New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Rebels storm seat of Gadliafî’s powerGadhafi location unknown, 42-year rule nears end
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commander, who«© brother had been executed by Gadhafi. was secretly loyal to the rebellion.
Hundreds ot Libyan rebels stormed Moammar C uidhati s i()m|H)und Tuesday, (harming wildly through the svmtiolic heart ot the ( rumbling regime as th(*\ killer! knalist troops, looted armories and kn( K ktHÎ the h(»ad oti a statue ot the iH'su'ged dictator. But thes found no sign of tlie man himselt.
rhe storming ot Bab al-\/i/iva long the nexus of (jadh.ifi's power, marked !h(' ettei tive ( ollapsc» ot his }J-v('ar-()ld regime But A ith ( i.idhaii .ind his pow-enul sons still unaca)unt(*d tor and gunbattles flaring ac ross th(' nervous c itv th(> fighters (annot
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ihe rebel torx e enfcTed the tompHind alter lighting tor tiv(‘ hours with Ciadhati Idvalists outsifh* using mor-tvifs, (itMw m.H hine guns ind anti-aifi raft guns.
riit'N killed sotue ot tlios(' ,\h() defended the (oni-¡w)und and li.iukHl oft thousands ot itfli's ( r.itf's ot Ac,v|)ons ,nul trucks uith '4uns mnunt('(! (HJ th(' back in a In"i/v ' t looting
"We're l(K)king lor ( ickI-hafi now. We have* to find him now," said Sohaib Nefati, a rebel sitting against a wall with a Kalashnikov rifle Abdel-Aziz Shafiya, a l ‘i-year-old rebel dressed in camouflage with a rocket-prof)elled grenarle slung over one shoulder and a Kalashnikov over the other, said th(> rebels believe t ladhati is inside the com-[)Ound but hiding underground "Wasn't he tlie on(‘ who called us rats'’ Now hi> is the rat undc'rground," he s.tid. Shafiya said he telt ,in (‘X|)losion ot |ov" to be standing inside* ( ladhafrs stronghold in the capital .ifter a lightning c|um k rc'lx'l advanc e.
He had left the* rebel-hcvjd western < its ot Mis-rata )ust two da\ s (‘,uli(>r.
"I lo‘'t tricMids and r(*la-tives and now I c .in ualk into (ladhafi^ house'," Shafiva said, c hoking up with emotion "NUnn of m\ tnc'nds have dred and now all of that mcMnt something' Tripoirs n<*\\ rebc'l mili
tary chief, AbdebHakim B(*lhaj, said at nightfall that a small area ot the vast compound was still under the control of regime fighters and heavy shcK)ting was heard ac ross Trifjoli toward midnight.
The atmosphere in the c ompound was a mix of joyful celebration and tension. The air was thick with smoke from the battles, and the boom cif mortars and the crac kle of gunfire was c onstant.
Rebels chanted "Allahu akbar" or "God is great" and on loudspeakers they c ric'd: "Al-Hamdullilah," or "Thank (jckI."
As th(> fighters stormed in, the\ c apturc'd a guard at the gates and threw him to the ground, slamming rifle butts into his back.
A hostile c roud gathered around, punching and kicking him until one rebel steppc'd in, stcH)d over him and kept the c rowd at bay. Inside the' walls, a f(>w lx)d-les ol C.adhafi fighters — one with a gaping head wound trom a gunshot — were sprawled on the ground
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APLibya’s deadliest weapons at large
No one can be* sure w^ho controls the I ibyan government's weafxxns stcx kpiles, a stc‘w of deadly chemicals, raw nuclear material and some 30,(XX) shoulder-firt'd roc kets that officials fear could fall into terrorists' hands in the chaos of Moammar Cjadhafi's ckivvn-fall or afterward.
One immediate worry, U.S. intelligence and military offic lals say, is that Gadhafi might use the weapons to make a last
stand. But otticials also fac the troubling prospc'c t that the material, which was lc»tt under Gadhafi's control b\ a U.S.-(lacked disarmamc'nt [)ac t, c ould be obtained In al-(.^aida or other militant‘s evcm after a rebc'l victors is secured The mam stock[)ile of mustard gas and other chemicals, stored in cor roding drums, is at a sif(' southeast of Tripoli. Mus tard gas c.in causc» sc*vc‘r(> blistering and dcMth. A cac he of hundreds ot tons
of raw uraniutn yt'llowcake is stored at a small nuclear facility east of the capital
Weapons demolition teams hired by the State (Ic'p.irtmc’nt hav(' located and destroyc'd some of the anfi-.iiri raft roc ket systems in r('b(‘l-held parts of the country.
U.S. and allic'd otticials say ( hemic ,jl and nuc lear stockpile'sappc'ar to be still under the c ontrol ot what's left of the Libyan govern-mc'nt dc>spit(' rc'bel military advaiu es ii>to the c a
Woman convicted of child abuse in hot sauce case
Court drops charges against Strauss-Kahn
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)
A womaii who scjuirted liot s.uK e into ili(‘ mouth ol hcT adoptc'd Russian son tor K mi! about ^('tting in trou-l)i(‘ in s( Ihm »1 'vsas con\ k Ic'd luc‘sda\ ot inisdc'nK'anor ( hrid ,i!nis(' iti what pn)s(*-( iitors said was a plo\ to gc't on the T )r Phil" T\' show.
N'ssk a BcMi^lcs, U) made .1V iclc*< )ta[)C‘ ( it Í10W she [)un-ishc'd thelx)v andsubmittc'd ■ • to the sfi()W. The* f<)[)C‘ shows HcaLjIcn selling lit the I rs ing bos, thm ti[)ping his ( hit) up .iiui pouring hot sau( e in his mouth.
