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Anti-Japan Protests in China for Second Day

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has called on China to ensure the safety of Japanese citizens and businesses in China, amid the second day of anti-Japan protests in China Sunday. The protests stem from Japan’s actions to claim complete control of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea. Thousands of Chinese protesters […]

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12 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Pakistan say a roadside bomb blast has hit a van, killing at least 12 people. Authorities say seven passengers were wounded in the explosion Sunday in the Lower Dir tribal area near the Afghan border. Lower Dir has been the site of bomb and gun attacks from across the border from local […]

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4 NATO Troops Killed in ‘Insider’ Attack

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says four international service members were killed Sunday in an insider attack “suspected to involve members of the Afghan police” in southern Afghanistan. The alliance did not provide further details. A series of insider attacks have occurred across Afghanistan in recent months. In another development, international coalition officials say the insurgents who attacked a […]

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US Pulls Embassy Staff Amid al-Qaida Calls for Violence

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. has ordered the departure of all non-essential personnel and the families of diplomats from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia. The State Department order Saturday also warned U.S. citizens against travel to the two countries because of concerns about rising anti-American violence. A U.S. made, anti-Muslim film prompted a wave of protests and […]

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