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9 Killed in Kenyan Church Attacks

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northeastern Kenya say at least 10 people were killed when attackers lobbed grenades into two churches. Authorities say 40 people were wounded in the simultaneous attacks Sunday on a Roman Catholic church and an African Inland church in Garissa, near the Somali Border. There have been numerous bombings and kidnappings in Kenya since […]

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3 ISS Astronauts Return to Earth

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Three astronauts from the International Space Station have arrived back on Earth. A Soyuz space capsule, slowed by a parachute, touched down in Kazakhstan Sunday afternoon with members of Expedition 31 from the ISS. The Soyuz undocked from the Space Station earlier Sunday. The astronauts, including American Don Petit, Russian Oleg Kononenko and Dutchman Andre […]

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Afghan Blast Kills 5, Wounds 11

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southeastern Afghanistan say a bus has hit a roadside bomb, killing five passengers, including women and children. Authorities say 11 people were wounded in the blast Sunday in Ghazni province. The bus was traveling from Kabul to the southern city of Kandahar. Improvised bombs planted on Afghan roads are a common insurgent tactic, […]

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Reported US Drone Strike Kills 8 Militants in Pakistan

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Security officials in northwestern Pakistan say a U.S. drone strike has killed eight suspected militants. Authorities say two drone-fired missiles hit a house in the Shawal district of the North Waziristan tribal region, near the Afghan border. Drone strikes have become an increasingly contentious issue between Washington and Islamabad. Relations between the allies plunged into […]

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Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive Sworn In

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong’s new chief executive has been sworn in to lead the territory’s seven-million people. Security was tight as Chinese President Hu Jintao swore in Leung Chun-ying, exactly 15 years after the territory passed from British to Chinese rule. Leung is a wealthy property consultant who takes over from Donald Tsang. Leung has already attracted […]

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US Storms Kill at Least 11, Millions Remain Without Power

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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At least 11 people are dead and more than three million residents are without power after violent storms tore across the eastern United States late Friday. The storms hit the region during a record heat wave, uprooting trees, knocking down power lines and prompting the governors of at least four states – Maryland, Virginia, West […]

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