World & Nation in 60 Seconds the World the Nation

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World & Nation in 60 Seconds the World the Nation


Protests sweep Kyrgyzstan:

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- Thousands of protesters furious over corruption and spiraling utility bills seized government buildings and clashed with police Wednesday in Kyrgyzstan, throwing control of the Central Asian nation into doubt. Police opened fire on demonstrators, killing dozens.

Ahmadinejad in new feud:

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian conservative lawmakers on Wednesday accused President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first deputy of financial corruption, prompting a threat from his office to sue them in a new spat between the hard-line leader and his erstwhile allies in parliament.

Karzai moves to ease tensions:

KABUL -- President Hamid Karzai's spokesman gave assurances Wednesday the Afghanistan's government is committed to the fight against the Taliban, denying published reports the Afghan leader threatened to join the insurgents unless the U.S. and its allies ease up on pressure to reform.

Mexico says 12 found dead:

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican prosecutors say the bodies of 12 murder victims have been found in a Pacific coast state, eight of them partially burned. The corpses were discovered together in fields outside the town of Xalisco. The killings are believed to be associated with drug trafficking, but there are no suspects.

WWII bomb shuts airport:

BERLIN -- Berlin's main international airport was shut down Wednesday after construction workers discovered a World War II bomb there. A police spokesman said the bomb's weight was estimated at a quarter ton. Police said no planes may land or take off from Tegel airport until the bomb is defused.

Israel, U.S. work to settle spat:

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister admitted Wednesday his government has not yet ironed out its differences with the U.S. over Israeli construction in East Jerusalem, a dispute that has stalled American efforts to restart Mideast talks. Benjamin Netanyahu said both countries are working to find a way out of the impasse.

Abuses charged in Yemen:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Yemen's government and the Shiite rebels it fought for years should investigate allegations they both committed war crimes and hold perpetrators to account, a human rights group urged Wednesday. Yemen and Hawthi rebels reached a cease-fire agreement in February.

Satellite to see climate change:

BERLIN -- The European Space Agency is launching a sophisticated satellite scientists hope will help them pin down the effects of global warming on the Earth's ice packs more precisely by accurately measuring the thickness of ice. …

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