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Clinton, Pacific Leaders Agree on Gender Equality

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined Pacific leaders in a call for full gender euqality – equal treatment of men and women in all parts of social, economic and political life. Clinton and other leaders attending the 16-member Pacific Islands Forum signed a joint statement in the Cook Islands Saturday noting that overall […]

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Twin Suicide Attacks Kill 12 in Afghanistan

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two suicide bombers, including one driving a truck, killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 others Saturday near a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan. Both civilians and Afghan police were the victims of the attacks in the Sayed Abad district of Wardak province. President Hamid Karzai condemned the suicide attacks, which the Taliban says […]

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Gunmen Kill 7 Shi’ite Muslims in Pakistan

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police say gunmen have shot dead seven Shi’ite Muslims in the troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan. The incident took place Saturday near the provincial capital, Quetta. A police official says gunmen on motorcycles stopped a bus and shot dead five of the passengers, then killed two other Shi’ites in the same area. Baluchistan is […]

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Dozens Feared Dead in Guinea Boat Accident

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of people are feared dead after an overloaded boat sank off the coast of Guinea. Officials said Saturday eight people were confirmed dead, including at least two children. Investigators say about 50 people were on the vessel Friday, traveling from the capital, Conakry, to an island off the west African coast. Some passengers on […]

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2 Indonesian Militants Killed by Indonesian Forces

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesia’s anti-terrorism squad has killed two suspected militants in an armed raid. Officials say a member of the elite Detachment 88 police unit was killed and another militant was arrested in the operation in Solo in central Java. Authorities say the dead militants were in their late teens. They say the men had been linked […]

Twin Suicide Attacks Kill 12 in Afghanistan

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in central Afghanistan say two suicide bombers have killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 near a NATO base. A spokesman for the Wardak provincial governor say the attacks took place Saturday morning in the province’s Sayed Abad district. Authorities say the first bombing was carried out by a militant on foot, followed […]

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First Angolan Election Results Expected Saturday

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Preliminary results of the Angolan elections are expected Saturday. The tally from Friday’s vote is expected to extend the 33-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his MPLA party. The MPLA won the last election four years ago with 82 percent of the vote, trouncing its former civil war foe UNITA and other […]

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Twin Suicide Attacks Kill 12 in Afghanistan

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in central Afghanistan say two suicide bombers have killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 near a NATO base. A spokesman for the Wardak provincial governor say the attacks took place Saturday morning in the province’s Sayed Abad district. Authorities say the first bombing was carried out by a militant on foot, followed […]

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4 Killed in Drone Strike in Pakistan

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Security officials in northwest Pakistan say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least four militants in the restive tribal region near the Afghan border. Officials say the drones fired at least four missiles Saturday, hitting a house in the Degan area of North Waziristan, a known stronghold of al-Qaida and the Taliban. Authorities say […]

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German Producer of Thalidomide Apologizes

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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A German pharmaceutical company has issued its first apology for the thalidomide tragedy – 50 years after the morning sickness drug given to pregnant women in the 1950s and the early 1960s caused thousands of babies to be born with severe birth defects. Grunenthal chief executive Harald Stock apologized Friday, saying “we have been silent […]

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