Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Eddy Risch/European Pressphoto Agency 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. 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. 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.
By ANTHONY SHADID 24 minutes ago
Protest organizers vowed to turn out their largest numbers yet on what they are calling “Great Friday.”
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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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.
By RAY RIVERA 27 minutes ago
Deadly strikes have raised concerns among officials about enemy insurgents in police and military units.
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. 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.
By MARTIN FACKLER 48 minutes ago
Stone tablets in Japan, some more than six centuries old, are inscribed with messages about tsunamis.
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.
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. 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.
Government forces attacked fighters from a militia that had been allied with them in the fight against the former president, Laurent Gbagbo. Lens Blog
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Chris Hondros of Getty Images was taking his customarily intimate, insightful photographs before being killed in Libya on Wednesday.
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. Female Factor
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. Photographs More than 900 foreigners were evacuated by sea on Sunday from the besieged city of Misurata.
Crisis in Japan
Interactive Feature Videos, photographs and interactive features documenting the destruction in Japan after a powerful earthquake and tsunami devastated the country on March 11.
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By JAMES DAO
A reporter reflects on the experience of one American battalion and how success and failure go hand in hand. WikiLeaks Documents Examining U.S. diplomatic cables as a window on relations with the rest of the world in an age of war and terrorism. 8 minutes ago 24 minutes ago 41 minutes ago Letters From
By MANU JOSEPH
Civilian delegates of a committee drafting an anti-corruption bill are learning that with power comes complexity.
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