Friday, September 30, 2011

World News Briefs -- September 30, 2011 (Evening Edition)

Same US Military Unit That Got Osama Bin Laden Killed Anwar al-Awlaki -- The Telegraph

Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born al-Qaeda leader linked to terrorist plots in the UK and US, has been killed in a drone strike in central Yemen, the country’s military has announced.

Awlaki was killed in a strike on his convoy directed by the CIA and carried out with the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command's firepower, according to a counterterrorism official.

Yemen's Defence Ministry said another American militant, Samir Khan, who produced 'Inspire', an English-language al-Qaeda Web magazine, died in the same strike.

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Syria conflict: 'Soldiers and police killed' in Rastan.

U.S. ambassador to Syria accosted by pro-Assad mob in Damascus. Clinton outraged as Syrians target US envoy.

Iran’s hosting of Taliban reflects desire for greater role.

Iraq's Maliki warns over Syrian sectarian turmoil.

Bomb kills 18 at Shi'ite funeral in Iraq: police.

Bahrain jails 20 doctors for up to 15 years 'for treating protestors'.

Iran looks east to bypass western sanctions.


North Korea wants to sell south unused fuel rods: Sources.

Telangana: India new state protest enters 18th day.

Coalition data show drop in violence in Afghanistan; U.N. report says otherwise.

U.S. freezes funding to Vietnam for recovery of war remains.

Sri Lanka releases 1,800 former Tamil rebels.

Fitch, S&P downgrade New Zealand's credit rating.


Libyan forces clash in Sirte, US lawmakers visit NTC. Exclusive: Concern grows over militant activity in Libya.

U.N. court acquits two ex Rwandan ministers of genocide.

Thousands of Egyptians protest Mubarak-era laws.

Egypt warns U.S. on attaching conditions to military aid.

Pirates attack, rob ship off West African coast.

Tainted African ruler may get UN prize in his name.


Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko denounces 'lynching' trial.

EU: talks on association deal with Kiev on track.

Russia's Medvedev defends Putin swap plan.

In European crisis, experts see little hope for a quick fix.

Spain nationalizes 3 banks after cash injections.

Greek PM presses EU leaders for new bailout tranche.


Brazil judge halts work on Belo Monte Amazon dam.

School threats spread to northern Mexico.

Hugo Chavez denies media reports of health emergency.

Ecuador's Correa says opposition, US groups behind last year's coup attempt.

Fatal accident puts focus on U.S. deportation program.


Gadhafi collapse raises concerns over arms for Africa al-Qaida.

U.S. slaps sanctions on Haqqani commander, but not group.

Could model airplanes become a terrorist weapon?


Debt crisis: live

China tech stocks dive on threat of US fraud probe.

China 'cracks down on fake iPhones'.

IBM beats Microsoft in tech giants ranking.

Google joins Apple in push for tax holiday.

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