Behind Nigeria fuel protests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On January 1 2012, Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, ended oil subsidies that had kept gasoline prices artificially low. The cost of a liter of gasoline shot up from 65 naira (40 cents) to at least 141 naira (86 cents) virtually overnight. Furious Nigerians have taken to the streets, staging protests and mass demonstrations across the country.
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What's behind Nigeria fuel protests?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On January 1 2012, Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, ended oil subsidies that had kept gasoline prices artificially low. The cost of a liter of gasoline shot up from 65 naira (40 cents) to at least 141 naira (86 cents) virtually overnight. Furious Nigerians have taken to the streets, staging protests and mass demonstrations across the country.
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EU official to Iran: Halt executions of woman, pastor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Europe Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton demanded Friday that Iran halt the pending executions of a woman sentenced to die by stoning and a Christian pastor convicted of apostasy.
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Iran announces new drills in Strait of Hormuz

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran plans to conduct military drills in the Strait of Hormuz in February, state media said Friday.
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Colosseum renovation plans cause rumblings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It sits in the center of ancient Rome and is an emblem of the city's imperial history as well as an icon of Italy, but plans to renovate the Colosseum have sparked controversy.
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Meal with deadly mushrooms kills 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A meal containing the world's most deadly mushroom is responsible for killing two people and sickening another in Canberra, Australian health officials said Friday.
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Defector: Syria unleashes 'monsters'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syria\'s government has been holding jailed dissidents underground and paying pro-government gang members $100 a day to crack down on protesters as it tries to quell demonstrations, a former defense official says.
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US proposes regulating face, hand transplants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The government wants to start regulating face and hand transplants just as it does now with kidneys, hearts and other organs, with waiting lists, a nationwide system to match and d..
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More police in Rome after grisly slaying

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROME (AP) - More police are being deployed in Rome after robbers shot and killed a man and his 8-month-old child outside their home.    Italy's interior ministry ann..
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Iraq sees second big wave of attacks since US troop pullout

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BAGHDAD (AP) - Militants in Iraq have carried out their second large-scale assault since U.S. forces pulled out last month.    A wave of bombings today killed at lea..
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Cameroon rioters clash with police for sixth day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Clashes between residents of the Deido neighborhood and security officials in Cameroon's economic capital of Douala entered a sixth day Thursday as police battled to prevent the violence from spreading citywide.
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4,000 Brazilians flee after river dike bursts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Brazilian authorities on Thursday said they were evacuating 4,000 people in the state of Rio de Janeiro after days of heavy rains burst a river dike.
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Know a hero? Nominate them!

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Do you know an everyday person changing the world? It's easy to nominate them as a CNN Hero.
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Prosecutor requests death sentence for Mubarak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Prosecutors in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak formally requested a penalty of death by hanging for Mubarak and several of his fellow defendants Thursday, an attorney at the court said.
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Pakistani Taliban releases 17 abducted boys

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Pakistani Taliban released 17 teenage boys Thursday whom they abducted in September from the country's restive tribal belt that borders Afghanistan, according to a senior Pakistani government official.
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YouTube video of 'Casey Anthony' surfaces

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

This new video, apparently of Casey Anthony, is making its way around the internet. But there's no official confirmation yet that the woman in the video is actually her. Anthony's ..
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Iraq bombings expose deep divisions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Nature abhors a vacuum, but terrorism relishes one. And Iraq appears to be offering new space for al Qaeda and other militant groups as political rivalries and sectarian animosities deepen.
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Official: Red Cross worker kidnapped in Pakistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A British national working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was kidnapped Thursday in Pakistan's volatile southwestern province of Balochistan, a police official said.
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Romney, Santorum run at Obama, seek NH momentum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Each trying to sound every bit the nominee, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum looked past each other to run down President Barack ..
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Euthanasia to control shelter population unpopular

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be ..
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