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  • 10 civilians are killed and 2 others are wounded after being struck by NATO during an election campaign in Rostaq, Afghanistan. Originally, a spokesman had said a "precision air strike" had hit a militant vehicle. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • Palestinians stone an Israeli car travelling through the West Bank resulting in a 12-year-old being injured. (YNet News)
  • The Mexican Army claims to have killed 25 drug cartel gunmen in a clash in Tamaulipas state near the United States border. (BBC)
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  • At least 17 migrants are kidnapped by suspected human traffickers in Tijuana, Baja California, in northwestern Mexico. (Al Jazeera) (RFI)
  • Price riots continue in Mozambique, leaving a further four people dead. (AP) (Reuters Africa)
  • Police in Brazil arrest almost the entire council in the city of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, on suspicion of fraud and corruption, leaving the city without a government. (BBC) (Latin American Herald Tribune)
  • Figures show that at least 2,000 British police officers had 3 or more complaints made against them in 2009-10. (BBC)
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  • Rebels in Darfur say armed men have attacked villages in the region leaving dozens dead in the last two days. (IOL) (AFP)
  • A suicide bomber injures at least 25 Tajikistan police officers with several missing following an attack on a regional headquarters at Khujand. (AFP) (RIA Novosti)
  • A Taliban bomb attack on a Shiite solidarity rally with the Palestinian people kills at least 53 people in Quetta, Pakistan. (MSNBC) (Reuters via Yahoo! Canada) (Xinhua) (The Times of India)
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  • Tony Blair is met with a three-hundred person antiwar demonstration and has a small number of individuals throw objects (shoes, bottles and eggs), and encounters an attempted citizen's arrest for war crimes at Eason's in Dublin, Ireland, at his first public book signing for A Journey; four are arrested. Clashes between protesters and police lead to the closure of businesses and the Luas tram system. (The Guardian) (RTÉ) (The Irish Times) (AFP via Daily Nation) (Aljazeera)
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  • A Palestinian Authority spokesman says that Iran has no standing to criticize them for relaunching direct talks with Israel while Iran "represses their people," after the Iranian foreign minister says those negotiating with Israel are "betraying their nations." (Jerusalem Post)
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  • Police in El Salvador discover barrels containing US$9 million in suspected drug money. (BBC) (AP)
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  • A group of Danish rocketeers postpone launch when a valve on their rocket jammed. (BBC)
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  • China investigates the qualifications of all its commercial pilots after 200 of them had falsified their résumés. (BBC) (AFP) (China Daily)
  • Two Greenpeace activists are given suspended sentences in Japan for stealing whale meat. (The Japan Times) (Reuters) (AP)
  • Bahrain charges 23 Shia Muslim activists with terrorism and attempting to overthrow the government. (Al Jazeera) (Bloomberg) (Bahrain News Agency)
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  • Israel begins military preparations in order to intercept a 20-ship flotilla due to set sail towards the Gaza Strip and break the Israeli blockade. A wide range of plans are being considered, including the possibility of stopping the flotilla far out at sea due to its sheer size. (Hurriyet)
  • A car bomb attack on a Pakistan police headquarters in the city of Kohat kills at least 20 people and injures 50. (AFP via Google News)
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  • Some 3,500 people are evacuated in Boulder County, Colorado due to wildfires concerns. (AFP via Google News)
  • Japan experiences its record-hottest summer. (Mercury News) (Washington Post)
  • Around 85 fires break out in the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan, with at least 20 homes destroyed. Winds of 40 to 50 mph cause 113,000 customers to lose electricity. (ABC News America) (WISN)
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  • France condemns as "unacceptable" remarks made by former Cuban leader Fidel Castro expressing sympathy with the Romani migrants it is trying to rid itself of. (BBC) (AFP via France24)
  • North Korea proposes the resumption of family reunions with South Korea. (BBC) (Yonhap)
  • Jordan signs a nuclear co-operation treaty with Japan to build a nuclear power plant within 10 years. (Press TV)
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  • Sex abuse campaigners meet at a conference in Islington, North London, to call for "action not words" from Pope Benedict XVI ahead of his visit to the UK. (BBC)
  • 9 Serb paramilitaries are indicted over the deaths of 43 ethnic Albanians in May 1999. (Al Jazeera)
  • At least 8 police officers are killed and several others are wounded in San Miguel, Putumayo, Colombia, near its border with Ecuador. 2 of the perpetrators are then killed in the jungle. (BBC)
  • Police in Somalia say they have foiled an attack by Islamist militants against the seaport in the capital Mogadishu. (Reuters) (Sify)
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  • Turkish constitutional referendum, 2010:
    • Voters in Turkey go to the polls for a referendum to amend the constitution. (BBC) (Al Jazeera) (Xinhua)
