10 01 2014
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Soldier Accused of Killing Afghans Seeks Plea Deal

Deal would take death penalty off table then court would decide if parole ever possible

Special operations troops at a small military outpost in Afghanistan gave alcohol and steroid-like drugs to a U.S. Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, the soldier's lawyer said Thursday. Attorney John Henry Browne said the special operations troops "pumped" Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with the substances.


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Africa's 'New Cities': Urban Future Or Utopian Fantasies?

New satellite cities are increasingly planned across Africa

Gleaming skyscrapers towering over upwardly mobile professionals and flashy cars cruising along brightly lit avenues; young urbanites zipping past manicured lawns to enter their luxury condos; state-of-the-art labs fostering tech savvy entrepreneurs' million-dollar ideas.


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Cave Paintings Shed Light on Mysterious Inhabitants of Northern Mexico

The drawings were discovered in 2006 in a number of caves in the San Carlos mountain range

(CNN) -- Nearly 5,000 cave paintings found in northeastern Mexico were made by at least three groups of hunter-gatherers who lived in an area previously thought to have been uninhabited, archeologists said.


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