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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | November 18, 2001
I hate to give you something else to worry about, but you need to be aware of this situation in the Kingdom of Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga, as you know if you just now looked it up in the encyclopedia, is a nation way out in the Pacific Ocean consisting of roughly 170 small islands (the exact number depends on the height of the waves). Tonga boasts a monarchy-style government and an ecology that features a huge fruit bat whose actual, legal bat name is the "giant flying fox." The giant flying fox has a wingspan of up to 2 meters.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2011
I saw on Suzanne Loudermilk's In Good Taste blog that Eli, whose Adventures of a Koodie blog I love reading and linking to, is the subject of an Agence France Press wire-service story. Here's Suzanne's post , here's a link to the wire-service story , and here is a direct link to Eli's Adventures of a Koodie blog
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2011
I saw on Suzanne Loudermilk's In Good Taste blog that Eli, whose Adventures of a Koodie blog I love reading and linking to, is the subject of an Agence France Press wire-service story. Here's Suzanne's post , here's a link to the wire-service story , and here is a direct link to Eli's Adventures of a Koodie blog
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | November 18, 2001
I hate to give you something else to worry about, but you need to be aware of this situation in the Kingdom of Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga, as you know if you just now looked it up in the encyclopedia, is a nation way out in the Pacific Ocean consisting of roughly 170 small islands (the exact number depends on the height of the waves). Tonga boasts a monarchy-style government and an ecology that features a huge fruit bat whose actual, legal bat name is the "giant flying fox." The giant flying fox has a wingspan of up to 2 meters.
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May 16, 2007
KATE WEBB, 64 Pioneering journalist Kate Webb, a pioneering journalist whose powerful reputation was forged on the front lines of the Vietnam War and who roamed Asia for nearly 35 years covering coups and strife from India to the Philippines, died of cancer Sunday in Sydney, Australia, her brother Jeremy Webb said. Ms. Webb first went to Vietnam in 1967 and spent more than six years covering the war for United Press International. After the war's end, she worked throughout Asia for UPI and later Agence France-Presse.
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By New York Times News Service | September 1, 1995
PARIS -- Police arrested 20 Muslim fundamentalists yesterday in Lyons and Paris, seizing weapons, fake travel documents and a gas canister like those used in three bombs that have killed seven and wounded scores in Paris.The police did not tie the arrests to the bombings, but investigators have said that they were pursuing a trail that starts in Algeria, where a radical Islamic group is directing attacks against Paris.The attacks, bringing echoes of a campaign of terror that shook Paris in 1986 when an Iranian-sponsored group demanded the release of a convicted assassin, include a bomb that exploded in a subway car beneath Place St.-Michel on July 25 and another that went off in a garbage can near the Champs-Elysees on Aug. 17.A police laboratory examination of a third bomb, found intact Saturday on a railroad track north of Lyons, led to the arrests yesterday, Agence France-Presse reported.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 27, 2002
PARIS - French antiterrorist police detained six suspected Islamic militants in the predawn hours yesterday, including five of Pakistani background, police officials said. The six are suspected of belonging to a network that supported Richard C. Reid, a Briton who pleaded guilty last month in Boston to having tried to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight in December with explosives hidden in his shoes. The raid was the latest in four waves of arrests in four days, as the French police, like those elsewhere in Europe, remain on high alert to thwart possible attacks by radical Islamic groups.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 17, 2003
KHALDIYA, Iraq - U.S. forces in Iraq are holding six people identifying themselves as Americans and two more saying they are British, a U.S. general said yesterday. Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski said that the six prisoners asserting U.S. citizenship spoke with American accents, but that their claims had yet to be substantiated. Law enforcement officials in Washington said yesterday that there was little certainty about the identities of the men, their nationalities or even a clear explanation of what they were doing in Iraq - questions that are being investigated in Iraq and the United States by military and civilian authorities.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 7, 2004
DAKAR, Senegal - An attack by a Christian militia against a mainly Muslim town in central Nigeria has left several hundred people dead, according to news reports from the area. The incident, which took place Sunday in the village of Yelwa, is the latest eruption in a long-standing dispute between herders, who are Muslims from the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group, and farmers, who are ethnic Tarok Christians. Reuters and Agence France-Presse quoted two Muslim community leaders as saying that 630 bodies have been buried since the attack.
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By Thomas Erdbrink and Thomas Erdbrink,The Washington Post | April 19, 2009
An Iranian-American journalist has been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of spying for the United States, after a trial held behind closed doors, her lawyer and Iranian officials said Saturday. The details of the accusations against Roxana Saberi, who holds U.S. and Iranian citizenship, are unknown. In the past, Iranian officials have arrested others with dual nationality, accusing them of being U.S. agents. Saberi's sentence, however, is the harshest meted out by an Iranian court to a dual national on security charges.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 11, 2003
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A defiant Islamic militant was sentenced to death yesterday after being convicted of playing a major role in the Bali nightclub attack that killed 202 people last year. The defendant, Imam Samudra, 33, was described by a panel of five judges as the "intellectual actor" behind the bombing. He is the second man to be convicted in the Bali case. After hearing the sentence, Samudra, who has shown a belligerent demeanor throughout his three-month trial, shouted, "America, Australia go to hell!"
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