At least 75 killed in Baghdad attacks

Series of explosions targeting government, commercial buildings in capital wound at least 300.
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3 militants die on eve of Afghan presidential vote
KABUL (AP) — Police stormed a bank in Kabul on Wednesday and killed three insurgents who had taken it over, while a wave of attacks killed at least six election workers around the country on the eve of the presidential election, officials said….
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Attacks rock Kabul ahead of vote; media restricted

KABUL (AP) — Insurgents struck the Afghan capital two days before national elections, firing rockets or mortars at the presidential palace and unleashing a suicide car bomber on a NATO convoy. Alarmed, the government asked news media not to report violence the day of the vote….
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Pakistan captures spokesman for Baitullah Mehsud

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Security forces captured the Pakistani Taliban’s top spokesman in an operation near the Afghan border, a government official said Tuesday, dealing another blow to the militants following the reported killing of their leader earlier this month….
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Bomb attack kills 7 in Kabul; UN workers wounded
KABUL (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy Tuesday on the outskirts of Kabul, killing at least seven civilians and wounding 50 people, including several international troops, officials said. A U.N. spokesman said three U.N. staff were also wounded….
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Russia arrests 8 suspects in Arctic Sea hijacking
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s navy arrested eight men accused of hijacking the Arctic Sea freighter near Sweden and forcing the crew to sail to West Africa, the defense minister said Tuesday….
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