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Gaddafi has ‘suicide plan’ for capital: Russia envoy

MOSCOW — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi has a “suicidal plan” to blow up the capital Tripoli if it is taken by rebels, the Kremlin’s special envoy to Libya told a Russian newspaper Thursday. “The Libyan premier told me: if the rebels seize the city, we will cover it with missiles…

Blast at Qaeda-looted Yemen ammo plant kills 75

ADEN, Yemen – A huge fire and blasts killed more than 75 people at an ammunition factory looted by Al-Qaeda on Monday, officials said, as parts of south Yemen eluded government control amid mounting protests. A security official said the explosions rocked the plant as dozens of residents were inside…

‘Use live ammunition’ against Wisconsin protesters, Indiana official says

Update (3:15 pm ET): Indiana deputy attorney general loses job The Indiana Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday that the deputy attorney general who called for Wisconsin riot police to use deadly force on protesters is no longer employed by the agency, according to WISH. Update (2:30 pm ET): Indiana official…

Dems ready gun control legislation regulating ammunition clips

Democrats in the House and Senate are preparing to introduce gun control legislation that would restrict high-capacity ammunition clips like the one used Saturday in the tragic shootings of 20 people in Arizona. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), two of the most outspoken gun control advocates…

JFK passenger detained in Egypt had ‘undeclared’ guns in checked luggage

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities detained a passenger arriving from New York’s JFK airport Wednesday with handguns, ammunition and knives in his bag, but US officials said there had been no security lapse. Mohamed Ibrahim Marei, a US university professor of Egyptian origin, arrived on EgyptAir flight 986 from John F.…

Video shows Taliban reclaiming abandoned US base

Taliban fighters have taken over a remote base in Afghanistan abandoned by US forces, according to a video aired by the Arabic television station Al Jazeera. American troops left the base just days ago as part of a strategic redeployment in the war-torn country. A video released by the Taliban…

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