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Syria send more troops to Turkey and Lebanon borders

Others | 26 June 2011
Syria's military has moved into a village near the border with Turkey and a town near the boundary with Lebanon, activists say. Hundreds of Syrians, some with gunshot wounds, have fled into Lebanon, according to reports. At least four civilians were reportedly killed by security forces during house-to-house raids and at funerals held for those killed in Friday's rallies... More

Authorities: 6 die in truck-train crash in Nevada

Others | 26 June 2011
(CNN) -- Six people were killed when a tractor-trailer truck slammed into a Chicago-to-California Amtrak passenger train at a railroad crossing east of Reno, Nevada, authorities said late Saturday. The death toll was released just as federal authorities said they were trying to account for passengers missing from the passenger train that was struck Friday at a railroad crossing near Lovelock, Nevada... More

North Dakota mayor calls cresting of swollen river 'great news'

Others | 26 June 2011
Minot, North Dakota (CNN) -- A spontaneous burst of applause broke out at a Saturday press conference in Minot, North Dakota, when the city's mayor said the Souris River should crest overnight -- about 12 feet higher than flood stage, but several inches short of what had been feared. "This is great news," said Mayor Curt Zimbelman... More

Syria: Refugees flee border camps as troops deploy

Others | 23 June 2011
Hundreds of Syrian refugees are fleeing across the border into Turkey to escape an assault by Syrian troops in the area, witnesses say. Tanks and snipers have entered the village of Khirbet al-Jouz - a base for makeshift refugee camps. One group of people broke through barbed wire to cross the border close to the Turkish village of Guvecci... More

Storm leaves thousands without power, damages racetrack in Kentucky

Others | 23 June 2011
(CNN) -- A powerful storm that ripped through the Louisville, Kentucky, area left thousands of people without power and forced the closing of the internationally famous Churchill Downs racetrack on Thursday. The National Weather Service said damage from the Wednesday night storm, which also struck the University of Louisville campus, likely resulted from a tornado. However, weather service meteorologist Ryan Sharp said that cannot be confirmed until a storm survey is completed later Thursday... More

Afghanistan: France follows US in troop withdrawal

Others | 23 June 2011
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced the phased withdrawal of its 4,000 soldiers serving in Afghanistan. A statement said the French would follow the timetable of US withdrawals announced by President Barack Obama... More

Libya conflict: Italy urges suspension of hostilities

Others | 22 June 2011
Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has called for a suspension of hostilities in Libya to allow humanitarian aid to be brought to the war-torn country. Mr Frattini also said Nato must provide data on results of its bombing campaign and guidelines on targeting errors... More

Obama to deliver speech on Afghanistan troop pullout

Others | 22 June 2011
Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama will deliver a highly anticipated speech Wednesday evening about troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. The address is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. On Tuesday, an administration official told CNN that Obama will announce this week that 30,000 U.S. "surge" forces will be fully withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2012... More

Greek government survives confidence vote

Others | 22 June 2011
The Greek government has won a critical vote of confidence as it struggles to win support for extra austerity measures and avoid a debt default. Prime Minister George Papandreou's new cabinet was approved in parliament by 155 votes to 143, with two abstentions.. More

Chile volcano ash causes renewed air chaos in Australia

Others | 21 June 2011
Australia's two major airports are facing up to 48 hours of disruption as the ash cloud from a Chilean volcano drifts across the south of the country. Qantas and Virgin have cancelled all flights into and out of Sydney and Melbourne. Adelaide airport has been shut and Canberra flights also hit. Last week, tens of thousands of people were stranded as airlines grounded flights, and now the ash has returned... More

Sectarian rioting rocks Belfast

Others | 21 June 2011
Belfast, Northern Ireland (CNN) -- Sectarian rioting broke out in eastern Belfast late Monday, with leaders from both Catholic and Protestant communities reporting attacks on homes overnight. Police reported Molotov cocktails were being thrown as a large crowd gathered on the streets that separate Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods in the area, a longstanding Northern Ireland flash point. Ambulance services reported two people injured early Tuesday, and reporters attempting to cover the disturbances were threatened... More

Deadly car bombings hit Diwaniya, central Iraq

Others | 21 June 2011
At least 22 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks in Diwaniya in central Iraq, officials say. The attacks targeted police barriers outside the compound of provincial governor Salim Hussein Alwan, who was unharmed... More

Syria: President Bashar al-Assad to address nation

Others | 20 June 2011
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to address the nation for the first time in two months, as his security forces continue operations against protesters. The state news agency said Mr Assad would address "current circumstances". Concessions made during his last televised address have not dampened anti-government demonstrations... More

Firefighters catch small break after brutal weekend

Others | 20 June 2011
(CNN) -- The thousands of firefighters battling to control dangerous wildfires in Arizona will get a small measure of relief early this week as winds calm and humidity levels rise, the National Weather Service said Monday. Critical conditions are forecast Monday across large sections of New Mexico and Texas, and to a lesser extent in Oklahoma and Kansas. On Sunday, critical to extreme conditions could be found in the same four states, plus Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Nevada... More

New web naming rules to change Internet browsing

Others | 20 June 2011
(CNN) -- Coming soon to a website near you: dot-anything A group charged with overseeing the development of the Internet voted Monday to relax the rules on website naming conventions -- potentially triggering a virtual domain name gold rush to rival the dot-com boom of the late 1990s... More

Libyan state TV: NATO strike in Tripoli neighborhood kills 3 civilians

Others | 19 June 2011
Dafniya, Libya (CNN) -- The Libyan government said a NATO strike hit a residential neighborhood in Tripoli on Sunday, killing at least three people, according to Libyan state TV... More

Morocco set for nationwide protests after king's speech

Others | 19 June 2011
Demonstrations are expected later in Moroccan cities after reformists said constitutional changes proposed by King Mohammed VI do not go far enough. Many critics want constitutional changes drawn up by a democratically elected committee instead. They also say the proposed referendum on the constitution comes too soon and leaves little time for a real debate... More

Greece debt plan 'playing with fire' says eurozone head

Others | 19 June 2011
The Greek debt crisis is endangering the economies of at least five other EU countries, the head of the eurozone group of finance ministers has warned. Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker said Germany was "playing with fire" with a plan to involve private creditors in resolving the crisis... More

Ayman al-Zawahiri appointed as al-Qaeda leader

Others | 16 June 2011
Al-Qaeda has appointed Ayman al-Zawahiri as leader following the death of Osama Bin Laden, the organisation's general command says in a statement. Bin Laden was killed by US forces in Pakistan in early May. In the statement, al-Qaeda "announces that Sheikh Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri, may God guide him, assumed responsibility as the group's amir [leader]"... More

Greek PM George Papandreou to unveil new cabinet

Others | 16 June 2011
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is set to announce a new cabinet in a concessionary move as he seeks support for new austerity measures. Mr Papandreou, who will stay in his post, says he will put the new government to a vote of confidence in the parliament... More

Vancouver: Riots after Canucks' Stanley Cup defeat

Others | 16 June 2011
Riot police in Vancouver used tear gas to quell violence that broke out after the Vancouver Canucks lost the final game of the Stanley Cup. Cars were set on fire and shops were looted following the ice hockey team's 4-0 defeat to the Boston Bruins... More