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VOA News | July 1, 2011|

Activists say at least three people were killed by Syrian forces as tens of thousands took to the streets nationwide in protest of a continuing crackdown by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

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by BBC News

Five civilians and seven militants have been killed in north-west Pakistan in a suspected US missile attack, local officials say. (more…)

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by JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH

ISLAMABAD,Pakistan— Five missiles fired from an American pilotless drone aircraft Monday hit a large compound in North Waziristan belonging to one of Pakistan’s most prominent Taliban leaders, a Pakistani intelligence official and a local resident said.

The missile attack at about 10:20 a.m. killed nine people, including two children, and injured up to 18, according to the account from the intelligence official. A spokesman for the Pakistani Army, Maj. Murad Khan, said the military knew of explosions near the compound, and was investigating. (more…)

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