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Israel ‘wounds seven’ in Gaza raid: Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Seven people were wounded in Gaza on Sunday by what Palestinian medical sources said was an Israeli air strike, but Israel denied it had carried out any such raid. Adham Abu Selmiya, spokesman for the Hamas-run medical services in the Gaza Strip, said four children…

Israel aircraft raid Gaza for fourth day in row

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Israeli aircraft struck Gaza overnight for the fourth time in as many days, wounding a militant who was about to fire a rocket, Palestinian security sources said on Saturday. The Palestinian was admitted to hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening, the sources said. An…

Libya rebels’ raid reaches Brega

AJDABIYA, Libya — Libyan rebels were preparing on Saturday to try to retake the oil refinery town of Brega after breaching its defences in a late night reconnaissance raid. Rebel military spokesman Mohammed Zawi told AFP that a light mobile force had breached loyalist positions around Brega late on Friday,…

Pakistan threatens to pull back troops after U.S. cuts aid

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan threatened Tuesday to pull back troops from the Afghan border in response to US aid cuts, defying American demands to open new fronts in the war on Al-Qaeda and escalating tensions with Washington. “I think the next step is, the government or the armed forces will move…

NY mobster asks for leniency after FBI traumatizes his puppy in raid

Frank “Frankie Steel” Pontillo is accused of “buying less than $10,000 worth of stolen TVs and other electronic equipment from a mob snitch in a sting operation,” but he has his own accusation to make, pointed at the FBI. Pontillo claimed that in a raid on his home, FBI agents…

Pakistan rebukes U.S. assessment of journalist’s murder

Pakistan on Friday warned its cooperation in the US-led war on Al-Qaeda was at risk after heavily criticising the top US military officer for suggesting it could have approved a journalist’s murder. The row threatened to further strain relations already damaged by a covert American raid that killed Osama bin Laden two…

Italian police raid suspected ‘Anonymous’ hackers: report

ROME — Italian police Tuesday detained 15 suspected members of an international hackers cabal called “Anonymous” blamed for several major online attacks, an Italian newspaper reported. The suspected hackers, including five minors, were picked up by police, questioned and later released, while authorities also seized dozens of computers, the Italian…

Mumbai police fine 31 for ‘dirty dancing’: report

Thirty-one young people have been fined for “indecent” dancing in India’s entertainment capital, Mumbai, The Times of India newspaper said on Monday, quoting city police. Senior officer Mahesh Patil told the daily that the individuals were fined 1,200 rupees ($26) each after a raid on a nightclub in the northern…

Home of suspected LulzSec member raided

WASHINGTON — US Federal Bureau of Investigation agents carried out a raid on the home of an Ohio man suspected of being a member of the Lulz Security hacker group, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. An FBI spokesman confirmed to AFP that FBI agents had searched a home in…

Iraq sentences Al-Qaeda chief’s widow to life

A Baghdad court has handed a life jail sentence to the widow of Al-Qaeda’s top chief in Iraq, killed last year in a joint US-Iraqi military raid, a judiciary official said on Wednesday. Abdel Sattar al-Beriqdar, spokesman of Iraq’s High Council of Justice, told AFP the woman was an Iraqi,…

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