Suicide attack hits memorial for Karzai’s brother

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A suicide attack on Thursday struck memorial prayers for the assassinated brother of the Afghan president, killing four people including a senior cleric in a mosque, officials said. Interior ministry spokesman Siddiq Siddiqi said 13 people were also wounded when the bomber blew himself up in the southern city of […]

Afghan civilian war deaths hit record level: UN

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KABUL – The first half of this year was the deadliest six months for civilians in Afghanistan since the decade-old war began, the country’s UN mission said on Thursday. Civilian deaths hit a record high, up 15 percent on the first half of 2010, due to roadside and suicide bombings, […]

Blasts in Mumbai revive terror

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NEW DELHI — For the second time in three years, Mumbai suffered a major terror attack Wednesday as three explosions rocked India’s financial capital, killing at least 21 people, wounding more than 60 and spreading fear and panic across the sprawling city. The blasts, detonated over an 11-minute period beginning […]

WikiLeaks Julian Assange fights extradition

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London, July 14: Lawyers for Julian Assange on Wednesday focused their fight against the WikiLeaks chief’s extradition to Sweden on technicalities – trying to punch holes through the warrant seeking his arrest. Assange is wanted in Sweden for questioning on allegations of rape and molestation, a prosecution he and his […]

Egypt fires hundreds of police as protests grow

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BY SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press= CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s security chief fired nearly 700 police officers Wednesday in a step to cleanse the much-hated force, the latest concession military rulers have made under pressure from protesters holding a sit-in in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for the past six days. Widespread […]

5 French soldiers die in attack in Afghanistan

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PARIS (AP) — The office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy says five French soldiers and one Afghan civilian have been killed in a bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern Kapisa province. Four other French soldiers and three other Afghan civilians were seriously injured in Wednesday’s attack, Sarkozy’s office said in a statement. […]

Serial blasts in Mumbai, 13 killed

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Terror struck Mumbai when three serial blasts rocked crowded areas in Zaveri Bazar, Dadar and the Opera House this evening leaving at least 13 killled and 50 injured. In New Delhi, the Union Home Ministry said the multiple explosions were a terror strike and that Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) was […]

Turkey detains suspected al-Qaida militants

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SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press= ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police have detained 15 suspected al-Qaida militants who were allegedly planning to attack the U.S. Embassy in Turkey’s capital, the nation’s state-run news agency said Wednesday. Turkey’s Interior Ministry confirmed the capture of suspected al-Qaida militants, but would provide no other details […]

News Corp. drops bid for BSkyB

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By Ken Sweet, contributing writer @CNNMoney July 13, 2011: 9:59 AM ET Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. said Wednesday it was dropping its bid for satellite TV company BSkyB. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — News Corp. — Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate — ended its bid to purchase British Sky Broadcasting, following days […]

Is the Military-Entertainment Complex Contributing to PTSD?

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Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. ”There are probably more differences in human brains than in other animals partly because the human brain does most of its developing in the outside world.” -Robert Ornstein and Richard Thompson, ”The Amazing Brain” There already exists an enormous gulf between the natural word […]