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  Militia: Airstrikes In Libya's Capital Kill 15
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    CAIRO, Aug 23: Two airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya´s capital on Saturday killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 others, a senior Islamist militia leader and a militia spokesman said.

The militia leader said the warplanes targeted the Interior Ministry and several militia positions, setting fire to a warehouse. He said two sons of the head of the military council of Misrata militias, Ibrahim Bin Rajab, were among the wounded. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn´t authorized to speak to journalists.

 
  India, Pakistan Trade Gunfire In Kashmir; 4 Dead
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    SRINAGAR, India, Aug 23:  India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said.

Dharmendra Pareek, a top official with India´s paramilitary force, said Indian forces retaliated after Pakistani troops fired guns and mortar rounds on more than a dozen Indian border posts and at least three villages in the Ranbir Singh Pura region.

 
  India Police Re-arrest Fasting Activist
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    GAUHATI, India, Aug 23: Police re-arrested a frail Indian activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 14 years to protest alleged military brutality in India´s remote northeast, her attorney said Saturday.

Police again charged 42-year-old Irom Sharmila with attempted suicide on Friday, two days after she was released from detention by a court order and the charge against her dropped, said attorney Khaidam Mani.

 
  Ebola Spreads In Nigeria; Liberia Has 1,000 Deaths
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    ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug 23: Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa´s largest cities.

The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West Africa, with 142 more cases recorded, bringing the new total to 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday.

 
  India, Pakistan Trade Gunfire In Kashmir; 4 Dead
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    SRINAGAR, India, August 23:  India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region early Saturday, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said.

Dharmendra Pareek, a top official of India´s paramilitary force, said Indian forces retaliated after Pakistani forces fired guns and mortar rounds on more than a dozen Indian border posts and at least three villages in Ranbir Singh Pura region.


 
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