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Ballet Director Subject to Acid Attack

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The artistic director of Russia’s famed Bolshoi Ballet troupe was injured in an acid attack late Thursday by an unknown assailant. A spokeswoman for the Bolshoi told reporters Sergei Filin suffered severe burns to his face and eyes after a masked attacker splashed concentrated acid on him as he approached his home late at night. […]

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4 Killed on Gun Attack on Restaurant in Eastern Kenya

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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At least four people were killed and four others wounded when gunmen opened fire inside a restaurant in Garissa in eastern Kenya Wednesday. No one has claimed responsibility for the shootings. But al-Shabab Islamic militants have threatened to carry out attacks in Kenya in response to Kenyan military involvement in neighboring Somalia. Garissa has been […]

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Somali Islamists Say French Fail in Hostage Rescue Attempt

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from southern Somalia say French commandos have attempted to rescue a French security advisor who had been kidnapped in Mogadishu in 2009. Residents in the town of Boulmarer say they heard gunfire and explosions shortly after spotting helicopters in the air. They also report seeing a number of casualties after the clash, although the […]

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One Dead in Afghan ‘Insider’ Attack

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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British military officials say one of their soldiers has been killed in Afghanistan by a suspected member of the Afghan National Army. Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Tuesday the attacker turned his gun on international troops at a base in southern Helmand province and opened fire. Local officials say several other British troops were wounded […]

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One Dead in Afghan “Insider” Attack

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The NATO command in Afghanistan says one international solder has been killed by a person in an Afghan army uniform, in the latest incidence of what officials call “insider attacks.” The International Security Assistance Force said early Tuesday that the attack occurred Monday in southern Afghanistan. It said the incident is under investigation, but gave […]

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“Insider Attack” Kills One in Southern Afghanistan

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The NATO command in Afghanistan says one international solder has been killed by a person in an Afghan army uniform, in the latest incidence of what officials call “insider attacks.” The International Security Assistance Force said early Tuesday that the attack occurred Monday in southern Afghanistan. It said the incident is under investigation, but gave […]

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Six Chinese Officials Fired for ‘Mishandling’ School Attack

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities have fired six officials for their “improper handling” of last week’s knife attack at an elementary school in a central province that left 23 students injured. The official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday two school principals, two police officers, a local safety official, and a county education director were removed from their posts. […]

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China School Attacker Influenced by End-of-World Prophecies: Police

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say a man who attacked students with a knife outside an elementary school in central Henan province last week may have been influenced by ancient prophecies predicting the end of the world. Police say Min Yongjun rushed into the school Friday with a kitchen knife and allegedly slashed 23 students and an elderly […]

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4 Dead in Airport Attack in NW Pakistan

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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At least four people have been killed and dozens more wounded in northwest Pakistan, in a suicide attack on an international airport in Peshawar province. A VOA reporter in Islamabad said the airport was hit Saturday by rockets as well as explosives from the suicide bomber. The provincial minister said the militants, including the bomber, […]

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4 Dead in Airport Attack in NW Pakistan

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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At least four people have been killed and dozens more wounded in northwest Pakistan, in a suicide attack on an international airport in Peshawar province. A VOA reporter in Islamabad said the airport was hit by rockets as well as explosives from the bomber. The provincial minister said the militants, including a suicide bomber, were […]

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