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Suicide Bomber Kills 13 in Afghan Park

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Afghanistan say a suicide bomber on a motorcycle has killed at least 13 people, including three U.S. troops, and wounded more than 25 others. Local officials said the attacker detonated his explosives Wednesday in Maimanah, the capital of Faryab province, as the troops were filming interviews at a local park. The Taliban […]

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US Sends Five 9/11 Suspects to Trial Before Military Tribunal

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military has formally ordered a military tribunal for five suspected al-Qaida militants, believed to have planned the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States that killed nearly 3.000 people. Pentagon officials said Wednesday the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four other alleged co-conspirators are accused of […]

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Romney Calls Obama a ‘Hide and Seek’ Candidate

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney — emboldened by Tuesday’s three primary election victories — took on President Obama Wednesday, accessing him of a “hide and seek” re-election campaign. Romney told an audience of newspaper executives in Washington that Mr. Obama is hiding his true positions on the issues. He said it is up to voters […]

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Syrian Forces Hit Rebellious Areas Before Truce

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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; APTN feed below (shotlist in asset manager) WEB: TYPE: OCN )) Syrian forces have launched fresh military operations in several regions ahead of an April 10 deadline for the government to implement a peace plan brokered by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan. Activists say heavy shelling rocked the central city of Homs, the site […]

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Clinton Announces US Rapprochement with Burma

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has announced plans to improve relations with Burma following country’s steps toward democracy in light of Sunday’s parliamentary election. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday that Washington will take steps to establish diplomatic relations with Burma with an ambassador in Rangoon. It will also establish an in-country US AID mission […]

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US Sends Five 9/11 Suspects to Trial Before Military Tribunal

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military has formally ordered a military tribunal for five suspected al-Qaida militants, believed to have planned the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States that killed nearly 3.000 people. Pentagon officials said Wednesday the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four other alleged co-conspirators are accused of […]

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Fake Anti-Cancer Drug Avastin Found Again in US

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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For the second time in two months, a fake version of the widely used anti-cancer drug Avastin has been found in the United States. The U.S. government’s Food and Drug Administration warned doctors late Tuesday that the counterfeit Avastin does not contain the active ingredient used to treat colon, lung, kidney and brain cancers. British […]

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Self-Proclaimed 9/11 Mastermind Charged with Terrorism

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military has formally approved charges against Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States. Pentagon officials said Wednesday Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay prisoners are accused of terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy and murder. The defendants could get the death penalty if convicted. The […]

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Spain’s Rajoy: Economic Situation One of ‘Extreme Difficulty’

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says that his nation’s economic plight is one of “extreme difficulty” and that the country may need an international bailout. The Spanish leader told a meeting of his People’s Party on Wednesday that those who do not understand the severity of the country’s problems are “fooling themselves.” He has suggested […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills US Soldiers in Afghan Park

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 13 people, including three U.S. troops, in northern Afghanistan. The attacker riding on a motorcycle detonated his explosives Wednesday at a park in the city of Maimanah, the capital of Faryab province. At least 26 people were wounded in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility […]

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