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‘We don’t know of any Kony video’: villagers tell of reality of violent attacks

As world attention is drawn to their plight, victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army say their situation is getting worse “I don’t want to go back home, I’m too scared,” says Brigitte Seleigi, who fled her village after it was attacked by the Lord’s Resistance Army on 10 March, one…

Rebel clashes in Timbuktu prompts concern for ancient treasures

The seizure of Timbuktu by a fractious group of separatist and Islamist rebels in northern Mali has raised fears for the fate of the legendary city’s ancient manuscripts and architectural treasures. Timbuktu, a cradle of Islamic learning and a thriving trade centre in its 16th-century heyday, was overrun Sunday by…

Saudi man blows $136,000 on bottle of champagne from 1990

A Saudi millionaire splurged $136,000 on a bottle of champagne at Dubai’s glitzy Cavalli club over the weekend, a UAE newspaper reported on Tuesday. “The Saudi Arabian and his friends guzzled” a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal in the early hours of Saturday morning, the 7DAYS newspaper said, citing the…

Syrian troops enter rebel areas despite ceasefire pledge

Fierce clashes erupted on Tuesday as Syria’s regime sent reinforcements into rebel areas despite a truce pledge, and the UN said it was rushing a team to Damascus to pave the way for peace monitors. The surge in violence killed at least 38 people, including 25 civilians, mostly in north…

215 pitbulls freed from dogfighting ring face death in the Philippines

Twenty-five pitbulls rescued from an online dog-fighting racket run by South Koreans in the Philippines have been put down, and another 215 could be also destroyed, rescuers said Tuesday. All the dogs, rescued by police from a farm south of Manila Friday, could end up being destroyed unless people come…

Iraqi defector ‘Curveball’ details lies that led to war

“Curveball,” the Iraqi defector who fed the Bush Administration bogus claims of mobile weapons labs being developed by Saddam Hussein — claims that were later gussied up and presented to the United Nations as incontrovertible fact — is finally explaining the tall tale that helped launch America’s military. “My main…

Love is in the air for Britain’s giant pandas

The clock is ticking, and the heat is on. A giant male panda loaned to Britain by China has just 36 hours to make his move on his female companion or he’ll have to wait another year. Conservationists at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland put Yang Guangtogether in the same enclosure as Tian Tian on Wednesday after months of monitoring…

Yemeni forces ‘kill 38 Qaeda suspects’

Yemen’s armed forces killed 38 suspected members of Al-Qaeda in two days of air raids and shelling of their hideouts in the country’s south, a government official said Tuesday. “Thirty-eight members of Al-Qaeda were killed in shelling and air strikes that targetted their positions in Huroor throughout the past 48 hours,” said the official…

Syria bolsters assault on rebels despite peace plan

Fierce clashes erupted Tuesday as Syria’s regime sent reinforcements into rebel areas and the West sought to warnDamascus of UN action unless it sticks to an agreement to pull back its armour. Peace envoy Kofi Annan on Monday told the UN Security Councilthat President Bashar al-Assad had agreed to “immediately” start pulling back his forces and complete…

Strong quake hits Mexico, no casualties reported

MEXICO CITY — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Mexico Monday, sending thousands of people into the streets of the capital in fear. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake struck at 1736 GMT with its epicenter located 158 kilometers (about 100 miles) from Huajuapan de Leon,…

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