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Pakistan Rejects Panetta’s Allegations

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has rejected the U.S. defense secretary’s allegations that it has allowed militants to use Pakistan to stage attacks on U.S. forces in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday that Leon Panetta “is oversimplifying some very complex issues.” The statement said Panetta’s remarks, made this week in Kabul, were “misplaced and […]

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NATO: 5 Troops Killed Saturday

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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France has confirmed that a suicide attack Saturday in eastern Afghanistan has killed four French NATO service members and wounded five. A statement from the office of French President Francois Hollande says three of the wounded are in serious condition. President Hollande dispatched Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Afghanistan following the attack. Afghan officials […]

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NATO: 5 Troops Killed Saturday

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says five service members were killed Saturday in eastern Afghanistan. The international coalition says an insurgent attack killed four. Afghan officials say the incident happened in Kapisa province, which is mainly patrolled by French NATO troops. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. NATO says another service member was killed in a bomb […]

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NATO: 5 Troops Killed Saturday

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says five service members were killed Saturday in eastern Afghanistan. The international coalition says an insurgent attack killed four and a bomb blast killed one. NATO did not provide any other details.

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Activists: Shelling in Syrian City Kills 15

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Syrian troops have shelled the southern city of Daraa, killing at least 15 people. The Observatory says dozens of people were wounded in the early morning bombardment Saturday. The deaths in Daraa come amid an international outcry over the killings of civilians Wednesday in an assault on […]

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China to Launch Manned Spacecraft this Month

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official news agency says the country’s space agency will launch a Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft sometime in mid-June to dock with the orbiting Tiangon-1 space lab module. A spokesperson told the Xinhua news agency Saturday that a rocket carrying the spacecraft was moved to a launch pad in China’s desert northwest. State media reported earlier […]

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Suicide Car Bombing in Nigeria Kills at Least 6 People

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Nigeria say at least six people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the city of Maiduguri. Police say the bomber blew up his car outside their headquarters Friday. A policeman was among those killed and at least seven people were wounded. The incident comes one day after the U.S. embassy […]

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UN: Monitors Smell ‘Burned Flesh’ in Syria Massacre Village

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says its monitors in Syria have gained access to a village that is the site of a reported massacre. The observers who entered Mazraat al-Qubeir Friday said they saw armored vehicle tracks around the village and homes damaged by rockets, grenades, and various weapons. A U.N. statement says “blood was visible across […]

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