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  • UK: Disorder no excuse to clamp down on Internet

    Governments must not clamp down on Internet and mobile phone networks at times of social unrest, the British government said Tuesday _ weeks after suggesting police should do just that during riots.


  • South Korean protesters shout slogans near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, as they hold petitions at a rally denouncing the crimes of U.S. soldiers. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    U.S. soldier in S. Korea sentenced to 10 years for rape


  • Iranian exiles in Iraq fear attack from Iraqi soldiers

    Unarmed Iranian exiles in an Iraqi refugee compound fear another "bloodbath" by Iraqi soldiers after military vehicles rolled into the area late Monday, an Iranian source inside the compound told The Washington Times on Tuesday.


  • More than 5,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon and Turkey since March, but Syria reportedly is planting land mines along border areas, a sign of its isolation. (Associated Press)

    Syria mining areas near Lebanese border

    Syria is planting land mines along parts of the country's border with Lebanon as refugees stream out of the country to escape the crackdown on anti-government protests, officials and witnesses said Tuesday.


  • **FILE** Salva Kiir Mayardit, president of Southern Sudan (Associated Press)

    Ex-pats return to build a new African nation — South Sudan

    Sitting in fading daylight in the front yard of a small hotel in Africa's newest nation, Jimmy Makuach recounts a life torn apart by civil war.


  • World Briefs

    It's not just UNESCO: The Palestinians' top envoy in Geneva said Tuesday he thinks joining the U.N. agency for culture, education and science will "open the door" to joining 16 other U.N. agencies within weeks.


  • A U.S. soldier checks the damage at offices of the U.N.'s refugee agency, the UNHCR, caused by a suicide bomber in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Oct. 31, 2011. The attack killed four people and severely damaged the U.N. agency's building, Afghan officials said. (Associated Press)

    Afghan MPs from Kandahar against speedy transition

    Lawmakers from Kandahar said Tuesday that Afghan forces are far from ready to assume full security responsibility in the province that was the birthplace of the Taliban, stressing it should be among the last regions where NATO forces hand over control to Afghan counterparts.


  • Syrian army positions are pictured on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, near the border town of Serhaniyeh, Lebanon, whose residents say troops have laid mines nearby over the past several days. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

    Syria mining border with Lebanon

    Syria is planting landmines along parts of the country's border with Lebanon as refugees stream out of the country to escape the crackdown on anti-government protests, officials and witnesses said Tuesday.


  • ** FILE ** Supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal, or Maoists, dance to a patriotic song as they block a road in Katmandu, Nepal, on Sunday, May 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Nepal's main parties agree to resume peace process

    The leaders of Nepal's main political parties said they reached an agreement Tuesday to resume a stalled peace process that ended years of insurgency.


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