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Deadly Bomb Blasts Rock Pakistan

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 56 people have been killed in a twin bombing in Quetta, just hours after a bombing at the southwestern Pakistani city’s market killed 11. Pakistani police said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives Thursday in a crowded billiard hall in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. About 10 minutes later, a second bomb […]

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Three Kurdish Activists Shot Dead in Paris

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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French police say three Kurdish activists, including a founding member of the PKK militant group, have been shot to death in Paris, in what the French interior minister has termed an “assassination.” Police said Thursday that the bodies of three women were found with bullet wounds in the early morning hours in a Kurdish information […]

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Bombings Kill 6 in Iraq

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and north of the city have killed at least six people and wounded 14 others. Four of the victims Thursday died in a blast near a bus stop in Baghdad’s mainly Shi’ite Hurriyah neighborhood. The explosion destroyed several vehicles and damaged nearby buildings. Amateur video captured shortly after the […]

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Following Strike over Censorship, China Newspaper Publishes Weekly Edition

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese newspaper where journalists had gone on strike to protest government censorship has published its weekly issue as scheduled, but is urging Beijing to reform its media control policies. The Guangzhou-based Southern Weekly was available in several parts of the country Thursday, following reports that editors at the progressive paper had reached a tentative […]

Google Chairman Urges N.Korea on Internet Freedom

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who wrapped up a private trip to North Korea on Thursday, is urging the reclusive communist state to allow more of its citizens to use the Internet. Speaking to reporters at the Beijing airport, Schmidt said he used the trip to warn North Korea that it risks staying behind economically […]

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Wall Street Bailout Beneficiary Rejects Suit Against Its Rescuer: US Taxpayers

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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One of Wall Street’s biggest beneficiaries of a U.S. taxpayer bailout at the height of the country’s 2008 economic downturn says it will not take part in a lawsuit against the government that claimed terms of the rescue were too tough. The board of giant insurer American International Group decided Wednesday against joining a $25 […]

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For Boeing’s New Dreamliner, Glitches Aplenty

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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For the third day in a row, there are new problems in the operation of the world’s latest long-range jet aircraft, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Japan’s All Nippon Airways canceled a Dreamliner flight Wednesday from the western Yamaguchi prefecture to Tokyo because of a brake problem. The airline said an error message was displayed in the […]

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Washington National Cathedral to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the most prominent churches in the United States will begin hosting same-sex marriages. Leaders of the Washington National Cathedral announced the new policy on Wednesday. National Cathedral Reverend Gary Hall said it was an honor to take the next step toward greater equality. The majestic cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Church’s […]

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8 Killed In Latest Kenyan Tribal Clashes

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya say at least eight people have been killed in the latest tribal unrest to hit the Tana River region. Raiders from the Pokomo community attacked an Orma community village with guns and machetes before dawn Wednesday. Initial reports say six Orma and two Pokomo were killed. One local youth says members of […]

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Syrian Rebels Free Iranians in Prisoner Exchange

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rebels have freed 48 Iranians in exchange for the Syrian government releasing more than 2,000 prisoners. Turkish aid group IHH says it helped coordinate the swap, and that the prisoners released by Syria include nationals from Turkey and other countries. Rebels kidnapped the Iranians in August in Damascus, alleging they were part of Iran’s […]

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