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Libyan opposition sets conditions for cease-fire

Posted: 04/01/2011 - A Libyan opposition leader says the rebels will accept a U.N.-demanded cease-fire if Moammar Gadhafi pulls his forces from all cities and allows peaceful protests.

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Honda, Mazda to restart limited car production

Updated: 03/31/2011 - Honda and Mazda say they will resume limited production at several Japanese factories in early April, but full production depends on the flow of parts.

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NATO takes sole control of Libya air operations

Posted: 03/31/2011 - NATO has taken over all air operations over Libya from the U.S., which had led the international force that's been bombarding Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

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Rebels retreat from Libya oil port under attack

Posted: 03/30/2011 - Rebels says opposition fighters are retreating from the key oil port of Ras Lanouf (rahs lah-NOOF') along the coastal road leading to the capital after they came under heavy shelling from ground forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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Iraq: 3 politicians missing in hostage siege

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The governor of a northern Iraqi province says he has lost contact with three local politicians after gunmen wearing suicide belts and military uniforms stormed their headquarters.

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Blast at Yemen explosives factory kills 78

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Yemen officials say 78 people were killed in a blast at an explosives factory after it was briefly taken over by militants and then looted by civilians.

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NATO commander: mission is to protect civilians

Posted: 03/28/2011 - NATO's commander for Libya has deflected suggestions that international air strikes against Moammar Gadhafi's forces are essentially providing air cover for advancing rebels and insists that NATO's mission is purely designed to protect civilians.

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Conservationists sound alarm over Africa's rhinos

Posted: 03/25/2011 - A global network of conservationists says Africa's rhinos face their worst poaching crisis in decades with organized crime syndicates killing more than 800 in the past three years alone.

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Merkel says tough nuclear power tests approved

Posted: 03/25/2011 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders have agreed on criteria for tests of their nuclear plants that are being implemented in response to Japan's nuclear crisis.

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