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Kachin Rebels Say Burma Military Kills 3 Civilians in Artillery Attack

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Ethnic Kachin rebels in northern Burma say government forces shelled the town they use as their headquarters, killing three civilians and wounding three others. A member of the Kachin Independence Army said the attack on the town of Laiza, near Burma’s northeast border with China occurred early Monday morning. He said one of those killed […]

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India Police Arrest Six in Another Gang Rape Case

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India say they have arrested six men accused of raping a woman after abducting her on a passenger bus, weeks after a similar gang rape of a female student shocked the nation. Authorities say the 29-year-old victim was the only passenger on the bus as she was travelling to her village in northern […]

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Ashraf Meets With Shi’ites Refusing to Bury Their Dead

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s prime minister has flown to the southwestern city of Quetta to meet with the Shi’ite families holding a protest alongside the coffins containing the bodies of family members killed in one of the country’s worst sectarian attacks. Raja Pervez Ashraf flew to Quetta Sunday, the third day of protests, following the bomb blasts Thursday […]

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Blast Kills 14 Pakistani Soldiers

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say a roadside bomb blast in a tribal region near the Afghan border has killed 14 Pakistani soldiers and wounded at least 21 others. Authorities say the explosion Sunday hit a military convoy in North Waziristan, the main sanctuary for al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan. There has been no immediate claim of […]

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7 Civilians Killed in Afghan Mosque Blast

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a bomb blast has killed seven civilians who were in a mosque retrieving the bodies of four Taliban insurgents killed by joint NATO and Afghan forces in a night raid. Authorities in Wardak province say the civilians were killed Sunday morning in the rubble of a village mosque, following the raid. A […]

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Ashraf Meets With Shi’ites Refusing to Bury Their Dead

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s prime minister has flown to the southwestern city of Quetta to meet with the Shi’ite families holding a protest alongside the coffins containing the bodies of family members killed in one of the country’s worst sectarian attacks. Raja Pervez Ashraf flew to Quetta Sunday, the third day of protests, following the bomb blasts Thursday […]

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Beijing Air Quality Worst on Record

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Beijing is under an extreme smog warning Sunday, with pollution at hazardous levels for a third day, and people warned to stay indoors. The municipal environment warning center issued an alert Saturday in China’s capital, advising the elderly, children and those suffering respiratory or cardiovascular illness to avoid going out or doing strenuous exercise. The […]

Pakistani Shi’ites Protest Deadly Bombings

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Shi’ites protested in southwestern Pakistan for a second day Saturday, following bomb blasts that killed nearly 100 people. More than 3,000 protesters gathered near the scene of twin suicide attacks Thursday that killed at least 86 people in the city of Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province. Police say the bombing targeted a billiards hall […]

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Tibetan Dies in First 2013 Immolation Protest

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire Saturday to protest Chinese rule in ethnic Tibetan areas. The man, named Tsebey, was in his early twenties. Authorities say he died at the protest site in the Sangchu region of eastern Tibet. Tibetan activists say it was the first self-immolation of 2013. Since 2009, […]

Tibetan Dies in First Immolation Protest of New Year

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire Saturday to protest Chinese rule in ethnic Tibetan areas. The man, named Tsebey, was in his early twenties. Authorities say he died at the protest site in the Sangchu region of eastern Tibet. Tibetan activists say it was the first self-immolation of 2013. Since 2009, […]

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