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2011 Sep 14
Brazil's tourism minister, Pedro Novais, resigned amid allegations of misusing public funds. He became the fifth minister to resign since June. The newspaper Folha de S. Paulo ran articles accusing the minister of allowing his wife to use a government driver for errands. He was also accused of using congressional funds to pay for a maid.
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2011 Sep 14
In China farmer Wang Hongbin (30), described as mentally ill, rampaged with an ax through the streets of Gongyi, Henan province, killing 6 people, 2 of them children.
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2011 Sep 14
Colombia's Supreme Court convicted Jorge Noguera (47), a former director of the country's domestic intelligence agency, for colluding with illegal far-right militias and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. He was chief of the Administrative Department of Security (DAS) under then-President Alvaro Uribe from 2002 to 2005.
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2011 Sep 14
Ethiopian authorities arrested four opposition members suspected of plotting attacks on state security. Prominent opposition leader Andualem Arage was among those arrested. Independent journalists Sileshi Hagos and Eskinder Nega were also reported arrested, joining 4 others detained under terrorism laws.
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2011 Sep 14
In Haiti protesters calling for the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers clashed with police outside the earthquake-damaged Haitian National Palace.
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2011 Sep 14
In Iraq attacks on Iraqi security forces killed over 20 people and wounded more than 50 across the country. This included 16 people killed and 46 wounded by a car bomb in the southern town of al-Shumali, Babel province.
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2011 Sep 14
Japanese researchers from Hitachi working with university scientists unveiled a headset they say can measure activity in the brain and could be used to improve performance in the classroom or on the sports field.
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2011 Sep 14
Kenya police said two women and 15 men have died since Sep 11 in different bars in Nyahururu town after ingesting a locally brewed alcoholic drink. 9 people were reported arrested in connection with the mass poisoning.
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2011 Sep 14
In Libya NATO airstrikes hit targets 24 targets near the three main strongholds of Gadhafi's supporters, his hometown of Sirte, Bani Walid, Sabha, as well as the smaller holdouts of Waddan and Zillah.
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2011 Sep 14
In Mexico 4 gunmen were killed by police in a shootout that led to the release of five kidnapping victims in the western state of Michoacan.
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2011 Sep 14
In Nigeria members of the radical Muslim Boko Haram sect killed three people and wounded two others in a shooting in Maiduguri.
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2011 Sep 14
Jose Oquendo Reyes became the second Peruvian journalist to be slain this month and the third this year. Oquendo was shot to death in Chincha, a coastal town 120 miles (200 km) south of Lima. A suspect was arrested.
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2011 Sep 14
Somalia's PM Abdiweli Mohamed Ali pleaded with the UN Security Council to send more peacekeepers to help his beleaguered government fight Islamist militants.
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2011 Sep 14
Syrian troops conducted raids in the northwestern province of Idlib and the central region of Homs. Security forces shot dead eight people, including a child, in a huge sweep on against anti-regime protesters in the northwest.
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2011 Sep 14
Turkey’s foreign ministry announced that an early warning radar will be stationed in Kurecik in the southeast as part of NATO's missile defense system.
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2011 Sep 14
In Uganda Edris Nsubuga and Muhamoud Mugisha were convicted of terrorism a day after they admitted to charges of terrorism and conspiracy for their roles in the July 11, 2010, bombing in Kampala that left 76 people dead. 12 others remained on trial. On Sep 16 Nsubuga was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Mugisha was sentenced to 5 years.
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2011 Sep 14
In Yemen one civilian was killed and five were wounded in three explosions near police stations in the southern port city of Aden.
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2011 Sep 14
In France Dominique de Villepin, former chief of staff for former Pres. Jacques Chirac, was acquitted on appeal in the “Clearstream” trial (see July 2004).
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2012 Sep 14
US federal investigators said they are investigating the case of Nakoula Baseley Nakoula (55), a man previously convicted of bank fraud charges and linked to an anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims.” The film has inflamed protests across the Middle East. Nakoula was released from federal prison in 2011 after serving a 21-month sentence. Part of his sentence prohibited him from using computers or the Internet for 5 years.
