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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy confirms name of daughter: Giulia - Telegraph.co.uk

1 hour 29 min ago


ABC News

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy confirms name of daughter: Giulia
Telegraph.co.uk
In a message on her website, she wrote: "I am deeply touched by the many messages of congratulations that I have received since the birth of our daughter Giulia. "On this happy occasion, my husband joins me in expressing our ...
Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy say that new baby will be private affairChristian Science Monitor
France's Sarkozy: Gadhafi's Death Major Step In Libyan StruggleWall Street Journal
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and baby doing "very well," Nicolas Sarkozy saysCBS News
msnbc.com -BBC News -BusinessWeek
all 1,223 news articles »

Bangkok Takes Risky Step to Head Off Floodwaters - Wall Street Journal

1 hour 30 min ago


CTV.ca

Bangkok Takes Risky Step to Head Off Floodwaters
Wall Street Journal
Thai officials beat a retreat in their bid to prevent floodwaters from pouring into Bangkok on Thursday, instead adopting a potentially risky new plan for a controlled release of the waters through the city's canals and eastern suburbs. ...
Floods Test New Thai Leader on Many FrontsNew York Times
PM calls for unity as floods threaten Thai capitalReuters
Flooding Fears Loom Large for Bangkok ResidentsABC News
BusinessWeek -Telegraph.co.uk -TIME
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Turkey Attacks PKK in Iraq - Wall Street Journal

1 hour 33 min ago


Telegraph.co.uk

Turkey Attacks PKK in Iraq
Wall Street Journal
ISTANBUL—Turkey's Armed Forces on Thursday launched a broad land assault into northern Iraq to attack bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in a major escalation of a long-running conflict. ...
Turkey Deploys Thousands of Troops Against Kurdish RebelsNew York Times
Turkish forces hunt PKK in Northern Iraqeuronews
Turkish forces hunt PKK in northern IraqReuters Africa
BusinessWeek -BBC News -Washington Post
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Qaddafi dead after Sirte battle, PM confirms - CBS News

1 hour 35 min ago


Telegraph.co.uk

Qaddafi dead after Sirte battle, PM confirms
CBS News
Fugitive Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi was killed in fighting around his hometown Thursday, Libya's prime minister confirmed after hours of speculation surrounding his death. "We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. ...
Libya's Muammar Gaddafi 'killed'BBC News
Colonel Muammar GaddafiThe Guardian
Muammar Gaddafi is Dead; In Tripoli, Libyans CelebrateTIME
Bloomberg -Financial Times -BusinessWeek
all 4,295 news articles »

Kenya Reportedly Didn't Warn US of Somalia Incursion - New York Times

1 hour 43 min ago


Wall Street Journal

Kenya Reportedly Didn't Warn US of Somalia Incursion
New York Times
NAIROBI, Kenya — As fierce fighting spread to new areas of Somalia on Thursday, American officials said they had been taken by surprise by Kenya's recent march into Somalia to battle Islamist militants. ...
Kenyan Troops Pursue Shabab Militants In SomaliaNPR
Al-Shabab Loses Last Mogadishu DistrictVoice of America
France says Somali militants demand cash for hostage's bodyLos Angeles Times
Wall Street Journal -Telegraph.co.uk -Christian Science Monitor
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Basque group ETA announces end to campaign of violence - CNN

1 hour 44 min ago


Times LIVE

Basque group ETA announces end to campaign of violence
CNN
(CNN) -- The Basque separatist group ETA announced Thursday a "definitive cessation of its armed activity," according to an ETA statement published on the website of Gara, a newspaper that the group has used to convey messages in the past. ...
Eta declares halt to armed conflictThe Guardian
A glance at Basque militant group ETA, its goalsThe Associated Press
ETA announces end to more than 40 years' violenceAFP
USA Today -New York Times
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Freed Israeli soldier was mistreated, says father - Atlanta Journal Constitution

1 hour 47 min ago


Sydney Morning Herald

Freed Israeli soldier was mistreated, says father
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AP JERUSALEM — The father of an Israeli soldier freed this week in a prisoner swap with Hamas says his son is doing well but "endured harsh things" while held by Palestinian militants in Gaza. A banner with released members of the ...
15 Israeli-Arabs detained in post-Shalit deal protestYnetnews
Freed Israeli soldier was mistreated, says fatherSeattle Post Intelligencer
Why Israel's Netanyahu May Prefer a Waltz With Hamas to a Tango With AbbasTIME (blog)
ABC News -AFP
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Latest developments in Libya - CNN International

