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India Summons Pakistani Ambassador Over Alleged Shooting

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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India has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to New Delhi to register a protest over the alleged grisly killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops in the disputed border region of Kashmir. A spokesman for India’s foreign ministry announced the move Wednesday, just hours after Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid called the incident “ghastly” and promised […]

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Mali Government Soldiers Fire Warning Shots at Rebels

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Malian soldiers have fired artillery at Islamist fighters who tried to push toward the government-controlled south of the country. Military sources said Tuesday that soldiers fired “warning shots” overnight to halt the advance of fighters toward Mopti, a government stronghold about 650 kilometers northeast of the capital, Bamako. The French news agency says the fighters […]

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Japan Increases Surveillance of East China Sea Islands

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japan has increased surveillance around disputed East China Sea islands, after Chinese ships made a rare prolonged visit to the waters around them. Tokyo controls the islands and refers to them as Senkaku, while Beijing considers them to be Chinese territory and calls them Diaoyu. Japan said four Chinese surveillance ships entered the waters around […]

One Dead in Afghan ‘Insider’ Attack

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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British military officials say one of their soldiers has been killed in Afghanistan by a suspected member of the Afghan National Army. Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Tuesday the attacker turned his gun on international troops at a base in southern Helmand province and opened fire. Local officials say several other British troops were wounded […]

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Preliminary Hearing Underway for US Theater Shooting Suspect

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors have started to make their case against the man charged with carrying out a deadly rampage at a U.S. movie theater in July. The preliminary hearing in the case against 25-year-old James Holmes got underway Monday in Colorado. Prosecutors have filed more than 160 counts against James Holmes for the shooting attack that killed […]

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Gang-Rape Suspects Appear in Indian Court

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Five of the six suspects in the Indian gang-rape case arrived at a fast-track court Monday in New Delhi. Indian authorities have charged the men with murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges in the December 16 attack. Officials say they will push for the death penalty if the men are convicted. Two of the accused, […]

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New Fight Looming Over US Debt

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers are getting ready for another political fight over the country’s budget woes. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday his party will not consider any more tax increases. He told ABC television’s This Week that “the tax issue is finished.” He said President Barack Obama and lawmakers now need to focus on cutting […]

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Twin Suicide Bombing Targets Afghan Tribal Elders, Kills 5

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Afghanistan say a twin suicide attack has killed five people and wounded at least 15 others. Authorities say the two bombers attacked a meeting of tribal elders at a government compound Sunday in the town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar province. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. There were no reports […]

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Syria’s Assad Offers Dialogue, Slams Rebels in Rare Speech

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public speech reiterating support for a political solution to his country’s civil war, while also denouncing opposition forces as “terrorists” and urging his people to fight them. In his first national address since last June, Mr. Assad appeared at the Damascus Opera House on Sunday, telling a […]

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Indian Troops Kill Pakistani Soldier in Kashmir

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan and India are accusing each other for a deadly incident Sunday along their disputed border in Kashmir. Pakistan’s military says troops from neighboring India raided a Pakistani military post on the Kashmir border, killing one Pakistani soldier and critically wounding another. However, Indian officials told the Associated Press that their troops fired across the […]

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