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Philippines President Refuses to Apologize for Bus Tragedy

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino says no apology will be offered over last year’s hostage standoff and botched police rescue that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead. Speaking to reporters Tuesday on the anniversary of the tragedy, Mr. Aquino said the nation “really wished it did not happen.” But he said the government was not responsible, […]

At Least 40 Killed in Mexico in 24 Hours

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican security officials say at least 40 people have been killed across the country in a 24-hour period. Police found the bodies of seven men and three women in the northern city of Torreon on Saturday. Police have not said if they have suspects yet. But Coahuila state, where Torreon is located, is a battleground […]

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20 People Killed In Mexico Bar Attack

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican officials say gunmen shot and killed 20 people inside a bar in Monterrey, Mexico late Friday. Local media say more than two dozen attackers opened fire on the patrons at a bar in a busy commercial district. Monterrey has been the scene of deadly battles involving drug cartels fighting over routes into the United […]

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US Reservist Charged in Shootings at Military Buildings

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Marine Corps reservist in five Washington area shootings at military installations. Yonathan Melaku was detained last week near the Pentagon. Prosecutors say he had a backpack containing spent 9mm shell casings, and ammonium nitrate, which can be used to make explosives. U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said the charges announced […]

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US Charges Kosovo Gunman with Murdering 2 US Airmen

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal prosecutors have filed formal murder charges against a Kosovo man who allegedly shot dead two U.S. Air Force personnel in Germany in March. The U.S. attorney’s office in New York says Arid Uka chanted “God is great” in Arabic and kept shooting until his gun would not fire any more. Uka is in […]

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