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Mali Islamists bulldoze independence monument in Timbuktu

Radical Islamists controlling northern Mali on Saturday took a bulldozer to an independence monument in Timbuktu, where they have destroyed several world heritage treasures in recent months, witnesses said. “At the moment I can see eight Islamists with a bulldozer. They are busy destroying Timbuktu’s independence monument,” one witness told…

Indonesia ‘foils plot to attack US missions’

 Indonesian police on Saturday arrested 11 members of an Islamic group allegedly planning attacks on American diplomatic missions, a spokesman said, in the latest terror alert to hit the country. The group had planned to hit the US embassy and a US consulate, as well as a building near the…

Israel arrests senior Hamas MP in West Bank

Israeli security forces on Saturday arrested senior Hamas MP Mahmud al-Ramahi at a military roadblock in the West Bank, an army spokeswoman told AFP. “He was arrested on suspicion of illegal activity,” at Hawara checkpoint, south of Nablus, and taken for questioning, she said. Palestinians in his hone town of…

Obama paints Romney as a governor who broke his pledges

President Barack Obama, campaigning in tiny New Hampshire Saturday, slammed his Republican rival Mitt Romney’s record as governor of neighboring Massachusetts, saying he is a man voters can’t trust. Just 10 days out from the November 6 presidential election, Obama was in the small US state for the second time…

Anti-austerity protesters urge Spain government to resign in Madrid rally

Thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators marched in the Spanish capital Saturday calling for the conservative government to resign because of its severe budget cuts. “They don’t represent us”, “More education fewer police”, demonstrators shouted as dozens of police vehicles followed the march to near the parliament building which was cordoned off.…

In world first, biggest refugee camp gets university

In world first, biggest refugee camp gets university Refugees in the world’s largest refugee camp will soon be able to go for higher education at the world’s first university being set up near a camp for its inhabitants. The campus is being set up by Kenya’s Kenyatta University (KU) near the…

NY Times endorses Obama, rips Romney’s ‘regressive’ policies

The New York Times on Saturday endorsed President Obama’s reelection bid, arguing in a lengthy op-ed that he offered far superior policies to Mitt Romney on virtually every important issue. Yet the paper not only endorsed Obama over his Republican challenger, but took every opportunity to denounce Romney’s policies—and those…

Former cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan detained and ‘interrogated over drone views’ by U.S. immigration

Former cricket captain turned politician detained on flight from Canada to New York to be questioned over his views on jihad Imran Khan, the former Pakistan cricket captain turned politician, was taken off an international flight from Canada to New York and questioned by US immigration officials over his views…

Sandy regains hurricane strength

Sandy regained hurricane strength on Saturday after briefly weakening to tropical storm status, the National Hurricane Center said. Air Force hurricane hunter planes registered sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers) as the storm churned northward off the US East coast, the US weather agency said. Dubbed a…

Obama, Romney stump in battleground states

US President Barack Obama and his rival Mitt Romney hunted for votes in battleground states Saturday after the Republican challenger propelled the economy to the forefront of the campaign by promising to restore the country’s economic engine. Romney will take his message to Florida voters while Obama plans to defend…

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