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Colombian soldiers caught carrying cocaine


July 6th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 6 (IANS/EFE) An officer, a non-commissioned officer and three enlisted men were arrested along with four civilians when they were stopped at a checkpoint on a highway in ... Read more...

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Colombian troops kill rebel blamed for 84 deaths


April 18th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 18 (IANS/EFE) Colombian troops killed a rebel who was behind a 1998 attack on a fuel pipeline that left 84 people dead, the army said Tuesday.Julian Artigas was ... Read more...

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Guatemala arrests former top cop for killings


March 24th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 24 (IANS/EFE) Former police director Marlene Blanco and two ex-cops were arrested Friday on charges of conspiring to carry out extrajudicial executions, said a spokesman for the ... Read more...

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12 killed in China riots (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A violent mob Tuesday chopped to death at least 10 people in China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang Uygur region, following which police chased the mob and shot dead ... Read more...

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12 killed in China riots


February 28th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A violent mob Tuesday chopped to death at least 10 people in China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang Uygur region, following which police chased the mob and shot dead ... Read more...

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Spanish troops to start leaving Afghanistan in January


December 7th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS/EFE) Spain's defense minister said Tuesday that the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Afghanistan will begin in January, once Afghan President Hamid Karzai decides his government's forces ... Read more...

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Passenger ferry hijacked in Turkey (Lead)


November 12th, 2011 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Nov 12 (IANS) A passenger ferry bound for Turkey's Golcuk town from Kocaeli (Izmit) has been hijacked, officials said Friday.The captain of the ship was taken hostage, Ercan Topaca, ... Read more...

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9 securitymen, 15 militants killed in Pakistan clash


October 17th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) At least nine Pakistani security personnel and 15 militants were killed Monday during an armed clash triggered by an attack on a security check post ... Read more...

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Mudslide kills six in Colombia


September 28th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 28 (IANS/EFE) A couple and their four children died when a mudslide buried their home in the northwestern province of Antioquia, Colombian authorities said.The director of a disaster ... Read more...

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Nine die as torrential rains batter China


September 17th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) Torrential rains have left nine people dead and forced 47,200 to leave their homes in the northwestern province of Shaanxi during the past two weeks, ... Read more...

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Priest hacked to death in Colombia


September 14th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) A priest in the northwestern town of Capurgana was found hacked to death, Colombia's Catholic bishops conference said."(We express) our profound sadness upon confirming that...the life ... Read more...

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Colombia seizes 2.2 tonnes of cocaine


September 13th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) Colombian authorities intercepted a speedboat carrying 2.2 tonnes of cocaine and arrested the vessel's four-person crew, an official said.The operation took place Saturday night in the ... Read more...

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Five Colombian cops die in plane crash


July 29th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Five Colombian police personnel were killed and a sixth officer was injured Thursday when their small aircraft crashed in a mountainous area of the northwestern province ... Read more...

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Colombian journalist shot dead


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) A 70-year-old Colombian journalist who had testified in court against politicians accused of ties to the militia has been shot dead, authorities said.Investigative reporter Luis Eduardo ... Read more...

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Unicef helps Pakistan’s underdeveloped schools


June 29th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Unicef has launched a new mission - to help educate 28,000 children in a remote underdeveloped district in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.A delegation ... Read more...

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Four held as probe begins into Lahore, Karachi blasts


January 26th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Four suspects have been held as investigations began into Tuesday's bombings in Lahore and Karachi that left 15 people dead, a media report said.Dunya TV reported that ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 2,535


December 19th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the cholera epidemic in Haiti has risen to 2,535, the public health and population ministry said.A total of 114,497 people have been affected by the ... Read more...

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Student among two dead in Peshawar school bus blast (Second Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) A powerful bomb blast near a school bus in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Monday killed two people, including a student, an ... Read more...

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Millions of flood victims in Pakistan join Eid festivities


November 17th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Millions of Pakistanis Wednesday celebrated Eid-ul-Azha without any shelter or food despite over three months having lapsed since the floods in the country washed away their ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda leader killed in Pakistan (Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) A senior Al Qaeda leader has reportedly been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, security officials Wednesday said.Villagers, however, said they ... Read more...

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Juanes concert brings attention to violence in Colombian city


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Medellin (Colombia), Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes organised a concert in a violent district of his home city of Medellin, where turf battles among rival gangs have killed more than 1,600 ... Read more...

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Saudi judge mulls ’spine for a spine’ punishment


August 20th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) A judge in Saudi Arabia has asked doctors in the country whether they can damage a man's spinal cord as a tit-for-tat punishment after he was convicted of ... Read more...

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UN chief calls for more aid to flooded Pakistan (Second Lead)


August 15th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called upon the world to step up assistance to Pakistan, where some 20 million people are affected by the country's worst ... Read more...

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UN chief meets Zardari, Gilani (Lead)


August 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called on Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and was briefed on the devastation ... Read more...

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Pakistan floods affect more people than 2004 tsunami: UN


August 9th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (DPA) A UN official said Monday that the Pakistani floods have affected more people than the Indian Ocean tsunami did in 2004. "In terms of people affected, this flood is ... Read more...

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Pakistan braces for flood surge


August 5th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (DPA) Authorities in southern Pakistan were Thursday preparing for the arrival of flood waters that have left hundreds dead and large areas devastated on their way through the northwest ... Read more...

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Torrential showers, floods kill 32 in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (DPA) At least 32 people died and dozens were injured after torrential rain hit Pakistan, local media reported Thursday. Hundreds more were left homeless by the floods, as the heavy ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces kill 23 militants


July 6th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (DPA) Pakistani security forces Tuesday killed at least 23 militants in the troubled northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, security officials said. The violence occurred in the Maidan area of the ... Read more...

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German member of Al Qaeda captured in Pakistan


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (DPA) Intelligence officials said Tuesday that a German national arrested in Pakistan while leaving the restive tribal region was associated with the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation. Police arrested the ... Read more...

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Pakistan detains US ‘Rambo’ hunting for Osama


June 15th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (DPA) Pakistani authorities have detained a US national trying to cross into Afghanistan to hunt the elusive leader of terrorist group Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, police said Tuesday. Gary ... Read more...

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Injuries reported after explosion at coal mine in northern Turkey


May 17th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by BNO News
ANKARA, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) - At least several people were injured after an explosion at a coal mine in northern Turkey on Monday, CNN Turk reported.The blast occurred at the Karadon mine ... Read more...

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21 killed in Colombia accident


April 6th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 6 (IANS/EFE) At least 21 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine in Colombia, officials have said. The accident occurred Sunday about 78 km east of Medellin, capital ... Read more...

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Former Colombian army officer jailed for eight killings


March 18th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 18 (IANS/EFE) A former Colombian army captain has been sentenced by a judge to 20 years in prison for his role in the 2005 killings of eight people, including three ... Read more...

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Yemeni rebels release 178 soldiers captured during fighting


March 17th, 2010 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), March 17 (DPA) A Shia rebel group that has fought the national army in northern Yemen for more than five years released 178 captured soldiers Tuesday, a ceasefire monitoring committee ... Read more...

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Two teenagers killed in Colombian `military error’


October 20th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Oct 20 (EFE) Two Colombian teenagers died after soldiers opened fire at them in the northwestern province of Antioquia, in what the soldiers' commanding officer called a "military error". The commander of ... Read more...

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