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Blast Kills 5 in NW Pakistan

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a bomb has exploded in a busy market, killing at least five people. The blast happened Thursday in Salarzai, an area of the Bajur tribal district near the Afghan border. No group claimed immediate responsibility for the attack, which also wounded at least 11 people. The Pakistani Taliban has a […]

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Syrian Activists: Battles Continue in Aleppo, Hama

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition activists say clashes between rebels and government forces continue in the country’s largest city, Aleppo, and in several other areas that have been key sites in the 16-month anti-government uprising. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported shelling in several Aleppo neighborhoods Thursday that killed a girl and wounded seven other people. […]

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Olympic Organizers Apologize for North Korea Flag Error

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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London Olympic organizers have apologized to North Korea after mistakenly displaying South Korea’s flag before a women’s football match. North Korea refused to take the field after the error, delaying the start of their match Wednesday against Colombia by more than an hour. The North Korean team went on to win the game 2-0. Organizers […]

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