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Indian Sitarist Ravi Shankar Dies

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Indian composer and sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died in a California hospital. He was 92. The entertainer, who was called “the godfather” of the music world by the Beatles, had been frail for several years. A statement released by his family says he was recently hospitalized for surgery. Shankar was one of India’s best […]

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Suicide Bombers Launch Deadly Attack on Pakistani Police

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say suicide bombers have attacked a police station in the northwest, killing at least six people. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack Monday near Bannu. Authorities say the militants attacked the station using grenades and rockets, sparking an hour-long gunbattle with police. Three of the attackers were killed, but officials […]

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Suicide Bombers Launch Deadly Attack on Pakistani Police

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say suicide bombers have attacked a police station in the northwest, killing at least six people. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack Monday near Bannu. Authorities say the militants attacked the station using grenades and rockets, sparking an hour-long gunbattle with police. Three of the attackers were killed, but officials […]

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Suicide Attack Kills 6 in NW Pakistan

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say suicide bombers have attacked a police station in the northwestern part of the country, killing at least six people. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack Monday near Bannu. Officials say three policemen are among the dead, and that eight other people were wounded. Bannu is located at the entrance […]

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Scores Arrested in Bangladesh Opposition Rallies

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bangladesh say police have clashed with demonstrators at opposition rallies across the country. Officials say police arrested scores of protesters at the rallies Sunday, staged to call for the restoration of a voting system in which independent caretaker governments oversee national elections. Authorities say police in Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital, have used rubber […]

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3 Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed three militants near the Afghan border. Officials say drone missiles hit a militant compound Sunday in Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan, known as a stronghold of Taliban and al-Qaida militants. Pakistan has repeatedly criticized U.S. drone attacks as a violation of […]

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Bangladesh Police Clash with Protesters

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Bangladesh say police have used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse road-blocking protesters at opposition rallies across the capital. Authorities say the police clashed with demonstrators in Dhaka Sunday after the protesters attacked vehicles with homemade bombs. A coalition of opposition parties staged the protests to call for the restoration of a […]

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Coalition Forces Rescue Doctor Abducted by Taliban

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A coalition of U.S. and Afghan forces has rescued an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban. Dr. Dilip Joseph was rescued Saturday in an operation ordered after intelligence showed that he was in imminent danger of injury or possible death. Dr. Joseph was abducted Wednesday outside the Afghan capital, in the Sarobi district of Kabul […]

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Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Pakistan Drone Strike

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a U.S. drone attack has killed a senior al-Qaida leader. Authorities say the leader, commonly known as Abu Zaid, was killed in the strike. Zaid was considered one of the most powerful al-Qaida figures in the region. Pakistan has repeatedly criticized U.S. drone attacks as a violation of the country’s […]

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Bangladesh Factory Had No Fire Safety License

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Fire officials in Bangladesh say the garment factory where at least 110 people were killed in a fire last month as they made clothing for several international companies did not have a valid fire safety license. They say the license had expired in June and was not renewed. Bangladeshi authorities have arrested three factory officials […]

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