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allAfrica.com: Somalia: Mogadishu Rocked By 'Worst Shelling Yet' (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Somalia: Mogadishu Rocked By 'Worst Shelling Yet' (Page 1 of 1): "At least 100 people were killed and thousands fled their homes in the 'worst fighting' to hit Mogadishu in recent months, locals told IRIN.

The fighting on 22 September pitted Ethiopian troops, African Union peacekeeping troops (AMISOM) and Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces against insurgents. More than 200 people were reportedly wounded, hospital sources said."

Here’s to the misfits, the round pegs in the square holes… Where Tech Meets Music and Tyranny » Blog Archive » Veterans Climb Government Building, Call for Arrest of Bu

Here’s to the misfits, the round pegs in the square holes… Where Tech Meets Music and Tyranny » Blog Archive » Veterans Climb Government Building, Call for Arrest of Bu
Right now, five military veterans — from Veterans for Peace — are occupying a 35-foot high ledge at the National Archive Building and have raised a 22×8-foot banner reading, “DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION. ARREST BUSH AND CHENEY: WAR CRIMINALS!” The veterans currently risking arrest have declared their intention to stay on the ledge, fasting for 24 hours “in remembrance of those who have perished and those still suffering from the crimes of the Bush administration,” according to a written statement. 

On the ledge, the veterans have brought with them a portable PA system, and they are broadcasting recorded statements from prominent Americans for the impeachment and/or arrest of George W. Bush and Richard Cheney. Other impeachment activists are at the entrance of the National Archives distributing “Citizens Arrest Warrants” to…

Death toll from N.Iraq ambush rises to 35 - police

Death toll from N.Iraq ambush rises to 35 - police BAGHDAD, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The death toll from an ambush of Iraqi security personnel northeast of Baghdad on Wednesday rose to 35 from 20, police said.

Gunmen killed policemen and members of U.S.-backed Sunni local patrol groups in the attack close to the city of Baquba in Diyala province, police said. (Writing by Mohammed Abbas: Editing by Alison Williams)