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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Libyan Rebels Push Back Gadhafi Forces

Rebels in Misrata said today that they have pushed Gadhafi's forces away from the airport after capturing it, and moved them outside of the besieged city.  This comes on the heels of an appearance by Gadhafi which spurred NATO to attack Gadhafi's Tripoli compound and three other locations Thursday.  It was Gadhafi's first appearance since his son was killed almost two weeks ago.


Elsewhere, a retried US auto worker has been convicted on thousands of counts of acting as an accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp.  John Demjanjuk was found guilty of 28,060 counts, one for each person who died when he was a guard at the Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland from late March to mid-September 1943.  He is 91 years old.

The shuttle Endeavour will finally launch at 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16th..  This is the final flight of this space shuttle, and the second last launch of any space shuttle.

22 children have been rescued from a human trafficking gang in China.  200 police officers were involved in the bust Wednesday, saving the 22 children who had already been kidnapped.  Since launching the crackdown on this type of activity in 2009, police have rescued more than 13,000 abducted children and 23,000 women.

Floods continue to be a major concern in Louisiana and Manitoba.

More news as it happens...

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