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Liberty Newspost Mar-18-2012

Liberty Newspost Mar-18-2012

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Curated News Editionhttp://www.LibertyNewspost.com- 18/03/12
Submitted at 3/18/2012 12:39:26 PM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Twogunmen on a motorcycle shotdead early Sunday an Americanteacher working at a languageinstitute in a central Yemeni city,the region's provincial governorsaid.By Anees Mayhoub, APYemenis gather around adamaged vehicle purported tobelong to an American teachershot by gunmen Sunday in Taiz.Hamoud al-Sufi said the teacherwas shot in his car in Taez city.He did not have details on whothe killers might be, and said aninvestigation is ongoing.More than 2,000 people havebeen killed in a year of politicalturmoil that led to the resignationof Yemen's longtime president,the government disclosed Sunday.The figure is much higher thanhuman rights groups estimated.The government released its firstcasualty figures on a day whencrowds of protesters weremarking one year since aparticularly bloody day, whendozens were killed.Yemen's Ministry of HumanRights said the figure of at least2,000 includes both unarmedprotesters and military defectors,as well as more than 120 children.It said 22,000 people werewounded over the past year.The London-based human rightsgroupAmnesty Internationalestimated earlier this year that 200protesters had been killed in theuprising.The government of Ali AbdullahSaleh, who stepped down aspresident last month after morethan three decades in power,never released casualty figures.For nearly a year, armed men inplain clothes loyal to Salehattacked anti-governmentprotesters, while security forcesdid little to stop them.Yemenis protested across thecountry on Sunday to mark thekilling of more than 50 protesterslast year by snipers loyal to theformer regime.Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in atleast 18 provinces to demand thatSaleh be tried for the deaths of protesters killed a year ago on"Friday of Dignity," when snipersfired from rooftops at protesters inSanaa's Change Square.As part of an internationallybacked deal, Saleh was grantedimmunity from prosecution inexchange for handing over powersto his vice president.Saleh's successor, Abed RabboMansour Hadi, visited Sanaa'sChange Square on Sunday andprayed at a cemetery whereprotesters were buried. He toldyouth demonstrators that hewould fulfill the goals of theirmovement and decreed thatfamilies who lost relatives in theuprising would be given amonthly stipend.The internal turmoil has led to acollapse of security in many partsof Yemen.The head of security in Taiz, AliSaidi, said the slain American,identified as Joel Wesley, waskilled in his car when theassailants sped up next to him andopened fire. Wesley worked fortwo years at the Swiss LanguageInstitute, financed by theInternational Training andDevelopment Center. The center,established in Yemen in the1970s, is one of the oldest foreignlanguage institutes in theimpoverished Arab country.Further south, security officialssaid a naval bombardment onSunday killed more than 16 al-Qaeda fighters in Aden'sprovincial capital of Zinjibar.Militants affiliated with al-Qaedahave taken advantage of the chaosin Yemen to seize control of citiesand town in that area.In another attack Sunday,medical officials said an aerialassault killed at least eightmilitants in Jaar, just north of Zinjibar. Both cities have beenunder al-Qaeda control since lastspring. The officials spoke oncondition of anonymity becausethey were not authorized todisclose the information.Residents said a civilian waswounded when an airstrike hit apost office used as a hospital inJaar. The city's main hospital wasdestroyed in a governmentbombardment last year.Copyright 2012 The AssociatedPress. All rights reserved. Thismaterial may not be published,broadcast, rewritten orredistributed. For moreinformation aboutreprints &permissions, visit our FAQ's. Toreport corrections andclarifications, contact StandardsEditor Brent Jones. Forpublication consideration in thenewspaper, send comments toletters@usatoday.com. Includename, phone number, city andstate for verification. To view ourcorrections, go tocorrections.usatoday.com. USATODAY is now using Facebook Comments on our stories and blogposts to provide an enhanced userexperience. To post a comment,log into Facebook and then "Add"your comment. To report spam orabuse, click the "X" in the upperright corner of the comment box.To find out more, read theFAQandConversation Guidelines.This entry passed through theFull-Text RSSservice — if this isyour content and you're reading iton someone else's site, please readthe FAQ atfivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.FiveFiltersrecommends:Donate toWikileaks.
