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Pakistan suicide bombing death toll jumps to 102

By Sat, Jul 10, 2010 7:36PM UTC

The men and women wailed, stood stunned or wearily sifted through the rubble Saturday for bodies, survivors and answers. Only one thing seemed certain: In the end, the two suicide bombers who killed 102 people in this village didn’t bother to discriminate among their victims. Though anti-Taliban tribal elders meeting

Researchers raise doubts over SKorean ship sinking

By Sat, Jul 10, 2010 7:11PM UTC

A South Korean-led investigation into the sinking of a warship near its disputed border with North Korea was inconclusive, may have contained fabricated data and should be reopened, two American-based researchers from South Korea said Friday. An international investigation concluded in May that North Korea torpedoed the South Korean warship

Give Gillard a chance, she’s learning as she goes

By Sat, Jul 10, 2010 6:02PM UTC

With the continued unravelling of the government’s plans to entine whichever cash strapped developing nation it can – Timor or perhaps Papua New Guinea – into taking asylum seekers heading to Australia, international affairs expert Dr Michael Wesley leaps to PM Julia Gillard’s defence: I don’t think we can judge

Taliban commander captured as US raids intensify

By Fri, Jul 09, 2010 7:01PM UTC

The international force in Afghanistan says it has captured a Taliban commander responsible for bringing Pakistani militants across the border to launch attacks. NATO says combined international and Afghan forces seized the Taliban chieftain in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday. It said in a statement Friday he facilitated

Marine general to enemy: If you f**k with me, I’ll kill you all

By Fri, Jul 09, 2010 7:01PM UTC

With army general David Petreus taking up command of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), marine general James Mattis, a tough little nut with experience in both Iraq and Afghanistan, will take over at Central Command (USCENTCOM). Mattis is famous – infamous depending on your point

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