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Pakistan: Militants attack police station, kill 4

RIAZ KHAN Associated Press= PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Suicide bombers armed with assault rifles and grenades attacked a large police station in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar early Friday, killing four officers in an assault authorities said was likely in revenge for offensives against nearby strongholds. The attack was the latest in a spasm of violence in or close to ...

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Iraq attacks kill 60, raise sectarian fears

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Simultaneous early morning attacks on mostly Shi’ite targets across Iraq killed at least 60 people and wounded dozens Thursday in the one of the bloodiest days of violence since U.S. troops pulled out in mid-December. Members of security forces stand guard at the site of a bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad ...

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Obama apologizes for Quran burning in Afghanistan

PATRICK QUINN Associated Press= KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama apologized Thursday for the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book at a U.S. military base this week, as violent protests raging nationwide led a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform to kill two U.S. troops. The Afghans’ furious response to the Quran burning — three days ...

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Greece bailout: MPs approve debt swap deal

The Greek parliament has passed a law that allows a debt write-down with private creditors, which is a key plank of its EU/IMF bailout agreement. Banks and other private creditors will be asked to take a 53.5% loss on their bonds, wiping out 107bn euros (£90bn;$142bn) of Greek debt. Now that the debt swap has been approved, MPs will also ...

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Security Council calls for large increase to African peace force in Somalia

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov addresses the Security Council on the situation in Somalia. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz22 February 2012 – The Security Council today called on the African Union (AU) to increase the strength of its peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) by almost 50 per cent of its current forces to address the growing threat from piracy and other criminal ...

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Afghans, US may defer issues in strategic deal

The U.S. and the Afghan governments are considering pushing through a long-delayed partnership agreement by moving the contentious issues of night raids and control over detainees to separate negotiations, officials from both countries said. The two governments have been working for about a year to nail down the terms of a strategic partnership document that would govern U.S. operations in ...

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Rising sales point to better year for housing

WASHINGTON — The housing market is flashing signs of health ahead of the spring-buying season. Sales of previously occupied homes are at their highest level since May 2010. More first-time buyers are making purchases. And the supply of homes fell last month to its lowest point in nearly seven years, which could push home prices higher. Sales have now risen ...

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