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6.1 quake rattles Alaska peninsula

WASHINGTON — A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Alaskan peninsula Saturday some 600 miles (970 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage, the US Geological Survey said. The temblor struck at 1959 GMT, with the epicenter near Sand Point, Alaska, on an island in the North Pacific just off the Alaska Peninsula,…

Bachmann did not read pledge calling slavery a better arrangement for blacks

When Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann signed a pledge that claimed black Americans were better off as slaves than they are today, she apparently hadn’t read it in detail. Her campaign said Saturday that she actually didn’t agree with that part of the pledge. By signing the pledge created by…

Defense chief Panetta takes first trip to Afghanistan

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan — US defense chief Leon Panetta visited troops in southern Afghanistan Sunday as part of his first trip to the country since taking up his post and ahead of a withdrawal of some US forces. The former CIA director, who took office on July 1 to replace…

Pakistan regains control with 95 dead in Karachi

Pakistan announced on Saturday its troops had taken back areas of Karachi occupied by armed groups and arrested more than 100 people after political violence across the vast port city claimed 95 lives. Four days of unrest has been blamed on political and ethnic tensions, with gunmen firing on two…

Berlusconi firm fined 560 million euros in bribery appeal

A Milan appeals court Saturday ordered Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s holding company Fininvest to pay 560 million euros to rival media group CIR in a bribery case, a judge told the ANSA news agency. In October 2009, a Milan civil court ruled that Compagnie Industriali Riunite (CIR) was entitled…

Police arrest 1,401 in Malaysia democracy protest

Malaysian police fired tear gas and water cannon, making 1,400 arrests on Saturday during clashes with protesters who defied government warnings to rally in the capital for electoral reform. Leaders of opposition parties were among those detained during a massive security operation but it failed to thwart the outlawed demonstration…

Sudan ‘bombing’ kills 3 in south oil state: minister

The northern army carried out cross-border air strikes that killed three civilians and wounded 17 in south Sudan’s oil-producing Unity state just a week before independence, a southern official said on Sunday. “The attack happened yesterday (Saturday) in Pariang, from seven to eight in the morning. Three people were killed…

Libya rebels poised for push towards Tripoli

Buoyed by French arms drops and intensified NATO air strikes on the regime’s frontline armour, Libya’s rebel army said it is poised for an offensive that could put it within striking distance of Tripoli. The rebels’ announcement late on Saturday came as a prolonged deadlock on the battlefield prompted mounting…

South Yemen air strikes ‘kill two civilians’

ADEN, Yemen — Yemeni air strikes targeting suspected Al-Qaeda militants near Jaar killed two civilians and wounded three, an official from the militant-held southern town said on Sunday. “Military aircraft carried out a number of strikes yesterday (Saturday) in the Al-Makhzan area at the entrance of Jaar,” the official told…

Los Alamos lab prepares to reopen as fire threat eases

SANTA FE, N.M (Reuters) – The Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory has ended a state of emergency and was taking small steps on Saturday toward reopening as the threat from a record New Mexico wildfire subsided. But highlighting the need for continued vigilance, a squirrel sparked a small blaze on…

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