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Afghan Election Called Off- Karzai Wins

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.

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Car Bomb in Peshawar Kills 90, Injures 200+

A car bomb killed more than 90 and injured more than 200 in  Peshawar, Pakistan. Peshawar, located in northwestern Pakistan, is the closest large city in Pakistan to the border of Afghanistan. It is the most deadly bombing in Pakistan this year. Attacks have increased in recent months since Pakistan’s army has begun a major security offensive against the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan. The bomb detonated shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the capital city of Islamabad to meet with Pakistani leaders, Voice of America. In Pictures: The Peshawar Bombing, BBC News. In-depth report: Peshawar, city on the frontline, BBC News. Profile: The Pakistan Taliban, al Jazeera.

Taliban militants wearing suicide vests and police uniforms stormed a guest house used by U.N. workers in Kabul this morning. 40 people were staying at the house; 12 are dead. Attacks have increased in Afghanistan recently in an attempt to undermine next month’s runoff presidential election, Associated Press.

2,000 kidnapped children have been recovered in China in  a sixth month effort to rescue children from child traffikers. Children in China are kidnapped by criminal gangs and sold to childless couples or are sold as labor. A national DNA database has been set up to track missing children, BBC News.

The Philadelphia Phillies and New Y0rk Yankees will play game 1 of  Major League baseball’s World Series Championship tonight. The game airs on Fox at 7:30 EST, Fox Sports.

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