Sep 9, 2011

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Turkey downgrades ties with Israel; Bombing in New Delhi kills 11; Libyan convoy arrives in Niger


After Israel refused to apologise for the killings of nine activists aboard a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010, Turkey lowered its diplomatic relations with Israel to second secretary level and suspended its military cooperation with Israel.

A bomb exploded outside a high court in Delhi, killing 11 and wounding 45. Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami, an al-Qaeda-linked group, has claimed responsibility; and three people have been detained for questioning.

Hundreds of armoured vehicles carrying loyalists of toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have crossed the border into Niger, although Gaddafi himself has denied fleeing the country.



Africa

Americas

Asia-Pacific

  • Typhoon Talas swept across Japan's main island, causing torrential rains and high winds. The death toll has reached 25, with 53 people still missing.
  • Banking giant HSBC will cut 3,000 jobs in Hong Kong, as part of a plan to save up to $3.5bn and focus on fast-growing emerging markets.

Central & South Asia

  • Twin suicide blasts rocked the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing 25. The Pakistani Taliban took responsibility for the attacks, claiming it was avenging the arrest of al-Qaeda operatives.
  • India and Bangladesh have come to an agreement on their long-running border dispute.

Europe

Middle East

  • The trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has resumed, with witnesses from Egypt's Central Security Forces slated to testify in the trial's fifth session.
  • A tank-backed raid in the central Syrian city of Homs has killed at least 21, after an anti-government protest there drew 2,000.

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The price of 9/11

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Is the US government spying on Americans?

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