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Afghan assasination dashes peace hopes

PATRICK QUINN Associated Press= KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The assassination of a former Afghan president reflects the dangers of negotiations with the Taliban: Any effort toward a peace deal can bring deadly action to stop it from factions within the multi-headed insurgency. Now supporters of the slain Burhanuddin Rabbani angrily warned on Wednesday that there is no hope in seeking ...

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First prize for a child in Somalia: An AK-47

NAIROBI: A typical prize for a children’s contest might be a backpack, a lunchbox or maybe some toys. But not in Somalia. Over the weekend, a Somali radio station run by the Shabab,…

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Cameron in talks over Palestine bid

David Cameron will hold talks with world leaders at the United Nations as the Government weighs its response to an expected push for Palestinian statehood. The Prime Minister arrived in New York amid reports of a split in the coalition over whether to back an application for Palestine to join the United Nations. The United States has already said it ...

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Cameron in talks over Palestine bid

David Cameron will hold talks with world leaders at the United Nations as the Government weighs its response to an expected push for Palestinian statehood. The Prime Minister arrived in New York amid reports of a split in the coalition over whether to back an application for Palestine to join the United Nations. The United States has already said it ...

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Mullen says troop total in Iraq to drop sharply

WASHINGTON — The number of American troops in Iraq will fall to roughly 40,000 by the end of this month as the U.S. winds down the war, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, initially said force levels would drop to 30,000 over that time frame, but later Tuesday his…

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Kenya election violence: Uhuru Kenyatta at The Hague

Kenya’s deputy prime minister is to testify at the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he and two others are accused of crimes against humanity. Judges will…

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Bus-sized dead satellite may hit Earth on Friday

WASHINGTON: A six-and-ahalf tonne defunct climate satellite that has been circling the Earth for the past 20 years will make a fiery death plunge this week, Nasa…

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Obama meets Erdogan after Ankara bomb blast

US President Barack Obama speaks during a bliateral meeting with Turkey’s P… US President Barack Obama offered condolences over a bomb blast in Ankara Tuesday, as he sat down with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a key Middle East ally. Obama met Erdogan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, on a day when ...

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Polio strain spreads to China from Pakistan

Polio has spread to China for the first time since 1999 after being imported from Pakistan, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed. It said a strain of polio (WPV1) found in China was genetically linked with the type now circulating in Pakistan. At least seven…

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