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Pakistani Court Rejects Mumbai Attack Report

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has rejected the findings of a commission that traveled to India to investigate the 2008 terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai. India had allowed an eight-member group made up of Pakistani prosecutors and defense attorneys to visit and gather information related to the cases of seven Pakistanis currently on trial […]

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Indian Fisherman: No Warning Before US Attack in Gulf

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Indian fisherman who was aboard a boat shot at by the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf has told officials that his crew did not receive any warning before the attack. One Indian was killed and three others were wounded Monday when the U.S. Navy refueling ship fired on the fishing vessel. U.S. officials […]

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Bernanke: Reducing Unemployment Frustratingly Slow

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. economic recovery has slowed and it will take a “frustratingly” long time to cut the unemployment rate. The head of the U.S. central bank spoke at a congressional hearing after reports showed inflation to be relatively mild, while job growth and retail sales were disappointing. Bernanke […]

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Gunmen Attack WHO Team in Pakistan’s Karachi

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have opened fire on a World Health Organization team working on a polio immunization campaign in southern Pakistan, wounding two people. WHO says a staff member and an international consultant are in stable condition at a hospital, after Tuesday’s attack in the port city of Karachi. Pakistani police had earlier identified the two as […]

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Damascus Clashes Continue as UN Weighs Syria Resolutions

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say clashes between rebels and government forces in the capital, Damascus, have continued for a third day, in what has been the heaviest period of fighting in the city since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began. Amateur video posted online Tuesday appeared to show panicked Damascus residents fleeing the fighting earlier this […]

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US, Dutch Investigating Needles in Airline Sandwiches

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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American and Dutch authorities are investigating how needles got into five turkey sandwiches served on four flights from Amsterdam to the U.S. Passengers bit into the sandwiches Sunday on Delta Air Lines flights bound for Minneapolis, Atlanta and Seattle. One person was injured but declined treatment. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday it […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Accept Award in US

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based advocacy group says Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to New York in September to receive its Global Citizen Award. A spokeswoman for the Atlantic Council tells VOA the opposition leader will receive the award “in person.” The trip will mark Aung San Suu Kyi’s first trip to the United […]

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Eritrea Urges UN to Drop Sanctions

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrea is urging the United Nations to lift sanctions against the country after a leaked U.N. report suggested Asmara no longer supports Somali al-Shabab insurgents. The report by the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, obtained Monday by news agencies including VOA, found no evidence that Eritrea directly supported al-Shabab in the past year. […]

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UN: Somali Refugees Surpass 1 Million in Horn of Africa

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says the number of Somalis who have fled their country has surpassed 1 million. A spokesman says the latest data show most of the refugees have fled to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia. The most recent arrivals — like previous ones — cite continued unrest and food shortages in Somalia. However, the […]

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Immunization Doctor Shot in Karachi

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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A doctor taking part in a widely-publicized polio immunization campaign is in a Pakistani hospital after being wounded when his vehicle came under heavy gunfire in the southern port city of Karachi. Police say the foreign doctor and his driver were on their way to an immunization camp Tuesday when two men began shooting. The […]

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