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May 2, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
Leftist rebels early today attacked the residence of President Alfredo Cristiani, dynamited power stations and attacked strategic targets in the capital in what appeared to be their biggest such action since a huge November offensive. Cristiani was unhurt in the attack, armed forces spokesman Maj. Mauricio Chavez Caceres told Reuters. Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front rebels attacked the residence with rifle-fire during a series of attacks in the exclusive Escalon area in the northwest of San Salvador.
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March 26, 2013 | Associated Press
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Rebels overthrew Central African Republic's president of a decade on Sunday, seizing the presidential palace and declaring that the desperately poor country has "opened a new page in its history. " The country's president fled the capital, while extra French troops moved to secure the airport, officials said. The rebels' invasion of the capital came just two months after they had signed a peace agreement that would have let President Francois Bozize serve until 2016.
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September 2, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
TRIPOLI, Libya - In a fiery broadcast from hiding, Moammar Gadhafi warned yesterday that loyalist tribes in his main strongholds were armed and preparing for battle, a show of defiance hours after rebels extended a deadline for the surrender of the fugitive leader's hometown. The rebels, who have been moving troops toward remaining Gadhafi bastions across Libya, had shifted the deadline for the town of Sirte in hopes of avoiding the bloodshed that met their attack on Tripoli. "We want to save our fighters and not lose a single one in battles with Gadhafi's forces," said Mohammed al-Rajali, a spokesman for the rebel leadership in the eastern city of Benghazi.
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June 13, 2011 | By Hadeel al-Shalchi and Maggie Michael, Associated Press
MISRATA, Libya - From east and west, working with NATO air strikes, rebels battled forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi on Sunday at flash points along the Mediterranean coast, rebel commanders reported. The government said their victory claims were "wishful reporting. " Insurgents had reported fighting street by street to retake the Mediterranean port city of Zawiya, 18 miles west of Tripoli, a prize that would put them within striking distance of the capital and cut off one of Gadhafi's last supply routes from Tunisia.
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July 1, 2013 | By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Rebels captured a major army post in the southern city of Daraa on Friday after nearly two weeks of intense fighting, as battles raged between troops and opposition forces in the province that borders Jordan, activists said. Daraa, the provincial capital of a region that carries the same name, is the birthplace of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad that started 27 months ago. Rebels hope to one day launch an offensive from the area to take the capital, Damascus. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of activists around the country, said Islamic militants led by members of the al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, captured the checkpoint after a two-week siege.
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July 21, 2012 | By Ben Hubbard, Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Rebels pressed their guerrilla fight to topple Syria's regime deeper into the capital on Friday, ambushing troops and attacking police stations as thousands of civilians fled to Lebanon and Iraq to escape some of the worst violence of the 16-month conflict. The two-day death toll was more than 470 people, marking some of the deadliest of the uprising. The U.N. refugee agency said that between 8,500 and 30,000 Syrians had entered Lebanon in the last 48 hours, and thousands of Iraqis have also returned home, a bitter trip for many who fled to Syria from their own country's civil war. In Damascus, Syrian forces recaptured one battle-scarred neighborhood and proudly showed reporters the bodies of rebel fighters lying in rubble-strewn streets.
SPORTS
March 18, 1991 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
No college basketball team talks more trash or is more audacious at strutting its stuff. If the Nevada-Las Vegas Runnin' Rebels played football instead of hoops, they would be, well, the University of Miami. The most accurate gauge of the pressure UNLV must have felt during an unusually close 62-54 victory over Georgetown yesterday was not so much its 37.9 percent shooting or 11 turnovers, but the lack of celebratory antics for which the Rebels are notorious. In fact, nary a high-five was exchanged until Larry Johnson and Anderson Hunt slapped palms moments before Hunt's two free throws gave UNLV a 62-52 lead with 15.8 seconds remaining in the second-round game of the NCAA Tournament's West Regional.
SPORTS
March 25, 1991 | by Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer
If Nevada-Las Vegas has a vulnerable side, as people were beginning to suggest after the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament, it certainly didn't show Saturday. After taking it easy against their first three opponents, the unbeaten defending champions treated the West Regional final like business and humbled Seton Hall, 77-65. As the final seconds mercifully ticked off the scoreboard clock, some of the UNLV faithful unfurled a banner behind coach Jerry Tarkanian's bench that read, "UNLV: University of No Losses Just Victories.
NEWS
June 14, 2011 | By Hadeel al-Shalchi and Maggie Michael, Associated Press
MISRATA, Libya - Libyan rebels Monday broke out toward Tripoli from the opposition-held port of Misrata 140 miles to the east, cracking a government siege as fighters across the country mounted a resurgence in their four-month-old revolt against Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels gained a diplomatic boost as well when the visiting the German foreign minister declared that the nascent opposition government was "the legitimate representative of the Libyan people. " Guido Westerwelle was visiting Benghazi, the capital of the rebel-held east, to open a liaison office and hand over medical supplies.
