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Washington Post

Is China becoming Africa's new colonizer? In what is reminiscent of a new scramble for Africa, China has rushed to plant its flag on the continent, offering soft credit, bricks and mortar investment and promising non-interference in local politic

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BBC News

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he will not renew the licence for the country's second largest TV channel which he said expired in March 2007. Mr Chavez said he would not tolerate media outlets working toward a coup against him.

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Reuters

Russia's prosecutor-general said Leonid Nevzlin, former manager of the bankrupt YUKOS oil firm, could have ordered the poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. Nevzlin's spokesman dismissed the suggestion as "ridiculous

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NY Times

Faced with a barrage of criticism over incursions into Afghanistan by Pakistan-based Taliban militants and their sympathizers, the Pakistan government said today that it would seal the border with fencing and booby traps.

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NY Times

At 10 p.m. on Wednesday, several Islamist leaders emerged to hold a news conference at their headquarters in Mogadishu. They did not explicitly concede defeat to the transitional government, but seemed to be preparing their forces for such an eventua

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Washington Post

Ethiopian troops fought their way closer to the Somali capital of Mogadishu, pushing back militias loyal to the Islamic Courts movement that has until now controlled much of the country and vowed to wage a guerrilla war against Ethiopia lasting

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Monsters & Critics

Ballistic Missile Defense Programs Around the World Are Going to Have Their Work Cut out for Them: At Least Eight Nations Went All out in Developing Their Own Offensive Ballistic Missile Programs in 2006.

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NY Times

Ethiopian warplanes attacked 2 Islamist-held airfields in Somalia, including in the capital Mogadishu, in the most dramatic strikes yet of a war threatening to engulf the Horn of Africa. Came hours after Ethiopia formally declared war, saying it was

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AP

Somalia's Ethiopian-backed government and its rivals in an Islamic movement fought to a bloody standstill, and geared up for a major push as villagers fled. Islamic forces declared they want the whole country under Quranic rule promised to contin

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By Rocky Mountain News

Colorado snow depths reported Thursday morning by the National Weather Service by city, county, in inches:

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AP

President Robert Mugabe said his government will not tolerate dissent created "under the guise of freedom of expression." He said government opponents were bent on creating anarchy and pushing a British attempt to topple his government.

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AP

Raul Castro signaled a new leadership style in comments published Thursday, promising fewer speeches, more power sharing, and a willingness to hear different views as he fills in for his "irreplaceable" brother Fidel.

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InfoWars.com

Michael Meacher MP, former environment minister and 9/11 truther who attracted press attention for publicly questioning the official story behind the terrorist attack in a September 2003 article, could be in contention for the Labour Party leadership

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by Tibor R. Machan

When General Pinochet died the other day, there was not a great deal of discussion about him and those that did appear tended to make a lot out of his having been supported by the American CIA when he overthrew the regime of Salvador Allende.

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by Patrick J. Buchanan (AntiWar)

18 months ago, Ahmadinejad was the unknown mayor of Tehran. Today, he is the visible face of anti-Americanism and anti-Zionism, both a cause of and the personification of our failures. He has defied Bush's demand that he give up the

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