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Seven killed in Pakistan bus attack


May 25th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) At least seven people were killed in southern Pakistan when gunmen opened fire on a passenger bus, a media report said Friday.The attack by unidentified took ... Read more...

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Moderate quake hits Balochistan


May 25th, 2012 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan's Balochistan province late Thursday, a media report said.The quake's epicentre was located some 90 km from ... Read more...

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Five aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan


May 24th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Two Western female doctors and their three Afghan colleagues have been kidnapped in northeast Afghanistan, it was reported here Thursday.They were abducted while travelling on horseback ... Read more...

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills NATO troops, children near market


May 21st, 2012 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
TARIN KOT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing two coalition service members and two Afghan children, officials said. A ... Read more...

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Six kids hurt in Afghan suicide bombing


May 20th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 20 (IANS) A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up in a southern Afghan province Sunday, injuring six children and three US soldiers with the NATO forces, an ... Read more...

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250 Afghan students believed poisoned


May 15th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 15 (IANS) At least 250 children in Afghanistan's Khost province had to be rushed to hospital Tuesday when they showed symptoms of poisoning after drinking contaminated water in ... Read more...

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Thunderstorm grounds over 100 flights in China


April 28th, 2012 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) A thunderstorm in China's Guangdong province grounded over 100 flights at an airport Friday night, said authorities.The incident occurred in the provincial capital of Guangzhou.The ... Read more...

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Former Chinese soccer chief goes on trial for graft


April 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tieling (Liaoning Province), April 25 (IANS) Former Chinese soccer chief credited with leading the Chinese team into their only World Cup finals was put on bribery trial here Wednesday.Nan Yong, ... Read more...

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Bomb found in Pakistan train


April 25th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) A powerful bomb was found Tuesday night in a bag on a Peshawar-bound passenger train in eastern Pakistan.Experts defused the bomb at the Attock railway station ... Read more...

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Six missing after landslide hits village in southeastern China


April 24th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by BNO News
LONGDEYANG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A landslide triggered by days of heavy rain hit a remote village in southeastern China on late Tuesday afternoon, leaving at least six people missing, state-run media ... Read more...

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China’s former soccer chiefs stand trial for graft


April 24th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dandong(Liaoning Province) April 24 (IANS) Former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Xie Yalong stood trial in a northeastern Chinese court Tuesday for taking bribes.The Dandong Intermediate People's Court started the ... Read more...

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Three injured in Afghan blast


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least three people were injured Sunday after a bomb went off in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, Xinhua reported."An explosive device attached to a ... Read more...

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Iraq official survives bomb attack


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 22 (IANS) The governor of eastern Iraq's Diyala province Saturday survived a roadside bomb explosion that targetted his convoy, Xinhua reported.Governor Hisham al-Hiyali was travelling Saturday near the ... Read more...

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48 killed in Kabul terror siege (Third Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) At least 48 people, including 36 terrorists, were killed and 65 injured when an 18-hour dramatic siege of the Afghan capital Kabul by Taliban suicide ... Read more...

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Afghan terror attack ends: 48 dead, 65 injured (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) At least 48 people, including 36 terrorists, have been killed and 65 injured in what was a well-coordinated terror attack launched by heavily-armed Taliban militants ... Read more...

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6 killed, 10 wounded in Iraq attacks


April 16th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 16 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 10 wounded in separate attacks carried out in different places of Iraq Sunday, said police.In Iraq's northern city of ... Read more...

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Taliban storm Pakistani jail, free nearly 400 inmates (Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Taliban militants armed with guns and granades stormed a Pakistani jail early Sunday and freed nearly 400 prisoners.Over 100 militants launched the attack around 1.30 ... Read more...

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Five killed in Indonesian quakes (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 12 (IANS) Five people were killed and four injured in Aceh province Wednesday after two massive quakes struck off Indonesia, officials said Thursday."Five people were killed... one in ... Read more...

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20 killed in Pakistan bus accident


March 27th, 2012 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) At least 20 people died in eastern Pakistan Monday when their bus rolled over several times after the driver lost control of the vehicle in a ... Read more...

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A chicken with four legs!


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) A Chinese woman was astonished to find that a chicken she bought had four legs.Tian Xiaoying opened a package of frozen chicken she purchased at a ... Read more...

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Two policemen killed in Iraq bombings


March 9th, 2012 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 9 (IANS) At least two police officers have been killed and six people injured in separate bomb attacks in Iraq, Xinhua reported.A roadside bomb struck a police vehicle ... 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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Taliban leader, five others killed in Afghanistan (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) In a massive manhunt launched across Afghanistan, a key Taliban leader named Mullah Musazai responsible for killing five Polish soldiers last year was shot ... Read more...

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10 die in Afghanistan airport suicide blast


February 27th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and a dozen injured Monday when a suicide bomber blew up his car packed with explosives near the airport ... Read more...

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20 killed as suicide bomber hits Yemen’s presidential palace


February 26th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Aden, Feb 25 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew up a car outside the presidential palace in Yemen's Hadramout province Saturday, killing at least 20 Republican Guards and injuring dozens of ... Read more...

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Hindu trader kidnapped in Pakistan


February 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) A Hindu trader has been kidnapped in Pakistan's Balochistan province, police said.Sham Lal, a resident of Khuzdar, was kidnapped Sunday, the Daily Times reported.The trader and ... Read more...

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$12 mn fake health pill racket busted in China


February 6th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) The Chinese police have busted a counterfeit health pill network worth about $12 million, operating across 13 provinces, the Beijing Times reported.During raids at five illegal ... Read more...

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Car bombing rocks Afghan city


January 26th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 26 (IANS) A suicide car bombing Thursday rocked Afghanistan's Helmand province capital, injuring many people, including foreign troops, Xinhua reported.The attack took place next to the education department ... Read more...

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Six killed in Iraq attacks


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 23 (IANS) At least six people were killed in gunfire and bomb attacks in Iraq, Xinhua reported.Gunmen attacked a check-post jointly manned by policemen and fighters of a ... Read more...

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Iraq bans visits to Saddam Hussein’s grave


January 22nd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 22 (IANS) The Iraqi authorities Sunday banned individuals from visiting former Iraqi president Saddam Hussien's grave over two years after having already prohibited organised visits to it in ... Read more...

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Six children among seven killed in Afghanistan blast


January 6th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 6 (IANS) Seven people, including six children, were killed and four others injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province Friday, Xinhua quoted police as saying.The ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills three in Afghanistan


January 3rd, 2012 - 2:09 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 3 (IANS) At least three people, including a child, were killed in Afghanistan's Logar province after a roadside bomb struck their car Monday, Xinhua quoted an official ... Read more...

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Terrorist attack foiled in Afghanistan


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 2 (IANS) A terror attack has been thwarted in Afghanistan's Helmand province, said the provincial government Sunday after a car bomb was defused."A car bomb was found and ... Read more...

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Chinese bomber to be executed for deadly blast


December 29th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) A court in central China's Hunan province Thursday ordered the execution of a man who set off explosives at a tax office last year, killing four ... Read more...

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