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Muslims Torch Buddhist Temples, Homes in Bangladesh

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of angry Muslims torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh early Sunday, complaining that a Buddhist man posted an anti-Islam photograph on Facebook. Muslims in the Cox’s Bazaar area, near the border with Buddhist-majority Burma, set fire to at least five Buddhist temples and dozens of homes. The rioters say a local Buddhist […]

Three Blasts Kill 15 in Somali Capital

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in the Somali capital say three explosions, including two from suicide bombers, have killed at least 15 people and wounded others. The blasts in Mogadishu Thursday appeared to target a restaurant called The Village, which is popular among journalists and civil servants. The site is located outside a building that houses VOA affiliate Kulmiya […]

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Two Blasts Rock Somalia’s Capital, Casualties Reported

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two explosions have rocked the Somali capital, Mogadishu, causing multiple casualties according to witnesses. The blasts happened on Thursday outside a building that includes Rumia Radio, which broadcasts VOA programming. The radio director, Osman Abdullahi Gure, told VOA he saw 10 bodies outside the building. There are conflicting reports about whether the explosions were caused […]

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Two Blasts Rock Somalia’s Capital, Casualties Reported

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Two explosions have rocked the Somali capital, Mogadishu, causing multiple casualties according to witnesses. The blasts happened on Thursday outside a building that includes Rumia Radio, which broadcasts VOA programming. The radio director, Osman Abdulahi Gure, told VOA he saw 10 bodies outside the building. There are conflicting reports about whether the explosions were caused […]

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Afghan President Delays Trip Abroad Fearing Unrest

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Afghan President Hamid Karzai has postponed a trip to Norway following the violent protests that erupted in Libya and Egypt over an anti-Islam film. Norway’s Foreign Ministry said it was informed by the the Afghan Foreign Ministry that Mr. Karzai’s visit set for Friday has been delayed. The Norwegian foreign ministry said Thursday […]

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38 Killed in Kenya’s Ethnic Clashes

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Clashes between farmers and herders in southeastern Kenya escalated Monday when 38 people were killed, including children and police officers. The Red Cross said more than 150 homes were burned during a morning attack by farmers on their livestock herding neighbors in Kenya’s Tana Delta coastal region. One villager described the attackers as wearing green […]

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Mali Army Spokesman: Lone Soldier Killed 16 Islamic Preachers

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Malian army spokesman says a lone soldier was responsible for the killing of 16 Islamic preachers at a checkpoint. Spokesman Idrissa Traore told VOA that the army was not to blame for the deaths. “It’s not the Malian army,” said Traore. “… It was one soldier. He was captured and the investigation continues.” The […]

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Mali Army Spokesman: Lone Soldier Killed 16 Islamic Preachers

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Malian army spokesman says a lone soldier was to blame for the killing of 16 Islamic preachers at a military checkpoint. Spokesman Idrissa Traore told VOA on Monday the army is not responsible for the killings. “It’s not the Malian army,” said Traore. “… It was one soldier. He was captured and the investigation […]

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More than 30 People Killed in Kenyan Ethnic Clashes

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials with the Red Cross say at least 32 people were killed in ethnic clashes in Kenya’s coastal southeastern region Monday. Hundreds of homes were burned during an attack on a village in Kenya’s Tana Delta coastal region. The Red Cross says seven police officers are among the dead. The region has been hit by […]

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Ethnic Clashes in Kenya Kill 10 in Apparent Revenge Attack

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in southeastern Kenya have killed at least 11 people in an apparent revenge attack that is part of a long-running ethnic dispute over grazing land and water. Kenya’s Red Cross and government officials say fighters from the Orma community carried out the attack on the rival Pokomo clan early Friday in the remote Tana […]

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