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After Lost Bob Marley Tapes Found, the Hard Work Began

Recordings from 1970s successfully restored

(Newser) - Bob Marley would be 72 Monday if cancer hadn't claimed him in 1981, and the Guardian has an appropriate celebration: It reports that a trove of recordings once feared damaged beyond repair has been restored in digital format after a year of meticulous work. The cache, consisting of 13... More »

Turk PM in Hot Water Over Explosive Tapes With Son

Erdogan calls them fake, while opposition calls on him to resign

(Newser) - The prime minister of Turkey is furiously denouncing as fake a recording leaked online in which he and his son appear to discuss how to hide massive quantities of cash. In what Reuters describes as a "dramatic" parliament session, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the recordings were "a shameless... More »

Bin Laden Threatens France Over Burka Ban, War

He vows a 'strike by the neck' in audiotape

(Newser) - An audiotape purportedly from terror master Osama bin Laden threatens France with a "strike by the neck" because of its burka ban and participation in the Afghan war. "If you want to tyrannize and think that it is your right to ban free women from wearing the burka,... More »

Al-Qaeda No. 2: 'Hey Pakistanis, Spare a Dime?'

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda's No. 2 leader warns the Pakistani people in a new audio message that the US poses a grave danger for Pakistan's future, and asks if they could help financially. "It is the individual duty of every Muslim in Pakistan to join the mujahedeen, or at the very least,... More »

911 Tape Captures Last Pleas of Drowning Woman

Tries to direct rescuers to her car in 10-minute call

(Newser) - A 911 tape released yesterday reveals the last moments of a woman desperately trying to direct rescuers to her car as it submerged in floodwaters, the AP reports. The 49-year-old Oklahoma woman told operators she had her nose against the car’s roof. “Please hurry, because I'm running out... More »

Al Qaeda Claims Algeria Bombings

North African branch releases audio tape taking credit

(Newser) - The North African branch of al-Qaeda has claimed it was behind a pair of car bombs in Algeria that killed 12 this week, al-Jazeera reports. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued an audio recording of an official announcing responsibility for the attacks. The bombings were the latest in a series... More »

Bin Laden: 'Fire and Iron' Can Free Gaza

In new tape, al-Qaeda pushes continued violence against US in Iraq

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden calls followers to arms to stop the blockade on Gaza in a tape broadcast today on Al-Jazeera. Israel did not take the Palestinian territory "by negotiations and dialogue but with fire and iron. And this is the way to get it back," he said, adding... More »

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