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Bomb Kills 3 Soldiers in SW Pakistan

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a bomb hit an army vehicle escorting school children Wednesday, killing at least three soldiers and wounding 16 other people. Authorities say nearly half of those wounded in the blast in the southwestern city of Quetta are in critical condition. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Quetta is […]

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Suicide Blast Kills 2 in Afghan Capital

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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International human rights groups are calling on Afghanistan to halt its use of the death penalty, after authorities executed eight prisoners. President Hamid Karzai approved the Tuesday executions for crimes including murder, kidnapping and rape. Afghan officials say eight more prisoners are set to die in the coming days. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International […]

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Bomb Kills 3 Soldiers in SW Pakistan

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A bomb has exploded in southwest Pakistan, killing at least three Pakistani soldiers and wounding six others. Officials say the blast Wednesday in Quetta hit an army vehicle escorting school children, and that the death toll could rise. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Quetta is the provincial capital of Baluchistan […]

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India Executes Mumbai Attack Gunman

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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India has executed the lone surviving gunman from a group of militants who killed 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was hanged Wednesday at a prison in Pune, near Mumbai. The home minister in Maharashtra state, where Mumbai is located, said Wednesday that the execution is a tribute to those who […]

Suicide Blast Kills 2 in Afghan Capital

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bombing near a NATO base in Afghanistan’s capital has killed two Afghan security guards and wounded five civilians. Officials said Wednesday’s attack involved two men wearing suicide vests, and that at least one of them detonated their explosives after being shot at by Afghan security forces. The blast hit an area near Camp […]

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India Executes Mumbai Attack Gunman

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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India has executed the lone surviving gunman from a group of militants who killed 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was hanged Wednesday at a prison in Pune, near Mumbai. The home minister in Maharashtra state, where Mumbai is located, said Wednesday that the execution is a tribute to those who […]

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Nepal Vote Postponed Til Next Year

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s interim government has decided to postpone elections set for this week until next year, after opposition parties threatened to boycott the vote. Communication Minister Raj Kishore Yadav said Tuesday the Cabinet decided to hold parliamentary elections between mid-April and mid-May of next year. He said the date will be set after discussions with all […]

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France Ends Combat Mission in Afghanistan

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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France has ended its combat mission in Afghanistan, pulling its last troops from a province northeast of the capital, Kabul. Tuesday’s withdrawal of 500 combat troops from Kapisa province is part of President Francois Hollande’s pledge to accelerate the country’s exit from Afghanistan. Afghan security forces will now be in charge of maintaining security in […]

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Pakistani Court Dismisses Blasphemy Charges Against Christian Girl

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has dismissed charges against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that drew international outrage. The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday threw out the case against Rimsha Masih, whom neighbors accused of burning pages from the Quran in August. She was arrested and spent three weeks in jail before being […]

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Pakistani Court Dismisses Blasphemy Charges Against Christian Girl

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has dismissed charges against a 14-year-old Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that drew international outrage. The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday threw out the case against Rimsha Masih, whose neighbors accused her in August of burning pages from the Quran. She was arrested and spent three weeks in jail […]

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