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20 dead in gas tanker explosion near Mexico City

ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and JOSE OSORIO , The Associated Press Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 1:30 PM MEXICO CITY – A natural gas tanker truck lost control and exploded on a highway lined by homes in the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec early Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring nearly three dozen, according to the Citizen Safety Department ...

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7 killed in suicide bomber attack in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Seven people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber attempted to ram a car laden with explosives into a military convoy escorting a four-member Qatari delegation. Gen. Garad Nor Abdulle, a senior police official, said the members of the Qatari delegation who were being escorted in the interior minister’s convoy were unharmed and safely reached their ...

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900 held in China for meat-related crimes

Tweet Beijing, May 3 (IANS) A total of 904 people have been arrested in China during a three-month campaign for crimes such as producing fake beef and mutton made from rat and fox, the ministry of public security said. Since Jan 25,…

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5 car bombs kill 36 in Shiite areas across Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Five car bombs struck in predominantly Shiite cities and districts in central and southern Iraq on Monday, killing 36 people and wounding dozens in the latest wave of violence roiling the country, Iraqi officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Monday’s blasts but coordinated bombings in civilian areas are a favorite strategy used by al-Qaida in ...

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1.5 million people affected by China quake

BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) — More than 1.5 million people in southwest China’s Sichuan Province have been affected by Saturday’s strong earthquake, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs here Sunday. The quake has affected 69 counties in the province, said the statement from the ministry. “A large number of buildings collapsed and were damaged in the quake-hit area. The authorities ...

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10 militants killed in Afghan raids

Tweet Kabul, April 14 (IANS) Ten Taliban militants have been killed in military operations across Afghanistan Since Saturday, the interior ministry…

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6 Americans, doctor killed in Afghan attacks

Militants killed six Americans and an Afghan doctor in a pair of attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, the deadliest day for the United States in the war in eight months. The violence — hours after the U.S. military’s top officer arrived for consultations with Afghan and U.S.-led coalition officials — illustrates the instability plaguing the nation as foreign forces work ...

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6,000 Syrians killed in March, deadliest month yet

March was the bloodiest month yet in Syria’s two-year-old conflict with more than 6,000 documented deaths, a leading anti-regime activist group said on Monday, blaming the increase on heavier shelling and more violent clashes. Rami Abdul-Rahman, who heads the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the increased toll is likely incomplete because both the Syrian army and the rebel groups ...

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21 people, including seven foreign troops, killed in a single day in Afghanistan

At least 21 people, including seven foreign troops, were killed on Monday in one of the deadliest days so far this year in Afghanistan, officials said in Kabul on Tuesday. Five NATO soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash, while a land mine and mortar round killed at least six civilians in southern Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the death toll in the ...

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