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Archive for April 29th, 2008

Accused of trying to assassinate Jose Ramos-Horta, East Timor’s president, last February, a group of rebels have surrendered to the government.

Gastao Salsinha, rebel leader, was persuaded to hand himself in following talks with representatives from the army, parliament and the Catholic Church, said an adviser to Ramos-Horta. (more…)

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More than half of the teenage girls that were removed from a polygamist sect in Eldorado, Texas, are either currently pregnant or mothers, according to US officials.

Allegations of sexual abuse prompted police to raid the ranch this month, and all 463 children on the Yearning for Zion Ranch (photo from the BBC) were taken into care. (more…)

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In a bid to draft a common position on a truce with Israel, Palestinian factions are due to meet in cairo, for talks with Egyptian officials. 

To further discus the plan, the factions will hold talks with Omar Suleiman (photo, from Haaretz), the Egyptian intelligence chief, on Tuesday and Wednesday. (more…)

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Rome’s mayor poll has been won by a right-wing candidate. It is the first time in 15 years that the Italian capital will be controlled by the right. (more…)

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