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Afghan President Denounces Deadly Bomb Attack

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has denounced a remote-controlled bombing Tuesday that killed nine civilians and wounded five others. The blast struck a bus in Paghman, just west of Kabul. The local police chief says the person who planted the bomb has been arrested. Mr. Karzai said in a statement that terrorists who target innocent civilians […]

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Afghan Defense Minister Resignts After Parliamemtary Vote

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s defense minister has resigned after losing a no confidence vote in parliament. General Abdul Rahim Wardak told reporters in Kabul Tuesday that he was stepping down to respect the lower house of parliament’s decision. Afghan lawmakers voted Saturday to remove Wardak and Interior Minister Bismillah Mohammadi after a series of insurgent attacks and cross-border […]

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Indian FM: Clinton Assures Safety of Indian Community Following Sikh Shooting

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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India’s foreign minister says he has received U.S. assurances of the the Indian community’s safety, following the killing of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. S.M. Krishna told reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday that he urged the full protection of all places of worship in the United States during a phone conversation […]

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Torrential Rains Bring Major Flooding, Deadly Landslide to Philippines

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Torrential rains have pounded the Philippine capital of Manila, flooding half the city, triggering a deadly landslide and forcing more than 250,000 people to flee their homes. Monsoon rains left floodwaters neck-deep in some parts of Manila, where residents Tuesday piled into rescue boats while others watched from rooftops. The landslide, in a northern suburb […]

Iran: US Responsible for Iranians Kidnapped in Syria

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Iran says it is holding the United States responsible for the lives of 48 Iranians kidnapped Saturday in Syria. The state-run media say the foreign ministry told the Swiss envoy in Tehran that it expects the U.S. to use its influence to secure their release without any preconditions. Switzerland represents U.S. interests in Iran because […]

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Clinton Holds Dialogue with South African Leaders

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the administrative capital of South Africa to attend a meeting with senior government officials and business leaders. Clinton meets Tuesday with Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the second annual U.S.-South Africa Strategic Dialogue in Pretoria. The top U.S. diplomat has been promoting American investment and trade during […]

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Truck Bomb Explodes Outside NATO Base in Afghanistan

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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A remote-controlled bomb has exploded outside the Afghan capital, killing at least eight civilians and wounding one other person. Police say the blast Tuesday struck a bus in Paghman, just west of Kabul. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Also Tuesday, police say a truck bomb exploded outside a NATO base […]

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Usain Bolt Resumes Quest for Olympic Greatness

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt returns to Olympic competition Tuesday at the 2012 London Games in the first round of the 200-meters event. Bolt enters Olympic Stadium one day after receiving his gold medal for winning Sunday’s 100-meters race, winning the unofficial title of “Fastest Man in the World”. He is expected to once again beat […]

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Syria Tops Talks for Iranian Officials in Damascus, Ankara

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian officials are fanning out across the region Tuesday for talks on Syria, as violence continues in the country. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is visiting Turkey to meet with counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara to discuss the Syrian crisis, after 48 Iranians were kidnapped in Damascus Saturday. Iran has reached out to Turkey […]

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Gunmen Kill 15 Worshippers in Attack on Nigerian Church

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have opened fire on worshippers during a church service in central Nigeria, killing at least 15 people. Nigerian officials say an unknown number of gunmen stormed the church late Monday near Okene in Kogi state. Kogi state is in Nigeria’s middle belt, where the Muslim-dominated north and the Christian-majority south meet. There was no […]

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