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High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan will make history on Saturday when up to millions of Pakistanis showed up at the polls to mark the first democratic transition in the nation’s history.Pakistan, technically a democracy, has been led by Presid…

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan will make history on Saturday when up to millions of Pakistanis showed up at the polls to mark the first democratic transition in the nation’s history.Pakistan, technically a democracy, has been led by Presid…

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan will make history on Saturday when up to millions of Pakistanis showed up at the polls to mark the first democratic transition in the nation’s history.Pakistan, technically a democracy, has been led by Presid…

Five NATO Soldiers Killed in Southern Afghanistan

Five NATO Soldiers Killed in Southern Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Five NATO troops were killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.The troops, members of the International Security Assistance Force, were killed by an improvised explosive device, according …

Owners of Factories in Collapsed Bangladeshi Building Arrested

Owners of Factories in Collapsed Bangladeshi Building Arrested

Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images(DHAKA, Bandladesh) — Two owners of garment factories in the  building that collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital were arrested after turning themselves in to the authorities on Saturday, acc…

Mother of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects: ‘My Family Is in the Dirt’

Mother of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects: ‘My Family Is in the Dirt’

Obtained by ABC News(Makhachkala, Dagestan) — The mother of the Boston bombing suspects said in a tearful phone call with ABC News on Saturday evening that she and her husband plan to travel to the United States to visit their younger son, who was arr…

Alleged Rape of 5-Year-Old in India Sparks Protests

Alleged Rape of 5-Year-Old in India Sparks Protests

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW DELHI) — A case of alleged child rape in India has once again sparked protest and anger at the government and police for not doing enough to stop violence against women.
Police say that the victim, a 5-year-old girl…

Major Earthquake Hits China’s Sichuan Province

Major Earthquake Hits China’s Sichuan Province

iStockphoto(SICHUAN, China) — A major earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province early Saturday morning, killing over 150 people and injuring thousands more.
The earthquake struck just after 8 a.m. in the hills of Sichuan province, in China’s…

North Korea Lists Requirements Before Talks Can Occur

North Korea Lists Requirements Before Talks Can Occur

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — North Korea’s top military body issued a list of conditions necessary before any talks will take place with the United States or South Korea.Among the conditions are the lifting of United Nations sanctions, the cal…

Death of Lu Lingzi in Boston Marathon Bombing Shattered Parents Dreams

Death of Lu Lingzi in Boston Marathon Bombing Shattered Parents Dreams

Courtesy Darson Li(BOSTON) — Boston University graduate student Lu Lingzi, the third victim to die in the Boston Marathon bombings, was the embodiment of her parents’ highest hopes, a daughter born under China’s one-child policy.The ambitious 23-year-…

Kerry on NKorea: US Would Not Rule Out Talks, but only if Denuclearization Steps Taken

Kerry on NKorea: US Would Not Rule Out Talks, but only if Denuclearization Steps Taken

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tokyo Sunday for the last leg of his Asia trip, reiterating the Obama Administration’s pledge to seek a “peaceful resolution” on the Korean peninsula, amid increasing unease a…

Lion Air Jet Crashes into Sea In Bali

Lion Air Jet Crashes into Sea In Bali

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BALI, Indonesia) — An airplane that crashed into the sea Saturday morning of the Indonesian island of Bali snapped into two pieces from the impact.The plane was carrying over 100 passengers and at least seven crew members, all …

Russia Bans Former Bush Administration Officials

Russia Bans Former Bush Administration Officials

ThinkStock(MOSCOW) — Russia slapped sanctions on a pair of former top Bush administration officials, two former commanders of the Guantanamo Bay detention center and 14 other Americans in retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions the Obama admi…

Alaskan Fort Is Last Defense Against Possible North Korea Nuke

Alaskan Fort Is Last Defense Against Possible North Korea Nuke

Ralph Scott/MDA Public Affairs(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) — In the remote Alaskan wilderness, some 3,800 miles from Pyongyang, North Korea, the United States’ last line of defense against a nuclear warhead from North Korea or Iran stands ready to attack.Fort …

Minuteman 3 Missile Test Delayed in Light of North Korea Situation

Minuteman 3 Missile Test Delayed in Light of North Korea Situation

iStockphoto(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel  has delayed a Minuteman 3 missile test that had been scheduled for Tuesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California “to avoid misperception or manipulation” by North Korea, ac…

American and South Korean Generals Postpone Trips to Washington

American and South Korean Generals Postpone Trips to Washington

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — The ongoing tense situation on the North Korean peninsula has led the top American general in South Korea and South Korea’s top general to cancel long-planned trips to Washington this week.
On Sunday,…

North Korea Might Launch Missile on Date of Founder’s 101st Birthday

North Korea Might Launch Missile on Date of Founder’s 101st Birthday

PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — The South Korean military is now speculating that if there is a missile launch from North Korea, it could happen on or before April 15, the nation’s founder Kim Il-sung’s birthday.
North …

White House Responds to North Korean Threats

White House Responds to North Korean Threats

Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — One day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned that the time had come to “settle accounts with the U.S.,” the White House responded, calling Kim’s comments “unconstructive.”"We’ve seen reports of a new and…

Camera Found off Taiwanese Coast, Six Years Later

Camera Found off Taiwanese Coast, Six Years Later

ABC News(NEW YORK) — After 2,000 days at sea, a camera dating from 2007 was found on the other side of the world, and with it, memories Lindsay Scallen thought she would have trouble reliving without her photos.“I am absolutely astounded, blown …

U.S. and Afghanistan Reach Agreement on Control of Bagram Prison

U.S. and Afghanistan Reach Agreement on Control of Bagram Prison

Kevin Horan/Stone(WASHINGTON) — After negotiations and delays, the International Security Assistance Force has turned control of Bagram detention facility to the Afghan government.The prison was a main topic of conversation when Secretary of Defense C…

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