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Court Bombing Kills 11 in Indian Capital

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful bomb exploded outside the High Court building in the Indian capital Wednesday, killing at least 11 people and injuring some 76 others. Police say the “medium intensity bomb” was hidden in a briefcase near a main gate to the courthouse in New Delhi, where people were waiting to enter the building. Authorities say […]

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VOA Beams New Shows to Horn of Africa

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA begins two new shows for the Horn of Africa Wednesday evening, both focused on the drought and famine afflicting the region. A Somali-language show, “Lifeline Somali,” will run from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Somali time, five days a week, Monday through Friday. It will be followed on the same nights by an Amharic-language show, […]

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Hurricane Katia Approaches Bermuda, U.S. Coast

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 12:36 pm (UTC-5)
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As the northeastern United States continues to suffer flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, another hurricane is approaching the U.S. eastern coast. The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Katia is approaching the British territory of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers an hour. Forecasters say the core of the Category One […]

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Afghan Insurgents Kill French Paratrooper

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in France say insurgents have killed a French paratrooper in eastern Afghanistan. French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office said the soldier was killed Wednesday during an operation in the northeastern province of Kapisa. More than 70 French troops have been killed in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. Some 4,000 French soldiers are serving […]

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US Raises Alert Level at Military Bases

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Stated is raising the alert level at its domestic military bases just days before the country marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and the Pentagon. Pentagon spokesman George Little said the move was a precautionary measure and not the result of any particular threat. Al-Qaida terrorists […]

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VOA Deplores Beating of Journalist in Angola

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 12:21 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA is criticizing the beating in Angola of one of its journalists, who was attacked while trying to cover a pro-democracy rally in the capital last Saturday. A VOA statement Wednesday says Alexandre Neto, a local reporter in Luanda, was assaulted and had some of his equipment taken by what appeared to be plainclothes officers. […]

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Land Bill Aims to Increase Compensation for Indian Farmers

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s parliament has introduced a new land acquisition bill aimed at addressing the concerns of rural farmers forced to sell their land for the country’s industrial development. The legislation, spearheaded by the ruling Congress Party, is intended to replace a centuries-old land acquisition law. Under the bill, the government would pay farmers prices four times […]

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Syrian Forces Kill 11; Govt. Criticized by France

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 11:56 am (UTC-5)
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Activists say Syrian security forces have killed at least 11 more people during new raids against anti-government protest, while the French foreign minister has accused Damascus of committing “crimes against humanity.” The activists say the majority of Wednesday’s deaths took place in the central Homs region. They say Syrian security forces, backed by tanks, swept […]

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Bomb Threat Forces Pakistani Plane to Land in Turkey

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A bomb threat has forced a Pakistan International Airlines plane to land in Turkey. Turkey’s state-run Anatolia news agency says the jet carrying 378 passengers was on its way to Britain Wednesday, when it made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. The plane was evacuated and security officials with sniffer dogs searched the aircraft. […]

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Bomb Threat Forces Plane to Land in Turkey

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 11:41 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish news agencies say a bomb threat has forced a plane bound for the United Kingdom from Pakistan to make an emergency landing in Istanbul. The Anatolia news agency reports the Pakistan International Airlines plane was carrying 378 passengers to Manchester when it was forced to land Wednesday at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. The agency says […]

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