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India Counters China’s Map Claim

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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India has begun stamping its own map on visas it issues to Chinese visitors. The action is in response to new Chinese passports that include a map showing two regions that India claims — Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin — as part of China. The Indian map shows the regions as belonging to India. While […]

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7 People Killed in Pakistan Shiite Procession

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a bomb blast near a minority Shi’ite religious procession has killed seven people, including at least three children, and wounded more than a dozen other people. Authorities say the attack happened Saturday in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, located near the South Waziristan tribal region. Pakistan has temporarily suspended mobile phone […]

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Sri Lanka Begins Impeachment Hearing against Chief Justice

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka’s parliament has begun an impeachment hearing against the chief justice of the country’s Supreme Court. Friday was the first day Shirani Bandaranayake appeared before a parliamentary panel to answer charges of financial misconduct filed by the ruling party. Lawmakers rejected a non-binding order issued by the Supreme Court on Thursday to delay the […]

2 Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Bomb Attack

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber has attacked government offices in eastern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding at least 70. Several NATO service members were slightly wounded in the explosion. Authorities say the Friday morning blast took place in Maidan Shar, the capital of restive Wardak province. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for […]

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2 Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Bomb Attack

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber has attacked government offices in eastern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding at least 40. Authorities say the Friday morning blast took place in Maidan Shar, the capital of restive Wardak province. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying the assault was in response to the […]

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Afghan Suicide Bomber Wounds 40

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bomb attack has wounded at least 40 people in eastern Afghanistan. Authorities say the Friday morning blast in restive Wardak province took place near government offices. Details of the incident are still coming in.

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Pakistan Suicide Bomber Kills 23

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a Taliban suicide bomber has killed 23 people near the capital, Islamabad. Authorities said the bomber blew himself at a Shi’ite Muslim march in the city of Rawalpindi close to midnight after police tried to stop him for a security check. The blast wounded at least 62 others, including several children. Earlier […]

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Pakistan Suicide Bomber Kills 23

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a Taliban suicide bomber has killed 23 people near the capital, Islamabad. Authorities said Thursday the bomber blew himself at Shi’ite Muslim march in the city of Rawalpindi after police tried to stop him for a security check. The blast wounded at least 62 others, including several children. Earlier Wednesday, a Taliban […]

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Pakistan Suicide Bomber Kills 23

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber has killed 23 people near the capital, Islamabad. Authorities said Thursday the overnight bombing targeted a Shi’ite Muslim march in the city of Rawalpindi. The blast wounded at least 62 others. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Muslim Leaders Gather in Pakistan for D-8 Summit

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders from eight developing Muslim countries are gathering in Pakistan to discuss how they can increase trade and investment. Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Wednesday welcomed to Islamabad delegates from Developing-8 countries. Along with Pakistan, the so-called D-8 countries include Iran, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Turkey, Bangladesh and Malaysia. The summit will open Thursday and […]

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