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Thousands March in Russia to Protest Adoption Ban

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people marched through Moscow Sunday to protest a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Protesters carried posters with photographs of lawmakers who voted in favor of the law late last month. The word ‘shame’ was written across their portraits in red. The protest march, which was permitted by Russian authorities, was organized […]

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Pakistani Shi’ites Protest Deadly Bombings

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Shi’ites protested in southwestern Pakistan for a second day Saturday, following bomb blasts that killed nearly 100 people. More than 3,000 protesters gathered near the scene of twin suicide attacks Thursday that killed at least 86 people in the city of Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province. Police say the bombing targeted a billiards hall […]

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Obama: End of Afghan War in Sight

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama said in his weekly address that the core U.S. objective for going to war in Afghanistan is within reach. The president said Saturday the goal of ensuring that al-Qaida will never be able to use Afghanistan again to launch attacks against America will be met and the war in Afghanistan will […]

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French Forces Drive Out Militants in Northern Mali Town

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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French airstrikes in Mali’s key northern town of Konna have driven back Islamist militants who had captured the town earlier this week. Officials said Saturday that French forces had pushed rebels from Konna. The Islamists’ takeover of the town had placed the militants within 25 kilometers of Mopti, the northernmost city under Malian government control. […]

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French Forces Drive Out Militants in Northern Mali Town

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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France’s prime minister says French forces continued air strikes in Mali Saturday, driving Islamists militants out of the northern town of Konna. Militants had captured the town earlier this week. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said French forces are also preparing for any rebel surge on the Malian capital, Bamako. He said troops will remain in […]

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U.S., Russia to Discuss Stalemate on Syria

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is set to meet Friday in Geneva with U.S. and Russian officials to discuss finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria. The United States is among members of the U.N. Security Council who back a political transition plan for Syria that includes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad […]

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Three Kurdish Activists Shot Dead in Paris

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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French police say three Kurdish activists, including a founding member of the PKK militant group, have been shot to death in Paris, in what the French interior minister has termed an “assassination.” Police said Thursday that the bodies of three women were found with bullet wounds in the early morning hours in a Kurdish information […]

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Pakistan: Indian Troops Kill Pakistani Soldier in Kashmir

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s army says Indian troops have shot and killed a Pakistani soldier, the third cross-border incident reported in the disputed Kashmir region in recent days. The army says the soldier was killed Thursday as a result of “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops on a Pakistani military outpost. The shooting came amid a rise in tensions […]

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Amid Disputes with China, Philippines, Japan Pledge Tighter Cooperation

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines’ top diplomat has pledged cooperation with Japan on tighter security, warning that China’s efforts to defend its maritime claims are threatening stability in Asia. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario made the comments after meeting in Manila with his counterpart from Tokyo, which is involved in its own tense territorial dispute with China. “We […]

Bombings Kill 6 in Iraq

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and north of the city have killed at least six people and wounded 14 others. Four of the victims Thursday died in a blast near a bus stop in Baghdad’s mainly Shi’ite Hurriyah neighborhood. The explosion destroyed several vehicles and damaged nearby buildings. Amateur video captured shortly after the […]

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