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Gunmen Attack Shi’ite Muslims in Pakistan, 13 Killed

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Shi’ite Muslims in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 13 people in the second such attack in two weeks. Police say four attackers on motorcycles ambushed the bus early Tuesday on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. Gunmen lined the passengers up and opened fire on them. […]

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Four Killed in Netherlands Boat Crash

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the Netherlands say four men were killed when a speedboat collided with a cargo ship in the Meuse River. The collision occurred Monday night and three survivors from the speedboat, who were not seriously injured, managed to get aboard the freighter. The cause of the crash is still unknown but authorities are continuing […]

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Insurgents Kill 60 in Somali Capital Blast

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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A truck bomb tore through a Somali government compound in Mogadishu on Tuesday, killing at least 60 people and wounding nearly 150. The insurgent group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was aimed at Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government and African Union peacekeepers who assist the TFG. Witnesses told VOA that two suicide bombers […]

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Crisis Group Warns Indonesia of Looming Religious Violence in Maluku

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The International Crisis Group says rising tensions between Christians and Muslims in Indonesia’s troubled Maluku province could lead to a return of the communal fighting that left some 9,000 people dead there a decade ago. The Brussels-based think-tank, in a warning Tuesday, said the Jakarta government must take urgent steps to establish the causes of […]

Turkey Announces Military Exercises Near Syrian Border

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s military announced on its website Tuesday that it will conduct exercises in the southern province of Hatay, where more than 7,000 Syrians have taken refuge from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces. The exercises near the Syrian border are scheduled to take place between October 5 and 13. The exercise may coincide with Turkish […]

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Fed Chair Warns US Congress on Spending

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The chairman of the U.S. central bank is warning lawmakers not to cut government spending too sharply too soon, saying it could further harm the economy. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before Congress Tuesday, telling members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate the U.S. recession was deeper and the recover weaker […]

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Egyptian Court Postpones Jailed Blogger’s Appeal

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian military court has postponed an appeal hearing for an Egyptian blogger who is on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment on charges of insulting the country’s military rulers. Maikel Nabil Sanad was arrested in March and given a three-year jail sentence for publishing articles accusing Egyptian military leaders of human rights violations, […]

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Jury Selection Starts in Trial of Underwear Bomber

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Jury selection has started in the midwestern American city of Detroit for the trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, 2009. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has become known as “the underwear bomber” because prosecutors say he concealed the explosives in his underwear during the flight from […]

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Obama to Push Jobs Plan in Republican Territory

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks in the southern U.S. state of Texas Tuesday, a state where the governor, Rick Perry, is vying to become the Republican nominee in 2012 presidential elections. Mr. Obama is set to give two speeches during his one-day visit to the heavily Republican state. He is to make an appearance […]

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World Markets Plunge Again on Tuesday

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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World stock indexes plunged for a second straight day Tuesday as worries about a Greek debt default continued to roil financial markets. In the United States, all three major stock indexes fell sharply in early trading. The bellwether Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 key stocks slid 1.5 percent in early trading. The broader S&P […]

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