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An Al Qaeda-inspired Islamic group said Thursday it had kidnapped the man and threatened to execute him. By ETHAN BRONNER Members of the U. N. panel that investigated Israel’s Gaza war two years ago rejected former chairman Richard Goldstone’s retraction of their finding that Israel had deliberately targeted civilians.
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Letters From By CHRYSTIA FREELAND | REUTERS From Beijing in 1989 to Tehran in 2009 to Libya today, the tactic of dictators seems to be clear: Shoot now and ask questions later. What happens when, as in China, they seem to get away with it?
Egyptians continue fighting to root out prominent allies of Hosni Mubarak, suggesting that it is more difficult to change a system than to oust a leader.
Pro- and anti-government factions divide Yemen's capital with competing protests.
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