    • The constitutional changes are reported to have been "approved" by the people. (BBC)
  • Néstor Kirchner, former President of Argentina and current Secretary-General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), has surgery on a blocked coronary artery. (BBC)
  • Taxpayer March on Washington (also known as the 9/12 Tea Party) takes place in Washington, D. C. According to various estimates ranging from 60,000 to more than 1 million people march from Freedom Plaza to the United States Capitol. The event coincided with other similar protests organized in various cities across the nation.The protesters rallied against what they consider big government, the dismantling of free market capitalism, abortion, and President Barack Obama's proposals on health care reform, taxation, and federal spending, among other issues. (BBC) (Los Angeles Times)
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  • 9 people are reported killed after the 2010 Hakkâri bus attack where a civilian passenger van hit a land mine on a road near Durankaya in the southeastern province of Hakkâri, in Turkey. (Hürriyet) (Al Jazeera)
  • Somalia:
    • The United Nations Special Representative for Somalia, Augustine Mahinga, says the situation in the country remains "dire" and the AMISOM mission is "underfunded". (Al Jazeera) (AFP)
    • 15 people are killed after mortar rounds are fired into the Somali government complex by Islamist fighters, triggering a counterattack. (AP) (CNN) (Manilla Bulletin)
  • The Taliban kidnaps 18 election officials and campaign workers for the Afghan parliamentary election in Badghis Province, Afghanistan. (AFP via Google)
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  • American banks set a new record for the home repossession rate, with 1.2 million homes this year. Another 3.2 million American homes remain in foreclosure proceedings currently.(Reuters)
  • The World Trade Organization demands that the more than US$20bn in US government subsidies be withdrawn from Boeing. The EU is also appealing a decision that it was guilty of illegal subsidies. (BBC)
  • US poverty rates hit 14.3% (43.6 million people), a 15 year high. (Reuters)
  • Transocean, the company that leased the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, accuses BP of covering up data about the explosion and subsequent oil spill. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
  • BP's first relief well intersects with its Gulf of Mexico Macondo well prior to pumping heavy mud and cement to seal permanently the oil reservoir adjacent to the well. (Yahoo News)
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  • A U.S. missile strike kills six alleged militants in northwestern Pakistan in Shawa near Mir Ali in the North Waziristan tribal area. (AP)
  • MPs meet Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Kashmir in a bid to resolve the crisis, the first visit there by an all-party Indian team in two decades. (BBC)
  • France sends dozens of soldiers equipped with Breguet Atlantique and Mirage aircraft to Niamey, Niger, in its search for 7 kidnapped hostages. (BBC)
  • GBC, the Somali radio station seized yesterday, is to now broadcast only Islamic messages. (BBC)
  • Colombia claims it has killed a senior Farc rebel leader and 25 others. (BBC) (Colombia Reports)
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  • Jupiter becomes the brightest object in the night sky after the Moon as it makes its closest approach to Earth since 1963. (UPI)
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  • Italian authorities seize 23 million euro (approximately US$30 million) from a Vatican bank account in a money laundering probe. (AP)
  • U.S. entertainers Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton are stopped by immigrations at a Japanese airport and forbidden to enter the country due to Paris's drug conviction the day prior. (Fox News)
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  • Three troops were killed when a roadside blast struck a military vehicle in Bara area of Khyber, one of the seven tribal agencies in Pakistan's restive northwest bordering Afghanistan. (Xinhua)
  • At least one person is killed and 10 injured in a shootout in Quetta, Pakistan. (Xinhua)
  • Three French crewman are kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria. (Reuters) (Xinhua) (The Himalayan Times)
  • A Palestinian man is shot dead by an Israeli security guard in the East Jerusalem area of Silwan, during a clash between Israeli settlers and Palestinians. (BBC)
  • At least a dozen Iranians are killed and 81 are wounded in a bomb attack on a military parade in the Kurdish town of Mahabad according to reports from Iranian Arabic language television Al-Alam. (DNA India) (Reuters) (RFERL) (cnbc), (AFP via Sydney Morning Herald)
  • A militant is killed in an ongoing operation by security forces in militancy-hit Sopore township of north Kashmir in the Baramulla district. (PTI)
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  • At least 18 people are dead and 44 missing after heavy rains from Typhoon Fanapi flood parts of southern China. (CNN) (AP)
  • Two workers are killed and another is injured after a mine in Balıkesir collapses. 22 workers have been killed there in the past six months. (Today's Zaman)
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  • Gun battle between security forces and Taliban fighters leave four militants including their commander dead in Wardak province 40 km west of Afghanistan capital Kabul. (Xinhua)
  • Two Russian police and seven militants are killed in firefights in the southern republic of Dagestan while thirty people are injured in a suicide bombing. (RIA Novosti via RT)
