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Remembering the 50th anniversary of JFK's funeral

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A million people lined the streets Nov. 25, 1963, and millions more were glued to TVs as the United States paid final respects to President John F. Kennedy.

Alleged Ethiopian torturer on trial in Denver

DENVER, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Jurors heard opening statements Monday in Denver in the trial of an Ethiopian who allegedly lied about mistreating prisoners when he entered the United States.

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Amid Arab Spring, Israel seeks new friends

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Israel is scrambling to find new friends in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Africa.

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Ex-Ethiopian dictator guilty of genocide

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam has been convicted in absentia of genocide after a 12-year trial.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2006 with 110 to follow.
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Ethiopian poet Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin dead

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Ethiopian playwright and poet laureate Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, who wrote the anthem of the African Union, has died in New York at age 69.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 12, the 255h day of 2005 with 110 to follow.
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Haile Selassie I (Ge'ez: ኃይለ፡ ሥላሴ, "Power of the Trinity") (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. The heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.

At the League of Nations in 1936, the Emperor condemned the use of chemical weapons by Italy against his people. His internationalist views led to Ethiopia becoming a charter member of the United Nations, and his political thought and experience in promoting multilateralism and collective security have proved seminal and enduring. His suppression of rebellions among the nobles (mekwannint), as well as what some perceived to be Ethiopia's failure to modernize adequately, earned him criticism among some contemporaries and historians.

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