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Sunday, 04 December 2011
Pakistan friendly fire deaths were due to "errors" by US officers PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Sunday, 04 December 2011 06:32

A destroyed border post after cross-border NATO air strike

U.S. officials gave Pakistan soldiers the wrong location when asking for clearance to attack militants along the border last weekend, Pakistani military officials said Friday. The strike resulted in the deaths of 24 soldiers and a major crisis in relations between Washington and Islamabad.

The claim was the latest in a series by mostly anonymous officials in both countries trying to explain what happened before and during last week's bombing of two Pakistani border checkpoints by U.S. aircraft.

NATO and America have expressed regret for the loss of lives, but have rejected Pakistani allegations it was a deliberate act of aggression.

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Congo election: Kabila guards'shot UDPS supporters PDF Print Write e-mail
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Sunday, 04 December 2011 06:28

A member of the presidential guard fires into a crowd of opposition UDPS supporters outside N'Djili airport in Kinshasa November 26, 2011.

Guards loyal to Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila shot opposition protesters, killing 14, ahead of Monday's election, a human rights group says.

Human Rights Watch says at least four more people were killed during the poll - claims dismissed by the government.

It says LRA rebels killed three people in the north-east of this vast country as they went to vote.

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India 'suspends' plan to open up to global supermarkets PDF Print Write e-mail
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Sunday, 04 December 2011 02:38

Indian store in Delhi, 24 Nov

India's government is reported to have put on hold plans to open up the retail market to global supermarket chains. Just days after approving long-awaited proposals to raise the limits on foreign investment, a government ally said he had been told the policy was suspended.

The decision to allow chains such as Walmart and Tesco into India has sparked fierce opposition. Critics fear the move would destroy millions of jobs and businesses

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ICC mulls warrant request for Sudanese minister PDF Print Write e-mail
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Sunday, 04 December 2011 02:31

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Friday requested a warrant to arrest Sudan's defence minister for crimes committed in Darfur. The UN says 300,000 people have died since the conflict began

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