Dozens of birds found dead in Arkansas town for second straight New Year’s Eve

(CNN) — For the second year in a row, dozens of blackbirds died overnight Saturday in Beebe, Arkansas, apparently after being startled by New Year‘s Eve fireworks, an official with the state’s Game and Fish Commission said Sunday. Tests will be conducted to determine the official cause of death, said Ginny Porter with the Arkansas Game…

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Social media buzz about Cameroon’s elections reveals widespread concerns.

Cameroon’s October 9th presidential election is fast approaching, and social media is being used to create a dialogue, raise concerns and share information about the event. The country’s incumbent, Paul Biya of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, has been in power for 30 years despite general dissatisfaction and outcries for the president to step down. There are currently…

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Cameroon president’s campaign tactic strategy sparks concern.

Douala, Cameroons (CNN) — Both supporters and opponents of Cameroon President Paul Biya say they are concerned about his complacent attitude in the campaign leading to the October 9 election, with some saying he plans to win through election rigging and fraud. Campaigning enters the final phase this week with all 22 opposition candidates crisscrossing the…

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Anti-regime gunmen battle police in Cameroon at the Wourri Bridge.

Doula, Cameroon (CNN) — Gunmen opposed to Cameroon’s long-time leader traded fire with police for hours Thursday in the nation’s largest city, Doula. Eyewitnesses told CNN the gunmen, wearing military uniforms, blocked the busy Wouri Bridge brandishing signs reading “Biya Must Go” and “We Want The Dictator Out.” President Paul Biya has been in power…

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Nuclear crisis recalls painful memories in Hiroshima!!

Osaka (CNN) — In Hiroshima, recent images of razed villages and burning shells of buildings in Japan‘s quake-damaged northeast are recalling painful memories of a time sixty-five years ago when an atomic bomb created similar effects in their town. But it is the less visual aspect of this disaster the threat of nuclear fallout that…

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Gadhafi forces retake rebel town, state TV claims

Gadhafi forces retake rebel town, state TV claims By the CNN Wire Staff March 13, 2011 — Updated 1954 GMT (0354 HKT) STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: The opposition says they pulled out of Al-Brega in a “tactical retreat” The town is “cleansed from criminal gangs and mercenaries,” state TV says Gadhafi’s forces have been fighting to regain…

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