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Osama bin Laden Death Photos Will Not Be Released – Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama say he will not release death photos of Osama bin Laden taken after he was killed early Monday by U.S. commandos. The president made the comments to U.S. television network, CBS, in an interview to air Wednesday. The White House has debated releasing a photo to offer proof that bin Laden is dead. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday that the photo was gruesome and could be inflammatory

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Turkish PM Urges Libyan Leader to Step Down

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to step down and leave the country “immediately.” Mr. Erdogan said Tuesday in Istanbul that Mr. Gadhafi has chosen “blood, tears and destruction” while ignoring calls for reform. He said Mr. Gadhafi must step down to prevent the Libyan people from further suffering

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India on Osama bin Laden Death: Pakistan Shelters Terrorists

Senior Indian offcials reacted with "grave concern" Monday to the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a U.S. operation in Pakistan, saying the news confirms that Pakistan continues to shelter terrorists. India’s foreign minister welcomed the news of bin Laden’s death as a "victorious milestone" in the war against terrorism

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Pakistan Shocked by Osama bin Laden’s Death

While much of the reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden has been celebratory, the feeling is very different in the country where U.S. forces found and killed the terrorist leader. In Pakistan, the mood is not jubilant. Rather, there is a sense of stunned silence In a carefully worded release from the foreign minister, the Pakistani government acknowledged that a U.S. team conducted the operation inside Pakistani territory. It did not say what role Pakistan took in that operation

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Osama Bin Laden Death: Egyptian Al-Zawahiri Positioned to Become al-Qaida’s New Leader

The killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden puts his Egyptian deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri in position to become the new figurehead of the global terror network and the world's most wanted man. Experts have long considered Zawahiri to be al-Qaida's main strategist and operational organizer, who kept the terror network together after U.S.-led forces pushed it out of its main Afghan bases in 2001

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Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan By U.S Forces

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced that the world's most wanted terrorist, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, was killed by U.S. forces Sunday during a firefight at a compound deep inside Pakistan. Mr. Obama made the announcement during a live nationwide television address at the White House Sunday night

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NATO Strikes Gadhafi Tripoli Compound

A NATO airstrike on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound in the capital, Tripoli, has destroyed at least one public building. At least two large bombs rocked the compound area Monday in the Bab al-Aziziya complex, located in the city's center

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World Bank Discusses High Food Prices

Global food prices have risen by 36 percent in the past year, according to figures released this week by the World Bank. The Bank hosted its spring meetings in Washington this week, where it called on policymakers to focus on food security. Experts say that for many developing countries, that means supporting the interests of small farmers

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Libya: Rebels Reject Zuma Led AU Proposal

Leaders of the African Union arrive in Benghazi Monday to present Libyan rebels with a peace plan. Colonel Moammar Gadhafi has already accepted the proposals in principle. Anti-Gadhafi protesters rallied outside the hotel where the African Union envoys were laying out their proposals. The plan calls for an immediate end to all hostilities

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Last Minute Deal Keeps U.S Government Open

U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement to cut billions of dollars from the federal budget and avoid a government shutdown minutes before a midnight deadline. President Barack Obama said there are “painful cuts” in the deal reached late Friday, which slashes some $38 billion from the 2011 budget. “This agreement between Democrats and Republicans on behalf of all Americans is on a budget that invests in our future while making the largest annual spending cut in our history

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Gadhafi Proposes Transferring Power to Son Saif al-Islam

Greek officials say an envoy of Moammar Gadhafi has told Prime Minister George Papandreou the Libyan leader wants an end to the fighting in his country. Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas said Sunday that it appears Libyan authorities "are seeking a solution" to the armed conflict with anti-Gadhafi forces. Droutsas spoke after acting Libyan Foreign Minister Abdul-Ati al-Obeidi met with Mr. Papandreou in Athens

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Libya’s Foreign Minister Resigns

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa has arrived in Britain and has declared he is leaving Moammar Gadhafi’s government. The British foreign office said Wednesday that Koussa traveled from Tunisia to London under his own free will, telling officials he is resigning his post. British officials urged Mr. Gadhafi’s other supporters to desert him as well. A Libyan government spokesman denied the foreign minister has defected, saying he is in Britain on a “diplomatic mission.”

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World Powers Increase Pressure on Gadhafi

U.S. President Barack Obama says Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's camp knows his reign is reaching its end, as the international community steps up pressure on his government. In a television interview Tuesday, President Obama said the “noose has tightened” around Mr. Gadhafi, and that those around him are starting to recognize “their days are numbered.”

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Libya Rebels Seize Ajdabiya

Libyan rebels, backed by a barrage of Western airstrikes, seized control Saturday of the strategic eastern oil town of Ajdabiya from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces. Ajdabiya is about 160 kilometers south of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi

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