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Republicans will make US a ‘Third World’ country: Obama

CHICAGO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama accused his Republican foes of wanting to turn the United States into a “Third World” country Thursday as he rallied support for his reelection campaign. The attack came a day after Obama savaged Republican budget plans and unveiled his $4 trillion deficit reduction…

Facebook sued for $1 billion over Intifada page

WASHINGTON – Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have been hit with a lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion in damages over a page on the social network which called for a “Third Intifada” against Israel. Facebook this week shut down the “Third Intifada” page, which had almost 500,000 fans, but…

Pope admits abuse failures on UK visit

EDINBURGH — Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday the Catholic Church had dropped its guard on paedophilia and had failed to deal with the issue quickly enough, as he began an historic state visit to Britain. The 83-year-old landed at Edinburgh airport before being driven to meet Queen Elizabeth to launch…

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