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Number of women in Cuban government posts increasing


August 24th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) The number of women serving in government posts increased in the past two years in Cuba, where females now hold around 45 percent of the seats ... Read more...

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14 killed in blast near Pakistan-Afghan border (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) At least 14 people, including three women and two children, were killed while seven others injured after a landmine blast occurred in the border town of ... Read more...

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Kashmir car rally driver killed in crash, aide critical (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) The prize distribution function for the Mughal Road Car Rally was cancelled here Monday following the death of a participating driver and critical injuries to his ... Read more...

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Kashmir car rally driver killed in crash, aide critical


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) The prize distribution function for the Mughal Road Car Rally was cancelled here Monday following the death of a participating driver and critical injuries to his ... Read more...

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Historical Srinagar shrine gutted in blaze


June 25th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Historical Peer Dastgeer Sahib shrine in summer capital Srinagar was gutted in a blaze here Monday morning although the authorities said all the relics of the ... Read more...

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Five bodies found in quake-hit Afghan district


June 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 12 (IANS) Five bodies have been found from the rubble in an Afghan district that was hit by a landslide after an earthquake jolted parts of the country ... Read more...

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Arms seized from US officials’ cars in Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Two vehicles of US embassy officials were Monday stopped in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, and pistols and automatic rifles were confiscated from them, a media report ... Read more...

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Flood kills 25 in northern Afghan province


May 7th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), May 7 (IANS) Floods washed away several houses and killed at least 25 people at a wedding party in the northern Afghan province of Saripul late Sunday night, ... Read more...

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Four dead in attack on Afghan governor’s office


April 28th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 28 (IANS) At least two Taliban militants and two policemen were killed when the rebels Saturday attacked the office of the governor of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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10 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


April 7th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 7 (IANS) At least 10 Taliban have been killed and two others held in Afghanistan's Helmand province, an official release said Saturday."Ten insurgents including two commanders were ... Read more...

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Three hurt in shooting at Afghan memorial service


March 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 13 (IANS) At least three people were injured in a shooting Tuesday at a service held for 16 Afghan civilians killed by a US soldier in Kandahar province, ... Read more...

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Taliban set ablaze Afghan school


March 10th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS) Suspected Taliban militants have set a school on fire in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Saturday.The incident took place Friday night in Badghis province, over 550 km ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills four in Afghanistan


February 20th, 2012 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) A bomb planted near a road Sunday killed four civilians, including a child, in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, a former stronghold of the Taliban, the government ... Read more...

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Srinagar’s night temperature rises above freezing point


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 3 (IANS) For the first time in 40 days, the minimum temperature in Srinagar rose above the freezing point early Friday even as the weather office forecast moderate ... Read more...

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Four killed, 31 hurt in Afghan car bombing (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 26 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew up a explosives-laden car Thursday in the capital of Afghanistan's Helmand province, killing at least three other people and injuring 31, Xinhua ... Read more...

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27 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan


January 22nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) Twenty-seven Taliban militants surrendered before government authorities in Afghanistan Sunday, Xinhua reported.According to a top provincial official, a seven-member group of Taliban militants surrendered in ... Read more...

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IAF to run sorties for stranded passengers in Jammu and Kashmir


January 21st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government organized special Indian Air Force (IAF) sorties between summer capital Srinagar and winter capital Jammu to airlift stranded passengers as the ... Read more...

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One-way traffic likely on Srinagar-Jammu highway


January 20th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) One-way traffic is likely to be restored Friday afternoon on the Srinagar-Jammu highway that has been closed for the last two days due to snowfall in ... Read more...

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19 killed in Afghanistan roadside blast


December 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 7 (IANS) At least 19 people, including five children, were killed in Afghanistan Wednesday after a roadside bomb struck a mini-bus in Helmand province, over 550 km ... Read more...

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Four killed in Afghanistan bomb blast


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 22 (IANS) Four people, including a child, were killed and two injured in Afghanistan's Laghman province, 90 km east of capital Kabul Tuesday, after a roadside bomb ... Read more...

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Key Taliban commander held in Afghanistan


November 13th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 13 (IANS) Afghan security forces captured three Taliban militants, including a key commander, during an operation Sunday in Herat province, an official said."Taliban commander Mullah Zahir, along ... Read more...

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Over 60 militants killed in Afghanistan


November 9th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 9 (IANS) Over 60 Taliban militants were killed in fighting with security forces in eastern Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The fighting erupted Tuesday night when militants attacked Afghan ... Read more...

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Four children killed in Afghanistan blast


November 1st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 1 (IANS) Four children were killed when a roadside bomb went off in Afghanistan's Wardak province, an official said."Four innocent children, all members of the same family, ... Read more...

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Blast kills nine Afghan soldiers


October 2nd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 2 (IANS) Nine Afghan soldiers were killed when a bomb exploded under their vehicle in the eastern part of the country, Xinhua reported Sunday.The attack took place ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing rocks Afghanistan city


September 27th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 27 (IANS) Sixteen people were either killed or injured Tuesday in a suicide car bombing in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in south Afghanistan, an official ... Read more...

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110 militants surrender in Afghanistan


August 25th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 25 (IANS) A total of 110 militants surrendered to the Afghan government Thursday, an official said.The militants, led by Mawlawi Abdul Hadi, laid down their arms in Badakhshan ... Read more...

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Five dead after rivers overflow in southern Laos


August 13th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by BNO News
VIENTIANE (BNO NEWS) -- Five people have been killed in southern Laos since the Mekong River and its tributaries burst their banks earlier this week, the Vientiane Times reported on Friday.Three boys ... Read more...

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38 soldiers die in Afghan chopper crash (Lead)


August 6th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 31 members of the US special forces and seven Afghan soldiers were killed in a NATO helicopter crash in east Afghanistan, President Hamid ... Read more...

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Five killed in blast at Wali Karzai memorial service


July 14th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) Five people were killed and 15 injured Thursday in a suicide bombing attack in Kandahar city when people had gathered to pay homage to the Afghan ... Read more...

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Afghan militants release 24 abducted workers


July 11th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 11 (IANS) Suspected Taliban militants who abducted 28 workers engaged in landmine removal operations in Afghanistan last week set free 24 of them Monday, officials said. Four ... Read more...

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15 killed in Afghan car bombing


June 25th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 25 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 45 injured in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan Saturday, officials said.The blast took place in Azra district ... Read more...

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Afghan provincial governor succumbs to suicide blast injuries


May 29th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 29 (IANS) Governor of northern Afghanistan's Takhar province died of injuries suffered in a suicide bomb attack on his office Saturday."Abdul Jabbar Taqwa succumbed to injuries this ... Read more...

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Taliban kill 35 road workers: Afghan official


May 19th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 19 (IANS) Thirtyfive road construction workers were killed and 24 injured Thursday when Taliban insurgents raided a road construction company, Xinhua quoted provincial administration's spokesman as saying.Eight ... Read more...

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Suicide car bombing kills 14 in Afghanistan (Lead)


May 18th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 18 (IANS) Fourteen police officers were killed and 19 civilians were injured Wednesday in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, 120 km east of Kabul, Xinhua ... Read more...

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13 killed in two suicide bombings in Afghanistan


May 18th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 18 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in two suicide bombings in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province Wednesday, an official said."Till now, 13 people, including ... Read more...

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