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Record breaker Nyad attempts 48-hour swim in NYC

Record breaker Nyad attempts 48-hour swim in NYC

Oct 09. – Wearing a pink swim cap, Diana Nyad dove into the 40-yard (36.6-meter) pool set up in Herald Square and began doing laps shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday. Her aim is to raise money for people still struggling a year after Sandy. By 11 p.m. Tuesday (0300 GMT), Nyad had been in the […]

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Kerry: terrorists can run, but can’t hide

Kerry: terrorists can run, but can’t hide

Oct 06, – In raids in Somalia and in Libya’s capital, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa. They captured a Libyan al-Qaida leader allegedly involved in the bombings of U.S. embassies 15 years ago. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that […]

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Iraq hit by deadliest eruption of violence, killing at least 57 people

Iraq hit by deadliest eruption of violence, killing at least 57 people

June 11, BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of car bombings rocked central and northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and extending the deadliest eruption of violence to hit the country in years. Attackers initially targeted market-goers early in the morning, then turned their sights on police and army posts after sunset. Security […]

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Violence in Iraq claims 27 lives as UN envoy urges dialogue

Violence in Iraq claims 27 lives as UN envoy urges dialogue

May 29, AP – The latest deaths led the UN envoy to Iraq to urge feuding political leaders to meet and resolve long-running crises that have paralysed the government and been blamed for its inability to halt the bloodshed. Violence in Iraq killed 27 people on Tuesday, officials said, as the country’s cabinet discussed how […]

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Deadliest attacks on Sunnis kill at least 76 in Iraq

Deadliest attacks on Sunnis kill at least 76 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The attacks followed two days of bombings targeting Shiites, including bus stops and outdoor markets, with a total of 130 people killed since Wednesday. Scenes of bodies sprawled across a street outside a mosque and mourners killed during a funeral procession were reminiscent of some of the worst days of retaliatory warfare […]

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Bombs target elite housing complex of Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Bombs target elite housing complex of Afghan President Hamid Karzai

May 18, AP – The blasts happened inside Aino Mina, a housing complex on the northern outskirts of the city that was developed in part by Mahmood Karzai, the president’s younger brother. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but striking inside a powerful symbol of wealth and influence would be a publicity coup […]

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