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India Rape Victim’s Father Wants to Publicize Daughter’s Name

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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The father of the Indian woman who was brutally gang-raped and later died from severe injuries says he wants to reveal his daughter’s identity in order to embolden other sexual crime victims. The father told Britain’s Sunday People newspaper that his daughter “didn’t do anything wrong” and that “she died while protecting herself.” He said […]

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Police Search for Missing in Fire Australia Wildfires

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Raging wildfires are continuing to burn through southern Australia, where concerns are focused on about 100 people who may be missing. Australian firefighters, using helicopter and planes, are battling the blazes across the state of Tasmania, where the fires flared Friday after a record summer heat wave that pushed temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. Acting […]

Afghan President Meets With US Senate Delegation

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with a delegation of U.S. senators in Kabul ahead of his talks with President Barack Obama in Washington. The delegation was headed by Senator Carl Levin, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Afghan president’s office says the meeting Saturday focused on a range of issues, including the […]

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Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills 9

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Pakistan say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least nine people suspected of being Taliban fighters. Authorities say several missiles were fired into three hideouts Sunday in the South Waziristan tribal region. The Pakistani government has long condemned the drone strikes as a violation of its sovereignty, but the attacks are […]

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Afghan Twin Suicide Bomb Attack Targets Tribal Elders

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Afghanistan say a twin suicide attack has killed at least three people and wounded at least 10. Authorities say the two bombers attacked a meeting of tribal elders at a government compound Sunday in the town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, near the Pakistani border. Kandahar is one of Afghanistan’s most […]

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Pakistani, Indian Troops Exchange Fire

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan and India are accusing each other for starting a deadly incident Sunday along their disputed border in Kashmir. Pakistan’s military says troops from India raided a Pakistani military post on the Kashmir border, killing one Pakistani soldier and critically wounding another. Pakistan says it repelled the attack. Indian officials deny that any troops crossed […]

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Indian Troops Kill Pakistani Soldier in Kashmir

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan and India are accusing each other for a deadly incident Sunday along their disputed border in Kashmir. Pakistan’s military says troops from neighboring India raided a Pakistani military post on the Kashmir border, killing one Pakistani soldier and critically wounding another. However, Indian officials told the Associated Press that their troops fired across the […]

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Pakistani Religious Scholar Dies

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Prominent Pakistani religious scholar Qazi Hussain Ahmed has died at the age of 74. He was the chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s leading religious group, for 22 years before stepping down in 2009. In November, Ahmed escaped unhurt from an assassination attempt when a suicide bomber detonated explosives near him. He was a strong critic of […]

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Afghan President Meets Iran’s Security Chief

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met in Kabul with the director of the Security Council of Iran. Saturday’s talks with Sayeed Jaleeli took place two days before Mr. Karzai leaves for Washington, where he will hold talks with U.S. President Barack Obama. During the Kabul meeting, President Karzai said Afghanistan and Iran are two brother […]

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Thousands Flee Wildfires in Southern Australia

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities say thousands of people have fled wildfires raging through southern Australia, with one blaze destroying dozens of homes in the southern island state of Tasmania. The fires flared on Friday amid a record summer heat wave that pushed temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in Tasmania, which is normally known for its cooler climate. […]

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