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The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been presented during a ceremony in the Norwegian capital Oslo to three women who have fought against dictatorship, injustice and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian peace activist, and Tawakkol Karman, the Yemeni pro-democracy campaigner collected their diplomas and medals at Oslo’s city hall on Saturday (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame has appeared in a civilian court in New York after being held on a US warship offshore for two months  following his capture. While in detention the Somali man was questioned in line with the Geneva Convention, but he was not read his rights, officials said. (more…)

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Thousands of people keep on protesting (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), asking for the country’s president to step down. And on Saturday several members of the General People’s Congress, the country’s ruling party, have resigned. (more…)

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A man in his 60s died after setting himself on fire in the town of Samitah, in Saudi Arabia’s south-western region of Jizan (map, from bbcimg.co.uk), and died later in the hospital, officials have said. (more…)

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Explosives were found in Dubai in a US-bound parcel that bore al-Qaeda hallmarks, Dubai police said. (more…)

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President Obama told People magazine that he has “no intention” of sending US troops to Yemen or Somalia (map) in order to combat militant groups there. (more…)

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Detainees in Guantanamo (photo, from bbc.co.uk) have not been advised of any rights by interrogators, because the military prison is dedicated to intelligence gathering, not to law enforcement, said an FBI agent, testifying at the first Guantanamo war crimes trial. (more…)

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