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20,000 portable surface-to-air weapons missing in Libya

An estimated 20,000 portable surface-to-air missiles have gone missing in Libya. The heat-seeking missiles were smuggled out of unguarded Army weapons warehouses. “I myself could have removed several hundred if I wanted to, and people can literally drive up with pickup trucks or even 18 wheelers and take away whatever…

Yemeni women demand removal of president

Female protesters took to the streets of Sanaa to demand the removal of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. He returned from Saudi Arabia on Friday. More than 450 people have been killed since the start of the protests in January. Watch video, courtesy of Reuters, below:…

British police ban protest marches in parts of London

British authorities said this month that protest marches are to be banned in six regions across London, after right-wing groups said they would take their demonstrations through a mostly Muslim neighborhood. But the ban on marching doesn’t just apply to certain groups: it applies to everyone in those areas, leading…

David Cameron denies riots linked to austerity measures

British Prime Minister David Cameron claimed Sunday that recent riots had nothing to do with the drastic austerity measures taken by his government. “I don’t think it was in any way linked to the economy,” he told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour. “These were not protests. They were not political arguments. They…

Santorum: Socialists ‘teaming with radical Islamists’ to spread venom

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum borrowed a line from Glenn Beck Friday and accused socialists and “radical Islamists” of working together to “spread their venom throughout the world.” “There are people out there that hate us, not because of what we do, they hate us because who we are,” Santorum…

CNN finds uranium ‘yellow cake’ being guarded by Libyan teens

CNN’s Ben Wedeman reported Thursday that his team had found two warehouses full of what appeared to be radioactive material on a military base near the Libya town of Sabha. “We’ve come across two warehouses full of thousands of blue barrels — some of them marked radioactive — on the…

Perry: Cut off U.N. funds if they vote for Palestinian state

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry Tuesday gave a wide-ranging speech supporting Israel, condemning a U.N. vote on Palestinian statehood and charging that President Barack Obama had “appeased the Arab Street.” “We are indignant that certain Middle Eastern leaders have discarded the principle of direct negotiations between the sovereign nation of…

Radioactive ‘hot spots’ discovered in Tokyo

According to a report published by Al Jazeera, scientists working in Toyko have discovered “hot spots” in the city where radioactivity far exceeds levels considered safe for human habitation — raising the prospect that parts of Tokyo could one day be evacuated. The report comes just weeks after authorities promised…

Sen. Gillibrand calls for tougher sanctions on Syria

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged her colleagues on Wednesday to support tougher sanctions against Syria and hold President Bashar al-Assad’s regime accountable for its human rights abuses. “Syrian President Assad has killed over 2000 of his own people, in an alarming torrent of violence from one of the worlds most oppressive…

James Murdoch prepares for second round of testimony

After two former News Corp. employees pointed to inaccuracies in the first testimony of James Murdoch, the News International chief admitted he was “mistaken” about payments made to an ostensibly “rogue” reporter who carried out illegal hacking operations. The backpedaling immediately prompted calls for him to return and testify again — and this…

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