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17 Die from Cold in Afghan Refugee Camps

Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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The rights group Amnesty International says 17 people have died from cold weather conditions in Afghan refugee camps, and it warns against a repeat of last year, when 100 people died in the camps due to a lack of assistance. Amnesty made the announcement Tuesday, saying that most of the 17 who died in the […]

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India Gang-Rape Trial Begins

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of five men accused of the brutal rape and murder of a 23-year old student in New Delhi has begun in a fast-track court for crimes against women. The start of the trial on Monday was delayed by more than an hour as defense lawyers argued that it should be open to the […]

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3 Afghan Police Killed in Kabul

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide squad launched an eight-hour assault in the capital on traffic police headquarters Monday, killing three traffic police officers. Authorities say all five attackers were killed in the standoff in Kabul. Officials say 10 people were wounded in the assault, including four police. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. […]

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India’s Supreme Court to Hear Plea to Shift Venue of Rape Trial

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea requesting a change of venue for the trial for one of the six men accused in the brutal rape and murder of a woman last month in New Delhi. The New Delhi court said Monday it would agree to consider the request Tuesday. The lawyer for […]

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Taliban Claim Attack on Afghan Capital

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bombing followed by other explosions and gunfire has rocked the capital, wounding 10 people, including four police. Authorities say the early Monday attack in Kabul targeted traffic police headquarters located near parliament. Police say two of the assailants were killed at the entrance. They say at least two other […]

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Bangladesh War Tribunal Sentences Cleric to Death

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh’s war tribunal has sentenced an Islamic cleric to death for what court calls crimes against humanity for his actions during the country’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan. Abul Kalam Azad, tried in absentia because he has been on the run for about a year, is the first person to be convicted by the […]

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Bombing, Gunfire in Afghan Capital

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 12:00 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bombing followed by other explosions and gunfire has rocked the capital. Authorities say the attack targeted a traffic police complex in Kabul early Monday. Police say two of the assailants were killed at the entrance. They say at least one other attacker has entered the building. The Taliban has […]

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Bombing, Gunfire in Afghan Capital

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide bombing and gunfire have rocked the capital. Authorities say the attack targeted a police complex in Kabul early Monday. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. It is not immediately clear if there are any casualties.

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Bombing, Gunfire in Afghan Capital

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide bombing and gunfire have occurred in the capital. Authorities say the attack targeted a police complex in Kabul early Monday. It is not immediately clear if there are any casualties.

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UN Report Finds Torture of Afghan Detainees

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says torture is still widespread in Afghanistan’s prisons, a year after the U.N. first documented abuse and the Karzai government promised to reform its detention practices. A report issued Sunday by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan found “credible and reliable evidence” that more than half of the 635 “conflict-related detainees” interviewed […]

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