Monday, March 25, 2013

World News Briefs -- March 25, 2013 (Evening Edition)

People gather around a burnt Seleka Rebel truck in Begoua, 17 km (10 miles) from capital Bangui, in this still image taken from video, Mar. 23, 2013.

Central African Republic President Flees Capital Amid Violence, Official Says -- CNN

(CNN) -- The president of the Central African Republic has fled the country's capital and rebels have seized control of the city, a government official said Sunday.

President Francois Bozize crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo, said Jules Gautier Ngbapo, a spokesman for the government's territorial administration minister. He declined to disclose Bozize's location Sunday.

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Arms airlift to Syria rebels expands, with aid from C.I.A..

Syria crisis: rebel commander targeted in car bombing - live updates.

Syrian rebels bombard central Damascus, army artillery hits back. Syria regime accused of new chemical attack. Syria rebels seize southern base, border area. Syrian rebel army founder's leg blown off by car bomb.

Syrian opposition plunges into disarray.

CIA helps Arab nations boost arms shipment to Syria rebels: report.

Jordan shuts Syria border crossing, UN pulls staff.

Turkey sees accords with Israel, Kurds as first step to greater regional role.

Yemen clashes between al-Qaida, militiamen kill 9.

Saudi Arabia threatens to block Skype, WhatsApp, Viber.

A decade after Iraq invasion, America’s voice in Baghdad has gone from a boom to a whimper.


U.S. wants EU to put North Korean bank on sanctions list.

U.S. nudges Seoul, Tokyo to make up.

Secretary of State Kerry makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan.

Burma communal violence spreads. Myanmar government struggles to contain anti-Muslim hostility.

Suicide bomber kills 17 Pakistani troops in North Waziristan.

Musharraf back in Pakistan from exile.

South Korea hails new military pact with US. South Korea, US sign new military contingency plan in case of future North Korean attacks.

A diplomatic star is born in Chinese first lady.


Seeking political solution, US offers no support for ousted Central African Republic leader.

Central African Republic rebel chief to name power-sharing government.

Rebels capture Central African Republic capital, president flees.

U.N. chief condemns rebel seizure of power in Central African Republic.

South Africa troops killed in CAR fighting.

Egypt prosecutor orders activists arrested.

Ethiopia says foils Somali rebel plot to seize U.N. staff.

EU eases Zimbabwe sanctions after referendum.

Six killed as Islamists battle Malian army in Gao.

Libya transferring $2 billion to Egypt’s bank.

Muammar Gaddafi's wife and three children go missing from Algeria.

Zambia arrests ex-president over oil deal: spokeswoman.


Cyprus bail-out: live.

Cyprus bailout: Deal reached in Eurogroup talks.

Cyprus bailout may spare Russia's oligarchs, but hurt Russian companies.

Spain brings the pain to bank investors.

In Bosnia, Turkey brings back a gentle version of the Ottoman Empire.

Italy's Berlusconi demands coalition with center-left or new vote.

David Cameron 'to toughen' European migrants' benefits rules.

Boris Berezovsky death: 'No evidence of third-party involvement'. Broken oligarch longed to return to Russia.

Russians search Amnesty Intl office in Moscow.


FBI denies report it arrested Russian tycoon Abramovich.

Man sentenced to 18 years for plotting attack on U.S. military center.

U.S. victims of mass shootings seek control over donations.

Bodies of 'executed' men found in Mexico.

Capriles says Venezuela election is a war of 'good and evil'.

Outlaw fleet scoops squid from Argentine waters.

64% of Americans want military action to stop Iran.

Gallup poll: Majority oppose drone strikes against U.S. citizens.


Suspect tied to African, Yemen militants pleads guilty to U.S. charges.

Social Media Jihad: Egyptian jihadist lionizes slain al Qaeda leader.

Guantanamo hunger strike grows; 3 captives hospitalized.

10 sketches from inside Guantanamo Bay’s military courtroom.

Congress axes Pakistan counterinsurgency fund.

What Al Qaeda couldn't defeat: The military-political bureaucracy.


Bernanke says Fed's easy policy benefits world economy.

Japan and EU to start talks on trade deal.

Skype, Spotify creators hope to inspire European innovation.

Dell says Blackstone, Icahn offers may be superior.

SEC approves plan for lost Facebook IPO money.

Special Report: A Gulf family's oil troubles.

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