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India Gang-Rape Victim’s Friend Speaks of Ordeal

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The male companion of the 23-year-old Indian woman who died last week from injuries suffered in a brutal beating and gang rape on a bus in New Delhi has told an Indian television network about their ordeal. The man said Friday that it took 25 minutes for anyone to stop and help them after they […]

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Pakistani Girl Discharged from British Hospital

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for her crusade for the education of girls has been discharged from the British hospital where she was being treated. The hospital said 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was strong enough to be released from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The doctors said she would continue her recovery […]

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South Korea, Japan Hold Diplomatic Talks

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s president-elect has met with an envoy of Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a bid to start a process to mend bitter disputes. President-elect Park Geun-hye met Friday in the South Korean capital of Seoul with former Japanese finance minister Fukushiro Nukaga. Ms. Park said she hopes that as new governments take […]

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Karzai, Obama to Discuss Future in Washington

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to leave Monday for Washington to hold talks with President Barack Obama. U.S. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said Thursday “there’s a lot to talk about” during Mr. Karzai’s visit. She said the discussions are expected to touch on everything from post-2014 U.S. military and financial assistance to wider […]

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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills Top Militant Commander in Pakistan

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security officials say recent U.S. drone strikes in tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have killed at least 14 al-Qaida-linked militants, including a top militant commander. Officials say several missiles were fired before dawn on Thursday in South and North Waziristan. They say the deadliest strike was in the South Waziristan village of Angoor Adda, where […]

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Authorities Charge Five India Gang Rape Suspects

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India have formally charged five of the suspects in last month’s gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, an attack that left her with such severe injuries she died two weeks later. The men are accused of gang rape, murder and criminal assault. Authorities say they will push for the death penalty if they […]

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China Insists Times Reporter Was Not Forced to Leave Country

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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China says it is still considering the visa application of a New York Times journalist who the paper says was forced to leave the country because of delays in accreditation. The Times says veteran China correspondent Chris Buckley “was forced to leave mainland China” after authorities declined to issue him a visa by the end […]

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Drone Strike Kills Pakistani Warlord

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security officials say U.S. drone strikes in tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have killed at least eight people, including Maulvi Nazir, a top militant commander in South Warziristan. Officials said Thursday that Nazir, who was also known as Mullah Nazir, was one of several suspected militants killed during a strike in the village of Angoor […]

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India Rape Suspects Face Charges

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India are set to formally charge six suspects in last month’s gang rape of a 23-year-old woman who later died from her injuries. The suspects are facing charges of kidnapping, rape and murder, and authorities say they will push for the death penalty if the men are convicted. One of the suspects has […]

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Top Google Executive Headed to Reclusive N.Korea: Report

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The executive chairman of Google is reported to be planning to make a trip to North Korea, the reclusive, communist state considered to have the toughest Internet restrictions in the world. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Eric Schmidt will take part in a “private, humanitarian mission” led by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson […]

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