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Taliban militants storm Afghan government compound

Taliban militants storm Afghan government compound

June 25, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The well-planned daylight assault in a highly fortified zone of the capital was a bold challenge to Kabul’s authority just a week after the Taliban opened a political office in Qatar as the Islamic militant movement said it was willing to begin a U.S.-led peace process. Taliban militants stormed […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
US secretary Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia on Syria push

US secretary Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia on Syria push

June 25, AP – Kerry will spend several hours in the western city of Jeddah consulting with the leadership of the Kingdom, which has been outspoken in its opposition to embattled Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. US Secretary of State John Kerry headed Tuesday to Saudi Arabia in hopes of coordinating support for Syria’s rebels […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Taliban attacks presidential place of Hamid Karzai in Kabul

Taliban attacks presidential place of Hamid Karzai in Kabul

June 25, AP – Militants targeted the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday morning, with a succession of blasts heard along with the sound of shooting. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack on the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul. A series of explosions and gunfire were heard outside the heavily-guarded building. Kabul’s police […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Deadliest violence in Lebanon a test of week government’s ability

Deadliest violence in Lebanon a test of week government’s ability

June 25, BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of the southern port fled machine-gun fire and grenade explosions that shook the coastal area in one of the deadliest rounds of violence, seen as a test of the weak government’s ability to contain the furies unleashed by the civil war in neighboring Syria. Lebanon’s third-largest city of Sidon […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
Pakistan’s Prime Minister: Musharraf to face treason trial under Article 6

Pakistan’s Prime Minister: Musharraf to face treason trial under Article 6

June 24, ISLAMABAD (AP) — Sharif said the government agrees with the Supreme Court’s decision that Musharraf committed treason under Article 6 of the constitution when he declared a state of emergency in 2007 and suspended the constitution. Pakistan’s prime minister said Monday that the government plans to put the military ruler who ousted him […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
UNESCO honours Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park as a World Heritage site

UNESCO honours Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park as a World Heritage site

June 24, AP – On Sunday, experts with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization added the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe to its World Heritage list. The beauty spot in Kassel, in the central state of Hesse, is the largest park built on a hillside in Europe. It took about 150 years to complete, with work […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
Bombs hit Syrian capital Damascus, Aleppo kill 20 soldiers

Bombs hit Syrian capital Damascus, Aleppo kill 20 soldiers

June 24, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — In northern Syria, a car bomb killed 12 soldiers in Aleppo, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists in Syria for information. It had no other details, and the government did not comment. Suicide bombers targeted security compounds in Damascus […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
Rivers receding in Calgary, 3 dead in floods

Rivers receding in Calgary, 3 dead in floods

June 23, CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The flooding forced authorities to evacuate Calgary’s entire downtown and hit some of the city’s iconic structures hard. The Saddledome, home to the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames, was flooded up to the 10th row, leaving the dressing rooms submerged. Water levels dropped, providing a measure of relief to […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
Gunmen wearing police uniform kill nine tourists in Pakistan

Gunmen wearing police uniform kill nine tourists in Pakistan

June 23, AP – Five Ukrainians, three Chinese a Russian and their guide were killed in the attack in a remote resort area near the base camp for the snow-covered Nanga Parbat mountain, a popular destination for adventurous trekkers, officials said. Gunmen stormed a hotel in a remote part of northern Pakistan on Sunday and […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
Take Safety precautions Before Letting Kids in the Pool

Take Safety precautions Before Letting Kids in the Pool

June 22, – Never leave children alone in or near a pool and be sure that they are always supervised by an adult who can swim, said Dr. Natalie Lane, medical director of the emergency department at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Pools can provide lots of fun and exercise for children, but a fun day […]

June 22, 2013 | By More