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Syrian Rebels Free Iranians in Prisoner Exchange

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rebels have freed 48 Iranians in exchange for the Syrian government releasing more than 2,000 prisoners. Turkish aid group IHH says it helped coordinate the swap, and that the prisoners released by Syria include nationals from Turkey and other countries. Rebels captured the Iranians in August in Damascus, alleging they were part of Iran’s […]

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Syrian Rebels Free Iranians in Prisoner Exchange

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rebels have freed 48 Iranians in exchange for the Syrian government releasing more than 2,000 prisoners. Turkish aid group IHH says it helped coordinate the swap, and that the prisoners released by Syria include nationals from Turkey and other countries. Rebels kidnapped the Iranians in August in Damascus, alleging they were part of Iran’s […]

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India Urges Pakistan to Probe Cross-Border Clash

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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India has lodged a formal complaint with Pakistan over the alleged killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir and called on Islamabad to immediately investigate the incident. Indian officials summoned the Pakistani high commissioner (Salman Bashir) in New Delhi on Wednesday about that clash they said violated “all norms of international […]

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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 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Malian soldiers fired at Islamist fighters who tried to push toward the government-controlled south of the country Tuesday. Military sources say 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, AFP, says the fighters retreated after […]

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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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Indian Rape Hearing Closed to the Public

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The court proceedings of five of the six suspects in a brutal gang rape in the Indian capital will be closed to the public. The magistrate hearing the case, Namrita Aggarwal, made the announcement Monday shortly after the suspects arrived for a court hearing in New Delhi. She said the next hearing will be on […]

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