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  • Delegates from the Libya Contact Group meet in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Representatives of the Libyan rebels called for stronger international pressure on Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime as Western and Arab envoys gathered to discuss options. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    2 blasts heard outside Libyan capital

    NATO launched news airstrikes Wednesday on targets held by Col. Moammar Gadhafi as the rebel movement urged a stronger air campaign that will allow them to advance on Col. Gadhafi's territory.

  • U.S. Army Gen. Walter Sharp, commander of the United Nations Command, speaks at the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission building in the cross-border village of Panmunjeom in Korea's Demilitarized Zone on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, to mark the 57th anniversary of the signing the Korean War armistice. (AP Photo/Kim Jae-hwan, Pool)

    U.S.: China's 1st aircraft carrier watched by region

    China's first aircraft carrier could begin sea trials as early as this summer, and its deployment would change significantly the perception of the balance of power in the region, the chief of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Tuesday.

  • GRAY: Lack of debate on Libya will haunt Obama

    Although Libya is receding from the front pages and cable television, our involvement is not going to end soon. Attention will migrate to other issues, but the question of public approval will resurface, and with it the question of whether the White House should have sought congressional authorization and should do so even now.

  • Republican forces soldier Abdoulaye Sanogo (front) wears a wig he said belonged to Simone Gbagbo, wife of Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. The wig was found in her bedroom at the presidential residence as forces allied with President Alassane Ouattara captured the Gbagbos on Monday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Ivory Coast generals pledge loyalty to Ouattara

    Five generals pledged their loyalty to President Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday following the capture of the country's strongman leader after a four-month standoff, as French and Ivorian forces worked to eliminate the last pockets of resistance.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't slash essential defense spending

    As bad as the government shutdown could have been ("Congress reaches deal to avert shutdown," Web, Friday), the new backroom budget deals being made could prove even worse, particularly if Congress reduces support for our troops overseas.

  • An Afghan laborer works at the brick factory in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Bomb kills 2 Afghan police; insurgents kill 3 kids

    A roadside bomb killed two Afghan police officers as they were destroying opium poppies in the southern province of Kandahar on Tuesday while NATO said insurgents had killed three children during a coalition operation against a Taliban leader in the north.

  • Cannon blasts from Fort Johnson across Charleston Harbor toward Fort Sumter at daybreak on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in Charleston, S.C., signal the commemoration of the start of the Civil War 150 years ago. (AP Photo/Post and Courier, Wade Spees)

    Nation begins 150th anniversary of Civil War

    Thudding cannons and somber music around Charleston Harbor ushered in the commemoration Tuesday of the nation's bloodiest conflict, with the North and South still deeply split on many issues a century and a half later.

  • Crackdown ends protest against Swaziland's king

    Forces loyal to Swaziland's King Mswati III on Tuesday used water cannons and fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at pro-democracy demonstrators to break up a protest against sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch.

  • ** FILE ** In this image made from television, demonstrators march in Daraa, Syria, Friday, April 8, 2011. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Daraa on Friday, a city in the south of Syria that has become a flashpoint for anti-government demonstrations. (AP Photo)

    Opposition figure: 2 Syrian villages under attack

    Pro-government gunmen launched an attack on two villages in Syria's northeast on Tuesday, two days after security forces shot dead four protesters in the same region, a leading Syrian opposition figure said.

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