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Suicide Bomber Attacks Militant Commander in NW Pakistan

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber attacked a prominent militant commander in northwest Pakistan Thursday, wounding him and killing at least six people. Officials say Maulvi Nazir was one of at least 12 people hurt in the Thursday’s blast in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal agency. Nazir is the main militant commander in South […]

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Bangladesh Factory Owner: Nobody Told Me to Install Fire Exits

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The owner of a Bangladeshi garment factory where 112 people were killed in a massive blaze says he did not know he had to install emergency exits in the building. Delowar Hossain, the managing director of Tazreen Fashion, told the Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star, “nobody told me there was no emergency exit which could […]

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Militant Commander in NW Pakistan

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber attacked a prominent militant commander in northwest Pakistan Thursday, wounding him and killing at least six people. Officials say Maulvi Nazir was one of at least 12 people hurt in the Thursday’s blast in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal agency. Nazir is the main militant commander in South […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills 10 Afghan Civilians

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say a roadside bomb has killed ten people in southern Afghanistan, most of them women and children. The bomb ripped through a van as it traveled in the Deh Rawood district of Uruzgan province. Provincial officials say at least eight people were wounded in the blast. The families were said to be on their […]

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Suicide Bombing Kills 6, Wounds Militant Commander in NW Pakistan

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan has wounded a militant commander and killed at least six people. Officials say Maulvi Nazir was one of at least 12 people wounded in the blast Thursday in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal region. He is the most prominent militant commander in South Waziristan, with […]

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Police Arrest Bangladesh Factory Officials

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested three factory officials in connection with a fire Saturday that killed at least 110 people. The police chief in the capital, Dhaka, said the officials were arrested Wednesday amid allegations that managers told employees to return to work after fire alarms rang, and that locked doors trapped workers inside. Hundreds […]

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Police Arrest Bangladesh Factory Officials

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested three factory officials in connection with a fire Saturday that killed at least 110 people. The police chief in the capital, Dhaka, said the officials were arrested Wednesday amid allegations that managers told employees to return to work after fire alarms rang, and that locked doors trapped workers inside. Hundreds […]

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HRW Urges Pakistani Judges to Halt Criticism Bans

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging judges in Pakistan to stop using their power to try to prevent the media from airing criticism of the judiciary. The group says that, in the past few months, the high courts in Islamabad and Lahore have issued orders directing the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to ensure anti-judiciary […]

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Indian Police Officers Suspended For Facebook Arrests

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in western India have suspended two senior police officers for arresting two women because of their Facebook posts. The women were detained for criticizing the shutdown of the country’s financial hub for last week’s funeral of right-wing politician Bal Thackeray. One woman said on Facebook that the city of Mumbai had come to a […]

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Bangladesh Mourns Factory Fire Dead, Protests Continue

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Garment workers in Bangladesh have held a second day of demonstrations, as the country observed a day of mourning for at least 110 people killed in a Saturday factory fire. About 1,000 workers, many carrying black flags, demanded justice for the victims as they protested Tuesday on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka. Factories were […]

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