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Karzai says US can have 9 Afghan bases after 2014

Karzai says US can have 9 Afghan bases after 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has irked Washington with his frequent criticism of American military operations in his country, said Thursday that his government is now ready to let the U.S. have nine bases across Afghanistan after most foreign troops withdraw in 2014. A border spat with Pakistan and a desire […]

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Ex-dictator denies he ordered Guatemala genocide

Ex-dictator denies he ordered Guatemala genocide

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt denied on Thursday that he ordered the extermination of Ixil Mayas as he testified for the first time at his genocide trial. The 86-year-old ex-general, who ruled Guatemala from March 1982 to August 1983 during the height of its civil war, said prosecutors hadn’t proved […]

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China and India’s rivalry extends to the Arctic

China and India’s rivalry extends to the Arctic

BEIJING (AP) — While the recent troop standoff in a remote Himalayan desert spotlights a long-running border dispute between China and India, the two emerging giants are engaged in a rivalry for global influence that spreads much farther afield. From Africa to the Arctic, the world’s two most populous countries are bumping up against each […]

May 9, 2013 | By More
Gunmen snatch former Pakistani PM’s son at rally

Gunmen snatch former Pakistani PM’s son at rally

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked an election rally in Pakistan’s southern Punjab province on Thursday and abducted the son of a former prime minister, intensifying what has already been a violent run-up to Saturday’s nationwide elections. Ali Haider Gilani, the son of ex-premier Yousuf Raza Gilani from the Pakistan People’s Party, is running for a […]

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Boston chief wasn’t told FBI got Tsarnaev warning

Boston chief wasn’t told FBI got Tsarnaev warning

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI agents did not tell Boston police they had receiving warnings from Russia’s government in 2011 about suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev and had performed a cursory investigation, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis told Congress Thursday, in the first hearing into last month’s terror attack on the Boston Marathon. Davis said that none […]

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Islamic cleric in Gaza rejects Israel’s existence

Islamic cleric in Gaza rejects Israel’s existence

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A prominent Islamic scholar making a landmark visit to the Gaza Strip declared Thursday that Israel has no right to exist and voiced his support for rocket fire on Israel, giving a boost of legitimacy to the militant Islamist Hamas rulers of the Palestinian territory. Yusuf al-Qaradawi is the […]

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