Archive For April 2008

Anna Nicole’s son died of drug overdose, jury says

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Tabloid star Anna Nicole Smith’s son Daniel died of a drug overdose, an inquest jury in the Bahamas ruled on Monday.

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Obama takes aim at McCain on Iraq

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Democrat Barack Obama took aim on Monday at potential White House opponent John McCain on Iraq, saying the Republican senator could not offer a clear definition of success in the conflict and could leave U.S. combat troops there for decades.

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Rice says Mideast talks on track, despite settlements

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U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday Israel must stop expanding Jewish settlements but voiced confidence peace talks were on track despite an Israeli announcement of a new housing project.

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Basra returning to normal after Sadr truce

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Residents buried their dead after calm returned to the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Monday, but fighting broke out in Baghdad despite a truce called by Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr to end a week of bloodshed.

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Russia’s Putin seeks to mend fences with West

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President Vladimir Putin plans to tell a NATO summit this week Russia wants to work with the West, not confront it, and bow out on a conciliatory note after an eight-year rule that has inspired talk of a new Cold War.

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Musharraf swears in Pakistan cabinet full of foes

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Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf swore in 24 members of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s cabinet on Monday, six weeks after opposition parties won a general election.

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Riot police in Harare townships amid poll tensions

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Riot police in armored carriers deployed in two of Harare’s opposition strongholds on Monday night as suspicions grew that President Robert Mugabe was trying to rig Zimbabwe’s most important election since independence.

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Pentagon seeks charges for embassy bombing suspect

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The Pentagon on Monday sought murder and terrorism charges against a suspect in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in Tanzania, and will seek the death penalty if the man is convicted.

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US Airways shot raises fears about guns on planes

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The recent accidental discharge of a pilot’s gun highlights tensions over whether the number of authorized guns aboard U.S. commercial aircraft translates into safer skies.

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Arms supplier in plot on Army base gets 20 months

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An ethnic Albanian immigrant who supplied firearms to a group of Muslims accused of plotting to kill soldiers at a U.S. Army base was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Monday.

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