News: 19-Sep-09

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  1. Yemen announces ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr
    Yemen said on Saturday it would halt operations for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in a war with northern Shias that saw dozens die this week, prompting calls for the government to better protect civilians.
  2. 5 Iranians killed, 8 injured in Turkey bus crash
    At least five Iranian people have lost their lives and eight others injured when an Iranian bus collided with a truck in Turkey.
  3. ‘Anti-sectarian violence’ Pakistani official killed
    A bomb explosion at a mosque in northwest Pakistan has killed a popular official well-known for trying to curb sectarian violence in the country.
  4. Ex-opposition leader: Sana’a committing war crimes
    Former leader of South Yemen Ali Salim al-Beidh has accused the Sana’a government of committing war crimes against Shia Muslim fighters in the north of the country.
  5. Iraq market explosion kills 7 near Baghdad
    A car bomb attack has hit the town of Mahmudiyah just outside the Iraqi capital, killing seven people and leaving another 21 wounded.
  6. ‘3 killed’ in Nigeria’s Qods Day rallies
    Three people have been reportedly killed and several others wounded after police opened fire on demonstrations held in support of Palestinians on the annual Qods Day.
  7. Iraq says no progress in talks with Syria
    BAGHDAD (AP) – Talks between Iraq and Syria this week failed to resolve their dispute over Baghdad’s claims that Saddam Hussein loyalists living there funded cross-border attacks, a government spokesman said.
  8. Holocaust a myth: Ahmadinejad
    TEHRAN – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a lie on Friday, raising the stakes against Israel just as world powers try to decide how to deal with the nuclear ambitions of an Iran in political turmoil.
  9. Blasts kill Canadian, American soldiers in Afghanistan
    One US and one Canadian soldier from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have reportedly lost their lives in separate roadside bombing attacks in southern Afghanistan.
  10. Rebels kill two policemen in Kashmir
    SRINAGAR – Islamic militants have shot dead two policemen in a fresh outbreak of violence in restive Indian Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

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