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Tens of Thousands Flee Clashes in Northeast India

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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More than 30,000 people have fled their homes in northeast India to escape fighting between indigenous tribes and Muslim settlers. Officials in Assam state said Monday at least 18 people have been killed in recent days in clashes over land rights. The New Delhi government has sent in troops to quell the fighting and opened […]

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Tens of Thousands Flee Clashes in Northeast India

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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More than 30,000 have fled their homes in northeast India to escape fighting between indigenous tribes and Muslim settlers. Officials in Assam state said Monday at least 18 people have been killed in recent days in clashes over land rights. The New Delhi government has sent in troops to quell the fighting and opened shelters […]

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Afghan Soldier Wonds 2 U.S. Troops

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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An Afghan soldier has shot and wounded two U.S. troops in northern Afghanistan. The shooting Monday comes a day after a man dressed in an Afghan police uniform killed three foreign civilian police training advisers working for NATO in western Herat province. The alliance gave no additional information about the victims in either incident. Separately, […]

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Indians Flee Village Clashes

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northeast India say fighting has erupted between indigenous tribes and Muslim settlers, killing at least 17 people. Authorities say tens of thousands of villagers have fled their homes to escape the clashes in the Kokrajhar district in Assam state. Local officials say 30,000 people have sought protection from the violence in relief camps.

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Car Bombings Kill Dozens in Iraq

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Car bombings in two southern Iraqi cities have killed at least 16 people and wounded dozens more. Two explosions killed 10 people and wounded 36 more Sunday in Mahmoudiya, about 30 kilometers south of Baghdad. Minutes later explosions killed six people and wounded at least 15 others in a crowded market in Madain. The violence […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills 14 Shi’ites in Pakistan

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least 14 people in the country’s northwest. Wednesday’s blast struck a minibus carrying Shi’ite Muslims in the Sepa area of Orakzai tribal agency, along the Afghan border. Three women and three children were among those killed. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing. The group […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills 14 in NW Pakistan

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb has exploded in the country’s northwestern tribal region, killing at least 14 people. Wednesday’s blast struck a minibus in the Orakzai tribal agency along the Afghan border, a known hub for Taliban- and al-Qaida-linked militants. The dead include three women and three children. Also Wednesday, Pakistan security officials said […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills 11 in NW Pakistan

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb has exploded in the country’s northwestern tribal region, killing at least 11 people. The blast Wednesday struck a vehicle in Orakzai, one of the districts in the area along the Afghan border that is a known hub for Taliban- and al-Qaida-linked militants. There was no immediate claim of responsibility […]

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Police Kill 2 Burqa-Clad Militants in NW Pakistan

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police officials in northwestern Pakistan say they have killed two militants disguised in burqas who attacked a police station on the border with the North Waziristan tribal agency. District Police Chief Waqar Khan tells VOA that two attackers armed with suicide vests and guns stormed the building in Bannu Monday and tried to take hostages. […]

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Afghan Minister Survives Attack

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan authorities say a government minister has survived a bomb attack on his motorcade in northern Afghanistan, the third attack on a high-profile official in three days. Authorities say Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid was traveling Sunday between Baghlan and Kunduz provinces when his car hit a roadside bomb, similar to those used by the […]

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