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UN Says 22,000 Displaced in Burma Fighting

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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The top U.N. official in Burma says 22,000 people have been displaced in a week of sectarian fighting between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s Rakhine state. The U.N. chief in Rangoon, Ashok Nigam, said Sunday that getting aid to those who fled their homes will be a challenge, because some fled on boats […]

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Human Rights Group Calls for Protection of Muslims in Burma

Posted October 27th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group has urged Burma to protect thousands of Muslims in the country’s west after satellite images showed once-thriving communities reduced to ashes. The Burmese government said a week of sectarian fighting between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s Rakhine state has left more than 2,800 houses burned down and 112 people […]

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Eight Killed in Eastern DRC Clash

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say eight people were killed when militiamen attacked rangers in the famed Virunga National Park. Authorities say the Mai Mai Pareco group ambushed a park patrol traveling with an army escort on Thursday. Two rangers, a soldier and five militiamen were killed in the clash. Virunga Park, […]

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Death Toll in Burma Violence Tops 100

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Burma say the death toll from recent ethnic violence in the western state of Rakhine has risen above 100. Rakhine state spokesman Win Myaing said Friday that 112 people have been killed in clashes between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine communities. He said more than 70 people have been wounded in several days […]

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Taliban Militants Kill 10 Afghan Security Personnel

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Ten Afghan security personnel have been killed in fighting with Taliban militants in the western province of Herat. A local police spokesman says five police officers and five soldiers died in the gun battle on Monday. He says a district police chief was among those killed in the fighting, which began when the Taliban attacked […]

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Suspected Militant Attacks in Nigeria Leave 23 Dead

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian hospital officials say a wave of attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants has left at 23 people dead, while authorities say they have arrested a prominent member of the Islamist sect. Hospital officials said Saturday the deaths resulted from a series of explosions and shootings that began on Thursday in the northeastern part of […]

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Militant Assault on Pakistani Police Outpost Kills 6

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say dozens of heavily armed militants attacked a police station in the northwestern part of the country and killed six police officers, including two who were beheaded. Authorities say the attack began late Sunday night in a small town just outside the area’s main city of Peshawar. The militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades […]

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Militants Kill 6 Pakistani Police

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say heavily armed militants have attacked a police station, killing six police officers. Authorities say the attack began late Sunday night in Matni, on the outskirts of Peshawar. Officials say the insurgents set fire to the police station and burned at least three police vehicles before fleeing. There was no immediate […]

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Heavy Casualties in Pakistan Market Blast

Posted October 13th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a suicide bomber in a market has killed at least 13 people and wounded many others. Authorities say the explosion Saturday in Darra Adam Khel apparently targeted a pro-government militia created to fight Taliban militants. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the suicide attack.

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Pakistan Market Blast Kills 10

Posted October 13th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a bomb blast in a market has killed at least 10 people. Authorities say the explosion Saturday in Darra Adam Khel wounded many others. Local officials say the blast happened near the office of a local anti-insurgent group.

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