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Suicide Bomber Targets Yemeni Defense Minister

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a convoy carrying Defense Minister Mohammad Nasser Ahmed in the southern port city of Aden. The officials said the blast Tuesday wounded at least 10 people traveling in the motorcade, but the defense minister was not hurt in the attack. No one immediately claimed responsibility for […]

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Suicide Car Bomb Kills Two in Southern Afghanistan

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bomb attack has killed at least two people in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s volatile southern Helmand province. The car bomb was detonated early Tuesday on a busy street outside a police station, wounding at least 26 people. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. Lashkar Gah […]

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Hundreds Protest Inflation in Sudanese Capital

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 5:52 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, say police have fired tear gas to break up protests against soaring inflation in the country. The witnesses said around 300 people gathered Monday, shouting “no to high prices” in protests that lasted until late in the day. The demonstrators temporarily blocked traffic with burning tires. Police said they […]

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Reports: South Korea’s Ruling Party Chief to Visit North Korea

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say the head of the country’s ruling party is planning a diplomatic visit to North Korea. An official with the Grand National Party told reporters that Hong Joon-pyo will visit a joint industrial complex in Kaesong on Friday. Hong said earlier this month that he would be willing to visit the complex […]

Shanghai Subway Crash Leaves Dozens of Passengers Injured, Bloodied

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say two subway trains have crashed in Shanghai, injuring dozens of passengers. The official Xinhua news agency said one train slammed into the back of another as a result of an equipment failure shortly before 3 p.m. The subway operator, the Shanghai Shentang Metro Group, said more than 40 people were injured […]

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Japan’s Nikkei Posts Positive Numbers

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 5:36 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Tuesday, while the U.S. dollar is trading higher against the Japanese yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index soared nearly three percent to finish at 8,610. The dollar was selling at 76.46 yen, a gain of one-tenth of a yen from Monday. Gold is trading at $1,670.19 an ounce.

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Deadly Typhoon Brings Waist-Deep Water to Philippine Capital

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 5:33 am (UTC-5)
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A huge typhoon downed trees and flooded streets in Manila Tuesday, bringing traffic and commerce to a halt. Schools and offices were closed and thousands of people were evacuated from river and seafront areas. At least seven people were killed. Four of the deaths came when a house collapsed, and a Red Cross volunteer said […]

Libyan Forces Close in on Sirte; Fleeing Civilians Face Scrutiny

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 5:16 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan interim government forces backed by NATO warplanes have tightened their siege on Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte, as hundreds of civilians attempted to flee the city through increasingly tense security checkpoints. Anti-Gadhafi troops raced through Sirte’s eastern outskirts Monday while NATO jets bombed loyalist positions for the third consecutive day. NATO said its targets […]

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Syrian Troops Storm Central City

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 5:04 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say government troops firing machine guns mounted on tanks have stormed the restive central town of Rastan, wounding at least 20 people. The activists said the troops entered early Tuesday into the town, which is located on a highway between the flashpoint cities of Homs and Hama. The region has been a […]

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Taliban Says it Controls Haqqani Network, Denies Links to Pakistan

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 4:58 am (UTC-5)
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The Taliban says it, not Pakistan, controls the Haqqani network, which U.S. officials blame for numerous attacks on American targets and have linked to Islamabad’s intelligence agency. A statement relased on the Taliban’s website said “all insurgent activity is of “our own initiatives and our own actions.” It said there are no ties between the […]

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