2 hours 7 min ago


Globe and Mail

Latest developments in Libya
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed. Here are the latest developments: -- Reacting to the news of Gadhafi's death, Vice President Joe Biden said that "NATO got it right" and "the people of ...
Bizarre and Menacing, Gadhafi Died as Fugitive in Own LandWall Street Journal
NATO Learns Key Lessons in Libya CampaignVoice of America
LIBYA LIVE: Gadhafi's last stand: Piecing together details from the day ...Washington Post
The Associated Press -CBS News -Los Angeles Times
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US Secretary of State Clinton leads team to Pakistan to demand it boost ... - Washington Post

2 hours 20 min ago


The Guardian

US Secretary of State Clinton leads team to Pakistan to demand it boost ...
Washington Post
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Obama administration was delivering a blunt warning Thursday that the United States will do what it must to go after militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan, whether Pakistan helps or not. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ...
Hillary Clinton urges Pakistan to 'squeeze Afghan Taliban'BBC News
Clinton Presses Pakistan to Remove Militant Safe HavensVoice of America
Hillary Clinton warns Pakistan to help with antiterror pushThe Guardian
CNN
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Nato unleashes tear gas at Serbs - Telegraph.co.uk

2 hours 29 min ago


euronews

Nato unleashes tear gas at Serbs
Telegraph.co.uk
Nato troops unleashed volleys of tear gas at Serbs trying to stop them dismantling barricades in northern Kosovo near the border with Serbia, leaving dozens needing treatment. Local Serb health officials said that 22 Serbs were injured by the gas, ...
NATO-led peacekeepers confront Kosovo Serbs at their roadblocks as tensions riseWashington Post
Kosovo barricades: Nato moves inBBC News
NATO Moves to Remove Kosovo Serb RoadblocksABC News
msnbc.com (blog) -Christian Science Monitor
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Protest against Greek austerity vote turns violent - Reuters

2 hours 48 min ago


CBC.ca

Protest against Greek austerity vote turns violent
Reuters
1 of 26. Policemen are set ablaze on fire by a petrol bomb thrown by protesters during clashes near the Parliament building in Syntagma square in Athens, October 20, 2011. By Renee Maltezou and Harry Papachristou ATHENS (Reuters) - Clashes between ...
Greece Paralyzed as Austerity Vote LoomsTIME
Man dies as fighting between protesters grips AthensBBC News
Greeks Told to Forget 'Miracles' as Aid Depends on AusterityBusinessWeek
Telegraph.co.uk -Wall Street Journal -NPR
all 2,298 news articles »

Delegates to North-South Korea relations summit calls for adherence to past ... - Washington Post

3 hours 54 min ago


Reuters India

Delegates to North-South Korea relations summit calls for adherence to past ...
Washington Post
ATHENS, Ga. — An agreement reached Thursday between delegates to an informal US conference on relations between North and South Korea recommended the three countries' governments abide by past nuclear weapons commitments and cooperate on providing food ...
US Plans Fresh Talks With North KoreaWall Street Journal
US Sets New Talks With PyongyangVoice of America
US To Resume Talks With North Korea, Appoints New EnvoyBusinessWeek
Fox News -Los Angeles Times
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Syria's uprising creeps across Lebanese border - Christian Science Monitor

4 hours 39 min ago


swissinfo.ch

Syria's uprising creeps across Lebanese border
Christian Science Monitor
A recent slew of Syrian incursions into eastern Lebanon have stirred up rivalries between Lebanese who support the Assad regime and those who resent its interference in Lebanese affairs. By Nicholas Blanford, Correspondent / October 20, 2011 Lebanese ...
Syria's uprising beginning to cross border with LebanonAlaska Dispatch
Syrians rally for Assad, Libya recognizes oppositionReuters
Violence Sharpens Syrian ConflictWall Street Journal
New York Times -AFP -CNN International
all 318 news articles »

Shalit family celebrates Simchat Torah - Ynetnews

6 hours 46 min ago


Sydney Morning Herald

Shalit family celebrates Simchat Torah
Ynetnews
"We're doing alright, everyone is alright," said Yoal Shalit, brother of released IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, on Thursday. Not long afterwards, Gilad was spotted riding his bicycle accompanied by an IDF official. Shalit returned home after nearly half ...
Soldier's Family Led Campaign for His ReleaseNew York Times
Netanyahu: I'm happy Gilad Schalit is returning to routineJerusalem Post
Joy and despair in IsraelBBC News
Ha'aretz -The Guardian -CNN
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NTC says they have taken control of Sirte - CNN

