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Taliban attack Pak military posts; 8 soldiers dead

Islamabad: Over 100 Taliban fighters crossed over from Afghanistan and attacked military posts in Upper Dir area of northwest Pakistan, triggering clashes that left eight soldiers and 15 militants dead, officials said on Sunday. The Taliban launched the attack late last night and…

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To Help Congo Heal, World Must Have Faith in Grassroots Projects

The situation in Congo keeps deteriorating even though its civil war has officially been over for years and the United Nations’ second-largest peacekeeping mission is based there. The international community has failed to help Congo achieve peace and security because it fundamentally misunderstands the causes of the violence. Since the end of the transition to peace in late 2006, living ...

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Journalists should not suffer for telling inconvenient truth

Monday, 25 June 2012, 1:50 pm Press Release: OHCHR Journalists should not be silenced, intimidated, imprisoned, tortured or killed for telling “inconvenient” truths, urge UN experts Geneva, 21 June 2012 – Two United Nations Special Rapporteurs joined forces today to urge world governments, the international community, and journalists and media organisations to act decisively on the protection of the right ...

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Vicious wildfires spread to Colo. tourist centers

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.: Wildfires moved in on some of Colorado’s most popular summer tourist destinations over the weekend, demolishing nearly two dozen homes near Rocky Mountain National Park and emptying hotels and campgrounds at the…

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Promoting Gender, Partnerships And Sustainability at Rio

Monday, 25 June 2012, 12:56 pm Press Release: IUCN IUCN, UNDESA AND UNEP Promote Gender, Partnerships And Sustainability At Rio Background: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 June, 2012 (IUCN) – Around the world, progress on gender equality has been achieved in many areas, yet the potential for women to engage in and contribute to sustainable development more effectively as leaders, ...

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Clashes in Indian Kashmir as fire guts Muslim shrine

AFP – A major fire gutted a 200-year-old, revered Sufi Muslim shrine in Indian Kashmir Monday, sparking clashes between police and residents in the region’s summer capital Srinagar, police said. Nearly two dozen people were injured in the violence, triggered by anger at the perceived delayed…

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Ukraine Tymoshenko trial put back till after Euro 2012

A second trial of Ukraine's opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has been adjourned until 10 July – after the European football championship. The tax evasion trial was postponed on Monday…

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Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan says new tactics needed

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has said he sacked his security chiefs because new tactics are needed to fight Islamist group Boko Haram. He dismissed his defence minister and security adviser after about 150 people were killed last week. "[Boko Haram] are changing their tactics every day, so you also have to change your staff and personnel," he said in an ...

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Evolving tactics of Syrian rebels

As violence appears to have escalated in Syria, the BBC's Ian Pannell reports on the situation in the north of the country, where he has just spent the last two weeks with some of the rebel groups in Idlib province. The commander had "gone to ground" and we sat for endless tense hours in a breathless heat waiting for news. ...

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Egypt celebrates as Mohammed Morsi calls for unity following election victory

As celebrations continued into the night in Cairo’s Tahrir square, election winner Mohammed Morsi says Egypt will respect the country’s commitments to unity 560 315 TelegraphPlayer_9353470 8:29AM BST 25 Jun 2012 Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s new President, addressed the nation on Sunday as celebrations continued across the country late into the night. In his televised speech, Muslim Brotherhood candidate Morsi addressed ...

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