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July 14, 2016
Goran Hadzic, 58, the former leader of rebel Serbs in Croatia, died Tuesday at the hospital in Novi Sad in northern Serbia. He was suffering from brain cancer. Hadzic was arrested in 2011 and faced war-crimes charges for his leadership of a campaign to carve off one-third of Croatia and join it to Serbia. The U.N. war-crimes tribunal in the Hague dropped the case against him because of his terminal illness and released him from jail last year. Hadzic had pleaded not guilty to involvement in the murder of hundreds of Croats and expulsion of tens of thousands more from their homeland during Croatia's 1991-95 war when ethnic Serbs rebelled against independence from the Serb-led Yugoslavia.
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July 1, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
REBELLION FOR rebellion's sake is as common among those in sports as it is in everyday life. Allen Iverson, Jim McMahon, Charles Barkley and so many others undoubtedly were independent thinkers, but mostly as it pertained to themselves. Others, though, such as Branch Rickey, Muhammad Ali and Don Haskins, have grated the grain of their particular sport in the name of fairness or social justice, forging a closer kinship to Washington, Jefferson and Franklin and the others who have turned every July 4 into an annual celebration of higher principles - even as we still struggle among ourselves, some 240 years later, to clarify them.
NEWS
February 14, 2016
The politically minded Brooklyn rapper Kweli teams up with the Soul Rebels, one of the most musically adventurous of young New Orleans brass bands. A socially conscious party should ensue. Wednesday at the Theatre of Living Arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
No Escape isn't going to get people singing "We Are the World" again. Nor will it do much for relations between Southeast Asia and the West, or to spur tourism to places like Cambodia and Laos. A taut thriller about an American family touching down in an unnamed country just as a violent coup erupts, No Escape goes about its gut-churning business by playing (and preying) on our worst xenophobic tendencies. Those weird, squirmy creatures in the open-air markets. The smell of what-is-that-exactly wafting from makeshift barbecues.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He's widely considered by critics as one of the top directors in the world, but Taiwan-based Malaysian Chinese auteur Tsai Ming-liang's works are hardly rarefied creations. And while he's something of a minimalist, his movies do not have the antiseptic, static, arid feel of so many films classed under that banner. Films such as Vive L'Amour (1994), The River (1997), and his most recent entry, the 2013 masterpiece Stray Dogs are lively, urban parables that burrow into the nitty-gritty of life in modern Taipei.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Exposing a funny liar Beware fame, for it brings out the haters. So it is for poor Rebel Wilson, the super-funnywoman whose picture Pitch Perfect 2 earned about a gazillion dollars in its opening week. According to Women's Wear Daily , when it comes to sharing facts about her life, Wilson has woven a tissue of lies and a fabric of fibs. She's 35 years old, for one, not 29, as she's claimed. (Or even as old 36, as a schoolmate from Sydney, Australia, tells the mag.) Rebel has told reporters her name is real - it was given to her by her kooky parents.
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June 25, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Robert Gordon has always been a rebel. And not just because the Maryland-born singer's chosen vehicle - rockabilly, raw roots music, raging rock-and-roll - is the standard-bearing sound of insurgence. Gordon's rebellion - from his 1977 debut Robert Gordon With Link Wray to his new I'm Coming Home - comes from the effortless defiance in the music itself. It's not the kind of faux retro-vibe of iconic '50s sounds that you associate with lesser musicians who tackle the roots groove, hard country, and rockabilly of Johnny Horton, Buck Owens, and Little Richard.
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May 10, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even after spending most of his life in a refugee camp, Frank Mulbah says he wants to go home. Not to the Liberia he fled as a child. But the one he sees in his imagination. Mulbah's vision is of a flourishing West African nation transformed from its civil-war past. Now a U.S. citizen, Mulbah, 28, will graduate from Cheyney University on Saturday. The political science major - who didn't set foot inside a school until he was 15 - will walk down the aisle to receive his bachelor's degree and toward an eventual future in Africa.
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November 22, 2013 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Two Syrian rebel commanders whom I interviewed a year ago have been in the news this month, and their stories are important. Abdul Kader Saleh, one of the most charismatic Syrian rebel leaders, was killed by a regime air strike in northern Syria last weekend. Saleh commanded the al-Tawheed Brigade, the most important rebel force in the crucial Aleppo region, with 10,000 fighters. His death came amid a wave of rebel setbacks, as regime forces advance on Aleppo. Then there is Col. Abdul Jabbar Akaidi, another key Aleppo commander, and a defector from the Syrian army, through whom U.S. officials had distributed much of the limited, nonlethal aid they provided to Syrian rebels in the north.
NEWS
October 17, 2013
THE LAWLESS rebels that have disrupted governments in Rwanda, Libya and Syria, to name just a few, are not much different from the lawless rebels who have not only disrupted the U.S. government, but may do far worse. In fact, the tea party conservatives that helped shut down the government earlier this month may be more dangerous, because they could cause trauma around the world if the United States is unable to borrow and starts defaulting on its loans; that could happen tomorrow if agreement is not found on a new debt ceiling.
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