Monthly Archives: August 2009

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Missing boaters endured ‘survival test’

A day after the U.S. Coast Guard said it was suspending its weeklong search for three missing boaters, the men were found alive Saturday night.

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Suicide attack kills 16 cops in Pak

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Pakistan’s troubled Swat valley on Sunday, killing 16 policemen and injuring over 25 others in one of the worst attacks since the army wrested control of the area from the Taliban. The bomber entered the police station in Mingora, the main city of Swat district, by climbing over a wall.


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Taiwan visit not political: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama denied any political agenda as he began what he described as a “purely humanitarian” mission on Sunday to comfort victims of Taiwan’s worst storm, trying to calm fears that he would further anger China by verging into politics. Although the Tibetan spiritual leader has traveled to Taiwan before, many fear his arrival could hurt the island’s improving relations with rival China.


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Ex-Israel PM Olmert indicted for graft

Israel’s former Premier Ehud Olmert has been indicted on graft charges including fraud, breach of trust and tax evasion, making him the first former prime minister in the country’s history to face criminal charges.


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Ruling party concedes defeat in Japan polls

Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso conceded defeat in elections on Sunday as media exit polls indicated the opposition had won by a landslide, sending the conservatives out of power after 54 years of nearly unbroken rule amid widespread economic anxiety and desire for change.


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Afghan polls: Karzai widens lead

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai was moving towards victory in country’s fraud-tainted elections as the United States hit out at what it said were reports of Washington wanting to influence the outcome of the vote.


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Pak modifying Harpoon missiles: US

The United States has accused Pakistan of illegally modifying the Harpoon anti-ship missile in order to expand its capability to strike at land targets


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15 policemen killed in Pak suicide blast

At least 15 policemen were killed and over 25 others injured when a suicide bomber struck a police station in Pakistan’s troubled northwestern Swat valley on Sunday. The bomber climbed over a wall and entered a ground in the police station in Mingora, the main city in Swat district, where about 60 personnel were being trained, and blew himself up.


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Edward Kennedy laid to rest

Sen. Edward M Kennedy was laid to rest on Saturday night alongside slain brothers John and Robert.


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India shying away from talks: Pak

Pakistan on Saturday accused India of “shying away” from peace talks even though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had acknowledged that dialogue is the only way forward for the two countries. “If the road forward is dialogue, then what are they shying away for? They should come and sit and talk,” Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said.