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Gunmen Kill NATO Driver in Pakistan

Gunmen on Monday killed a truck driver in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt over suspicions that he was transporting supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan, officials said.

The shooting took place in Jamrud area of Khyber district, where Taliban and local Islamist militia are active.

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Trial of Russia Punk Band Protesters Nears Verdict as West Watches

The trial of all-girl punk band Pussy Riot, who performed a song criticizing President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's biggest church, resumed Monday with sentencing expected as early as this week.

Western diplomats squeezed into the courtroom as day six of the trial got underway, with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich sitting inside a glass enclosure reserved for defendants.

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Pentagon Says Sikh Temple Gunman was Army Psy-Ops Specialist

The gunman suspected of attacking a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killing six people was a former U.S. Army "psychological operations specialist," the Pentagon said Monday.

Wade Michael Page, who was himself shot dead by police during the incident, was a 40-year-old who had served between April 1992 and October 1998, ending his career at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Flood Traps 500 in 2 Chinese Provinces

Rescue workers searched Monday for more than 100 people trapped by a mudslide in southwestern China, while in another part of the country 400 workers were trapped by a flood in a railway tunnel.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the rain-triggered mudslide engulfed a village in Yunnan province on Monday morning, initially trapping at least 200 people. It also stated that firefighters rescued more than 80 people by noon.

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Six Killed in Fresh Attack on Abidjan Army Base

A raid on an army base in Abidjan left at least six dead Monday, in the latest of a string of attacks targeting the military in the Ivory Coast economic capital.

President Alassane Ouattara has struggled to stabilize a country still awash with weapons and demobbed fighters, more than a year after the end of a deadly post-election crisis.

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Three Dead in Breakaway Rebel Attack in Philippines

A breakaway group of Muslim rebels used chainsaws to launch simultaneous attacks across 11 towns in the southern Philippines Monday, leaving at least three dead, officials said.

A civilian died in crossfire, while the army said the bodies of two Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) had been recovered hours after the attacks in Maguindanao province.

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Indian Sikhs Shocked and Angered by U.S. Temple Shooting

Indian Sikhs, led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, voiced shock and anger Monday at the killing of worshippers at a Sikh temple in the U.S., with some suggesting American Muslims may have been the intended target.

"I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the shooting incident that has resulted in the loss of precious lives," the prime minister, himself a Sikh, said in a statement.

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Macau Arrests 150 in Casino Raids over Fears of Return to Violent Past

Macau police said Monday they had arrested 150 people during raids on casinos and hotels after a spate of murders raised fears of a return to the gaming hub's violent past.

Police questioned nearly 1,300 people and detained 150 in an operation codenamed "Thunderbolt 2012" conducted across the semi-autonomous Chinese city late Friday, police spokesman Chong Su-pong said.

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Report: Obama Aide Accepted Fee from Company with Iran Links

Senior White House adviser David Plouffe, who managed President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, accepted a $100,000 speaking fee from an affiliate of a company doing business with Iran, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The newspaper said the payment came from a subsidiary of MTN Group, a South Africa-based telecommunications company, which at that time was actively involved in business with a state-owned Iranian telecommunications firm.

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7 Dead, Several Injured at U.S. Sikh Temple Shooting

At least seven people were shot dead, including a suspected gunman, during a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, local police said.

Greenfield police Chief Brad Wentlandt said authorities do not believe a second shooter is hiding inside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek outside Milwaukee, contrary to some media reports.

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