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  • Security firm: Hackers hit chemical companies

    Cyber attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, a U.S. computer security company said Tuesday, adding to complaints about pervasive Internet crime linked to this country.

  • Briefly: Middle East


  • Syrian army positions are pictured on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, near the border town of Serhaniyeh, Lebanon, whose residents say troops have laid mines nearby over the past several days. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

    Syria mining border with Lebanon

    Syria is planting landmines along parts of the country's border with Lebanon as refugees stream out of the country to escape the crackdown on anti-government protests, officials and witnesses said Tuesday.

  • Kandahar officials say NATO is still needed

    Lawmakers from Kandahar said Tuesday that Afghan forces are far from ready to assume full security responsibility in the province that was the birthplace of the Taliban, stressing it should be among the last regions where NATO forces hand over control to Afghan counterparts.

  • **FILE** Salva Kiir Mayardit, president of Southern Sudan (Associated Press)

    Ex-pats return to build a new African nation — South Sudan

    Sitting in fading daylight in the front yard of a small hotel in Africa's newest nation, Jimmy Makuach recounts a life torn apart by civil war.

  • ** FILE ** Kenyan troops heading to Somalia are pictured near Liboi, Kenya, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. The troops will stay in southern Somalia until Kenyans feel safe again, the chief of Kenya's armed forces said Saturday. (AP Photo, File)

    3 killed, dozens hurt in Somalia after airstrike

    An airstrike hit a refugee camp in southern Somalia, killing at least three people and wounding dozens of women and children, an international aid agency said Monday.

  • **FILE** People demonstrate in favor of the National Transitional Council in the main square of Tripoli, Libya, on Oct. 3, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Professor elected as prime minister of Libya

    Libya's interim leadership on Monday elected an electrical engineering professor who has taught in the United States as the country's new prime minister.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama's Iraq plans unrealistic

    As a member of the Virginia Army National Guard in Richmond who is deployed to Iraq, I would like the citizens in my community to be aware of the situation here from the point of view of a soldier on the ground.

  • American Scene

    An Arizona jury Monday found a former construction worker guilty of killing nine people in the "Baseline Killer" case that terrorized the Phoenix area during summer 2006.

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