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British Soldier Shot Dead In Afghanistan

A British soldier has been shot dead by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The soldier from 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment, was killed in the southern Helmand province on Monday evening. Isaf spokesman Major Martyn Crighton told Sky News: "A International Security Assistance Force Service member from the United ...

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What is Google’s Eric Schmidt doing in North Korea?

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt arrives at Pyongyang International Airport. Photograph: David Guttenfelder/AP Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has touched down in North Korea despite criticism. John McCain, the former US presidential candidate has called Schmidt and his co-visitors, the former US governor Bill Richardson and Jared Cohen,…

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Karzai heads to U.S. to discuss future aid

Alexandra Zavis and Hashmat Baktash, LOS ANGELES TIMES Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 3:01 AM KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan President Hamid Karzai left Monday for Washington for meetings with President Obama and other top officials that will help shape relations after most U.S. and international troops leave the strife-torn country. The talks come as Obama is weighing how quickly to ...

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In Clashes in Kashmir, Indians Claim 2 Soldiers Were Killed

ISLAMBAD, Pakistan — Indian and Pakistani soldiers traded gunfire in the disputed territory of Kashmir for the second time in three days on Tuesday, this time leading to Indian claims that the Pakistanis had killed two Indian soldiers. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors The sudden surge in ...

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Messi Wins Fourth Straight Best Player Award

Lionel Messi has added yet another record to his list of achievements by winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive Ballon d’Or at a Fifa gala in Zurich. Messi was again voted the world's best player, beating rivals Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta. "To tell the truth, this is really unbelievable to get the fourth award. I ...

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