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US Soldier to be Charged with 17 Counts of Murder in Afghan Killings

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. official says Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians during a March 11 shooting spree in two villages in southern Kandahar province, will be charged with 17 counts of murder. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Thursday the 38-year-old father of two will also be charged with […]

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US Drone Strike Kills 8 in NW Pakistan

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least eight militants in the country’s northwest near the border with Afghanistan. Officials say one of the missiles hit a vehicle traveling in the Birmal area of the South Waziristan tribal region Tuesday. Among the dead were two senior commanders of a militant faction led […]

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Gunmen Kill 27 Iraqi Policemen in Haditha

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi police say gunmen wearing military uniforms opened fire on two checkpoints in the western town of Haditha early Monday, killing at least 27. The victims include two top police commanders who were kidnapped from their homes and executed. At least one of the gunmen was killed. Haditha is under a curfew while police investigate. […]

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Nigerian ‘Underwear Bomber’ Sentenced to Life

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. passenger plane on Christmas Day 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was sentenced Thursday in the U.S. city of Detroit. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called Abdulmutallab a “remorseless terrorist” who deserved to spend “every day of the rest […]

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Nigerian ‘Underwear Bomber’ Sentenced to Life

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. passenger plane on Christmas Day 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was sentenced Thursday in the U.S. city of Detroit. He pleaded guilty in October, as his trial was getting underway. He had told the court his actions were […]

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Oil Pipeline in Niger Delta Attacked by Militants

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria say an oil pipeline has been attacked and left ruptured and burning. The Nigerian militant group that goes by the acronym MEND said it carried out Saturday’s attack on the Italian-owned pipeline. In an e-mail message to journalists, it promised more attacks on foreign-owned interests in the […]

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Media Group Targeted in India

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned an attack on an Indian media group’s offices by right wing Hindu nationalists protesting a local newspaper’s coverage of their internal politics. The New York-based group Monday cited news reports saying supporters of the Shiv Sena, a Hindu nationalist party, attacked the Times of India building in Mumbai […]

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South Korea Indicts Chinese Man for Embassy Firebomb Attack

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say South Korean prosecutors indicted a Chinese man Friday on charges of throwing four homemade firebombs at the Japanese embassy in Seoul earlier this month. Prosecutors said the 38-year-old man, surnamed Liu was charged with attempted arson. Liu was arrested after throwing the firebombs at the embassy in central Seoul early on January 8, […]

Five Foreign Tourists Killed in Ethiopia

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have attacked a group of foreign tourists in Ethiopia, killing at least five people and wounding two more. Ethiopian state television says at least one tourist survived the attack unharmed. It took place Monday in the northeastern Afar region, near the border with Eritrea. The broadcast cited the defense ministry as the source of […]

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Pakistani Taliban Claims Responsibility for Killing VOA Reporter

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for killing a local reporter working for the Voice of America. The Associated Press quotes the group’s spokesman as saying they killed Mukarram Khan Aatif, who also worked for the private Pakistani Dunya TV, because he ignored multiple warnings to stop anti-Taliban reporting. Pakistani officials said Aatif was shot […]

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