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Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 5 in NW Pakistan

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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A suspected U.S. drone strike has killed at least five militants in a northwest Pakistan tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. Security officials say two missiles were fired by a drone on a compound in the village of Spalga in North Waziristan tribal region. Last week, a missile strike in the same area left […]

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Somalia Drone Strike Kills al-Qaida Operative

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Insurgents in Somalia say a drone aircraft strike has killed an al-Qaida operative fighting alongside the al-Shabab rebels. An al-Shabab spokesman identified the fighter as British passport holder Bilal al-Berjawi. He said drone-fired missiles hit Berjawi’s car south of Mogadishu on Saturday. There has been no independent confirmation. The United States has authorized covert missions […]

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Chinese Factory Workers End Strike Over Bonus Pay

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of workers at an electronics manufacturing factory in eastern China ended a three-day strike on Thursday after company officials agreed to boost their year-end bonuses. As many as 8,000 workers at the South Korean-owned LG Display factory in Nanjing city walked off the job Monday. They complained that South Korean workers were receiving bonuses […]

Thousands Strike at LG Plant in Eastern China

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of factory workers have gone on strike in eastern China, halting work at a South Korean-owned electronics manufacturer. About 8,000 workers stopped work at the LG Display factory in Nanjing city in a protest over year-end bonuses. The workers say South Korean employees at the plant received the equivalent of six months’ pay, while […]

London Subway Strike Frustrates Boxing Day Shoppers

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Subway drivers in London are staging a 24-hour walkout, making it difficult for thousands of shoppers out to take advantage of the traditional post-Christmas Day sales. The London Underground train drivers’ union is seeking higher wages for the drivers. They are angry that they have not been given extra pay and a day off for […]

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Public Transit Workers Strike in Belgium

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Public transit workers in Belgium have begun a 24-hour strike has against government pension reform. Local media outlets report that members of three unions went on strike late Wednesday. The workers are upset with the government’s plan to raise the retirement age from 55 to 58. The reform is part of Belgium’s effort to stabilize […]

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Nationwide Strike Paralyses Nepal

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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A national strike in Nepal over the death in prison of an opposition leader has brought life in much of the country to a standstill. Schools, colleges, and businesses were closed and roads were deserted Monday as supporters of the country’s main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, gathered in city streets to enforce the general […]

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French Airport Security Strike in Fourth Day

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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International air travellers in France may find their travel complicated as security workers at two major airports strike for a fourth day. Air France listed some delays and several cancelled flights Monday due to the strike. The airport in Lyon and the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris both warned of possible delays again Monday. […]

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Airports in Paris, Lyon Hit by Strike

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A strike by French airport security workers Saturday caused widespread travel disruptions during a busy holiday season at Lyon and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports. Airport officials in Lyon said all 111 flights expected to fly out Saturday were cancelled. The officials said they expect the strike to stretch into Sunday. Passengers at Charles de […]

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Bangladesh Police Use Batons, Teargas to Clear Protesters

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Bangladesh used batons and teargas Sunday to disperse scores of protesters taking part in a day-long opposition strike in the capital, Dhaka. Thousands of security officials were deployed across the city in an attempt to maintain order as schools and businesses were closed in observance of the strike. Reports from the capital say […]

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