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Rocket Attack on US Base Kills 3 Afghans

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say a rocket attack on a U.S. base has killed three Afghans. NATO spokesman Michael Cole told VOA that several rockets hit Bagram Airfield in Parwan province late Monday, destroying one helicopter and damaging several others. Afghan officials said Tuesday three Afghan intelligence agents inside the helicopter were killed. Afghan and international service members […]

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NATO: Airstrike Kills Senior Afghan Taliban Leaders

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says a coalition airstrike has killed two senior Taliban leaders in eastern Afghanistan. The coalition on Tuesday said one of the men, Mullah Hazrat, was the suspected mastermind of the August 2008 ambush on NATO troops that killed 10 French soldiers and wounded 21 others in Uzbin Valley, south of Kabul. French, American and […]

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China Sends Ships to Stake Claim to Disputed Islands as Japan ‘Buys’ Them

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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China has sent two surveillance ships to a group of islands at the center of a territorial dispute with Japan, even as Tokyo finalized a deal to purchase them from their private landowners. The official Xinhua news agency said the China Marine Surveillance ships arrived Tuesday at the waters surrounding the islands “to assert the […]

Al-Qaida Leader Zawahiri Confirms Libi’s Death

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has confirmed that the terrorist group’s second-in-command was killed earlier this year. In a video recording posted on the Internet, Zawahiri eulogizes Abu Yahya al-Libi and says a U.S. drone strike in June killed the al-Qaida deputy in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal agency. U.S. officials had confirmed Libi’s death, calling it […]

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Chinese Vice President Fails to Greet Visiting Dignitary for 3rd Time in Week

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has failed to appear for a meeting with a visiting foreign dignitary for the third time in a week, fueling speculation about his health as Chinese leaders prepare for a transition of power. China’s foreign ministry said last week Xi would meet Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt in Beijing Monday, […]

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