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2 Americans Among 4 People Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted September 3rd, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a suicide car bomber has rammed his vehicle into a U.S. government car in Peshawar, killing four people, including two Americans. Several people were wounded in the huge blast. Monday’s explosion happened in an area of Peshawar that is home to several foreign aid organizations and the United Nations. The […]

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3 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted September 3rd, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a car bomb near the U.S. consulate in Peshawar has killed at least two people and wounded several others. Monday’s explosion happened in an area of Peshawar that is home to several foreign aid organizations and the United Nations. Officials have not identified the nationalities of the victims. There is […]

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Coal Mine Blast Kills 37 in China

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A gas explosion at a coal mine in southern China has killed at least 37 miners. Officials say 107 miners have been rescued since the blast late Wednesday in Sichuan province. State media reported another 10 people were still trapped underground Thursday as rescue operations continued. Police were questioning the mine’s owner. Nearly 2,000 people […]

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Coal Mine Blast Kills 26 in China

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A gas explosion at a coal mine in southern China has killed at least 26 miners. Officials say 107 miners have been rescued after the blast late Wednesday in Sichuan province. State media reported another 21 people were still trapped underground Thursday as rescue operations continued. Police were questioning the mine’s owner. Nearly 2,000 people […]

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Coal Mine Blast Kills 19 in China

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A gas explosion at a coal mine in southern China has killed at least 19 miners. Officials say more than 100 miners have been rescued after the blast late Wednesday in Sichuan province. State media reported another 28 people were still trapped underground Thursday as rescue operations continued. Police were questioning the mine’s owner. Nearly […]

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Turkish President Calls Bombing “Crime Against Humanity”

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul has called a fatal bomb attack on the town of Gaziantep a “crime against humanity” and lamented the deaths of the nine victims, including four children. Mr. Gul said in a statement Tuesday that he shares the pain of the families who lost loved ones. He said he condemns those responsible […]

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Bomb Blast Kills 9 in Southeastern Turkey

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A car bomb that exploded near a police station in southeastern Turkey has killed at least nine people and wounded 69 others. Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters Tuesday that the dead included four children. The remote-controlled blast happened Monday night in the town of Gaziantep, near the country’s border with Syria. Prime Minister […]

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Bomb Blast Kills 8 in Southeastern Turkey

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A car bomb that exploded near a police station in southeastern Turkey has killed eight people and wounded 64 others. Police say the blast happened Monday night in the town of Gaziantep, near the country’s border with Syria. The remote-controlled explosion also set several vehicles on fire. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for […]

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Bomb Blast Kills Seven in Southeastern Turkey

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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At least seven people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in southeastern Turkey. Police say the bomb occurred Monday night in the town of Gaziantep, near the country’s border with Syria. Dozens were wounded in the blast, which set several vehicles on fire. Rebels from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are active […]

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1 Killed in Nairobi Blast Ahead of Clinton Visit

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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An explosion in Kenya’s capital Friday killed one person, a day before U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to visit the city. A VOA reporter says the blast was the result of a failed grenade attack outside the gates of a Kenya Air Force base. A witness said the attacker tried to throw […]

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