follows warnings from governments in the region that instability in Libya after…

Fujimori-era forced sterilization in Peru film spotlight

Widespread forced sterilizations during the government of Peru’s former president Alberto Fujimori, supposedly in the name of progress, are at the center of an explosive new documentary out this week. “They tied me up, and they cut me here,” said an emotional Micaela Flores, pointing to her belly, in the…

Alec Baldwin calls Breitbart a ‘festering boil on the anus of public discourse’

Apparently Keith Olbermann isn’t the only person who thinks Andrew Breitbart’s recent attempt to smear the “Occupy” movement as serial rapists is a bit beyond the pale. Mediaite is reporting that actor Alec Baldwin took to Twitter today to excoriate the Big Government blogger and media provocateur, calling him a…

‘Up’ panel takes on Santorum’s attack on ‘main-line Protestantism’

On Saturday morning’s Up with Chris Hayes, the panel discussed GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s remarks from a 2008 speech at Ave Maria University in Florida. In the speech, the former Pennsylvania Senator stated his belief that the United States was founded on Judeo-Christian values, but that they were “Protestant…

Pope wants to see Fidel Castro on Cuba trip: source

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict wants to see Fidel Castro on his trip to Cuba next month but the meeting will depend on the health of the communist country’s revolutionary leader, a senior Vatican official told Reuters on Saturday. The official, speaking of the sidelines of a ceremony after…

Costner says Houston almost overlooked for ‘Bodyguard’ because of race

US actor Kevin Costner on Saturday said his “Bodyguard” co-star Whitney Houston was almost overlooked for the role because of her color and lack of acting experience. Costner told the singer’s funeral service that while he thought Houston was perfect for the part of pop star Rachel Marron, the movie’s…

Before they can speak, babies make friends: study

Babies still too small to speak know how to make jokes and form friendships, say researchers at an Australian university who have spent two years filming the behaviour of young children. Academics at Charles Sturt University are studying how children interact with other infants while in childcare using footage obtained…

Syria forces fire on funeral, China urges bloodshed end

Security forces shot dead a mourner at a huge funeral on Saturday for demonstrators killed in rare protests in the Syrian capital, as a senior Chinese envoy issued a plea for the bloodshed to end. The Damascus funerals were for four people, two of them teenagers, killed when security forces…

Romney co-chair resigns after allegations of same-sex relationship with immigrant

Paul Babeu, an emerging Republican figure and strong border defense sheriff, resigned from his position Saturday afternoon as Arizona co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign for allegations of threatening deportation on a former lover. According to The Arizona Republic, a Romney spokesperson broke the news of Babeu’s decision to remove…

Cenk: The media is ‘grossly deceiving people’ on Iran

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur accused CNN host Erin Burnett and the establishment media Friday evening for trumping up Iran’s weapons capability and trying to start another war in the Middle East. Uygur was particularly annoyed at Burnett placing her own assessment of Iran’s leadership proceeding to develop a…

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