Randall Mikkelsen
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/ 11 October 2007

Baghdad shooting victims sue Blackwater in US

An injured survivor and relatives of three Iraqis killed in Baghdad on September 16 when employees of private security company Blackwater USA opened fire on civilians sued the firm in a United States court on Thursday. The Centre for Constitutional Rights said it filed the suit charging that Blackwater and its affiliates violated US law in committing ”extrajudicial killings and war crimes”.

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/ 8 September 2007

Bin Laden says US is vulnerable

Osama bin Laden said in a new video marking the sixth anniversary of al-Qaeda’s September 11 attacks that the United States was vulnerable despite its military and economic power, but he made no specific threats. The al-Qaeda leader said US President George Bush was repeating the mistakes of the former Soviet Union by refusing to acknowledge losses in Iraq.

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/ 24 October 2006

Voting problems loom in US election

Long lines and long counts threaten to mar next month’s United States congressional elections as millions of Americans put new voting machines and rules to the test, election officials and experts say. The result could be delays in knowing whether Democrats capture one or both houses of the US Congress.