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Karzai calls attack that killed 16 ‘act of terror’

Sixteen Afghan civilians were allegedly killed last week by United States Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. Although some witness accounts say there were multiple U.S. soldiers involved, NATO maintains that this was the act of one rogue soldier. Witnesses told The Associated Press that they awoke to the sound of gunfire in their neighborhood. Haji Samad,…

Syrian violence continues as 125 are killed Monday

The streets of Homs are filled with Syrians, outraged at the continued crackdown of President Bashar Assad.  Assad’s security forces killed 125 protesters on Monday, according to multiple news outlets. Due to constraints placed on the local media, there has been no independent corroboration of the body count. The protests, which began last March, have…

Athens protests turn violent

  Protesters in Athens, Greece damaged 153 small businesses on Sunday, and destroyed 45 of them, reported the National Confederation of Greek Commerce. The protests were in response to the government’s attempts to identify exactly where it will make an additional €325 million in cuts from its budget. The cuts are necessary to secure the…

Syrian violence continues to escalate

  Forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shelled districts of Homs on Monday reportedly killing another 50 people after an estimated 200 people were killed Friday, according to The Associated Press. The deaths highlight the failure of U.N. security forces to act on the situation over the weekend. The Security Council had been considering a…