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ICC fears Gaddafi’s son will flee from justice

TRIPOLI/BEIJING (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court said Saturday that Libya’s Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was in contact via intermediaries about surrendering for trial, but it also had information mercenaries were trying to spirit him to a friendly African nation. U.S. military and government representatives held security talks in neighboring Niger…

Global leaders pledge to fight polio

World leaders Saturday added their weight to a push to eradicate polio, pledging millions of dollars in new funds to bring an end to the crippling and potentially fatal disease. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, said her country would…

At least 14 dead in attack on U.S. convoy in Kabul

At least 14 people, mostly foreign forces, were killed when a Taliban car bomber struck a US-run NATO convoy travelling through the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday. The attacker detonated his Toyota Sedan car at 11:20 am (0650 GMT) in the southwest of the city, and at least ten foreign…

Libya’s Saif al-Islam bids to escape father’s fate

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is expected to try to surrender to the International Criminal Court or seek refuge in a friendly African country as he races to escape his father’s fate. The Hague-based ICC said on Friday the 39-year-old had been in touch. It urged him to…

Elderly poet Higgins wins Irish presidency

Irish poet Michael D. Higgins will become the country’s next president after results on Friday showed the 70-year-old had beaten a reality-TV star and a former IRA commander in elections. Veteran Labour politician Higgins vowed to be a “president for all the people” after he takes over from Mary McAleese…

Hamas vulnerable to Arab Spring: U.S. envoy

Hamas could be swept out of power by the Arab Spring if the Palestinian Authority is able to show “tangible” results from peace negotiations with Israel, a top US diplomat said Thursday. “The Palestinians are no more immune to the currents of change and demand for democratization, reform and freedom…

6.9-magnitude quake hits coast of Peru

A major 6.9-magnitude quake struck Peru’s Pacific coast, sparking panic among residents in the capital Lima and several other cities but no known fatalities. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 1854 GMT on Friday, was located about 300 kilometers (185 miles) southeast of Lima, the US Geological Survey…

Bosnia condemns ‘senseless’ attack on US embassy

A suspected radical Islamist opened fire on the US embassy in Sarajevo, wounding a police guard in what a Bosnian leader condemned as a “senseless terrorist attack”. Bosnia’s intelligence chief Almir Dzuvo said the suspect was Mevlid Jasarevic, 23, a Serbian national with ties to the local Wahhabi community, a…

Greek protesters block annual military parade

Bu George Georgiopoulos and Daniel Flynn ATHENS (Reuters) – Greeks protesting at austerity measures demanded by foreign lenders blocked a major national parade on Friday to commemorate Greek resistance in World War Two, shouting “traitors” at President Karolos Papoulias and other officials. The protest in Thessaloniki was echoed at smaller…

Egyptians march in solidarity with ‘Occupy Oakland’

Demonstrators marched on Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, in a protest against the continuing military rule of their country and the perpetual state of emergency their government has maintained since 1958. But there was another item on their agenda today: the recent violence in Oakland, California. In the photos below,…

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