25 Jun 2009

Eta suspects arrested in France

French authorities have arrested two suspected members of the Basque militant separatist group Eta on the outskirts of Paris, officials say. Full Story

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25 Jun 2009

DRC mutinous militia linked with FDLR

Alliance des Patriotes pour un Congo Libre et Souverain (APCLS), a militia faction formerly aligned to the Mai-Mai fighters of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is said to joined forces with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) also known as ex-FAR / Interahamwe. Full Story

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25 Jun 2009

Mexico fights resurgent dengue fever

Mayra Regidor knocked on the door of the little green house, asked to enter and walked straight to the kitchen, where she saw a tub filled with dishwater and took out measuring tools to figure how much insecticide powder should go inside. ”She’s got to get just the right amount,”

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25 Jun 2009

Somali piracy spreads fear to Pacific

The lawlessness of Somalia has spread fear and panic to one of the world’s smallest and most isolated nations, tiny Tuvalu, that sits in the South Pacific Ocean near the International Date Line. Full Story

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25 Jun 2009

Sudan: Leaders pledge to avoid war

Sudanese rivals from the north and south of the country pledged here on Wednesday to implement a fragile 2005 peace deal and avoid reigniting Africa’s longest civil war. Full Story

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25 Jun 2009

Nigerian rebels say they attacked Shell pipeline

Nigeria’s main militant group said its fighters sabotaged a Royal Dutch Shell oil pipeline in the southern Niger Delta on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks against Africa’s biggest energy producer. Full Story

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25 Jun 2009

Somali Islamists amputate teenagers' hands and legs

Somalia’s hardline al Shabaab insurgents cut a hand and a leg each off four teenagers on Thursday as punishment for robbery, the first such amputations by the rebels who follow a strict version of sharia law. Full Story

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25 Jun 2009

Ethiopia not ruling out troops return to Somalia

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has not ruled out sending troops to Somalia if the situation there worsens, but said there are no plans to intervene for now. Full Story

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25 Jun 2009

U.S. Sends Weapons to Help Somali Government Repel Rebels Tied to Al-Qaeda

The United States has sent a shipment of weapons and ammunition to the government of Somalia, according to a U.S. official who said the move signals the Obama administration’s desire to thwart a takeover of the Horn of Africa nation by Islamist rebels with alleged ties to al-Qaeda. Full Story

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25 Jun 2009

Fresh Nightmares in Congo's Drive Against Rwandans

A Congolese military operation against Rwandan rebels who have caused years of conflict in eastern Congo is unleashing fresh horrors across this region’s rolling green hills. Full Story

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