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Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Sade will join musical forces later this year for charity.
Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Sade Adu (shah-DAY' ah-DOO') will join musical forces later this year for charity.
Masked gunmen riding motorcycles and armed with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades attacked two intelligence buildings in southern Yemen Wednesday in the second such assault on Yemeni security offices in less than a month.
Barack Obama came to office promising to "fundamentally transform" America. As president, he has done so with most obvious and dramatic effect in the government's takeover of more and more of the private sector of the U.S. economy. Almost entirely lost in the hue and cry precipitated by such actions as the stimulus bill, Obamacare, student loans and financial "reform," however, are Obama initiatives that threaten an arguably even more momentous transformation: changing the United States from "the world's sole superpower" to a nation that may require the permission, or at least the help, of others to project power and defend its interests around the globe.
President Obama wants NASA's chief, retired Marine Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. to reach out to the Muslim world because of what he says is the contribution of the Arab Muslim world to mathematics and science ("Allah's final frontier," Comment & Analysis, Wednesday). Contrary to Mr. Obama's belief, however, it is not the Muslim world that contributed to mankind's knowledge of modern mathematics.
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On Thursday, heavily armed Maoist rebels attacked a police station and the home of a Congress leader in the state of Chhattisgarh in India's heartland. On June 29, they assaulted and killed 26 members of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The Maoist movement, tens of thousands strong, is active in more than half of India's states, a red ribbon that stretches from the Nepalese border down the Bay of Bengal coast. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calls the Maoists India's top internal security threat; Home Minister P. Chidambaram terms Maoism "a graver problem than jihadi terrorism." In U.S. terms, the rebels' geographical reach extends from New York City to Key West, Fla., and Washington, D.C., to Indianapolis.
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India's regular army patrolled the violence-hit streets of Kashmir to enforce a round-the-clock curfew for the first time in two decades Wednesday after weeks of deadly unrest in the Muslim-majority region.