7 hours 52 min ago


msnbc.com

NTC says they have taken control of Sirte
CNN
By the CNN Wire Staff Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Revolutionary fighters have captured deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Libyan television said Wednesday, citing the Misrata Military Council. That report, however, could not be independently confirmed. ...
Libya's NTC Fighters Celebrate in Streets of SirteVoice of America
Reports: A wounded Moammar Gadhafi arrestedUSA Today
Qaddafi hometown falls to Libya fightersCBS News
msnbc.com -BBC News -Washington Post
all 4,009 news articles »

Israel, Hamas differ on second phase of swap deal - CBS News

7 hours 56 min ago


Sydney Morning Herald

Israel, Hamas differ on second phase of swap deal
CBS News
A banner with released members of the Palestinian Jaber family is displayed in the West Bank city of Ramallah Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners were released in exchange for the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit on ...
Israel, Hamas differ on second phase of swap dealAtlanta Journal Constitution
Israel, Hamas Differ on Second Phase of Swap DealABC News
'Gilad Schalit was not tortured, did not receive beatings'Jerusalem Post
Xinhua -eTaiwan News
all 8,109 news articles »

Clinton in Afghanistan for talks with Karzai, government officials - CNN

7 hours 57 min ago


Telegraph.co.uk

Clinton in Afghanistan for talks with Karzai, government officials
CNN
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with US Ambassador Afghanistan's Ryan Crocker upon her arrival in Kabul on October 19, 2011. Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took off her diplomatic gloves Thursday, ...
Clinton Renews US Warning to Pakistan Over Guerrilla BasesBusinessWeek
Clinton seeks Afghan talks boostBBC News
Clinton: Pakistan Must Boost Anti-Terror FightABC News
CBS News
all 1,177 news articles »

Turkey launches massive operation in Iraq - The Associated Press

7 hours 58 min ago


CTV.ca

Turkey launches massive operation in Iraq
The Associated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says about 10000 soldiers are taking part in its offensive against Kurdish rebels, making it the nation's largest attack on the insurgents in more than three years. The military launched the offensive on ...
Turkey continues attacks on Kurdish fightersAljazeera.net
Turkey launches massive operation in IraqAtlanta Journal Constitution
Turkey mourns 24 slain soldiersCBS News
Reuters India -New York Times
all 1,285 news articles »

New US Envoy to Talk With North Koreans - New York Times

8 hours 44 sec ago


The Associated Press

New US Envoy to Talk With North Koreans
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The United States will resume exploratory talks with North Korea next week in Geneva and has appointed a full-time envoy with a background in nuclear issues, the State Department announced Wednesday. ...
North Korea talks drag over uranium enrichmentReuters India
New US envoy seasoned in nuclear diplomacy but faces tall order in getting ...Washington Post
US To Resume Talks With North Korea, Appoints New EnvoyBusinessWeek
Wall Street Journal -Voice of America -The Associated Press
all 1,420 news articles »

Thousands protest against Greek austerity before vote - Reuters

8 hours 1 min ago


Reuters Africa

Thousands protest against Greek austerity before vote
Reuters
1 of 18. Tourists wait for a bus next to a burnt ticket kiosk at central Syntagma (Constitution) square in Athens October 20, 2011. Angry protesters vowed to bring Greece to a standstill on the second day of a general strike on Thursday while ...
Protesters surge into Athens ahead of austerity voteBBC News
Greece Gripped by ProtestsWall Street Journal
Greece faces second day of general strikeCBS News
New York Times
all 1,783 news articles »


OCTOBER 16th - 22nd

October 16, 1930 - The Presbyterian Church at Wrangell, the oldest one in Alaska, was destroyed by fire.
October 17, 1873 - Thomas Riggs, who became the 9th governor of Alaska, was born in Maryland.
October 18, 1867 - The United States formally took possession of the Territory of Alaska with the raising of the flag at New Archangel, now Sitka.
October 19, 1889 - The first and perhaps only, Alaska post of the Grand Army of the Republic was organized in Juneau.
October 20, 1959 - The city of Juneau proposed construction of a new state Legislattive and Court building, and offered to donate the land.
October 21, 1904 - The Dillingham post office was established, named for U. S. Senator William P. Dillingham who had visited the town.
October 22, 1949 - A gold rush was on! Reports arrived of pea-sized nuggets found on the Yukon River, 160 miles north of Fairbanks. It was known as the Fishwheel Strike.


 


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