Clinton’s Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser
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Clinton’s Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — A batch of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails from her time as secretary of state show her corresponding with a longtime adviser about the Libyan rebellion against Moammar Gadhafi and the Benghazi attack. The set of messages, which were published Thursday by The New York Times, focus on the 2012 attacks on the … Continue reading

Amnesty: South Sudan government troops are burning villages
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Amnesty: South Sudan government troops are burning villages

  KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan government troops are setting villages on fire and abusing civilians in an ongoing military assault on rebels loyal to the country’s former vice president, Amnesty International reported Thursday, the latest allegations of serious rights abuses since the resumption of heavy fighting last month. Citing witness accounts in Unity … Continue reading

US releases 100+ bin Laden documents
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US releases 100+ bin Laden documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures, beset by their complaints and regretting years of separation from much of his extensive family. Focus your fighting on America, not each other, the sidelined al-Qaida chief exhorts his followers. In … Continue reading

Report: Journalists face deadliest time ‘in recent history’
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Report: Journalists face deadliest time ‘in recent history’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created “the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history,” according to a new report released Monday. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual report on press freedom is a collection of essays that spotlight … Continue reading

Sudan’s al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote
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Sudan’s al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

  KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies. The head of the Election Commission, Mokhtar al-Assam, announced the results to reporters. He said turnout was 46.4 percent, insisting … Continue reading

Amnesty says Bahrain reforms don’t end rights violations
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Amnesty says Bahrain reforms don’t end rights violations

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Government reforms put in place by Bahraini authorities in the wake of widespread anti-government protests four years ago have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the strategically important Gulf nation, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday. The 79-page report documents what the London-based group … Continue reading