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Suicide Attack Kills 2 in Eastern Afghanistan

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan police say a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device outside a local police headquarter in eastern Afghanistan, killing two policemen and wounding two civilians. The attack happened Sunday in Yahya Khel district in Paktika province near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan. Also Sunday, two international coalition members died in eastern Afghanistan from separate bomb […]

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Suicide Attack Kills 2 in Eastern Afghanistan

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan police say a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device outside a local police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, killing two policemen and wounding two civilians. The attack happened Sunday in Yahya Khel district in Paktika province near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan. In a separate development, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has appointed a team to […]

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Pope Concludes First State Visit to Germany

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has wrapped up his first state visit to his native Germany with a final mass in the country’s southwest. Some 100 thousand people attended Sunday’s mass in an airfield beside Freiburg’s airport, where the pontiff made a strong appeal for unity among Catholics and the Vatican. While in Freiburg, the pope also met […]

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15 Dead in Philippines Clash

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine authorities say 13 suspected Muslim militants and two marines were killed Sunday in the southern Philippines, when a little-known rebel group attacked a military outpost on Jolo island. A military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, said about 50 gunmen attacked the garrison, triggering a two-hour battle near a village in Sulu province. He said […]

Zambian President: Gov’t to Follow 10 Commandments

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:01 am (UTC-5)
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The new president of Zambia, Michael Sata, says his government will be governed by the Biblical 10 Commandments. Mr. Sata pointed specifically to the commandment “thou shall not steal” during a speech at a Roman Catholic church in the capital, Lusaka, on Sunday. The president, who is Catholic, also said the government will have closer […]

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Palestinian President Receives Hero’s Welcome in West Bank

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told a crowd of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah that a “Palestinian Spring” has started following his historic U.N. bid submission for recognition of a Palestinian state. Mr. Abbas received a hero’s welcome Sunday as he returned to the West Bank from New York. There, […]

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Kenya’s Makau Breaks World Marathon Record

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 8:03 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan runner has set a new world marathon record. Patrick Makau won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, running the 42.2 kilometers in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 38 seconds. Makau’s time is 21 seconds better than the previous record, set in Berlin three years ago by Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie. The 26-year-old Makau also won last […]

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Afghanistan Accuses Pakistan of Border Shelling

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say more than 340 rockets have been fired into the country in recent days from Pakistan. Authorities say the assault on Afghanistan’s Kunar province has destroyed six houses, two mosques, and has displaced at least 50 families. They did not say who they believed was was responsible for the rocket fire, but urged […]

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10 Killed in Iraqi Holy City

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 6:26 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi police say multiple bomb blasts have killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens more in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala, about 80 kilometers south of the capital, Baghdad. Police say a bomb exploded Sunday outside the offices where passport and identity cards are issued. Officials say other blasts went off when emergency […]

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U.S. Swimmer Nears Halfway Point of Cuba – U.S. Course

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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American Diana Nyad is moving toward the halfway point Sunday in her third attempt at swimming from Havana, Cuba to the Florida Keys . Late Saturday, Nyad was treated by doctors aboard a support vessel after being stung a second time by Portuguese Man o’ War jellyfish. Her support team says she is now attempting […]

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