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NATO Admits Killing Girl in Afghan Raid

NATO says a combined Afghan and coalition force has killed a young girl and an Afghan policeman during an operation against a Taliban leader in eastern Afghanistan. The incident took

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Dozens Wounded as Yemeni Forces Fire on Protesters

Dozens were wounded Thursday as fresh clashes erupted between Yemeni security forces and protesters, a day after at least nine people were killed in anti-government unrest. News organizations quoting witnesses

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Officials: Bin Laden Urged Followers to Attack US

U.S. officials say Osama bin Laden’s handwritten journal shows the al-Qaida leader urging his followers to focus on targeting the United States in a large-scale attack. Media reports quote the

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Syrian Activists Say Government Tanks Deploying Around Hama

Syrian activists say government forces expanded their crackdown Thursday on an opposition uprising, deploying tanks around the historic city of Hama, where the Syrian regime crushed a revolt almost 20

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Gadhafi’s Tripoli Compound Hit After TV Appearance

NATO warplanes have attacked Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s compound in Tripoli, hours after he made his first appearance on Libyan television since last month. Libyan authorities took reporters to the

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Syria Braces for More Anti-Regime Protests

Syrian government forces expanded their crackdown on public opposition Thursday uprising, deploying tanks around the historic city of Hama, where the Syrian regime crushed a revolt almost 20 years ago.

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CIA Director: Torture Did Not Lead To Osama Bin Laden

John McCain writes: I asked CIA Director Leon Panetta for the facts, and he told me the following: The trail to bin Laden did not begin with a disclosure from

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NATO Strikes Gadhafi Compound in Tripoli

NATO bombs hit government buildings in the Libyan capital Tripoli Thursday the same day NATO’s secretary general visited Washington. A Libyan resistance leader, also visiting the U.S. capital, says the

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Taliban Revenge Bombing Kills 80 in Pakistan

Pakistan officials say the death toll from the twin suicide bombing of a paramilitary training center in the northwest has risen to 80. Pakistan’s Taliban says it carried out Friday’s

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Gates: US Remains Cautious Over Libyan Rebels

Representatives from the Libyan opposition are in Washington this week to meet senior U.S. officials in a bid to win more foreign assistance to help topple Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.