  • The Israeli Navy kills a Palestinian fisherman off Gaza. (Sky News)
  • One of three Palestinians wounded by Israeli tank fire on 14 September dies in the Gaza Strip. (AFP via Google News)
  • Those sexually abused as children by Catholic priests in Italy gather in public for the first time in Verona to campaign for the act to be made a crime against humanity and to organise an international demonstration outside the Vatican next month. (BBC) (Al Jazeera) (AP via The Age) (The Irish Times) (The Jakarta Post)
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  • The United Nations estimates on a preliminary basis that at least 2,000 tents were damaged or destroyed in the storm that struck Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. (Al Jazeera)
  • At least two people are killed and seventeen injured in a domestic gas explosion in the Schaerbeek area of Brussels, Belgium. (RIA Novosti)
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  • Unilever plc, an Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant, has entered into an agreement to buy Alberto-Culver, a manufacturer of hair and skin care products, for $3.7 billion. (TheStreet)
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  • Los Angeles experiences all-time record high temperature day at 45°C or 113F. (Los Angeles Times)(USA Today)
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  • 14 Islamist militants are killed in an operation by Russian forces in Dagestan. (Voice of Russia) (BBC) (Reuters)
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  • Protests and strikes across Europe:
    • Tens of thousands of workers across Europe protest against austerity measures being taken by their governments. (BBC) (Al Jazeera), (The Guardian)
    • Rallies take place in Portugal, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Serbia, Romania, Poland, Ireland and France. (CNN)
    • A concrete mixer is crashed into the gates of Ireland's national parliament by a man protesting against the cost of bailing out Anglo Irish Bank. (The Irish Times) (AFP) (The Guardian)
    • Spanish workers stage the country's first general strike since 2002. Transport operates at below normal levels, TV and newspapers are reduced and picketers deliver pamphlets to offices in Madrid explaining their position. (The News Tribune)
    • Thousands of people converge outside government headquarters in Warsaw under the slogan "No to cuts, yes to development". (The Sydney Morning Herald)
    • An estimated 100,000 people march on Brussels as part of a Europe-wide strike call given by the European Trade Union Confederation. (The Hindu) (Xinhua)
    • A strike by air traffic controllers in Brussels and the general strike in Spain impacts flights by airlines such as Etihad Airways, easyJet and Ryanair. (Gulf News)
  • The United States House of Representatives approves legislation that would lead to trade sanctions against China, which is accused of undervaluing the yuan. (BBC) (CNN)
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  • Three paramilitary soldiers of the Pakistani Armed Forces are killed and three wounded when NATO helicopters strike a border checkpoint in the Kurram Agency tribal area. Pakistan responds by closing an important supply route that runs through its territory. Interior Minister Rehman Malik announces a high-level meeting to discuss NATO violations of Pakistani sovereignty. (Bernama via Malaysian Digest)
  • An explosion rocks Taliban birthplace Kandahar in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, wounding eight people. (Xinhua)
  • Two policemen and a civilian are killed and four others wounded in a failed bank robbery in southern Baghdad. (Xinhua)
  • 2010 Ecuador crisis
    • A state of emergency is declared in Ecuador after troops storm the international airport and police storm the Congress, in which the government declared was an attempted coup d'état. (The Telegraph)
    • President Rafael Correa is injured and Peru and Colombia close their border with the country. (AFP) (BBC) (The Telegraph)(Euronews)
    • The Ecuadorian Army rescues President Correa from hospital where he was being held by rebel troops. (CNN)
  • A convoy of at least 27 fuel tankers headed for NATO forces in Afghanistan is attacked in Pakistan's Sindh province. (AP via Silicon Valley Mercury News)
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  • The United States imposes sanctions on a Swiss-based Iranian oil company, the Naftiran Inter-trade Company. (VOA)
  • The first inter-Korean military talks between North and South Korea in two years end without progress. (Yonhap) (Hürriyet) (Xinhua)
  • China and the United States officially resume military ties after a 10-month break following US arms sales to Taiwan, with the two countries emphasizing the importance of a close military dialogue. The two countries will also confer on maritime issues next month.(Business Week) (BBC)
  • Three Japanese employees of Fujita Corporation detained by China for allegedly intruding in a restricted area in Hebei Province are released while a fourth remains in custody. (Reuters)
  • Argentina grants asylum to the Chilean former leftist guerrilla Galvarino Apablaza, who has been charged in Chile with assassinating a senator, despite the Chilean government's request to extradite him. (AP) (Buenos Aires Herald)
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  • China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reports that the computer worm Stuxnet has affected 6 million computers and almost 1,000 enterprises in the country. (Wall Street Journal) (Economic Times)
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