BfMiiles then had the
s( reaming bos stand in a (()kl shosvc'r for sword figlit-ing s\ ith pc'nc ils in sc tiool.
Both <ic tions \sc're rc'cord-(*d on a sid(H)ta[H* submittc'd to the* Dr. Phil" shosv. Anchor.ige polu e got c.ills from siewcTs aftc'i the' show airc‘d last ()c tobe'r.
|e‘ssi( a Bc'agie's i ould fac e‘ thc> maximun) seniten« c' of one sc'ar in |<iit a $ 10,000 tine .Hid up to 10 ve'ars of [)robafion wheii she is sen-tc'nce'd Wondas , said District ludge Das id Wall.ue. She re-mains lre>e‘ svithout bail bc'causf' the case* is a misdeme'.mor.
[^ominic|ue Strauss-Kahn l)i‘c ame* a frc'c- man Tuesday when a )udge endc^d the sc'xual assault c ase .igainst him at the recjuest of [)rosec utors, svho said the hotel maid svho ac cused the former International Monc'tary Kind c hiet c ouldn't l)e trusted.
Though ewidemce shosvc'd Strauss-Kahn had .1 sexual encounter svith Nafissatciu Diallo in his hotel suite more' than thrc'e months ago, [)rosc*c utors
said the* accuser svas ne>t credible because of lies she has told, ine luding an c-arlier false rape claim.
State Su[)reme ( ourt |us-tic e Michael Obus said he svould dismiss the case, but thc*T(‘ svas one me)re legal tsvist to gc't thrC)ugh: H(‘ first svanted an appe.ils court to hear a recjuest from Diallo's attorneys to keep the case* alive by appointing a spc*c iai prosecutor. The criminal case ernded svhen the highc'r c ourt agreed there svas no
Ic'gal basis tor rc-moving the district attoriK's from the' c asc‘.
The case' dress global attention and left both tlie« ac c user .ind the' .le c used - a one-time < ontc'iide't tor the I rene h presideni v svith tattc'rc'd re'i)ut,i tions.
Str.vuss-Kahn arrive-d at court in ,1 six-( ar motor e adc‘ and ss as gre'e>tc'd b\ protesters svielding signs carrying such nu'ssages as "DSK trc*ats svomen like property and Put the'
rapist on trial — not the* vie tim." The shouting could bc' hc'arcl inside* thc' c ourt re)om.
1 le' a|)pe.ired re*solute* inside, lie' smiled and shook h.inds syith his biog-raphc'r as his svite*. journalist Anne Sine l.iir, sat near-bs,
I he* c e)uplc* lett (ourt ssithouf speaking to re'portc'rs, but Strauss K.vhn latc'r issut'd a stafe-ment ele‘s( ribing the (.isc> .is "a nightmare lor me* and ms tamils."
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Chile faces 2-day shutdown over ‘utopian’ demands
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It's the crisis that )ust svon't go asvay.
Britain's phone hac king sc andal, svnere joum.ilists at thc* News of the World tabloid eavesdropped on the voice mails of royals, ek*brities, politicians and age laker
Murdoch's Nesvs Corp and the highest levels ot gov-ernme*nt.
Tcip people in Murdoch's empire and the [oolic e have been forced e)ut. Prime Minister i^.ivid (;amc*rcjn's judgment has been c ailed into cjuestion for hiring an ex-Nesvs of the Worlcl editor implicat-
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c'd in the* scandal.
With the arrc'sts of 1 ■) [)eopte and extra police* officers draftc*d in tc) svc>rk the develojiing case, the details just kcH^p on unravel ing slosvly and [)ainfully — miring top pl.iyers in a morass of bad [)ublicity.
In the latest tsvist, the BBC reported th.it the former c*ditc)r of the taliloid at the heart of the scandal received payments and benefits trom the paper svhile svorking as a Cameron aide.
Andy C'oulson continued to receive* severance )<iy amounting to sevc*ral hundred thousand dollars trom the nosv-defunct News of the World for months after he svas hirc*d l)y Cameron.
SANTIAGO. Chile (AP)
( hile* IS [)ra< mg lot a nationssidc', tsso clas shitl down .IS unions, stude'ivts and ct'ntc>r-left politu al parties demand tund.i mental changes m soc le-fs.
They svant t() repl.u c* C hile's dictate)rship-e'ra constitution, svhich eon c entrate*s vast pe>sser in the* preside-ncy, svith a nesy charter e*nabling popular rc*ferendums and making free Cjuality education a right fe>r .ill citi/ens. TIh's also svant pensiem refonns, a nesv labor code and more hc*alth care* spc*nd-ing.
Chile's largest union coalition called the strike for Wednesd.iy and Thursday to join fore C's svith the-high school and univ(*rsits students boycotting c lasses for three months nosy.
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Ih.'S h.iye' support trejrn the (e*ntcr ie'tt c o.ilition th.it governe'd ( htie' lor 20 sc'.HS be'lorc* President Sc'bastiar) Puu*ra l)rought the' right uing b.u k info flu* prc'side'iUial [)alace last se'.ii.
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"It's p.iinful to see those svorking so liard to para-Is/e' (,'hile*," Pinc*ra corn-plaine*d luc'sday.
"We are [)ertec fly con-sc ie)us that e)ur country' has many unp.nd debts, that there arc* many problems that remain unresolved, many of svhich sverc* causc*d elc'cades ago," he s<iid.
( hile's c*conomy could lose $400 million.
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