New Israeli airstrike kills 2 in Gaza, death toll rises to 25

March 13, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on New Israeli airstrike kills 2 in Gaza, death toll rises to 25 

GAZA, March 13 — Two Palestinians were killed and one injured in a fresh Israeli airstrike on eastern Gaza City, as fightings between Israel and Gaza militants enter the fourth day, medical sources and witnesses said.

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South Africa calls for permanent African seat on UNSC

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JOHANNESBURG, March 13 — The South African government expects the African continent will have a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in the future, said an official on Monday.

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Rebels in northern Mali claim control of military camp

March 13, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on Rebels in northern Mali claim control of military camp 

BAMAKO, March 13 — Mali's Tuareg rebels in the norther part of the West African country claims control of a military camp after gaining ground in battles with the army since January.

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U.S. Senators call for sanctions on Russian firm exporting arms to Syria

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WASHINGTON, March 13 — A group of 17 U.S. Senators urged on Monday the U.S. Defense Department to stop doing business with a Russian state-owned arms exporting company, which they accused of supplying arms to Syria.

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Turkey releases 4 journalists charged with plot against government

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ISTANBUL, March 13 — Four Turkish journalists who were arrested on charge of a plot to overthrow the government were released by an Istanbul court on Monday.

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Peruvian president, UAE envoy meet on bi-regional summit

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LIMA, March 13 — Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on Monday met with the envoy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the upcoming Summit of South American-Arab Countries, a bi-regional association known as ASPA by its Spanish acronym.

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China calls for comprehensive strategy to address changes in Middle East, North Africa

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UNITED NATIONS, March 13 — China on Monday called for deep, rational thinking and a comprehensive, integrated strategy to deal with changes in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Three foreigners sentenced to life term over weapon smuggling in Egypt

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CAIRO, March 13 — An Egyptian court sentenced two Israelis and one Ukrainian to life imprisonment over weapons smuggling, court sources told Xinhua Monday.

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Cult clash claims 2 lives in oil rich Nigeria

March 13, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on Cult clash claims 2 lives in oil rich Nigeria 

YENAGOA, Nigeria, March 13 — Nigeria's police in oil rich Bayelsa State has confirmed that two persons died when two rival cult groups clashed in Yenagoa, the state capital overnight.

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1st Ld-Writethru: Oil falls on demand concerns

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NEW YORK, March 13 — Crude prices fell on Monday as Italy's recession and China's international trade deficit caused demand concerns.

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