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Syrian Activists Say Government Bombing Kills 12

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say government troops have bombed a town in northern Syria, killing at least 12 people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from the attack Monday in Salqin, near the Turkish border, included five children. Another activist group, the Local Coordination Committees, said the attack killed 30 people. […]

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Cambodian Court Jails Activist

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Cambodia has sentenced a government critic and land-rights campaigner to 20 years in prison on charges of seeking to incite a rebellion against the state. The court in Phnom Penh delivered the verdict Monday against Mam Sonando, who heads the independent Beehive radio station. The court said Sonando incited villagers to take […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 14 in Afghanistan

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a joint Afghan-NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people. NATO says the deaths Monday include three coalition service members and their interpreter. It did not identify the nationalities of the soldier or provide further details on the attack. Local officials say the bomber rammed a motorcycle into […]

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US Supreme Court Begins New Term

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday, as it opens a new session that is expected to include major rulings on same-sex marriage, affirmative action and voting rights. The justices are beginning with a case that examines whether companies can be sued in U.S. courts over human rights violations committed in other countries. […]

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US Drone Strike Kills 2 in NW Pakistan

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed at least two people in northwestern Pakistan. Officials say the strike Monday hit a vehicle near Mir Ali in the North Waziristan tribal area close to the Afghan border. The identities of the men were not immediately known. North Waziristan is home to insurgent […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Reshuffles Cabinet

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s prime minister has reshuffled his Cabinet for a third time since taking office last year as he tries to boost support for the government ahead of expected elections. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced the new lineup Monday, saying it will help the government and the ruling party work together to address domestic and diplomatic […]

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Saakashvili: Georgia Election to Decide ‘Important and Crucial’ Question

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Georgian President President Mikhail Saakashvili says Monday’s parliamentary election will decide a very important and crucial question about the country’s future. Voters are choosing candidates for 150 seats in parliament. Georgia has changed the constitution to give the prime minister many of the powers now held by the president. Parliament will name a new prime […]

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