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Strauss-Kahn likely headed back to France

New York

Strauss-Kahn likely headed back to france

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn left his New York home Saturday and was reportedly headed back to his native France. Strauss-Kahn, his wife and daughter left their rented house carrying luggage. French media reported that he was expected to board an Air France flight back to Paris on Saturday night.

Washington

Architect defends MLK inscription

The executive architect of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington says an inscription on the monument won't be changed, despite criticism from poet Maya Angelou that it makes King sound arrogant. Ed Jackson Jr. told the Washington Post he stands by the paraphrased line from King's "drum major" sermon in 1968.

Yemen

Car bomb kills 3 police officers

A suicide car bomber killed three police officers and injured seven at a checkpoint in the port city of Aden on the Arabian Sea Saturday, a Yemeni security official said. The official said gunmen firing their weapons drove through the checkpoint after the bombing on the road linking Aden to Zinjibar, which has fallen under control of Islamic militants affiliated with al-Qaida.

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Man convicted in slaying of eight

A North Carolina man was convicted Saturday of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of eight people at a nursing home in 2009. Robert Stewart, 47, will not face the death penalty because jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder, meaning they believe he lacked the premeditation necessary for a first-degree conviction.

Somalia

Journalist covering famine is killed

African Union peacekeepers shot and killed a Malaysian journalist covering the famine in Somalia, while a new burst of violence erupted in the central part of the country, Somali officials said Saturday. Witnesses said African Union peacekeepers fired on a car carrying journalists on Friday afternoon as it passed near the crowded K-4 junction in central Mogadishu. A Malaysian cameraman, Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, 39, died after being shot in the chest, and another journalist was wounded.

ISRAEL

Israelis protest over high cost of living

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis returned to the streets in cities across the country Saturday night to protest the high cost of living, showing the resilience of a social justice movement eclipsed last month by security concerns after deadly attacks in southern Israel. Police estimated that more than 300,000 people participated nationwide, but media reports from across the country said that more than 400,000 demonstrated in more than a dozen cities and towns, the most since the protests began two months ago.

Sudan

Unrest prompts emergency decree

Sudan declared a state of emergency in the Blue Nile state, local media reported on Saturday, following unrest in the region and calls for calm by the United Nations. It has yet to be determined in which country Blue Nile state will sit, after South Sudan split from Sudan and became independent in July.

Times wires

Strauss-Kahn likely headed back to France

09/03/11 [Last modified: Saturday, September 3, 2011 10:53pm]
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