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Terzi condemns Benghazi attack on Italian envoy
ROME: Italy's foreign minister, Giulio Terzi, on Sunday condemned an attack on an Italian consul who came under fire in his car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, describing it as a fresh attempt to destabilise the country.Consul Guido De Sanctis was unhurt in the shooting on Saturday of his heavily armoured car, which came four months after the US ambassador was killed in an attack on the US mission in the city."This was an attempt to destabilise the institutions of the new Libya," Terzi said in a statement on Sunday.
Pulitzer-winning editor Patterson dies at 89
ST PETERSBURG: Eugene Patterson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and columnist who helped fellow Southern whites understand the civil rights movement, eloquently reminding the silent majority of its complicity in racial violence, died Saturday evening at his Florida home. He was 89. Patterson died of complications from prostate cancer, according to BJ Phillips, a spokeswoman for the family. Patterson was editor of the Atlanta Constitution from 1960 to 1968, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1967.
Syrian forces kill 26 near Damascus
AMMAN: Syrian opposition activists said government forces killed at least 26 people, half of them children, in a bombardment of rebel-held areas on the outskirts of Damascus on Sunday.The air, rocket and artillery campaign is the heaviest since rebels overran a helicopter base and missile base near Damascus two months ago, the sources said.
7 killed in blast Afghanistan
Kabul: Afghan officials said an explosion has killed seven civilians as they tried to pull bodies of insurgents killed from the rubble of a village mosque after a night raid by NATO and Afghan troops in the country's east. Wardak province spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said in a statement that four insurgents were killed in Sunday's predawn operation in Sayd Abad district.