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Yemen president tackles boosting security with U.S.
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Yemen’s president met a top U.S. general on Saturday to discuss boosting military cooperation, after President Barack Obama tied al Qaeda’s regional arm to the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a U.S. passenger jet.

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Danish cartoonist attacker suspected of al Qaeda ties
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A Somali man armed with an axe and suspected of links with al Qaeda broke into the home of a Danish cartoonist whose drawings of the Prophet Mohammad caused global Muslim outrage and was shot and wounded by police.

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Afghan MPs reject two-thirds of Karzai’s cabinet
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Afghan parliament dealt President Hamid Karzai a painful blow on Saturday when it rejected more than two-thirds of his cabinet nominees, including several close allies and former guerrilla commander Ismail Khan.

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Bomb suspect “reached out” to UK militants: report
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

British security services knew three years ago that the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a U.S.-bound plane had “multiple communications” with Islamic extremists in Britain, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Venezuela captures bigger drug haul in 2009
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Venezuela reported on Saturday 60 metric tons of drugs were confiscated in 2009, an 11 percent bigger haul than the previous year, and said anti-narcotics efforts had improved since it ended cooperation with the United States.

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Obama blames al Qaeda for plane attack
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Obama administration on Saturday zeroed in on al Qaeda as the driving force behind an attempt to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas and promised again to hold accountable those involved in the failed attack.

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Kohlberg Capital sued over alleged fraud
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Kohlberg Capital Corp has been sued by a Michigan investor who said the investment company taken public in 2006 by a firm affiliated with buyout specialist Jerome Kohlberg fraudulently misstated the value of its portfolio.

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BAE bribery suit may be taken to US Supreme Court
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A pension fund may ask the U.S. Supreme Court to let it sue BAE Systems Plc (BAES.L) in the United States over allegations that the company paid more than $2 billion in bribes to win a record Saudi arms deal, the fund’s lead attorney said on Friday.

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Everton suspend Jo for unauthorised trip to Brazil
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Everton have suspended on-loan Brazilian forward Jo for returning to his homeland without permission, manager David Moyes said on Friday.

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Ryder Cup win would be like ending major drought
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie said winning the 2010 team event would be like capturing the major title that has always eluded him.

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Bruins celebrate New Year with Classic victory
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Marco Sturm celebrated the New Year in style by firing the overtime winner as the Boston Bruins rallied to claim a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers and cap a thrilling Winter Classic on Friday.

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Soderling beats Federer at lucky 13th attempt
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Robin Soderling celebrated the New Year by claiming his first victory over Roger Federer at the 13th attempt, finally seeing off the world number one 6-7 7-6 6-2 at an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

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