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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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Fatah Holds First Rally in Gaza Since 2007

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Palestinians from the Fatah faction held a mass rally in Gaza Friday for the first time since the rival Islamic militant group Hamas seized control of the territory in a brief civil war in 2007. The more moderate Fatah rules the West Bank, but as peace talks with Israel have deadlocked, […]

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Iraq Car Bomb Kills at Least 20

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say a car bomb has killed at least 20 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims on their way home from a religious procession in the country’s south. Police said Thursday’s attack at a busy bus station in the town of Musayyib hit the pilgrims as they were returning from Iraq’s shrine city of Karbala, where they […]

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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills Top Militant Commander in Pakistan

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security officials say recent U.S. drone strikes in tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have killed at least 14 al-Qaida-linked militants, including a top militant commander. Officials say several missiles were fired before dawn on Thursday in South and North Waziristan. They say the deadliest strike was in the South Waziristan village of Angoor Adda, where […]

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Authorities Charge Five India Gang Rape Suspects

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India have formally charged five of the suspects in last month’s gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, an attack that left her with such severe injuries she died two weeks later. The men are accused of gang rape, murder and criminal assault. Authorities say they will push for the death penalty if they […]

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UN: More Than 60,000 Dead in Syrian Civil War

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says new and exhaustive analysis shows that more than 60,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war, a figure that surpasses Syrian opposition estimates by about one-third. U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, in a study released Wednesday in Geneva, said death reports from seven separate sources were cross-referenced by experts to […]

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Global Markets Higher As US Congress Averts Financial Crisis

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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World markets are opening the new year on a high note, after the U.S. Congress reached a deal to avert an early 2013 financial crisis that threatened to send the world’s largest economy into recession. In the U.S., key stock markets all jumped about 2 percent in Wednesday trading. Stocks also surged in Europe, with […]

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Syria Air Strike Hits Gas Station, Dozens Killed

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition activists in Syria say government warplanes bombed a gasoline station near Damascus Wednesday, reportedly killing dozens of people as they waited for fuel. Activists say the strike occurred in the eastern suburb of Mleiha — an area partly under rebel control. The blast ignited a huge fire which sent black smoke billowing into the […]

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Global Markets Higher As US Congress Averts Financial Crisis

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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World markets are opening 2013 on a high note, after the U.S. Congress reached a deal to avert an early 2013 financial crisis that threatened to send the world’s largest economy into recession. In the U.S., key stock markets all jumped 2 percent or more in the first half hour of trading Wednesday. Stocks also […]

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S. Korea Dismisses Kim Jong Un’s Call for Reduced Tensions

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea is dismissing a New Year’s Day speech by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that called for reduced tensions with Seoul. Unification Minister Yu Woo-Ik said Wednesday that Mr. Kim’s speech was “bland” and contained no ground-breaking proposals. He said Seoul has good reason to question the young leader’s intentions. Mr. Kim Tuesday […]

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