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Two Dead in Suicide Attack on Afghan Intelligence HQ

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say two security guards died as suicide bombers attacked the headquarters of the national intelligence service in Kabul. Afghan police say a vehicle loaded with explosives blew up outside the gate of the National Directorate of Security around noon on Wednesday, causing a blast that sent a plume of smoke into the air. […]

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Two Dead in London Helicopter Crash

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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British police report at least two people are dead after a commercial helicopter crashed into a roadway in south-central London, near a key rail station for incoming commuters. Reports say the helicopter pilot was one of those killed. Medical authorities say nine other people were injured. One of the injured was in critical condition. Local […]

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Fire Brigade: Helicopter Crashes in Central London

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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British police report at least two people are dead after a helicopter crashed onto a roadway in south-central London, near a key rail station for incoming commuters. Local news reports say the aircraft hit a crane atop an apartment building before hurtling to the ground, igniting a fireball that sent plumes of smoke into the […]

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Suicide Blast Reported at Afghan Intelligence Service HQ

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say at least five suicide attackers have launched an attack on the headquarters of the national intelligence service in Kabul. Witnesses say a vehicle loaded with explosives pulled up outside the gate of the National Directorate of Security and detonated, causing a sizable blast that sent a plume of smoke into the air. […]

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US in ‘Intense Deliberations’ over Expanding N.Korean Sanctions

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. diplomat says Washington is pushing hard for tough international sanctions against North Korea following its successful long-range rocket launch last month. Wednesday, Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell told reporters in Seoul that he anticipates formal steps by the United Nations Security Council in the immediate future. “We are in the midst […]

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Japan Grounds All 787 Jets After Forced Landing

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s two largest airlines have grounded all their Boeing 787 planes after one of the trouble-plagued new jets made a forced landing when smoke appeared in the cabin. Several passengers suffered minor injuries when the All Nippon Airways flight made an emergency landing in Takamatsu, on Shikoku island in western Japan, during a flight to […]

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US in ‘Intense Deliberations’ over Expanding N.Korean Sanctions

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. diplomat says Washington is pushing hard for tough international sanctions against North Korea following its successful long-range rocket launch last month. Wednesday, Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell told reporters in Seoul that he anticipates formal steps by the United Nations Security Council in the immediate future. “We are in the midst […]

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US Rebukes Egypt’s President on Remarks About Israel

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has called on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to repudiate offensive anti-Semitic remarks he made before he was elected. According to a television clip released last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute, in 2010 Mr. Morsi referred to Israeli people as “occupiers of Palestine” and as “bloodsuckers and war mongers, and […]

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Pakistani Forces Use Tear Gas on Anti-Government Demonstrators

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security forces have fired into the air and lobbed tear gas in Islamabad, where protesters are holding an early morning march and calling on the country’s political leaders to resign and dissolve the government. The demonstrators gathered on one of the city’s main thoroughfares for an anti-corruption protest. They were acting at the urging […]

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India Police Arrest Six in Another Gang Rape Case

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India say they have arrested six men accused of raping a woman after abducting her on a passenger bus, weeks after a similar gang rape of a female student shocked the nation. Authorities say the 29-year-old victim was the only passenger on the bus as she was travelling to her village in northern […]

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