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Iraq Bombings Kill 12

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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A series of bombings across Iraq has killed at least 12 people. Security and hospital sources say the deadliest attacks were in the northern province of Kirkuk, where four bombs killed at least seven people and wounded dozens more. Violence across Iraq is down sharply from its peak in 2006 and 2007. However, September was […]

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German Defense Minister Visits Afghanistan

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere arrived in Afghanistan Monday to review the coalition’s ongoing transfer of security control to the Afghan forces. De Maiziere’s trip comes a day after a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform killed a British soldier in southern Helmand province. It was the latest in a series of so-called “insider […]

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British Solider, 11 Afghans Killed in Separate Attacks

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot and killed a member of the U.S.-led coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan. British officials have identified the soldier killed Sunday in restive Helmand province as a member of The Royal Scots Borderers. The killing is the latest in a series of insider attacks that have fractured […]

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NATO Soldier, 11 Afghans Killed in Separate Attacks

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot and killed a member of the U.S.-led coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan, the latest in a spate of insider attacks that are fracturing the trust between NATO and Afghan forces. ISAF Joint Command said Sunday the service member was killed in the south. His identity and […]

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Afghan Blast Kills Family Including Newborn

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a roadside bomb blast has killed six members of a family, including a mother and her hours-old baby. Police say the family was heading home from the hospital where the mother had given birth when their truck hit the bomb Sunday in eastern Khost province. Meanwhile, three people were killed in southern […]

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Blast Near Iraqi Army Base Kills 25

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a car bomb at an army base near Baghdad has killed at least 27 people and wounded many others. The blast occurred midday Tuesday in the town of Taji, about 25 kilometers north of the capital. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Refuses to Take Sides in Burma Ethnic Violence

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has urged tolerance in response to a wave of ethnic violence in the west of the country, but says she will not take sides. In an interview with the BBC Saturday, the Nobel Peace laureate said she does “not think one should use one’s moral leadership” to promote […]

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Fourteen Dead in Communal Violence in Indonesia

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces have been deployed to a village in western Indonesia where three days of communal violence left at least 14 people dead. Police say the clashes in Balinuraga village in Lampung province were prompted by reports that two young girls of Balinese descent were sexually harassed or assaulted by young men from the Lampung […]

10 Killed in Nigeria Church Bombing, Reprisal Attacks

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide car bomber rammed into a church in Nigeria’s northern city of Kaduna Sunday, killing at least seven people and triggering reprisal attacks that killed another three. The bomber drove a jeep into St. Rita’s church in Kaduna’s Malali district during Sunday morning prayers causing a large explosion. Rescuers rushed the casualties to hospitals. […]

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9 Killed in Nigeria Church Bombing, Reprisal Attacks

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities and witnesses say a suicide car bomber has rammed into a church in the northern city of Kaduna, killing at least seven people and triggering reprisal attacks that killed another two. The bomber drove a jeep into St Rita’s church in Kaduna’s Malali district during Sunday morning prayers, causing a large explosion. Rescuers […]

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