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Anti-Taliban leader, family killed in Afghan blast


September 21st, 2012 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 21 (IANS) An anti-Taliban tribal elder and four of his family members were killed in a blast in Afghanistan's southern province of Uruzgan, Xinhua reported.Hajji Qader, two children ... Read more...

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Yemeni president sacks intelligence chiefs


September 12th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Sep 12 (IANS) Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi Tuesday sacked heads of the national security agency and military intelligence, after two suicide car bombs targeted the country's defence minister ... Read more...

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17 killed as rains create havoc in Pakistan


September 9th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and over 20 others injured in several rain-related accidents in eastern and southern Pakistan Sunday, reported Xinhua, citing local media ... Read more...

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One held for China bomb hoax


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A 29-year-old man has been detained in China for a hoax bomb warning that forced the diversion of a domestic flight, Xinhua reported.Xiong Yi, a resident ... Read more...

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Bloodshed at picnic: 17 Afghan civilians killed by Taliban


August 27th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 27 (IANS) Seventeen civilians, including three women, who were at a picnic were killed by Taliban militants in Musa Qala district in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand ... Read more...

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US military chief visits Afghanistan


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Monday paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Dempsey arrived at the Bagram air base, ... Read more...

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US military chief visits Afghanistan


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Monday paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Dempsey arrived at the Bagram air base, ... Read more...

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50 Taliban killed in NATO drone strike


August 18th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 50 suspected Taliban militants were killed Saturday when a pilotless NATO plane bombed Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar, Xinhua reported.The drone targeted four ... Read more...

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Assad appoints former health minister as PM


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appointed former health minister Wael al-Halqi to the post of prime minister.Halqi was appointed following the defection of the ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda suicide bomber kills 20 in Yemen


August 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and many injured when an Al Qaeda suicide bomber blew himself up at a gathering of pro-government tribesmen in Yemen's ... Read more...

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Bolivia cancels mining concession


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia's government issued a decree Thursday formally revoking a mining concession held by the private firm Compania Minera Malku Khota and rejected claims for compensation ... Read more...

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Colombian rebel, presumed dead, appears in TV interview


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) The second-in-command of the FARC guerrilla group's Southern Bloc, believed to have been killed in a Colombian military airstrike in 2010, reappeared in an interview with ... Read more...

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Prison warden slain in Guatemala


July 20th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, July 20 (IANS/EFE) The warden of a maximum-security prison that holds some of Guatemala's most dangerous criminals was gunned down on the streets of this capital, authorities said ... Read more...

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Anzhi plead fans not to bury European dream


July 17th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala have issued a plea to their supporters not to spoil their chances of staging European football at their home stadium in ... Read more...

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Anzhi to play Europa matches near Moscow


July 9th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football club Anzhi Makhachkala have chosen to play their Europa League matches at a stadium near their Moscow suburb training base after UEFA banned ... Read more...

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25 killed in Iraq truck bombing


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 3 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 75 wounded Tuesday when a booby-trapped truck blew up at a busy marketplace in a southern province in Iraq, ... Read more...

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Abducted Saudi diplomat asks king to meet Al Qaeda demands


May 26th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 26 (IANS) A Saudi diplomat appeared in an online video Saturday for the first time since he was kidnapped in March and asked Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels recruited teenagers, says activist


May 19th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC guerrillas pulled at least 13 teenagers out of boarding schools in the southern province of Putumayo and forced them to join their ranks, a ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels set condition for freeing French reporter


May 8th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they are prepared to release a French journalist they have been holding since April 28 only in the context of a debate ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels say they are holding French reporter


May 7th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 7 (IANS/EFE) French journalist Romeo Langlois is being held as a "prisoner of war", the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, said in a video released Sunday.A ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels say they’re holding French reporter


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC guerrillas admitted Tuesday that they are holding French journalist Romeo Langlois, who disappeared three days ago in the middle of a firefight between ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases 73 Yemeni soldiers


April 28th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 28 (IANS) The Yemeni wing of terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday released after mediation by a tribal leader 73 Yemeni soldiers captured two months ago, Xinhua reported.The soldiers ... Read more...

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South African government accelerates land reforms


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 23 (IANS) The South African government is speeding up its plan to redistribute land to rightful owners, the official Bua news agency reported Sunday."The government has set a ... Read more...

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Arab Spring in Syria? Picnickers tell a different story


April 21st, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) It's a sunny weekend afternoon in Damascus, with a freak chill in the air. Thousands of ordinary families have gathered in parks and under the shade ... Read more...

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Gunmen torch health centre in Syria


April 15th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 15 (IANS) An armed group set ablaze a health centre Saturday in Syria's Latakai city, Xinhua reported.According to Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the fire has been ... Read more...

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Two kids killed in Afghan bombing


April 12th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 12 (IANS) Two children were killed and six other people injured Thursday in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan, an official said.The blast took place in Safar town ... Read more...

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23 killed in Yemen attack


April 9th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Aden (Yemen), April 9 (IANS) At least 11 soldiers and 12 terrorists were killed when Al Qaeda attacked a military base in Yemen Monday, Xinhua reported.The militants attacked the Yemeni ... Read more...

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Seven killed, 70 hurt in Thai bombings


March 31st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 31 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and more than 70 injured Saturday in three serial bomb explosions in Thailand, officials said.The bombings took place around noon ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda claim to have killed 30 soldiers in Yemen


March 31st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Aden, March 31 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday claimed to have killed at least 30 Yemeni soldiers and seized a military site after a deadly gunbattle with government troops, ... Read more...

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Four die in Ecuador gold mine blast


February 24th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Four people were killed and six badly injured in an explosion at a gold mine in the southern province of Azuay, authorities said.The blast took place ... Read more...

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Wild animals cause havoc in Mozambique province


February 16th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Feb 16 (IANS) Wild animals are creating havoc in a province in the southern African nation of Mozambique. At least 16 people have been killed in animal attacks, ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda publicly executes three for spying


February 12th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Aden (Yemen), Feb 12 (IANS) Two Saudi nationals and a Yemeni -- all members of the Al Qaeda's Yemen wing -- were Sunday publicly executed for allegedly spying for the ... Read more...

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Turkey conducts its first face transplant


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Jan 22 (IANS) Doctors in Turkey Saturday began the country's first ever face transplant surgery on a 19-year-old Turkish national, the Anatolia news agency reported.The face of a 45-year-old ... Read more...

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Seven Taliban killed in Afghanistan


January 9th, 2012 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 9 (IANS) Seven suspected Taliban militants have been killed in a special operation in Afghanistan, a government spokesman said.A unit of the Afghan National Directorate of Security ... Read more...

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Iran starts uranium enrichment at new n-plant


January 9th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) Iran has begun enriching uranium at its new nuclear plant near the Qom city, Xinhua reported Sunday.The Fordo enrichment facility will start operating soon, the Kayhan ... Read more...

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