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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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Richardson Urging N.Korea to Stop Weapons Tests, Expand Internet

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A private delegation of Google executives and other U.S. leaders touring North Korea says it is urging Pyongyang to halt its weapons program and allow for expanded use of the Internet and cell phones. Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who is leading the delegation, told the Associated Press on Wednesday the group has also […]

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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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Twin Suicide Bombing Targets Afghan Tribal Elders, Kills 5

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Afghanistan say a twin suicide attack has killed five people and wounded at least 15 others. Authorities say the two bombers attacked a meeting of tribal elders at a government compound Sunday in the town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar province. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. There were no reports […]

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Police Search for Missing in Fire Australia Wildfires

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Raging wildfires are continuing to burn through southern Australia, where concerns are focused on about 100 people who may be missing. Australian firefighters, using helicopter and planes, are battling the blazes across the state of Tasmania, where the fires flared Friday after a record summer heat wave that pushed temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. Acting […]

US Agents Arrest 245 Suspects in Child Pornography Ring

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal agents have arrested 245 suspects in an international investigation of child pornography. The head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, John Morton, said Thursday that authorities rescued 123 sexually abused children, some as young as three years old. Morton calls child exploitation a wrong among wrongs. He said a relentless fight […]

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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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