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School Bus Accident in Pakistan Kills 12

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say at least 12 children have died and at least two more are injured after a bus veered off the road and plunged into a canal Friday. Reports say the accident took place in Pakistan-held Kashmir, as the bus was carrying the children to schools in Mirpur district. Rescuers are searching the […]

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Syria Says Its Forces Begin Operations in Northern City

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian state television says the nation’s army has started operations to “restore security” in the northern city of Jisr al-Shughour near the Turkish border. Residents said the army had amassed at least 40 tanks and troop carriers seven kilometers outside the city before moving toward it. The Syrian government says “armed gangs” massacred than 120 […]

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Australian Police Quell Unrest at Immigration Center

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Australian officials say police fired pepper spray and beanbags at inmates overnight to quell a riot at the troubled Christmas Island immigrant detention center. Police say up to 100 illegal immigrants began a violent protest late Thursday at the facility, pelting police and guards with broken concrete and other objects. One guard was slightly injured. […]

Mother to Child HIV Transmission Drops in Sout Africa

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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South African health officials say a new program aimed at stopping mother to child transmission of HIV has prevented thousands of babies from becoming infected with the virus. The South African Medical Research Council says data just released at the 2011 AIDS Conference in Durban show the HIV transmission rate between mother and child has […]

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Tokyo Stocks Up, Dollar Down

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese share prices ended higher Friday, while the dollar slipped against the yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained half a percent , to close at 9,514. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.08 yen, down three-tenths of a yen from late Thursday. The Taipei market dropped 1.81 percent , to close at 8,838.

Chicago Businessman Convicted of Terrorism but Not Mumbai Attacks

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A jury in a U.S. federal court has convicted a Chicago businessman of supporting an overseas terrorist group and helping to plot an attack on a Danish newspaper, but acquitted him of helping plot the deadly 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The jury announced the verdicts in trial of Tahawwur Rana Thursday after two days […]

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Ten Indian Policemen Dead in Rebel Attack

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Indian police say Maoist rebels have killed 10 policemen in a landmine attack in the central state of Chhattisgarh. The officer in charge of Maoist operations, Ram Niwas, told reporters the Maoists targeted a police vehicle and triggered a massive explosion, 400 kilometers from the state capital of Raipur. Three other officers were wounded in […]

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Syrian Forces Mass Near Northern City as Hundreds Flee to Turkey

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say Syrian forces and tanks are massing outside the northern city of Jisr al-Shughour after hundreds of its residents fled across the border to safety in Turkey to avoid an anticipated government assault. Residents say about 40 tanks and troop carriers have deployed about seven kilometers outside the city of 50,000. The Syrian government […]

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China Rejects Vietnamese Report of Maritime Incident

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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China has accused Vietnam of illegally entering its waters and endangering Chinese fishermen’s lives in a South China Sea territorial dispute. The Chinese Foreign Ministry issued the condemnation of Vietnam late Thursday, after Hanoi said a Chinese fishing trawler rammed an oil exploration ship in Vietnam’s waters. But Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said […]

21 Bodies Found in Western Mexico

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Police in western Mexico have discovered the bodies of 21 men. Officials said Thursday the victims were found in various locations outside the city of Morelia in Michoacan state. Police say the victims appear to be between the ages of 20 and 35 and some showed signs of torture. Authorities say some of the bodies […]

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