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Pakistan Seeks Identity of American Suspect

Intelligence officials are trying to establish the identity of an American militant suspect arrested in Pakistan, but doubts grew Monday that he is Al Qaeda’s U.S.-born spokesman.

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Large Blast Hits Pakistani Police Building, 11 Dead

A homicide car bomber struck a building where police interrogate high-value suspects in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding scores

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Large Blast Hits Pakistani Gov’t Building, 3 Dead

A large explosion heavily damaged a building housing a government investigative agency in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Monday, police said.

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Ocean-Crossing Tsunami Lightly Swipes Asian Coasts

A tsunami that raced across the Pacific swiped island nations and Asian coasts lightly Sunday, proving to be more spectacle than destructive force for communities that had hours to prepare after Chile’s devastating earthquake.

Ocean-Crossing Tsunami Lightly Swipes Asian Coasts

Tsunami Warning Lifted; Waves Reach Japan

The tsunami from Chile’s deadly earthquake hit Japan’s main islands and the shores of Russia on Sunday, but the smaller-than-expected waves prompted the lifting of a Pacific-wide alert. Hawaii and other Pacific islands were also spared.

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Officials: U.S. Drone Kills 3 Militants in Pakistan

An explosion rocked a vehicle in Pakistan’s volatile northwest near the Afghan border, killing three people in an area dominated by militants who often stage cross-border attacks against U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, officials said.

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Pakistani Officials: Taliban Chief Mehsud Is Dead

Pakistan’s interior minister says the government is trying to confirm “credible information” that the country’s Taliban’s chief died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone strike.

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Militants Stage Comeback in Pakistan Tribal Area

Pakistani troops killed eight Islamist militants Tuesday in an Afghan border region where insurgents are staging a comeback after a military operation there was declared a success, a local official said.

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New Russian Stealth Fighter Intends to Match F-22

Russia’s first stealth fighter intended to match the latest U.S. design made a successful maiden flight Friday, giving a boost to the country’s efforts to modernize its rusting Soviet-built arsenals and retain lucrative export market.

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Official: Russia Tests New Stealth Fighter Jet

A stealth jet fighter intended to match the latest U.S. design made its maiden flight in Russia on Friday, an important step in the country’s efforts to modernize its aging Soviet-era arsenals.

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Militants Stage Attack on NATO Trucks in Pakistan

Police say suspected militants have staged a rare attack in southern Pakistan against trucks carrying supplies for NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan, wounding three people.

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State TV: Sri Lanka President Wins Re-election

sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa won a resounding re-election victory Wednesday, beating back a challenge from his former army chief to lead this nation as it tries to rebuild from a devastating civil war.

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India Issues Terror Alert Over Al Qaeda Hijack Plot

Airline passengers across India went through extra security screenings Friday and sky marshals were placed on flights as the government put its airports on high alert amid reports that Al Qaeda-linked militants planned to hijack a plane.

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