 
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Submitted at 3/18/2012 1:17:36 PM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) –An alternate juror in the trial of aformerRutgers Universitystudentconvicted in a webcam spyingepisode that ended in his gayroommate's suicide said hedisagrees with the verdict.By Mel Evans, AP DharunRavi, left, is helped by his father,Ravi Pazhani, right, as they leavecourt Friday in New Brunswick,N.J.By Mel Evans, APDharun Ravi, left, is helped byhis father, Ravi Pazhani, right, asthey leave court Friday in NewBrunswick, N.J. James Downeytold The Recordnewspaper on Saturday that hewouldn't have voted to convictDharun Ravion any chargesrelated to allegations that hisactions were motivated by anti-gay bias.Prosecutors said Ravi set up hiswebcam in his dorm room andwatchedTyler Clementikissinganother man on Sept. 19, 2010,then tweeted about it andexcitedly tried to catch Clementiin the act again two days later. Ahalf dozen students were believedto have seen the live video of thekissing; no video was taken thesecond time.As an alternate, theWoodbridgeTownshipresident heard all thetestimony but did not participatein deliberations. The jury, whichreturned its verdict Friday, wasunanimous in finding Ravi guiltyof all 15 charges, includinginvasion of privacy and anti-gayintimidation.Ravi wasn't charged with causingor contributing to his roommate'sdeath. Clementi committedsuicide by jumping off theGeorgeWashington Bridgedays after hisintimate encounter with the otherman. The case stirred a nationalconversation about anti-gaybullying and teen suicide andillustrated the dangers of technology in the hands of peoplewho have grown up with the likesof Twitter and Facebook."Whatever (Ravi) did was stupid,but I don't think he ever had anyintention of intimidating(Clementi)," Downey said. "Ithink that scenario could havehappened 100 different ways,whether he had a straightroommate who had a girlfriendover … there are 100 scenarioswhere he could have been goofingaround and turning the camera onand it had nothing to do withsomebody being gay."Downey said he was "kind of upin the air" on the other charges,saying he likely would have votedto convict Ravi on charges of hindering apprehension andtampering with witnesses andevidence.Downey said he wasn't upsetabout being named an alternate juror at the close of Ravi's trialbecause deliberating the casewould have been difficult."The fact that I was picked as analternate was almost relieving tome, especially considering theverdict they came back with," hesaid. "I don't really want to carrythat around as far as theresponsibility of sendingsomebody, especially a youngman, to prison."Ravi could face five to 10 yearsin prison on the bias intimidationcharges alone when he's sentencedMay 21 and could be deported tohis native India even though hehas lived legally in theU.S.sincehe was little. Several months ago,Ravi and his lawyers rejected aplea bargain that would havespared him from prison, andprosecutors would have helpedhim avoid deportation.Ravi's lawyers have vowed toappeal the verdict.Copyright 2012 The AssociatedPress. All rights reserved. Thismaterial may not be published,broadcast, rewritten orredistributed. For moreinformation aboutreprints &permissions, visit our FAQ's. Toreport corrections andclarifications, contact StandardsEditor Brent Jones. Forpublication consideration in thenewspaper, send comments toletters@usatoday.com. Includename, phone number, city andstate for verification. To view ourcorrections, go tocorrections.usatoday.com. USATODAY is now using Facebook Comments on our stories and blogposts to provide an enhanced userexperience. To post a comment,log into Facebook and then "Add"your comment. To report spam orabuse, click the "X" in the upperright corner of the comment box.To find out more, read theFAQandConversation Guidelines.This entry passed through theFull-Text RSSservice — if this isyour content and you're reading iton someone else's site, please readthe FAQ atfivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.FiveFiltersrecommends:Donate toWikileaks.
