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Attacks in Iraq Kill at Least 3

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say at least 3 people were killed in attacks across the country Saturday. An Interior Ministry official says in one of the attacks, a government employee died when a bomb attached to his car detonated in a southwestern part of Baghdad. Violence in Iraq has fallen since the height of sectarian fighting in […]

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Suicide Bomber Strikes Turkey’s Southeast

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials are blaming a female suicide bomber for a blast in the country’s mainly Kurdish southeast. VOA’s Kurdish service reports the explosion killed three people and wounded 20 others. Governor Mustafa Hakan Guvencer said the woman blew herself up near the headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development Party , in the town of […]

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Israeli Airstrike in Gaza Kills 5 Militants

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli airstrike on an Islamic Jihad training camp in the southern Gaza Strip has killed five militants. Islamic Jihad says a commander of the Palestinian militant group was among those killed in the attack Saturday. The Israeli military confirmed the airstrike, saying it targeted militants preparing to launch rockets at Israel. It said those […]

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Quake-hit Turkey Ending Search for Survivors

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Hopes of finding anyone else alive in the mounds of rubble left behind by the powerful earthquake the ravaged Turkey earlier this week are fading. Turkish officials said Saturday they were concluding their desperate search for survivors. Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said rescue efforts were still underway at four sites but that such efforts […]

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Diplomats: No Breakthrough in Syrian Nuclear Talks

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Diplomats say talks this week between Syrian officials and top U.N. nuclear inspectors yielded no immediate breakthrough in the probe into Syria’s suspected nuclear sites. One of the diplomats, who spoke to Western media on the condition of anonymity, says Syria denied a request by inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency to visit the […]

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Deadly Attacks Hit Afghanistan

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber has attacked a convoy of foreign troops in the capital, Kabul, killing at least 13 NATO service members. U.S. military officials say all 13 were Americans. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. In a separate incident Saturday in southern Afghanistan, NATO says two service members were […]

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Suicide Bomber Strikes Turkey’s Southeast

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials are blaming a female suicide bomber for a blast that has killed two people and wounded 12 others in the country’s mainly Kurdish southeast, Governor Mustafa Hakan Guvencer said the woman blew herself up near the headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development Party , in the town of Bingol on Saturday. But […]

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Airline Dispute Grounds Australia’s Qantas, Government Intervenes

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s government says it will not wait for a bitter dispute that has grounded the country’s Qantas Airways to resolve itself. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Saturday she has asked for the country’s industrial regulator to intervene and end a series of ongoing strikes. She said she made to move because the escalating dispute […]

Israeli Airstrike in Gaza Kills at Least 5 Militants

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli airstrike on an Islamic Jihad training camp in the southern Gaza Strip has killed at least five militants. Palestinian doctors say two other people were wounded in the attack Saturday. The Israeli military confirmed the airstrike.

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Deadly Attacks Hit Afghanistan

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber has attacked a convoy of foreign troops in the capital, Kabul, killing as many as 10 people. Authorities say the bomber targeted a NATO bus Saturday in the Darulaman area. An interior ministry spokesman said the dead included three civilians and a police officer. A NATO statement says […]

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