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Official: Deadly clashes in northern Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Kenyan official says several people have been killed and injured in fighting between rival ethnic groups in the country’s north. Marsabit county governor Ukur Yatani said there were “many casualties” but could not immediately provide an exact toll of Saturday’s violence. Best news photos of the week “Star…

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Hagel Arrives In Afghanistan, Has No Plans To Meet With Karzai

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel landed in Afghanistan Saturday for a surprise visit with the troops. Despite the fact that the U.S. and Afghanistan are at odds over a security agreement that allows U.S. troops to remain in the country past 2014, Hagel has no plans to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has refused to sign the security ...

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Pentagon Approves $1.1 Billion Raytheon Missile Sale To Saudi Arabia

See Also WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has approved the sale of more than 15,000 Raytheon Co anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia under two separate deals valued at nearly $1.1 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign military sales, notified Congress on Thursday that it had approved Saudi Arabia’s request for nearly 14,000 tube-launched, optically tracked wire-guided (TOW) ...

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Pentagon Approves $1.1 Billion Raytheon Missile Sale To Saudi Arabia

See Also WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has approved the sale of more than 15,000 Raytheon Co anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia under two separate deals valued at nearly $1.1 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign military sales, notified Congress on Thursday that it had approved Saudi Arabia’s request for nearly 14,000 tube-launched, optically tracked wire-guided (TOW) ...

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U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7%, lowest since 2008

WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation’s economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key stimulus effort this month. In its report Friday, the Labor Department said that the nation’s employers added 203,000 non-farm ...

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U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7%, lowest since 2008

WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation’s economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key stimulus effort this month. In its report Friday, the Labor Department said that the nation’s employers added 203,000 non-farm ...

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Jordan takes UN seat rejected by Saudi Arabia

The UN General Assembly has elected Jordan to the Security Council to replace Saudi Arabia, which had rejected the seat in an unprecedented act to protest the council’s failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. Arab countries chose Jordan on Friday as a replacement, and Asian nations endorsed it to take…

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Alien planet 11 times bigger than Jupiter found in bizarre, massive orbit

By Denise ChowPublished December 06, 2013Space.com An artist’s conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star. The star still harbors a debris disk, remnant material from star and planet formation, interior to the planet’s orbit.NASA/JPL-Caltech This is a discovery image of planet HD 106906 b in thermal infrared light. The planet is more than 20 ...

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Alien planet 11 times bigger than Jupiter found in bizarre, massive orbit

By Denise ChowPublished December 06, 2013Space.com An artist’s conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star. The star still harbors a debris disk, remnant material from star and planet formation, interior to the planet’s orbit.NASA/JPL-Caltech This is a discovery image of planet HD 106906 b in thermal infrared light. The planet is more than 20 ...

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Fresh Violence in the CAR; Death Toll Rises

There are fresh reports of violence in the Central African Republic, as the death toll from two days of fighting has risen to nearly 300 people. Joanna Mariner works for Amnesty International in the CAR capital, Bangui. She tells VOA that gunmen linked to the rebel coalition that overthrew President Francois Bozize in March are carrying out deadly raids in ...

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