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2012 Sep 14
Undercover FBI agents arrested Adel Daoud (18) for trying to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar. An undercover operation in which an agent pretending to be a terrorist had provided him with a phony car bomb and watched him press the trigger. Prosecutors the next day said Daoud was offered several chances to change his mind and walk away from the plot.
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2012 Sep 14
In Illinois Jack McCullough (72) was convicted in the 1957 murder of in Maria Ridulph (7), with spectators letting out a deafening cheer as the verdict was announced in one of the oldest unsolved crimes to eventually get to court in the US.
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2012 Sep 14
A Wisconsin judge struck down nearly all of the 2011 state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.
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2012 Sep 14
Hundreds of Afghans, some shouting "Death to America," burned the US flag and an effigy of President Barack Obama during a protest against an anti-Islam film outside the eastern city of Jalalabad. Heavily armed insurgents attacked the British Camp Bastion air base in Helmand province, killing two US Marines and wounding several other troops. 6 Harrier fighter jets were destroyed. 14 insurgents were killed.
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2012 Sep 14
In eastern Afghanistan a bus and truck collided and burst into flames in Ghazni province, killing at least 51 people.
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2012 Sep 14
The Czech Republic banned the sale of spirits with more than 20 percent alcohol content as it battles a wave of methanol poisonings that has already killed 19 people.
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2012 Sep 14
In Egypt a 20-year-old died from wounds suffered from rubber bullets. Several hundred protesters have been clashing for several days with police preventing them from reaching the US embassy to protest against an anti-Muslim film. In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula suspected Islamic militants stormed the base of int’l. peacekeepers near the Gaza-Israel border, wounding four officers.
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2012 Sep 14
A French magazine published photos of Prince William's wife Kate sunbathing topless at a private house in southern France, prompting a strong condemnation from the royal family.
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2012 Sep 14
India agreed to open its huge market to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart in a surprising decision that was part of a flurry of economic reforms aimed at sparking new growth in the country's sputtering economy. The reforms would also allow foreign airlines to invest in Indian carriers for the first time.
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2012 Sep 14
A Japanese Cabinet panel called for phasing out of nuclear power over the next three decades in a major shift for Japan as it overhauls energy policy following the Fukushima meltdowns.
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2012 Sep 14
Kenyan police disrupted a major terrorist attack in its final stages of planning, arresting two people with explosive devices and seizing a cache of weapons and ammunition. A manhunt was launched for eight more suspects including would-be bombers and the masterminds behind the planned attack.
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2012 Sep 14
Pope Benedict XVI appealed for peace and reconciliation among religions as violence over an anti-Islam movie spilled over into Lebanon within hours of his arrival. One protester was killed in the northern city of Tripoli in clashes with security forces after a crowd set fire to a KFC and a Hardee's restaurant to protest against an anti-Muslim film.
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2012 Sep 14
In Mexico Eduardo Castro Luque (48), elected to Sonora’s state Legislature representing the PRI, was shot to death outside his home in Hermosillo two days before taking office. Two assassins fled on a motorcycle.
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2012 Sep 14
In central Nigeria soldiers opened fire to drive away young Muslims protesting a film critical of the Prophet Muhammad, as demonstrators elsewhere in the county's Muslim north burned a US flag.
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2012 Sep 14
In Norway the Philip Morris company lost a court battle against Norway's government over the right to display tobacco products in stores.
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2012 Sep 14
Russia's parliament expelled Gennady Gudkov (56), a former Kremlin loyalist who joined the growing opposition movement, propelling President Vladimir Putin's crackdown on political dissent into the halls of power.
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2012 Sep 14
South African police fired stun grenades to disperse striking miners, acting hours after President Jacob Zuma's government vowed to halt illegal protests and disarm strikers it fears are threatening the country's biggest industry.
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2012 Sep 14
In Sudan heavy violence came in Khartoum, where a prominent sheik on state radio urged protesters to march on the German Embassy to protest alleged anti-Muslim graffiti on mosques in Berlin and then to the US Embassy to protest against an anti-Muslim film. Police dispersed the crowd with tear gas, starting a stampede. Two protesters were killed in a traffic accident during chaotic demonstrations outside the US Embassy.
