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  • Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting

    A Thai court has sentenced 15 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement to four years in prison for inciting rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009, a lawyer said.
  • Failed coup attempt reported against Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh

    Failed coup attempt reported against Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh
    Forces loyal to Gambian President Yahya Jammeh defeated a coup attempt against the controversial leader early Tuesday that was led by a former commander of the presidential guard, local and other African media reported. The alleged coup leader, exiled...

    Obama remains high-handed -- and wrong -- about Ukraine

    PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...

    Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

     Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism
    When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions. Of course Buendía's...

    Brazil's military to cooperate in dirty war investigation

      SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s military has agreed to open investigations of use  torture at bases it operated during two decades of dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. The announcement Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of the coup that toppled...