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135 People Feared Dead in Pakistani Avalanche

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan continues its search Sunday for the 135 soldiers and civilians buried under a 20-meter wall of snow when an avalanche hit a military complex in mountainous Kashmir near the Indian border. Military officials say no bodies have been recovered more than 24 hours after the disaster in the Siachen Glacier region. The military has […]

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Zardari to Visit India

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari is set to go to India Sunday where he will meet with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi. It will be the first visit to India by a Pakistani head of state since 2005. The two nuclear-armed nations are seeking to normalize relations following the 2008 terror attacks […]

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Christians Celebrate Easter Sunday

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Christians around the world Sunday celebrate the central event of their faith – Easter – the holiday that marks what Christians believe is the triumphant resurrection of Jesus three days after his crucifixion. Many Christians, including Protestants and Catholics, make it a point to go to church on Easter, even if they rarely do so […]

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UN Chief Urges Swift Transfer of Power in Mali

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Mali’s military junta to quickly carry out the accord signed with West African leaders to transfer power back to civilian leaders. A U.N. statement late Saturday said Mr. Ban also called on the junta to refrain from any activities that would undermine the tenets of the agreement with the […]

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