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Karzai to Meet with Obama in Washington

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai left Kabul Monday on his way to the United States to meet with President Barack Obama and other officials in Washington to discuss Afghanistan’s future after U.S. forces withdraw next year. The Afghan leader’s office said the talks will focus on security, economic and political transition, equipping and strengthening Afghan forces, […]

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Indian Rape Hearing Closed to the Public

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The magistrate in India’s capital hearing the case of five of the six suspects in a brutal gang rape cleared the packed courtroom Monday, and said the proceedings will be closed to the public. He announced the closure shortly after the suspects arrived at a fast-track court Monday morning in New Delhi. The hearing is […]

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Gang-Rape Suspects Appear in Indian Court

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Five of the six suspects in the Indian gang-rape case arrived at a fast-track court Monday in New Delhi. Indian authorities have charged the men with murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges in the December 16 attack. Officials say they will push for the death penalty if the men are convicted. Two of the accused, […]

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Gang-Rape Suspects Appear in Indian Court

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Five of the six suspects in the Indian gang-rape case arrived at a fast-track court Monday in New Delhi. Indian authorities have charged the men with murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges in the December 16 attack. Officials say they will push for the death penalty if the men are convicted. A sixth suspect is […]

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Afghan Future to Top Karzai-Obama Talks

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai heads to Washington Monday for talks with President Barack Obama that will focus on Afghanistan’s future after U.S. forces withdraw next year. Ahead of his visit, Mr. Karzai met in Kabul with a delegation of visiting U.S. senators. His office said the meeting Saturday focused on a range of issues — […]

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Twin Suicide Bombing Targets Afghan Tribal Elders, Kills 5

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Afghanistan say a twin suicide attack has killed five people and wounded at least 15 others. Authorities say the two bombers attacked a meeting of tribal elders at a government compound Sunday in the town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar province. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. There were no reports […]

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India Rape Victim’s Father Wants to Publicize Daughter’s Name

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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The father of the Indian woman who was brutally gang-raped and later died from severe injuries says he wants to reveal his daughter’s identity in order to embolden other sexual crime victims. The father told Britain’s Sunday People newspaper that his daughter “didn’t do anything wrong” and that “she died while protecting herself.” He said […]

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Afghan President Meets With US Senate Delegation

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with a delegation of U.S. senators in Kabul ahead of his talks with President Barack Obama in Washington. The delegation was headed by Senator Carl Levin, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Afghan president’s office says the meeting Saturday focused on a range of issues, including the […]

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Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills 9

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Pakistan say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least nine people suspected of being Taliban fighters. Authorities say several missiles were fired into three hideouts Sunday in the South Waziristan tribal region. The Pakistani government has long condemned the drone strikes as a violation of its sovereignty, but the attacks are […]

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Afghan Twin Suicide Bomb Attack Targets Tribal Elders

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Afghanistan say a twin suicide attack has killed at least three people and wounded at least 10. Authorities say the two bombers attacked a meeting of tribal elders at a government compound Sunday in the town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, near the Pakistani border. Kandahar is one of Afghanistan’s most […]

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