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First Funerals Held For US School Rampage Victims

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Grief-stricken families have buried the first two young victims of a shooting rampage last week at an elementary school in the northeastern U.S. Two six-year-old boys were laid to rest Monday, one of them a boy whose twin sister survived the massacre. Meanwhile, classes at the school in Newtown, Connecticut where the shooting took place […]

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US ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks Moving Toward Compromise

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his political opponents in Congress are moving a bit closer to reaching a compromise over contentious year-end financial issues. No deal appears imminent, but officials say the leader of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner, met again with the president at the White House. For the first time […]

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First Funerals Being Held For US School Rampage Victims

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A small town in the northeastern United States is beginning the grim task of holding funerals for the 20 children and six adults killed in a shooting rampage at an elementary school. Funerals for two six-year-old boys are being held Monday, the first for those gunned down at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, […]

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Officials: Landmine Kills 10 Girls in E. Afghanistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say 10 young girls died in an explosion as they were collecting firewood Monday in eastern Afghanistan. Authorities say they believe the blast came from an old landmine, one of many that are hidden in fields and rural areas across the country after decades of war. But the area near Pakistan is in […]

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First Funerals Being Held For US School Rampage Victims

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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A small town in the northeastern United States is beginning the grim task of holding the first funerals for the 20 children and six adults killed in a shooting rampage at an elementary school. Funerals for two six-year-old boys are being held Monday, the first for those gunned down at the Sandy Hook Elementary school […]

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Iraq Attacks Kill 26, Many in Kurdish-Claimed Areas

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say bombings and shootings across the country have killed at least 26 people, about half of them in northern regions whose territory is disputed between autonomous Iraqi Kurds and Baghdad’s central government. In Monday’s deadliest attack, a car bomb killed seven people in a village near the northern city of Mosul in Iraq’s […]

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Officials: Landmine Kills 10 Girls in E. Afghanistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say 10 young girls died in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan as they were collecting firewood Monday. Authorities say they believe the blast came from an old landmine, one of many that are still hidden in fields and rural areas across the country after decades of war. General John Allen, the commander of […]

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16 Killed in Blast in Pakistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a bomb has killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 40. Authorities say the marketplace explosion Monday happened near government offices in the town of Jamrud, part of the Khyber tribal district. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Khyber is home to various Islamic militant groups, […]

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Taliban Targeted US Company in Kabul Blast

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s Taliban has claimed responsibility for a blast in Kabul at a compound owned by a U.S. military contractor. Authorities say two Afghan workers were killed and at least a dozen other people were wounded in Monday’s blast in the capital. A Taliban spokesman called the attack a suicide bombing targeting an American company that […]

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16 Killed in Blast in Pakistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a bomb blast has killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 40. Authorities say the marketplace explosion Monday happened near government offices in the town of Jamrud, part of the Khyber tribal district. Officials say shops and vehicles were badly damaged in the blast. No group has claimed […]

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