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  • Somali journalist killed in Mogadishu car bombing

    MOGADISHU A 27-year-old Somali journalist was killed Saturday by a car bomb in Mogadishu, witnesses said. Yusuf Ahmed Abukar, an award-winning journalist, was driving through the capital's Hamarweyne district on his way to work, when the bomb went off....
  • Aid falls short for refugees in Italy: New Voices

    After his parents were imprisoned and killed by the Gambian government, the 16-year-old boy moved in with his father's family. His stay was short. His family threatened him with death, calling him a heretic. He fled across Africa, from Gambia to Libya,...
  • Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border

    Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border
    Facing pressure to address a widening crisis on the Southwest border, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to detain, process and ultimately deport the growing numbers of Central American children and families who already are...
  • U.S. should not use military force in Iraq

    The United States must not re-engage its military in the intensifying violence in Iraq. Two years after the U.S. pullout, the Iraqi government of Nouri al-Maliki is under serious attack by fundamentalist Sunni militias, who have gained support from the...
  • Attack in Lebanon reflects ISIS' resolve to disrupt wide region

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria apparently expanded its operations to Lebanon on Friday, narrowly failing to assassinate a top Shiite Muslim security official with a suicide car bomb just hours after a series of government raids captured...
  • UNHCR: Refugee numbers highest since World War II

    Imagine if some crisis — war, famine, ecological disaster — suddenly displaced the entire populations of California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. That would be some 51 million people driven from their homes and on the move, seeking food,...
  • Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.

    Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.
    The United States told the U.N. Security Council that the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on its diplomatic compound in Benghazi planned to target more Americans and that justified his capture. In a letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday,...
  • Scholarships Awarded In South Windsor

    The South Windsor Democratic Women's Club Mary Nicholson Memorial Scholarship and Julia Nicholson Memorial Scholarship have been awarded to two recent South Windsor High School graduates. Nicole Gauer is the 2014 recipient of the Julia Nicholson...
  • Obama marks World Refugee Day and growing numbers of displaced

    Obama marks World Refugee Day and growing numbers of displaced
    As his administration works to deal with the growing number of immigrants from Central America illegally crossing the U.S. border to seek safety, President Obama on Friday commemorated World Refugee Day by praising those who flee persecution and the...
  • Group suing UN over cholera in Haiti claims to have served Ban Ki-moon

    UNITED NATIONS The law firm representing hundreds of Haitian cholera victims in a complaint against the United Nations said it served Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the lawsuit as he entered an event in New York City early Friday. Representatives for...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Women's Club Scholarships Awarded To South Windsor Students

    The South Windsor Democratic Women's Club annual Mary Nicholson Memorial Scholarship and Julia Nicholson Memorial Scholarship have been awarded to two recent South Windsor High School graduates. Nicole Gauer is the recipient of the Julia Nicholson...