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The United States’ longest war drags on

Kabul – Between US President George W Bush announcing ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’ in September 2001 and incumbent Barack Obama proclaiming ‘Justice has been done’ in May 2011, the United States spent most of the last decade hunting down one man. The pursuit of Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader who orchestrated the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, ...

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BACKGROUND: Chronology of security incidents since invasion

Kabul – The US blamed the Taliban government in Afghanistan for aiding and giving refuge to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at the time he ordered the September 11, 2001 attacks. The US-led invasion began October 7, 2001. The regime collapsed and all the leaders fled the capital. But the war was just beginning. A decade later, here is a ...

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‘All options on table if Pak continues to support terrorism’

Washington, Sept 25 (PTI) Monday, September 26, 2011 –> Amid the diplomatic row between the US and Pakistan over alleged links between spy agency ISI and terror groups, a top American Senator today underlined that Washington needs to have ”all options” on the table if Islamabad does not abandon the policy of embracing terrorism as part of its national strategy. ...

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PHOTOS: "Moving Planet" Rallies Unite the World in Climate Action

It’s been raining photos for 36 hours at 350.org HQ in Oakland. As the sun moves around the globe, we’ve been watching images pour in from almost everywhere (except North Korea) — from Hanoi, from Cape Town, from Buenos Aires, from Delhi. They’ve come in great numbers from across Europe and North America too, so it’s been an unusual day ...

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Migrants flee after quake

Gangtok, Sept. 24: When the boulders started raining down, the toil for survival turned into a trek for staying alive. At least a thousand labourers, many of them from Bengal, fled the site of the 1,200MW Teesta Stage-III hydel power project in Chungthang, North Sikkim, after seeing several fellow workers crushed by hurtling rocks. Last Sunday’s 6.9-magnitude quake, which has ...

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UBS chief quits over rogue trading loss

UBS chief executive Oswald Gruebel has resigned over a $2.3 billion loss caused by rogue trading at its investment division, which is to be restructured now to prevent similar incidents in future, the Swiss bank said. Sergio Ermotti, the new interim boss, said on Saturday the scandal had revealed a risk exposure that was “totally unacceptable” and his first priorities ...

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Afghan police foil suicide attacks in the south

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan police say officers have shot dead two men wearing explosives vests, foiling a planned suicide attack on a government building. The Ministry of Interior says the shooting on Sunday morning in the southern Zabul province detonated the attackers’ explosives and both died. Separately, the ministry says more than 340 rockets have been fired in the past ...

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