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Militants Capture 22 Paramilitary Troops in Pakistan

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani government officials say militants have killed two paramilitary troops and kidnapped at least 22 others in an attack on posts in the country’s northwest. Authorities say dozens of heavily-armed militants stormed at least two paramilitary checkpoints near Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, early Thursday. Local administration official Naveed Akbar told news agencies […]

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6 Killed in Attack on Nigerian Church

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in northeastern Nigeria killed at least six people early Tuesday when they opened fire at a church during a Christmas Eve service. Officials and residents say the attack happened shortly after midnight in a village outside the city of Potiskum in Yobe state. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Yobe is next to […]

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Sexual Abuse of Kenyan Girls Increasing

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A new report by the United Nations Children’s Agency says violence against girls in Kenya is on the rise, with many experiencing sexual abuse by strangers. Madhavi Ashok, the deputy representative of UNICEF Kenya, told VOA News that children are particularly vulnerable in their own communities, noting that many suffer attacks while they are walking […]

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NRA to Oppose Any New Gun Laws

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the National Rifle Association, the top gun-rights lobbyist in the United States, says his group opposes any new laws restricting the right to own guns. Wayne LaPierre told NBC television’s Meet the Press Sunday that a gun is a tool and that the problem with gun violence in the United States is […]

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Death Toll Rises in Kenya Tribal Attacks

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kenya say the death toll from new tribal clashes in the southeastern Tana River region has risen to 45. A local police official says the clashes started before dawn Friday, when a group of ethnic Pokomo, armed with spears and firearms, raided a village belonging to the Orma people. The Kenya Red Cross […]

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Death Toll Rises in Kenya Tribal Attacks

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kenya say the death toll in tribal clashes in the southeastern Tana River region has risen to 45. A local police official says the clashes started when a group of ethnic Pokomo, armed with spears and firearms, raided a village belonging to the Orma people before dawn on Friday. The Kenya Red Cross […]

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39 Killed in Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kenya say at least 39 people — 30 villagers and nine attackers — have been killed in fresh clashes between two rival ethnic groups in the southeastern Tana River region. A local police official says a group of ethnic Pokomo, armed with spears and firearms, raided a village belonging to the Orma people […]

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30 Dead Following Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kenya say at least 30 people have been killed in fresh clashes between two rival ethnic groups in the southeastern Tana River region. A local police official says a group of ethnic Pokomo, armed with spears and firearms, raided a village belonging to the Orma people in the pre-dawn hours of Friday. The […]

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28 Dead Following Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kenya say at least 28 people have been killed in clashes between two rival ethnic groups in the southeastern Tana River region, where deadly violence broke out earlier this year. A local police official says a group of ethnic Pokomo raided a village belonging to the Orma people in the pre-dawn hours of […]

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Fresh Attacks on Polio Workers in Pakistan

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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World health officials have suspended a polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan, after a series of attacks on polio workers left at least eight people dead. The World Health Organization and UNICEF directed health workers to stop the nationwide vaccination program, on Wednesday, after unidentified gunmen opened fire on members of at least three more polio […]

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