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‘Occupy Denver’ protester: We’re standing against corporate rule

A group of demonstrators have begun gathering in front of the Denver capitol building to show their solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City. The “Occupy Denver” protesters said that more than 200 people joined their demonstration on Saturday. “We are standing against corporate rule in…

U.N. says U.S. broke torture rule in denying access to Manning

On the same day that a major human rights organization issued a scathing report on Bush-era prisoner abuses, the United Nations alleged that the United States had violated a “long-standing” rule meant to prevent the torture of prisoners, by denying an official access to Pvt. Bradley Manning, the lone soldier…

Syrian opposition shuns ‘national dialogue’ with government

DAMASCUS — Syria opened a “national dialogue” on Sunday that it hailed as a step towards multi-party democracy after five decades of Baath party rule but its credibility was undermined by an opposition boycott. Some 200 delegates, who included independent MPs as well as members of the Baath party, in…

Iraq unearths mass grave of 900 bodies

DIWANIYAH, Iraq — Iraqi authorities uncovered a mass grave with 900 corpses near the central city of Diwaniyah on Wednesday, believed to be Kurds killed during the rule of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, an official said. The corpses were found in the Shanafiya region, 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of…

NATO bombs Gaddafi compound hours after embattled dictator appears on TV

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – NATO air strikes hit Muammar Gaddafi’s compound Thursday, hours after the Libyan leader was shown on television for the first time since another aerial attack killed his son nearly two weeks ago. Libyan officials who showed reporters around the scene of the air strike, at Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound, said three people…

US ready to help Libya’s insurgents

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States said Sunday it was prepared to offer “any kind of assistance” to Libyans seeking to overthrow the regime of strongman Moamer Kadhafi as they set up a transitional body. As forces opposed to the longest-serving Arab leader took control of several western Libyan towns,…

House ethics trial opens for NY’s Charles Rangel

House ethics trial begins for New York’s Rangel, ex-chairman of tax-writing panel Rep. Charles Rangel of New York headed the House’s tax-writing committee but acknowledged shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service on his own tax bill. Now, a House ethics panel will judge whether filing an amended tax return and belatedly…

AP Interview: Ahmadinejad says future is Iran’s

President Ahmadinejad says Iran is not seeking atomic bomb Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said “the future belongs to Iran” and challenged the United States to accept that his country has a major role in the world. The comments came in an hourlong interview Sunday with The Associated Press on the…

Government appeals ruling on FCC indecency rule

Government appeals court’s ruling against Federal Communications Commission indecency rule Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word to be uttered on live television. A three-judge panel of the 2nd…

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