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Gunmen Attack NATO Convoy in NW Pakistan

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say gunmen have attacked a convoy carrying supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan, killing a driver and wounding at least one other person. The officials say the attack happened Tuesday in Jamrud, the main town in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal region. It was the first attack on a NATO convoy since Pakistan reopened the […]

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Death Toll in Iraq Attacks Hits 115

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say at least 115 people have now died after Monday’s massive string of attacks across the country. A car bomb exploded late Monday near a cafe in a Shi’ite neighborhood in the capital, Baghdad, killing at least five people and wounding 24 others. The wave of coordinated bombings and shootings wounded more than […]

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Ethnic Violence Rages on in Northeast India

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Indian troops deployed to quell ethnic violence in the northeastern state of Assam are under orders to shoot suspected rioters on sight amid clashes that have killed at least 22 people. Local officials called for even more troop reinforcements Tuesday after fresh fighting erupted overnight, with more homes burned by rival mobs. In one of […]

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South Korean President Apologizes for Graft Scandals

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has apologized to the nation for corruption allegations facing his brother and some of the president’s top aides. Mr. Lee gave a televised address Tuesday saying he bows his head in apology for “causing concern” to the South Korean people. His brother, Lee Sang-deuk, was arrested earlier this month in […]

Typhoon Vincente Lashes Hong Kong

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Hong Kong say a powerful typhoon injured more than 100 people as it slammed into the territory overnight, bringing winds that uprooted trees and sent debris flying. Typhoon Vincente had winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour before striking Hong Kong, prompting authorities to raise a typhoon warning to its highest level […]