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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.
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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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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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September 25, 2013 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT'S BEEN SPOTTED on license plates in Atlantic City and Collingdale, draped across a truck in a Kohl's parking lot and flying on poles outside homes in Montgomery and Chester counties. You can see it on the side of a building off Aramingo Avenue in Port Richmond, hanging inside an apartment near Capitolo Playground in South Philly and painted on the "Dukes of Hazzard" replica Dodge Charger cruising around Delaware County. In Camden, it's practically the official emblem for country-rock tailgate parties outside the Susquehanna Bank Center, where a concertgoer was charged this summer with bias intimidation for allegedly waving it at city residents and spewing racial slurs.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
Perhaps it was wishful thinking for President Obama to believe he could avoid a larger role in the Syrian conflict. But his caution correctly reflects the desires of a war-weary nation that simply has no stomach for another intervention like those in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, however, having declared that a use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would cross a "red line," Obama finds himself having to respond. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Monday that the regime's use of chemical weapons is "undeniable.
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July 28, 2013 | By Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria - Government forces captured a historic mosque in the central city of Homs on Saturday, expelling rebel forces who had been in control of the 13th-century landmark for more than a year and dealing a symbolic blow to opposition forces. State-run news agency SANA quoted an unnamed military official as saying that troops took control of the Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque in the heavily disputed northern neighborhood of Khaldiyeh. Syrian TV aired a report Saturday night with footage from inside the mosque, showing heavy damage and the tomb's dome knocked out. The footage showed debris strewn on the floor, and a portion of the mosque appeared to have been burned.
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July 27, 2013 | By Robert Burns, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The shrinking U.S. combat role in Afghanistan has given insurgents an opening to devise and carry out deadlier attacks using bigger improvised bombs against U.S. and coalition military vehicles and bases, American officials say. With fewer U.S. forces patrolling road networks beyond their bases - and with the grounding of eye-in-the-sky surveillance balloons known as aerostats - Taliban fighters are adapting their tactics, according to...
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July 22, 2013 | By Barbara Surk, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Syrian government forces bombed a strategic rebel town in the country's north for the third straight day Saturday, pounding it with air strikes that killed at least five people, activists said. President Bashar al-Assad's troops in recent weeks have seized the momentum in the civil war, now in its third year. Regime forces have been on the offensive against rebels on several fronts, including in the northern Idlib province along the border with Turkey. In Idlib, government forces besieged the town of Saraqeb during the week, hitting it with rockets, tank fire, and air raids, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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