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  • A soldier keeps guard near burned bodies and a smoldering vehicle at the scene of Tuesday's explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, when a car laden with explosives blew up in front of the Ministry of Education. "The casualties are mostly students and parents who were waiting for results of scholarships," the government said. (Associated Press)

    Al-Shabab truck bomb kills scores

    Islamist militants detonated a truck bomb Tuesday in front of the Education Ministry in Somalia's capital, where students and their parents were registering for scholarships offered by the Turkish government.


  • Syrians and Jordanians carry candles and posters depicting 18-year-old Zainab al-Hosni, believed to be the first woman to die in Syrian custody since the uprising began in mid-March, during a candlelight vigil in front the Syrian embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Oct. 3, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Syrian troops, army defectors clash; 4 killed

    Clashes between Syrian troops and army defectors in the country's northwest killed four people Tuesday, while gunmen shot dead a political activist in the latest in a wave of targeted killings in a rebellious central city, activists said.


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    Thai school red-faced for Nazi uniforms on parade and 'sieg heil' to Hitler

    A Catholic preparatory school in northern Thailand has apologized for allowing its students to march in Nazi uniforms and carry flags bearing swastikas during a "fancy-dress sports day" parade late last month.


  • Somalis carry a wounded man at the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. A rescue official says at least 55 people were killed after a car laden with explosives blew up in front of the Ministry of Education in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

    Rescue official: Truck bomb in Somalia kills 70

    Islamist militants detonated a truck bomb Tuesday in front of the education ministry in Somalia's capital, killing at least 70 people and wounding dozens including students and parents who were awaiting the results of scholarships.


  • Pakistanis mourn Oct. 4, 2011, at a local hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, the death of a relative killed in a firing incident. Suspected Sunni extremists opened fire on Shiite Muslims traveling through southwestern Pakistan, killing scores of people and wounding six others in the latest apparent sectarian attack to plague the country, police said. (Associated Press)

    Gunmen kill 13 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan

    Suspected Sunni extremists shot to death 13 Shiite Muslims execution-style after ordering them off a bus and lining them up Tuesday in southwestern Pakistan, ramping up a campaign of sectarian violence that has exposed Islamabad's inability to protect minorities.


  • A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, effectively shutting parts of it down, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in New York. Police arrested dozens while trying to clear the road and reopen for traffic. (AP Photo/Will Stevens)

    EDITORIAL: Anarchy in the USA

    The Occupy Wall Street protest is reminiscent of the scene in the 1953 film "The Wild One" where a young woman asks a motorcycle gang leader played by Marlon Brando, "Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?" Brando deadpans, "Whaddya got?"


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Al-Awlaki, Khan killings justified

    Some claim that the recent killing of radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and propagandist Samir Khan in Yemen violated international and U.S. law because they were both American citizens ("Obama's illegal assassination?" Comment & Analysis, Tuesday).


  • Jolie appears at UN refugee agency awards

    Angelina Jolie was almost reduced to tears Monday as she honored a Yemeni aid group at an awards ceremony which also recognized her work over the past decade as a U.N. refugee agency goodwill ambassador.


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    Suspected Sunni extremists fatally shot 13 Shiite Muslims execution-style after ordering them off a bus and lining them up Tuesday in southwestern Pakistan, ramping up a campaign of sectarian violence that has exposed Islamabad's inability to protect minorities.


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