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Pro-Gaddafi Resistance Keeps Libyan Conflict at a Standstill

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The fearless stance adopted by tribes in Bani Walid forced rebel leaders on Tuesday to step up negotiations for a peaceful surrender, amid contradictory reports on troop movements in southern Libya. The main stronghold of forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi continued to be besieged by the NATO-backed rebels of the National Transitional Council (CNT), but was reluctant to surrender, as was the case in Sirte.

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President Raul Castro Leads Defense Minister’s Funeral

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Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday led a tribute to late Army General Julio Casas Regueiro, Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), who died on Saturday. During the funeral, held on the first floor of the Sierra Maestra building, headquarters of the Defense Ministry, it was announced that the Council of State had conferred on Casas Regueiro the postmortem title of Hero of Labor of the Republic of Cuba.

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Cuba will Not Recognize National Transition Council in Libya

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The Republic of Cuba will not recognize the National Transition Council or any provisional authority in Libya; it will only recognize a government set up in that country in a legitimate way and by the free, sovereign and unique will of the Libyan people, reads a declaration released on Saturday by the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

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Cuban Army Corps General Julio Casas Regueiro Dies in Havana

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Cuban Army Corps General Julio Casas Regueiro, member of the Politburo of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), Vice-president of the Council of State, and Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), died in Havana on Saturday.

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5 Unexpected Places You Can Be Tracked With Facial Recognition Technology

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Post-9/11, many airports and a few cities rushed to install cameras hooked to facial recognition technology, a futuristic apparatus that promised to pick out terrorists and criminals from milling crowds by matching their faces to biometric data in large databases. Many programs were abandoned a few years later, when it became clear they accomplished little beyond creeping people out.

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Chile: “We Are Prepared to Give Our Lives for Education”

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As students and teachers continue their massive protests in the streets of Chile’s cities, one of the most extreme methods of demanding higher-quality, free public education is the hunger strike being undertaken by 28 youngsters at secondary schools across the country, four of whom have not taken food for nearly 40 days.

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Libya’s Situation Remains Uncertain, The West Loots

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poradic combats and contradictory reports over the situation of leader Muammar Gaddafi keep the country’s fate uncertain, while Libyans wait expectantly for a conference that is taking place in Paris, attended by the alleged friends of this country. Spokespersons of the rebels noted that clashes are taking place in Tripoli and other areas away from the city between the opposition and forces loyal to Gaddafi, who is said to be in the city of Bani Walid.

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Chilean Students, President to Meet Saturday

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Santiago, Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Government confirmed that a meeting will be held on Saturday between President Sebastian Piñera and the main leaders of the social movement demanding a free, not-for-profit education. The announcement was made by Education Minister Felipe Bulnes, who said he had remained in contact with the main student

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Libyan Rebels Give Ultimatum to Sirte, as NATO Keeps Bombing

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Libyan rebels has set a deadline up to Saturday for Sirte to surrender. Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown has been suffering intense NATO air raids in the past hours to weaken its resistance. Spokespersons of the insurgents say that negotiations continue, but have not been able to break the will of the tribal leaders of Sirte, so they are likely to unleash a terrible 10-day battle.

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Lawyer: “Gerardo is being punished for something for which he is absolutely innocent”

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Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five submitted his request for a habeas corpus relief in March based on new evidence. He received the US reply on 25th April this year opposing his request. He has now submitted a reply with additional information. Radio Havana Cuba spoke to Richard Klugh, a member of the defence team for the Five by telephone to his office in Miami 23rd August 2011 for an up-date on Gerardo’s legal situation.