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Analysis: Gaddafi collapse will embolden Arab rebels

From the Atlantic coast to Gulf shores, live images on Arab satellite channels of rebels pouring into Tripoli, trampling on pictures of Gaddafi and chanting “From alley to alley, door to door,” taunting the leader with his own threats to hunt down his enemies, will rattle Arab leaders facing similar revolts.…

Biden hails US ties with resource-rich Mongolia

Joe Biden on Monday hailed the United States’ growing ties with Mongolia on a rare visit by an American leader to the Asian nation, which is opening up its vast coal reserves to foreign investors. The US vice president met Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj in a ceremonial ger, or traditional…

Libyans in US celebrate fall of Tripoli

About a hundred Libyans gathered outside the White House to celebrate the rebel takeover of Tripoli, waving the country’s flag and chanting “Libya is free!”, “Thank you, Sarkozy!” and “Thank you, Obama!” Rania Swadek, a 33-year-old Libyan-American who teaches English literature at Washington, waved a sign showing the red-black-and-green rebel…

Skype buys messaging startup GroupMe

Skype, the Internet communications group set to be acquired by Microsoft, announced plans to buy the mobile messaging startup firm GroupMe for undisclosed terms. GroupMe was founded in 2010 at the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon and is headquartered in New York. The deal, coupled with the acquisition of mobile video provider…

Libyan rebels reach center of Tripoli, capture Gadhafi’s son

Libyan rebels moved into the capital city of Tripoli on Sunday and are said to have already reached the center of the city. They also claim to have captured Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s son. Sky News correspondent Alex Crawford reported that there is “no sign of any resistance” and that people…

White House: Kadhafi’s days numbered

The White House predicted Sunday that Moamer Kadhafi’s days as leader of Libya were numbered, as rebel forces fired the opening shots in a battle for Tripoli. President Barack Obama received a briefing from senior national security staffer John Brennan at his rented farmhouse on the resort island of Martha’s…

No theories on Canada plane crash: police

Investigators still do not know why a Boeing 737 with 15 people on board crashed in the Canadian Arctic, killing 12 people and injuring three others, police and the jet’s owner First Air said Sunday. The three survivors — one of them a seven-year-old girl — were in stable condition…

US hikers’ relatives plead to Iran for ‘compassion’

The relatives of imprisoned Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal on Sunday urged the Iranian government to show “compassion” and free the two men, one day after their eight-year prison sentences were made known. “Of the 751 days of Shane and Josh’s imprisonment, yesterday and today have been the most…

Prime Minister Stoltenberg: Norway has conquered hate

OSLO — Norwegians have collectively defeated hatred, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday at a remembrance ceremony for the 77 victims of last month’s twin attacks. “Together we have conquered hate. Together, let us embrace openness, tolerance and a sense of community,” he said, as thousands remembered the country’s worst…

Young Pakistanis turn to music to beat bombers

LAHORE, Pakistan — Against a backdrop of militant bombs and bullets, wealthy young Pakistanis are turning to the beat of modern music to help bring social change to their troubled Muslim nation. “I love how when you enter the place, you’re completely transformed,” said DJ Faisal Big at a recent…

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