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Friday Digest: Gaddafi, Bin Laden, al-Bashir…


This is our new Friday Digest! Every Friday, this weekly news round-up gives us the occasion to share with you news from various topics: politics to arts, entertainment, media, science, sports, fun and less fun news… This digest is a list of news published this week on the Internet (Friday to Friday), selected by the Sama Team, and it is by no means exhaustive.

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Northern Sudanese Warn South Over Contested Area
The Sudanese government said Wednesday that it would not recognize the soon-to-be independent nation of south Sudan if the southern government tried to annex the contested territory of Abyei, raising the stakes between the two sides only 10 weeks before the south’s independence is expected to be announced. A spokesman for the government of northern Sudan, reiterating comments President Omar Hassan…

Son of Qaddafi Killed in NATO Airstrike
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi survived a NATO airstrike on Saturday night that killed his youngest son Saif al-Arab and three of his grandchildren, a Libyan government spokesman said. Mussa Ibrahim said Saif al-Arab was a civilian and a student who had studied in Germany. He was 29 years old. Libyan officials took journalists to the house, which had been hit by at least three missiles. The roof had completely caved…

U.S. forces kill elusive terror figure Osama bin Laden in Pakistan
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil, is dead, officials said — almost 10 years after the attacks that killed about 3,000 people. The founder and leader of al Qaeda was killed by U.S. forces Monday in a mansion in Abbottabad, north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, along with other family members, a senior U.S. official told CNN. In an address to the nation Sunday night…

N. Korea holding 200,000 political prisoners: Amnesty International
North Korea is holding around 200,000 people in huge political prison camps where inmates are forced to work in conditions approaching slavery and are often tortured, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The rights group published recent satellite images showing four of the six camps located in vast wilderness sites in South Pyongan, South Hamkyung and North Hamkyung provinces. A comparison…

Total Number Of U.S. Millionaire Households Will Nearly Double This Decade
Fast as the number of millionaires in emerging economies might be growing, it’ll be quite a while before any country catches the United States. A new report by the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, predicts total global wealth of millionaire households in 25 major economies will more than double by the end of the decade to $202 trillion from $92 trillion this year. The millionaire wealth of emerging economies could…

An Ai Weiwei Retrospective
The first retrospective in the U.K. of Ai Weiwei’s work, opening May 13 at London’s Lisson Gallery, comes at a poignant time, with the whereabouts of the Chinese dissident artist still unknown after he was detained last month by authorities at Beijing Airport. His arrest has sparked condemnation world-wide. The Tate Modern, where the artist’s “Sunflower Seeds” installation was recently displayed, has put up the words…




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