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Clashes, Arrests as Bangladesh Opposition Strikes to Protest Trials

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bangladesh have detained protesters who clashed with police and burned vehicles, as the nation’s largest Islamist party called for a strike to protest the trial of its leaders. Police equipped with shields and helmets patrolled the streets of the capital, Dhaka, on Tuesday, arresting several people. Many schools and businesses were closed because […]

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India: China’s Navy Modernization a “Major Concern”

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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India’s navy chief says the modernization of China’s navy is a source of major concern and has pledged to protect India’s interests in the South China Sea. India’s state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has a stake in a gas field off the coast of Vietnam. China claims almost all of the South China […]

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Pakistan Blast Kills 2 Police Officers

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a bomb blast has ripped through a police van, killing two officers. Authorities say the blast Monday on the outskirts of Peshawar, considered a Taliban safe haven, also wounded two officers. The city has been hit with frequent bombings in recent years. There has been no claim of responsibility for […]

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Taliban Attacks NATO Base in Afghanistan

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say suicide bombers attacked a U.S. and NATO military air base in the eastern region of the country Sunday morning. Officials say the attackers detonated two explosives-packed vehicles outside the airport entrance in Jalalabad, as several other attackers tried to break into the base. Authorities say one Afghan security official was killed and […]

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Explosions Heard at US Base in Afghanistan

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a series of explosions and gunfire have rocked a U.S. and NATO military air base in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack Sunday in Jalalabad. There was no immediate information about casualties. Details about the ongoing assault are still emerging.

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Explosions Heard in Major Afghan City

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 am (UTC-5)
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A series of explosions and gunfire have rocked the Afghan city of Jalalabad. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack. Some reports say the blasts took place at an airbase used by the U.S. military. Details about the assault are still emerging.

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Missile Strike Kills Suspected Militant in Pakistan

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike in South Waziristan has killed at least one person who is believed to have been a militant. Officials say at least two missiles were fired into the Sheen Warsak region on Saturday. Security officials say the same area was targeted in a Thursday drone strike that killed […]

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11 Killed in Avalanche in Pakistan’s Kashmir Region

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a search is underway for more victims of avalanches that have killed at least 11 soldiers and civilians in a remote outpost in the mountainous Kashmir region. Officials said on Saturday at least nine people were missing, including members of a rescue party who were hit by another slide as they searched […]

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9 Killed in Avalanche in Pakistan’s Kashmir Region

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say an avalanche has killed at least nine soldiers and civilians at a remote outpost in the mountainous Kashmir region. Authorities say the avalanche happened Friday. Local officials say a rescue operation in underway to search for additional bodies, including members of a rescue party who were hit by a second slide. Avalanches […]

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Obit: Inder Kumar Gujral, Former Indian Prime Minister

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral has died at the age of 92. He died Friday after being admitted to a hospital earlier this month with a lung infection. Mr. Gujral, India’s 12th prime minister, served in that post for one year, beginning in April 1997. He is probably best known for the so-called […]

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