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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Region in Revolt
‘Restrepo’ Director and a Photographer Are Killed in Libya
By C. J. CHIVERS 8:07 PM ET
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Tim Hetherington in 2008.
Tim Hetherington, the photographer who was a director and producer of the film “Restrepo,” and Chris Hondros of the Getty photo agency came under fire on the front lines of Misurata.
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War in Libya Could Drag On, Military Analysts Say
By STEVEN ERLANGER 19 minutes ago
France and Italy said they would, like Britain, send liaison officers to Libya, in what analysts said was a sign that there would be no quick end to the war.
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Mubarak Leaves an Air of Wistfulness
By MICHAEL SLACKMAN 18 minutes ago
There is a of discomfort with how Hosni Mubarak has been treated since being forced from power in Egypt.
Amid Crackdown in Syria, Big Protest Is Planned for Friday
By ANTHONY SHADID 24 minutes ago
Protest organizers vowed to turn out their largest numbers yet on what they are calling “Great Friday.”
Video: Syria Vacillates
Arab League Again Delays Baghdad Summit Meeting
By TIM ARANGO 2:02 PM ET
Iraq’s leaders had been promoting the meeting as an opportunity to showcase the country’s fragile democracy in a region rife with calls for more representative and accountable governments.
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Netanyahu Invitation Puts Obama on Spot on Peace Plan
By HELENE COOPER 23 minutes ago
A Republican invitation for Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to address Congress has kicked off a diplomatic race over who will be first to lay out a proposal to reopen Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Taliban Fan Fears of Infiltration in Afghan Forces
By RAY RIVERA 27 minutes ago
Deadly strikes have raised concerns among officials about enemy insurgents in police and military units.
Afghanistan Outlines Plan for Scandal-Plagued Bank
By ALISSA J. RUBIN 2 minutes ago
The Afghan government announced that the troubled Kabul Bank would be split in two as part of a drastic overhaul to save it from failure.
Japan Considers Banning Access to Evacuation Zone
By KEITH BRADSHER 1:48 PM ET
Japanese government officials said Wednesday they are reviewing the possibility of establishing a legally enforceable “caution zone” around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant with a radius of 12 miles.
Tsunami Warnings, Written in Stone
By MARTIN FACKLER 48 minutes ago
Stone tablets in Japan, some more than six centuries old, are inscribed with messages about tsunamis.
Two Rights Lawyers Released in China
By IAN JOHNSON 7:58 PM ET
Two well-known Chinese human rights lawyers have been released after disappearing during the country’s ongoing crackdown on dissent.
European Union’s Budget Proposal Stokes Anger
By JAMES KANTER 8:28 PM ET
A proposal seeking 4.9 percent more money in a time of widespread belt-tightening stirred up some of the bloc’s member states.
New Charges Filed Against Suspect in U.S.S. Cole Bombing
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 2 minutes ago
Military prosecutors refiled terrorism and murder charges on Wednesday against the suspected mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the American destroyer Cole.
New Ivory Coast Army Turns Against Ex-Allies
By REUTERS
Government forces attacked fighters from a militia that had been allied with them in the fight against the former president, Laurent Gbagbo.
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Chris Hondros, at Work in Libya
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Chris Hondros of Getty Images was taking his customarily intimate, insightful photographs before being killed in Libya on Wednesday.
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TimesCast | April 20, 2011
Italy's long relationship with Libya complicates its role in NATO's mission; Japan's history with tsunamis is documented in stone; and the "Restrepo" director Tim Hetherington is killed in Libya.
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A Spanish Brotherhood Includes Women in Holy Week Procession
By RAPHAEL MINDER 3:00 PM ET
On Friday, the Brotherhood of Silence will include for the first time 26 women in one of the traditional processions that have put Seville, Spain, at center stage during Holy Week.
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Migrant Workers Evacuated From Libya
More than 900 foreigners were evacuated by sea on Sunday from the besieged city of Misurata.
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The Endgame in Afghanistan
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A reporter reflects on the experience of one American battalion and how success and failure go hand in hand.
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