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Iraq Attacks Kill 40

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Bombings across Iraq Tuesday killed at least 40 people and wounded nearly 100 others. The bloodiest attack was in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniya, where a bomb hidden in a vegetable truck exploded at a crowded market, killing 25 people. Authorities declared a partial curfew in the city. Earlier Tuesday, at least four people […]

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Iraq Attacks Kill 36

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Bombings in several Iraqi cities have killed at least 36 people and wounded nearly 100 others. The bloodiest attack Tuesday was in the southern city of Diwaniya, where a truck bomb in a crowded market killed at least 25 people. Authorities have declared a curfew in the city, some 150 kilometers south of Baghdad. Elsewhere, […]

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Truck Bomb Kills 25 in Southern Iraq

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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A truck bomb has exploded in a crowded market in southern Iraq, killing at least 25 people and wounding at least 50 others others. The attack Tuesday happened in Diwaniya, about 150 kilometers south of Baghdad. Shortly after the blast, authorities declared a partial curfew in the city. Earlier Tuesday, at least four people died […]

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Nigerian Construction Workers Killed in Northeast

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s military says nine construction workers have been killed in the country’s northeast, where militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram are active. Military officials say the victims were working on a mosque in the city of Maiduguri. A military spokesman told the Associated Press that the victims’ throats were slashed in the attack early […]

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Deadly Blast Hits Bus Carrying Shi’ites in SW Pakistan

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities say a roadside bomb has hit a bus carrying Shi’ite pilgrims in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 13 people. The bus was traveling from Iran to Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province when Thursday’s blast occurred. The province has seen sectarian violence between majority-Sunni Muslims and minority Shi’ites. The attack wounded at least 30 […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills 8 Pakistani Soldiers

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least eight Pakistani soldiers in the country’s northwest. The bomb exploded as a paramilitary convoy was passing through the town of Bara in the Khyber tribal agency early Thursday. No one claimed responsibility for the blast, but Pakistan’s military has been battling Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants in […]

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Lavrov: Syria Solution Should Come From Syrian People

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says a solution to the crisis in Syria should come from the Syrian people, and that Russia will not support any external meddling. Lavrov spoke Thursday ahead of a planned meeting Saturday in Geneva where world powers will discuss international envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan. “The meeting in Geneva was […]

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US Condemns Attack on Pro-Assad Syrian TV Station

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has condemned a deadly attack by gunmen on a Syrian pro-government television station and said it hopes an upcoming meeting of world powers in Geneva will be a turning point in resolving Syria’s 15-month conflict. Militants attacked the headquarters of the al-Ikbariya satellite channel near Damascus with guns and bombs before dawn […]

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Gunmen Attack Pro-Assad Syrian TV Station

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Syria says rebel gunmen have stormed the headquarters of a pro-government television station, killing seven employees, while international envoy Kofi Annan announced a ministerial-level meeting later this week in Geneva that aims to end the escalating violence. Wednesday’s developments came as United Nations investigators accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of committing rights violations on “an […]

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Gunmen Attack Pro-Assad Syrian TV Station

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian state media say gunmen have stormed the headquarters of a pro-government television station, killing seven employees, while United Nations investigators are accusing President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of committing rights violations on “an alarming scale.” Wednesday’s pre-dawn attack on the al-Ikbariya satellite channel near Damascus killed three journalists and four security guards. The station is […]

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