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Togo pulls out of Africa Cup after attack

After an attack on the team bus in Angola in which 2 people died, Togo is pulling out of the African Cup of Nations football tournament. Civil war ended in Angola in 2002 but violence still plagues the country, CNN.

4 churches have now been attacked in Malaysia in response to Christians using the word “Allah” to refer to the Christian God. The dispute began when a court said that a Catholic newspaper can use “Allah” in its Malay language editions, Reuters.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai submitted a second list of ministers for his cabinet to the Afghanistan parliament this week. Karzai’s first list, which included known warlords, was previously rejected, Reuters.

Barack Obama’s weekly address focuses on health care reform, Transcript. The U.S. Congress will make a final push for health care reform over the next few weeks. The Senate and House of Representative bills will need to be merged into one bill before it’s voted on and, if passed, signed by the President. President Obama has said that both bills largely meet the requirements he set when he first called for health care reform. The differences in the two bills, Washington Post.

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U.S. Puts Out Hit List on Afghan Drug Traffikers

The U.S. has put out a list of 50 suspected Afghan drug traffikers calling for them to be “captured or killed.” 90% of the world’s heroin comes from Afghanistan, BBC News.

Militants have attacked a police and provincial government compound in Logar Province. Afghanistan is only 10 days away from a presidential election, New York Times.

Coordinated explosions rock Iraq. 44 people are dead and scores wounded in attacks in Baghdad and Mosul, Voice of America.

Mehdi Karroubi, a candidate in Iran’s disputed presidential election, is alleging that anti-government political protesters have been raped in Iranian prisons, Al Jazeera.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed an agreement with Angola to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Clinton urged Angola to adopt a new constitution and to hold presidential elections. Current president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has served as president for the past thirty years. The last presidential election was in 1992, Voice of America.

The leaders of Mexico, the United States, and Canada are meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico for a summit to discuss economic and security issues, CNN.

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