Bombing at political rally kills 8 in Pakistan

Updated 22 December 2012
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Bombing at political rally kills 8 in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistani police say a suicide bomber attacked a political rally in the country’s northwest, killing eight people.
Police officer Arfan Khan says the bombing Saturday in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, also wounded more than 20 people.
Khan says the rally was being held by the Awami National Party, whose members have been repeatedly targeted by the Taleban. A provincial Cabinet minister from the party, Bashir Balour, was wounded in the attack.


At least 10 killed, dozens injured in illegal Indonesia oil well fire

Updated 29 min 13 sec ago
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At least 10 killed, dozens injured in illegal Indonesia oil well fire

At least 10 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a fire at an illegal oil well in Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Wednesday.
An oil spill sparked a huge blaze about 1.30am (1830 GMT Tuesday) that torched at least three houses and was still out of control mid-morning.
"The [fire] is still soaring high and has not yet successfully been extinguished," Saiful, head of Aceh's Ranto Peureulak subdistrict who goes by one name, said.