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May 5th, 2009
World Links: 500,000 People Expected To Leave Swat Valley; Georgia Accuses Russia of Backing Mutiny

Georgia sends tanks to a military base near the capital, Tbilisi, to quash what it says is a Russian-backed mutiny attempting to undermine upcoming NATO exercises.

Half-a-million people are expected to flee Pakistan’s Swat Valley to escape fighting between the army and militants.

Fifteen activists from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC party are rearrested for plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe’s government.

A UN report is critical of Israel’s raids on Gaza four months ago, and recommends further investigation into possible war crimes.

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