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Rebels send in special forces to hunt for Gaddafi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan rebels said they were sending in special forces units in their hunt for fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi, whose supporters are now pinned down in pockets of resistance in the capital, Tripoli. The rebel leadership announced it was planning to move from the eastern city of Benghazi,…

Japan lifts ban on beef following radiation scare

TOKYO — Japan on Thursday lifted bans on beef from disaster-hit regions, a month after imposing restrictions over fears thousands of cattle had been contaminated in the Fukushima nuclear accident. Bans on beef from Iwate, Fukushima and Tochigi prefectures were lifted after effective safety measures protecting livestock from contamination had…

Book showing Ikea founder had deeper Nazi ties makes waves

STOCKHOLM — The founder of Ikea admitted long ago he foolishly flirted with Nazism in his youth, but a new book is making waves in Sweden with claims his ties to the fascist movement went much deeper than he has acknowledged. Ingvar Kamprad, the 85-year-old Swedish billionaire who founded and…

U.S. surveillance drone crashes in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan — An American surveillance drone equipped with a camera crashed in southwestern Pakistan Thursday close to the Afghan border, local officials said, adding the wreckage had been recovered. The unmanned aircraft went down because of a technical fault just inside Pakistani territory in Chaman town, in insurgency-hit Baluchistan…

Condoleezza Rice photo album discovered in Gaddafi compound

The former dictator of Libya seems to have a crush. As rebel fighters ransacked the compound of Muammar Gaddafi following the fall of Tripoli, an unusual item was discovered: a photo album containing nothing but photos of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Gaddafi and Rice had previously met…

Austrian man abused daughters for four decades: police

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian police are investigating a man they suspect imprisoned, beat and sexually abused his two daughters over a 40-year period, they said Thursday. The 85-year-old Austrian, from a village near the northern town of Braunau, kept the women locked in a small kitchen with only a wooden…

Russia grounds Soyuz rockets after space crash

Russia has grounded its Soyuz rockets after a space ship carrying tonnes of cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) crashed into Siberia shortly after blast-off, an official said on Thursday. The failed launch of the unmanned Progress capsule was a spectacular blow for Russia which had proudly become the…

Fighting rages in Tripoli as Gaddafi loyalists hold out

Rebels battled to gain full control of the Libyan capital as pockets of loyalists held out and speculation mounted as to the whereabouts of Moamer Kadhafi, despite a reward of $1.7 million for the elusive strongman, dead or alive. Meanwhile diplomatic efforts were launched at the United Nations and in…

FL couple sentenced in deadly python case

ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) – A young Florida mother and her boyfriend were sentenced on Wednesday to 12 years each in prison on manslaughter charges stemming from the death of the woman’s 2-year-old daughter, who was strangled by their pet python in her crib. Jaren Hare, 21, and boyfriend Charles Darnell,…

Chinese media dismisses ‘cock-and-bull’ Pentagon report

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s state news agency on Thursday condemned a Pentagon report on China’s growing military might, calling its account of Beijing’s weapons modernization drive an alarmist “cock-and-bull story.” The Pentagon’s annual assessment of China’s military strength, which was released on Wednesday, said Beijing appeared to be on track…

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