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January 09, 2013
THE STANS
India to decide response after 'ghastly' Pakistan attack
New Delhi (AFP) Jan 9, 2013
India was to decide its response Wednesday after accusing Pakistan of killing two of its soldiers and mutilating one of the bodies along the tense border between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said India would deliver a "proportionate response" to the "ghastly" killings in Kashmir on Tuesday which he said were designed to sabotage an already fragile peace process. The Pakistani military meanwhile rejected what it called Indian "propaganda" that it said was aimed a ... read more
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IRAQ WARS

Shiites hold counter-demos in southern Iraq
Thousands took to the streets in predominantly Shiite southern Iraq on Tuesday in a show of support for the Shiite premier after more than two weeks of protests in the mainly Sunni Arab north and west. ... more
THE STANS

White House would consider Afghanistan 'zero' option
President Barack Obama would consider a plan for post-2014 Afghanistan that left no American troops in the country, a senior US official said Tuesday, as President Hamid Karzai headed to Washington. ... more
CYBER WARS

Judge reduces possible sentence for WikiLeaks suspect
A US judge on Tuesday reduced the potential sentence for WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning by 112 days because of his harsh treatment at a military jail, where he was held in isolation despite advice from psychiatrists. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS

Japan plans to raise military budget amid China row
Japan will raise military spending this year for the first time in over a decade under a ruling party plan, an official said Tuesday, as Tokyo summoned Beijing's envoy in a territorial row. ... more


WAR REPORT

'Stampede' hurts Jordan aid workers helping Syrian refugees
Humanitarian workers distributing aid to Syrian refugees in northern Jordan after destructive rains were injured in a "stampede" on Tuesday, officials said. ... more
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THE STANS

India says two soldiers killed in clash with Pakistan
Pakistani troops killed two Indian soldiers on Tuesday near the tense disputed border between the nuclear-armed neighbours in Kashmir and one of the bodies was badly mutilated, the Indian army said. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Iraq to close border with Jordan, protests block highway
Iraq will close its border with Jordan on Wednesday due to anti-government protests that have blocked the main highway linking the two countries, a military official said. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Iran, Syria, not settlements, threaten world: Israel PM
Iran's nuclear ambitions and Syria's chemical weapons are the real threats facing the world, not Israeli settlement building, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday. ... more
TERROR WARS

Outside View: Islamists and the U.S.
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MISSILE DEFENSE

Russia to add 3 new anti-missile radars
Russia will build three new Voronezh class radar stations in 2013 to improve its missile defense capabilities, a military official said this week. ... more
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AEROSPACE

Canada's F-35 program problems multiply
Canada's problems with its planned purchase of F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter aircraft seem to be multiplying, with the latest controversy surrounding the jets' capacity for in-flight refueling. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Japan summons China envoy for first time under PM Abe
Tokyo summoned the Chinese ambassador Tuesday for the first time under the new nationalist government to "strongly protest" against the presence of official ships in waters around disputed islands. ... more
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Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

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S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

SUPERPOWERS

Hagel draws fire as Obama's Pentagon pick
US President Barack Obama named Chuck Hagel on Monday to lead the Pentagon, setting up an ugly confirmation battle as Republican opponents said he was too hard on Israel and too soft on Iran. ... more
UAV NEWS

US drone attacks kill eight in Pakistan: officials
At least eight militants were killed and four others wounded Tuesday when US drones fired missiles at militant compounds in a lawless Pakistani tribal area, security officials said. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Obama picks new CIA, Pentagon chiefs
US President Barack Obama on Monday nominated controversial former Republican senator Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon and hard-nosed counterterrorism czar John Brennan to head the CIA. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Russia to add 3 new anti-missile radars

Dutch Patriot missiles head for Turkey's Syria border

Patriot missile troops in Turkey as Syria war worsens


SUPERPOWERS
Iran develops new missile launcher

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SUPERPOWERS
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US drones kill 12 Taliban in Pakistan: officials


SUPERPOWERS
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TERROR WARS

Algerian forces train to fight jihadists
Algeria, North Africa's military heavyweight, is reported to be intensifying counterinsurgency training for its army and air force amid moves by African states to mount a U.N.-approved offensive against jihadists in northern Mali. ... more
WAR REPORT

Pentagon nominee vows 'total support' for Israel
Chuck Hagel, bracing for a bruising Senate confirmation as the next US defense secretary, pledged Monday "total support" for Israel after lawmakers criticized his views on the Middle East. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Obama pick for Pentagon shaped by combat in Vietnam
Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator nominated as the next US defense secretary, is a decorated Vietnam veteran who will bring a skeptical eye to both military intervention and the Pentagon budget. ... more
NUKEWARS

Richardson, Google chief arrive in North Korea
Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and Google chairman Eric Schmidt arrived Monday in North Korea, where a US citizen is being held awaiting trial, for what the politician called a private trip. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Syria opposition cold-shoulders Assad; NATO flexes

AEROSPACE

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IRAQ WARS

Three dead in northern Iraq

MISSILE DEFENSE

Dutch Patriot missiles head for Turkey's Syria border

SUPERPOWERS

China ships off disputed isles in Japan row

SUPERPOWERS

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IRAQ WARS

Iraqi PM warns of regional polarisation

UAV NEWS

US drones kill 12 Taliban in Pakistan: officials

THE STANS

Pakistani and Indian troops exchange fire in Kashmir

IRAQ WARS

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