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Tuesday, May 24,2011

Egypt will try ex-President Mubarak in protesters' deaths

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Deposed President Hosni Mubarak will stand trial on charges related to the shooting deaths of protesters during the country's 18-day revolt, Egypt's prosecutor-general announced Tuesday. The charges could carry the death penalty.
Friday, May 13,2011

Pope praises Michelangelo nudes as 'spiritual'

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Pope Benedict XVI on Friday lauded what he said was the "spiritual" nature of the nude figures that appear in Michelangelo's masterpiece, "The Last Judgment." "As modern people ... the (human) body appears to us as inert matter, as something heavy and opposed to knowledge and freedom inherent to the spirit," Benedict said.
Tuesday, May 3,2011

Taliban: Reports of bin Laden's death greatly exaggerated

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Afghanistan's Taliban, who sheltered Osama bin Laden when they governed the country prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said Tuesday that it would be "premature" to comment on U.S. claims that the al-Qaida leader had been killed during a raid on a compound in Pakistan.
Monday, April 25,2011

At least 475 escape Afghanistan prison

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
At least 475 inmates, many of them Islamic insurgents, escaped overnight from the main prison in the southern city of Kandahar, the spiritual home of the Taliban movement, authorities said.
Monday, April 25,2011

U.S. expands Mexico travel warning

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
More violence over a wider area in Mexico has caused the U.S. State Department to expand a warning against travel to the country.
Tuesday, April 12,2011

Egyptian protesters increasingly disillusioned with army

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The Egyptian military is learning a dangerous political truth: A revolution unfinished turns bitter and its heroes can be quickly recast as villains. Soldiers were swooned over two months ago when they rolled into Tahrir Square and stood guard over protesters rallying to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak. But the allure of the long-revered military has faded as the generals running the country face accusations they are threatening the dreams of a new democracy by cracking down on dissent and failing to bring former government officials to justice.
Tuesday, April 12,2011

2 U.S. troops killed by drone 'friendly fire' in Afghanistan

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
In what appeared to be the first case of U.S. troops being hit by "friendly fire" from a drone aircraft, two American servicemen were killed by a Hellfire missile after apparently being mistaken for insurgents moving to attack another group of Marines in southern Afghanistan.
Monday, April 11,2011

Libyan rebels reject proposal to end fighting

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Libyan rebels delivered an emphatic no to an African Union proposal for an end to fighting in their country, insisting that Moammar Gadhafi must step down from power as part of any diplomatic solution.
Friday, April 8,2011

No apology, but NATO statement of regret after airstrike hits rebels

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
NATO Rear Adm. Russell Harding, the deputy commander of the alliance's operation in Libya, said Friday that NATO warplanes may indeed have hit rebel forces near the town of Brega on Thursday but offered no apology for what was apparently a deadly mistake.
Tuesday, April 5,2011

Japan's ocean radiation hits 7.5 million times legal limit

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that it had found radioactive iodine at 7.5 million times the legal limit in a seawater sample taken near the facility, and government officials imposed a new health limit for radioactivity in fish.
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