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UN chief says Khmer Rouge tribunal needs funding

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The U.N. secretary general says Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal is running out of money and its “very survival” is now under threat. Ban Ki-moon said contributions to the U.N.-backed court have run dry and some staff have not been paid for months. He urged international …

Quote of the Day

“The military needs to be taught a lesson. At this point it’s a zero-sum game: it’s either the Brotherhood or the old regime.” GEHAD EL-HADDAD, a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, rallying opposition to the military. Quotation of the Day for Monday, July 29 – NYTimes.com.

Danish teenager makes rare Viking find

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins. Danish National Museum spokesman Jens Christian Moesgaard says the coins have a distinctive cross motif attributed to Norse King Harald Bluetooth, who is believed …