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Gbagbo cornered as battles rage in Ivory Coast city of Abidjan

by Fran Blandy ABIDJAN (AFP) – Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo was cornered and facing an end to 10 years in power Tuesday as forces for widely recognised president Alassane Ouattara pursued a military offensive to unseat him. After doggedly refusing to accept he lost November elections, Gbagbo was reportedly negotiating…

Troops: Refusing to attend Christian concert got us into trouble

The Army said Friday it was investigating a claim that dozens of soldiers who refused to attend a Christian band’s concert at a Virginia military base were banished to their barracks and told to clean them up. Fort Eustis spokesman Rick Haverinen told The Associated Press he couldn’t comment on…