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Israel court clears military, finds ‘no negligence’ in Rachel Corrie death

An Israeli court on Tuesday cleared the military of any responsibility for the death of US activist Rachel Corrie who was killed by an army bulldozer in 2003, rejecting a civil suit filed by the family. The family said they were “deeply saddened and deeply troubled” by the verdict, with…

Obama declares emergency as Isaac targets New Orleans

New Orleans on Tuesday braced for another hurricane as a strengthening Tropical Storm Isaac drew near, seven years after Hurricane Katrina left 1,800 dead in the fabled jazz city. The US National Hurricane Center said in its 0900 GMT advisory that Isaac was “on the verge” of becoming a hurricane,…

Iran will never stop uranium enrichment: envoy

Iran “will never stop” its controversial uranium enrichment, the country’s envoy to the IAEA said on Tuesday, on the sidelines of a Non-Aligned Movement ministerial meeting in Tehran. “Our enrichment activities will never stop and we are justified in carrying them out, and we will continue to do so under…

Orthodox activists interrupt Pussy Riot play in Russia

Russian Orthodox Church activists burst into a theatrical show about the Pussy Riot feminist punk band late Monday, shouting “Repent!” and “Why do you hate Russians,” filmed by a national channel. The dramatic twist came as a cutting-edge theatre put on a documentary show about the three jailed singers’ stunt…

Colombia confirms ‘exploratory’ talks with FARC

BOGOTA — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed that his government had begun “exploratory discussions” with leftist FARC rebels to lay the groundwork for a full-fledged peace process. “Since the day my government took office, I have respected my constitutional obligation to seek peace, and we have undertaken exploratory talks…

Minn. Supreme Court rejects challenge to voter ID ballot measure

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday in a 4-2 decision rejected a lawsuit that alleged a voter ID ballot measure was misleading and unclear. Residents in Minnesota will decide this November whether voters must show government-issued photographic identification before casting a ballot. However, the ballot question only mentions a “valid…

NYPD chief Ray Kelly defends officers over Empire State Building shooting

Raymond Kelly, the New York police commissioner, has defended two of his officers whose decision to fatally shoot an armed man outside the Empire State Building on Friday led to nine bystanders being injured. Kelly on Monday described the shooting as appropriate in the circumstances. The officers had been told…

U.S. approves new once-a-day pill to treat HIV

WASHINGTON — A new pill to treat HIV infection — combining two previously approved drugs plus two new ones — has been approved for adults living with the virus that causes AIDS, US regulators said Monday. The single daily dose of Stribild provides a complete treatment regimen for HIV infection,…

Israeli airstrike targets Hamas camps in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Israeli aircraft attacked three Hamas training camps in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, causing no injuries, eyewitnesses in the enclave said. An Israeli helicopter fired six missiles at two different sites northwest of Gaza city, both training camps for Hamas’s military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam…

Oil prices fall as Isaac hits refinery demand

NEW YORK — Oil prices fell Monday as Tropical Storm Isaac threatened oil and gas operations in the US Gulf of Mexico, forcing refinery shutdowns that lowered demand for crude. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) light sweet crude for October delivery closed at $95.47 a barrel, down 68…

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