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More than 100 people killed in Kenyan pipeline explosion

More than 100 people died in a fire Monday morning caused by a burst gasoline pipeline near the Sinai slum in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi. The fuel exploded, wiping out entire families, after being ignited by embers from nearby garbage fires. Residents of the slum, who live in…

Google raided by South Korean anti-trust officials

Antitrust officials in South Korea raided Google’s office in Seoul on Tuesday. The Korean Fair Trade Commission is investigating whether Google is unfairly stifling competition in the mobile search market. Watch video, courtesy of Reuters, below:…

White House denies plans to reduce troops in Iraq to 3000

White House spokesman Jay Carney on Tuesday denied that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had approved a plan to reduce the amount of U.S. troops in Iraq to about 3,000 by the end of the year. Fox News reported that Panetta had already signed off on the decision to withdraw…

Video catches Gaddafi regime torturing rebels

Video recently uncovered by Reuters shows pro-Gaddafi fighters torturing rebels. Gaddafi forces can be seen kicking and whipping prisoners. Mohammed Ahmed Ali explained that he was held for hours in a shipping container where many died from heat and suffocation. At least 17 bodies of tortured men were uncovered in…

Bush official advised Gaddafi on how to stay in power as late as August

Documents discovered by Al Jazeera reporter Jamal El Shayyal, who scoured the Gaddafi compound after rebels overran Tripoli, reveals that a former Bush administration official was advising the deposed leader as late as August 2 on what strategy he might take to remain in power. One of the documents showed…

Libyan rebel wears Gaddafi’s hat during TV interview

During an interview yesterday with a Sky News correspondent, one of Libya’s freedom fighters triumphantly wore one of Muammar Gaddafi’s hats as he spoke about liberating the former dictator’s compound from regime forces. The former Libyan dictator, who has not been located since the fall of Tripoli, was known for…

Gaddafi vows ‘death or victory’ against NATO and rebels

Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has vowed “death or victory” after rebels seized his headquarters in Tripoli, according to an audio message broadcast by a pro-Gaddafi TV station. He said the retreat from his headquarters was a “tactical move” and his current location is unknown. Watch video of Melissa Harris-Perry reported…

French people believe Strauss-Kahn’s political career over

Despite charges against him being dropped, most people in France believe the political career of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has ended for good after he allegedly raped a hotel maid in New York. Before the incident, many believed he would be the next president of France. “This whole case has lifted the…

Libyan uprising expected to lower gas prices

Despite political and security concerns, energy analyst Cameron Hanover told CNN on Monday he expects the fall of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi to lower the price of gasoline around the world. Libya was producing about 1.6 million barrels of oil a day before the conflict started and has one of…

Former editor says Murdoch personally gave order to have someone tailed

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch personally told one of his former tabloid editors to have someone followed, according to a documentary that aired Monday night on Australian TV. Ita Buttrose, former editor-in-chief of Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph, told ABC’s Australian Story that Murdoch instructed her to have a subject tailed…

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