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White House defends secret detention of Somali terror suspect

WASHINGTON — The White House Wednesday defended the treatment of an alleged leader of Somalia’s Shebab Islamist insurgency who was interrogated for two months on a US warship, saying his detention was lawful. In the first known case of the secret detention of a terror suspect by the administration of…

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior III debuts

Greenpeace unveiled a new weapon in its campaign against environmental destruction on Monday — a 23 million euro ($33.4 million) ship dubbed the Rainbow Warrior III. The state-of-the-art vessel went afloat in Berne-Motzen in northern Germany ahead of its official launch to mark Greenpeace’s 40th birthday in October. The original…

Greek coastguard intercepts Gaza ship: activist

ATHENS (Reuters) – The Greek coastguard intercepted a boat carrying U.S. activists soon after they set sail from Greece on Friday to join a pro-Palestinian flotilla to Gaza, one of the activists said. The boat, dubbed “The Audacity of Hope,” had just left Perama port, near Piraeus, for the open…

Gaddafi renews offer to hold elections to end Libyan unrest

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The Libyan government on Sunday renewed its offer to hold a vote on whether Muammar Gaddafi should stay in power, a proposal unlikely to interest Gaddafi’s opponents but which could widen differences inside NATO. Pressure is growing from some quarters within the alliance to find a political…

Japan tsunami ‘carries away ship with 100 people’

TOKYO — A ship carrying about 100 people was swept away by the huge tsunami that hit Japan on Friday and its fate was unknown, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing Miyagi prefecture police. The ship was owned by a shipbuilder in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, said Kyodo News. No further information was…

Iranian warships transit Suez for Mediterranean

CAIRO (AFP) – Two Iranian naval ships transited the Suez Canal on Tuesday for the first time since the Islamic revolution, bound for the Mediterranean on a purported training mission that Israel calls a provocation. “The two ships entered the canal on Tuesday at around 5:45 am (0335 GMT),” a…

Somali pirates hijack US yacht

By Jean-Marc Mojon NAIROBI — Somali pirates on Friday hijacked a yacht with four Americans on board in the Indian Ocean, a non-governmental organisation monitoring regional maritime activity said. Ecoterra International said the S/V Quest was seized in the afternoon 240 nautical miles (275 miles) off the coast of Oman.…

New York races to uncover Ground Zero ‘mystery ship’

NEW YORK — New Yorkers raced against time Friday to reveal the secrets of a mostly intact, 18th century sailing ship found in the muddy foundations of the World Trade Center reconstruction site. The ghostly vessel emerged from the mud earlier this week, its hull and deck virtually complete and…

Tar balls hit Texas as BP oil spill cost soars

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – BP faced a broadening crisis Tuesday with tar balls from the Gulf oil spill turning up on Texas beaches, as the firm’s clean-up costs soared and British officials reportedly mulled a possible BP collapse. A giant Taiwanese ship deployed to boost the clean-up meanwhile remained…

Turks shot multiple times on Gaza aid ship: forensics

ANKARA — All but two of the nine Turks killed in an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship were shot more than once, and five died from bullet wounds to the head, according to forensic reports. The documents, penned this month, were made available to AFP Tuesday by lawyers…

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