Following yesterday’s withdrawal of challenger Abdullah Abdullah from the Afghan run-off presidential election, the election was called off and the Afghan Election Committee declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner, BBC News.
34 people have died in a suicide bombing attack near Pakistan’s Army headquaters in Rawalpindi, Voice of America. Pakistan is offering rewards totaling $5m U.S. for information that leads to the capture or killing of Hakimullah Mehsud, the top Taliban commander in Pakistan, and his 18 lieutenants, AFP. Reports from the field with the Pakistan Army’s mission in South Waziristan, CNN International.
BBC News has the story of a 14-year-old b0y whose family was visiting Peshawar for a wedding last week. He lost nine family members who had gone to the market where suicide bombers detonated a bomb that killed over 100, watch his story.
Voters in Maine will have a say on whether gay marriage will continue in the state. A no vote on Question 1 will allow gay marriage to continue, Bangor Daily News.