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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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Number of foreigners leaving Japan soars

Posted: 03/25/2011 - An immigration official says more than 161,000 foreigners have left Japan since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered an unfolding nuclear crisis.

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Stocks open higher after revised GDP report

Posted: 03/25/2011 - Stocks are pushing higher at the opening of trading after the government said the economy grew at a faster pace than expected at the end of last year.

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