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Taliban suicide bombers strike government targets in Khost, eastern Afghanistan, the latest attack ahead of August polls.

Voting is under way for a new president and parliament in Iraqi Kurdistan, with the ruling coalition facing a strong challenge.

The last British survivor to have fought in the World War I trenches, Harry Patch, has died at the age of 111.

Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in Irbil, 25 Jul 2009
Sat. 25 Jul 2009 1107 UTC

Iraqi Kurds Vote Amid Dispute With Baghdad

About 2.5 million people eligible to vote in Iraqi Kurdistan, region in northern Iraq that includes three provinces - Irbil, Dahuk, Sulaimaniyah

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Kandahar and Khost provinces in Afghanistan

Violence Erupts in Eastern Afghan City

Afghan military authorities say Taliban militants carried out simultaneous attacks in Khost, with at least three suicide bombers targeting government and police buildings

Sardar Tariq Masood (r), defense lawyer of one of five suspects in Mumbai terror attacks, talks with media at Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, 25 Jul 2009

Pakistani Court Delays Mumbai Attack Case for Month

During closed briefing, judge hears brief statements from both sides before delaying case until August 29

Former US President George W. Bush (file photo)

Bush Debated Troops to Arrest in US

'New York Times' reports then-Vice President Dick Cheney, other senior advisors, advocated troops should arrest group of al-Qaida-linked suspects in upstate New York in 2002

WHO Assistant Director-General Keiji Fukuda (file photo)

WHO Says Swine-Flu Virus Could Infect 2 Billion

Senior official says global epidemic still in its early stages

Suu Kyi Unsatisfied with Trial Delay: Lawyer

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she is unhappy with the latest delay in the trial against her, according one of her lawyers.

KNU Rejects Junta Report

The KNU has rejected a report in Burma’s The New Light of Myanmar that 22 of their soldiers recently defected to the Burmese army.


All Talk, No Traction

The debate over Burma cannot move forward as long as the country’s junta remains stuck in a rut of denial.

Weekly Business Roundup (July 24, 2009)

A ban on imports from Burma has been renewed for one year by the US House of Representatives

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