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Peruvian environmental authorities have started to investigate the death of over 538 pelicans along with other birds in the northern coast of the country according to the Peruvian ministry of production. This is the latest environmental investigation in the country. Earlier in April, 877 dolphins washed up dead in the same coastal stretch. It was not immediately clear if the deaths were connected.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to leave the United States for China on Monday, a trip likely to be fraught with diplomatic tension over the status of the escaped Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who is apparently being sheltered by U.S. officials.
The North African arm of al Qaeda is offering to release a British man abducted in Mali in exchange for Britain releasing Abu Qatada, whom authorities describe as an inspiration to one of the September 11th hijackers, according to a statement posted on a militant web site.
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Three siblings accused of robbing a bank and trying to kill police officers in a multi-state spree last year are expected to be sentenced Monday for charges to which they pleaded guilty in Colorado.
The U.N. observer mission in Syria forged ahead Monday, even after the mission's leader admitted the group's efforts are futile unless all factions commit to peace. But the violence continued unabated, with the Syrian government and opposition activists reporting two explosions in Idlib on Monday and an opposition group reporting a new, onslaught by the regime in Homs province.
At least four persons were killed and another18 injured in a bomb explosion near a political rally in the southeastern Nepal on Monday morning, authorities said
The speaker of Egypt's lower parliament announced Sunday night that the country's military leaders plan to shake up the Cabinet under Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri over the next 48 hours, state television reported.
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The lush, green forests of central Africa have long been the playground and refuge of the continent's most-notorious warlord, Joseph Kony. His Lord's Resistance Army, which began with the aim of overthrowing the Ugandan government, has since spread to remote hinterlands on the borders of the Central African Republic, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Though officials don't know exactly where Kony is, U.S. troops have been sent to the area to help find and defeat the LRA leader. They have made progress. But as CNN has learned, much work remains to be done -- both to locate Kony and to restore a sense of stability and safety to the region.
A French journalist reporting alongside soldiers is missing in Colombia after a leftist rebel group attacked their unit, killing four people and injuring six, officials said Sunday.
Police in Bahrain regularly resort to beating anti-government protesters, despite officials' pledges to stop such practices, a human rights organization said Sunday.