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2012 Sep 14
In Tunisia violent protests outside the US Embassy in Tunis against an anti-Muslim film were met with tear gas and gunshots. Police killed 4 people. Around 40 others were injured as plumes of black smoke wafted over the city. I20 Tunisians accused of attacking the US Embassy were convicted in 2013 and given two-year suspended sentences.
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2012 Sep 14
The UN said that an outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed 31 people in northeastern Congo, more than doubling the death toll from a week ago.
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2013 Sep 14
The United States and Russia agreed a "framework for elimination of Syrian chemical weapons." General Selim Idris, the head of the opposition Syrian Supreme Military Council, said a US-Russian agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons was a blow to the two-and-a-half-year uprising to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power.
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2013 Sep 14
In southern California officials seized some 2,000 pounds of marijuana and arrested 18 people as they tried to bring pot ashore near Santa Barbara.
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2013 Sep 14
In Afghanistan at least 27 miners were killed in a collapse in a coal mine in the northern province of Samangan.
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2013 Sep 14
In northern Iraq a suicide bomber killed at least 25 people at the funeral of a member of Iraq's Shabak minority in Ninevah.
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2013 Sep 14
Malaysia's PM Najib Razak announced steps to further boost the economic participation of the ethnic Malay majority, entrenching race-based policies seen as shoring up Malay support ahead of a key ruling party meeting.
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2013 Sep 14
In Poland some 100,000 union members marched through Warsaw to protest the government’s labor and wage policies.
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2013 Sep 14
In the southern Philippines fighting intensified between government troops and rogue Muslim separatists, shattering a ceasefire almost immediately as it was to go into effect and leaving many residents running low on supplies.
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2013 Sep 14
Syrian warplanes struck rebel-held suburbs of the capital and government forces clashed with insurgents on the frontlines.
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2013 Sep 14
The opposition Syrian National Coalition elected Ahmad Tumeh (48), a moderate Islamist, as provisional prime minister, hoping to avoid being sidelined as world powers renew diplomatic efforts to end the civil war.
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2013 Sep 14
Yemeni tribesmen bombed the main oil pipeline in the central Maarib province, the fourth attack on the pipeline in a month.
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2013 Sep 14
North Carolina police Officer Randall Kerrick shot Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed man, ten times. Ferrell, an ex-college football player, was reportedly seeking assistance after a car accident. On Jan 289, 2014, Kerrick was indicted on a charge of voluntary manslaughter.
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2014 Sep 14
In Nevada drone aircraft competed for for the 1st time on the 3rd and final day at the National Championship Air Races in Reno.
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2014 Sep 14
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America.
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2014 Sep 14
The US repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 in the Basketball World Cup.
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2014 Sep 14
A new armed group calling itself the Caliphate Soldiers in Algeria was reported to have split from AQIM, al Qaeda's North African branch, and sworn loyalty to the radical breakaway group Islamic State fighting in Syria and Iraq.
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2014 Sep 14
In Canada "The Imitation Game," a biopic of British codebreaker Alan Turing starring Benedict Cumberbatch, won the Toronto film festival's top prize.
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2014 Sep 14
In southern China residents of Huizhou protested against a proposed garbage incinerator for a 2nd straight day. 24 people were detained a day earlier in the Guangdong province protests.
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2014 Sep 14
In China police detained writer Huang Zerong (81), better known as Tieliu, on the vague charge of causing trouble. Police also arrested Jaycee Chan (31), the son of film star Jackie Chan, on drug charges. Taiwanese movie star Ko Kai was also arrested. Police said both tested positive for marijuana.
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2014 Sep 14
In Croatia as many as two-thirds of the country’s 21 counties struggled with flooding.
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2014 Sep 14
Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said 7 jihadists were killed in a shootout in the Sinai peninsula during a joint operation by police and the army.
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2014 Sep 14
The Egyptian coast guard arrested 157 migrants of different nationalities including Palestinians who had been planning to sail illegally in a rickety fishing boat from Egyptian shores to Italy.
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