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Army opens investigation into ex-POW Bergdahl’s disappearance

US Army opens probe into ex-POW Bergdahl’s disappearance (via AFP) The US Army has launched an investigation into why Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl went missing and was later captured by Afghan insurgents in 2009, officials said Monday. The 28-year-old soldier is currently undergoing medical treatment and counseling at a…   [Image…

Malaysia says jet’s disappearance ‘deliberate’

A missing Malaysian airliner was apparently deliberately diverted and flown for hours after vanishing from radar, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday, stopping short of confirming a hijack but taking the "excruciating" jet drama into uncharted……

Missing Iraq money may be as much as $18 billion

In 2004, the Bush administration flew twenty billion dollars of shrink-wrapped cash into Iraq on pallets. Now the bulk of that money has disappeared. The funds flown into the war zone were made up of surplus from the UN’s oil-for-food program, as well as money from sales of Iraqi oil…

US concerned over disappearance of Chinese activists

WASHINGTON– The United States expressed concern Tuesday over the disappearance of prominent Chinese lawyers and activists in China. Up to 100 leading rights lawyers and activists have disappeared since mid-February, campaigners said, as police launched a crackdown to try to avert any political unrest echoing popular uprisings in the Arab…

Taliban claim to kill 1 US soldier, hold another captive

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) – The Taliban said Sunday that one of two American soldiers missing since Friday had been killed in a gun battle with the insurgents, while the other was captured alive. “One of the two was killed in the exchange of fire and we arrested the second alive,”…

Missing Iranian nuclear scientist reportedly defected to US

A leading Iranian nuclear scientist has defected to the United States and is working with the CIA, ABC News reported late Tuesday. Shahram Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early thirties, disappeared in June 2009 after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage. ABC said that US intelligence agents described…

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