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Libyans offer new graves as proof of civilian dead

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – At a clifftop cemetery overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Libyans buried their dead, killed, government officials said, by Western bombs. At an event for escorted foreign reporters, pro-government Libyans raged against western warplanes and missiles they said had spewed death over the Libyan capital at the weekend. The mourners…

‘Hydro-diplomacy’ needed to avert Arab water wars

OSLO (Reuters) – The United Nations should promote “hydro-diplomacy” to defuse any tensions over water in regions like the Middle East and North Africa where scarce supplies have the potential to spark future conflicts, experts said Sunday. They said the U.N. Security Council should work out ways to bolster cooperation over water in shared lakes or rivers, from the Mekong to…

Wyclef Jean injured in Haiti election clamor

Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean, who attempted to run for the presidency of Haiti, was injured Sunday morning in Port-au-Prince. There are conflicting reports about the nature of his wounds, though all parties agree they are non life-threatening. Jean claims he was shot in the hand, while local police say he…

Libyan military calls for a new cease-fire

A second attempt at a military cease-fire in Libya may be on the horizon, after Operation Odyssey Dawn began Saturday. Coalition military efforts have reportedly crippled Libya’s ground troops and air capabilities. According to UKPA, the new cease-fire was issued under a general banner of the Libyan government, and Gaddafi…

Rebel spox: More than 8,000 dead in Libya

CAIRO (Reuters) – More than 8,000 Libyans aligned with the rebel movement that rose up against Muammar Gaddafi have been killed in the revolt against his rule, a spokesman for the rebel movement told Al Jazeera Sunday. “Our dead and martyrs number more than 8,000 killed,” Abdel Hafiz Ghoga said.…

Egypt approves reforms in historic referendum

CAIRO (Reuters) – A big majority of Egyptians approved amendments to the constitution in a referendum, results showed, opening the door to early elections seen as favoring Islamists and figures affiliated with the old ruling party. Decades of oppression under Hosni Mubarak crushed Egypt’s political life and secular activists who mobilized to…

Pentagon: ‘We are not going after Gaddafi’

UPDATE 9:05 p.m.: A senior administration official tells CNN that Gaddafi’s compound was targeted by coalition forces in a Sunday night airstrike because it has command center capabilities. However, the damage done to the building does not render it ineffective as a command center. There is still no indication that…

Wave of unrest shakes Syria, crowds torch party HQ

DAMASCUS – Crowds set fire to the headquarters of the ruling Baath Party in the Syrian city of Deraa Sunday, residents said, as the wave of unrest in the Arab world shook even one of its most authoritarian states. The demonstrators also set ablaze the main courts complex and two…

George Will warns of ‘mission creep’ in Libya

Not everyone on the right thinks that U.S. involvement in the operation against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is a good idea. ABC News invited Iraq war architect Paul Wolfowitz and conservative columnist George Will Sunday to discuss the attack on Libya. Will seemed to have the Iraq war in mind…

Exiled Tibetans elect new leader

DHARAMSHALA, India – Thousands of Tibetans worldwide voted on Sunday for a new political leader who hopes to become a fresh face of their struggle for freedom in China, a cause embodied for decades by the Dalai Lama. The revered monk, 75, announced 10 days ago that he wanted to…

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