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India Rape Suspects Face Charges

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India are set to formally charge six suspects in last month’s gang rape of a 23-year-old woman who later died from her injuries. The suspects are facing charges of kidnapping, rape and murder, and authorities say they will push for the death penalty if the men are convicted. One of the suspects has […]

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Gunmen Kill 7 in NW Pakistan

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northwestern Pakistan say gunmen have ambushed a vehicle carrying aid workers, killing seven people. Authorities said the victims in the attack Tuesday were Pakistani citizens and included at least five female teachers. The shooting happened in Swabi, about 75 kilometers northwest of Islamabad. The driver of the vehicle was also wounded in the […]

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Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released eight Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice during the Taliban’s rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990s. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday the prisoners were released “in order to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process.” Pakistan said that among those released were former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah […]

Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released eight Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice during the Taliban’s rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990’s. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday that among those released were former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi and former Helmand province Governor Abdul Bari, as well as two other former […]

Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released four Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice under Taliban rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990’s. Pakistani officials who did not want to be identified told reporters Monday that former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, former Helmand province Governor Abdul Bari, and two other Afghan Taliban detainees have been […]

India Remains in Mourning for Rape Victim

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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India remains in mourning Monday, two days after the death of a 23-year-old woman who died of severe organ failure after suffering internal injuries and brain damage in a brutal gang rape. Six men have been arrested and charged with murder in the December 16 attack in New Delhi. Police say the men could face […]

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Indian Rape Victim is Cremated

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The body of the woman whose gang rape has triggered an outpouring of grief and anger across India has been cremated in a private ceremony. The young woman’s body was flown home from Singapore after her death Saturday. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, head of the ruling Congress party, were at the […]

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21 Missing Pakistan Paramilitaries Found Dead, Two Found Alive

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan authorities say 21 of the 23 tribal paramilitaries kidnapped by militants Thursday near the city of Peshawar have been found shot dead. Officials say two of the paramilitaries survived. They say one was found alive, but wounded and has been admitted to a hospital. The other one managed to escape from his captors. The […]

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19 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southwestern Pakistan say a bomb blast has hit a convoy of three buses, killing at least 19 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims. Authorities say 25 other people were wounded Sunday – some seriously – in the remotely-triggered explosion in Baluchistan province’s Mastung district. One bus was destroyed and another badly damaged. Officials say the bus […]

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17 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southwestern Pakistan say a bomb blast has hit a convoy of buses, killing at least 17 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims. Authorities say at least 20 other people were wounded Sunday in the remotely-triggered explosion in Baluchistan province’s Mastung district. One bus was destroyed and another badly damaged. Officials say the bus passengers were on […]

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