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Militant attack in Pakistan targets aid workers

Gunmen raided a Christian aid agency in the Oghi village in Mansehra district in Pakistan. They reportedly singled out 6 Western workers of the U.S.-based World Vision office to kill before blowing up the building, Reuters.

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, who is currently in Israel working to jumpstart the Mid-East peace process, said Israel is undermining the effort by continuing to build new settlements in disputed areas, Al Jazeera.

Disputes over borders and settlements are a major block to even starting discussions for the peace process. Background and history on settlements and borders, BBC News.

The stories of Palestinian families evicted from their homes, New York Times.

A U.S. family is calling for Israel to answer for the death of a U.S. activist in Israel in 2003. 23 year-old Rachel Corrie stood in front of a bulldozer as it was moving to raze Palestinian-built homes in a disputed area in Gaza. She was killed by the bulldozer. The Israeli military conducted an invesitgation, but did not find anyone to be at blame. The soldier driving the bulldozer has not been identified, CNN.

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Obama Speaks to Chinese Students

U.S. President Barack Obama led a town hall meeting with 400 students in Shanghai, China earlier today. Obama chose his words carefully to avoid controversy but he did criticize China for restricting internet access, Christian Science Monitor.

4 civilians were killed today in Afghanistan after militants fired 2 rockets into a crowded marketplace northeast of Kabul. The target of the attack was a meeting with the head of French forces in Afghanistan and local civilian leaders but the rockets missed their mark, Associated Press.

Kevin Rudd, the Prime Minister of Australia, apologized to the 150,000 children who were shipped to Australia from 1930 to 1970 where they were mistreated.

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center has set up a special hotline for women who was victims of the violent rapist Anthony Sowell who lived on Imperial Avenue. 11 bodies have already been found on Sowell’s property and several women has reported that they were abused by Sowell but escaped, Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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