Submitted at 3/18/2012 11:47:21 AM
 Moneycontrol.com IMF Calls for China Reforms Wall Street JournalBy AARON BACK AndWILLIAM KAZERBEIJING—InternationalMonetary Fund ManagingDirector Christine Lagarde saidSunday that weak globaleconomic conditions have putmore focus on the need for Chinato fundamentally change itsgrowth model. IMF Chief Urges More GlobalReforms, Praises China's Business Voice of America China yuan could be reserve currency with reform: IMFReuters IMF'S Lagarde Encourages China Financial Reform Including YuanBloomberg Wall Street Journal (India) all 994 news articles »[unable to retrieve full-textcontent][unable to retrieve full-textcontent][unable to retrieve full-textcontent]
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Submitted at 3/18/2012 10:02:00 AM
David Axelrod, one of PresidentObama's top political strategists,found himself fielding Republicanattacks Sunday on the campaignissue of the day: high gas prices.Attacks such as Newt Gingrich'sclaim that his plan would getpump prices down to $2.50 pergallon."That's not oil talk -- that's snakeoil talk," Axelrod said on CBS'Face the Nation.And how about Mitt Romney'sclaim that Obama wants high gasprices in order to promote hisalternative energy plans?"Nonsense," Axelrod said.Instead, Axelrod promotedObama's comprehensive plan forfuel-efficiency standards,alternative energy sources andincreased domestic oil and gasproduction in order to stabilizegas prices for the long run."We need an all-of-the-abovestrategy so we can break thisdependence on foreign oil,"Axelrod said.With his approval ratings fallingin the face of higher gas prices,Obama has spoken frequently of energy policy in recent weeks. Hewill promote his strategy againduringa two-day. four-state swinglater this week.Meanwhile, Romney, appearingon Fox News Sunday, servednoticed that gas prices will be along-term campaign issue, andthat Obama is at fault:When he ran for office, he saidhe wanted to see gasoline price goup. He said that energy priceswould skyrocket under his views,and he has selected three peopleto help him implement thatprogram. The secretary of Energy,the secretary of Interior and EPAadministrator.And this gas hike trio has beendoing the job over the last threeand a half years, and gas pricesare up.This entry passed through theFull-Text RSSservice — if this isyour content and you're reading iton someone else's site, please readthe FAQ atfivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.FiveFiltersrecommends:Donate toWikileaks.
Submitted at 3/18/2012 9:38:00 AM
Still frame from a video uploadedto Twitter by user Libynprincessfeaturing clashes in Abu Salim onMarch 18, 2012At least one person was killedoutside Tripoli in a fight betweena powerful militia group fromZintan and local residents loyal toslain leader Muammar Gaddafi,reports the Associated Press.The two sides are continuing toexchange automatic rifle fire inthe Tripoli neighborhood of AbuSalim, a pro-Gaddafi stronghold,says Zintan militia commanderMohammed el-Rebay. The oneperson reported dead was amember of his group.The well-equipped fighters fromZintan, a province in Libya’swestern mountains, took over aschool in the capital and turned itinto a military base after Tripolifell in August 2011. The Zintanmilitia remains one of thenumerous Libyan groupsoperating outside of the newgovernment’s control.Post-revolutionary Libya is stillstriving for peace.On Friday, the cradle of the anti-Gaddafi uprising, Benghazi,witnessed clashes between pro-federalism supporters and itsopponents. Hundredsdemonstrated in favor of splittingthe country into three self-governing regions, which sparkedfury with the supporters of theruling National TransitionalCouncil. Conflicting reportssuggest at least one person waskilled in the clashes, as the sidestook up guns, knives and rocksagainst each other.The new wave of protests comesafterCyrenaica, the eastern regionof Libya, elected a regionalcongress and declared semi-autonomy from the capital of Tripoli on March 6. Thisprompted concerns the countrymight break up.This entry passed through theFull-Text RSSservice — if this isyour content and you're reading iton someone else's site, please readthe FAQ atfivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.FiveFiltersrecommends:Donate toWikileaks.
Submitted at 3/18/2012 7:23:10 AM
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