Bombing

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    May 22, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Thailand’s military seized power, dissolved the government and suspended the constitution. The takeover followed months of political violence and deadlock. Also, in a city in Xinjiang, China, 31 people were killed and more than 90 wounded after attackers drove two SUV’s into a street market and threw bombs. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    May 20, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Thailand’s military bypassed the country’s government and declared martial law in an effort to restore peace and order, denying it was a coup. Six months of political crisis in Thailand have sparked protests and deadly violence. Also, a double car bombing in the central city of Jos, Nigeria, killed at least 46 people. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    May 8, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, an underground bomb destroyed a hotel in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, where government troops had been using the hotel as their base. The explosion killed up to 100 people, and comes as the last rebel fighters surrendered their three-year occupation of Homs. Also, security forces in Venezuela arrested 243 youth activists in a pre-dawn crackdown on protesters. Continue reading

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    April 25, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, three bombs exploded at a stadium in Baghdad during a campaign rally, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens more. Reporter Jane Arraf talks to Judy Woodruff about the violence from the ground. Also, President Obama, during a visit to South Korea, issued a new warning to North Korea not to carry out a fourth nuclear test amid reports of new activity. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    January 24, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, JPMorgan announced it would pay CEO Jamie Dimon a total of $20 million for 2013, a 74 percent raise in a year when the company settled for $13 billion for misleading investors ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. Also, a wave of bombings in Cairo killed six people. Continue reading

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    December 30, 2013  

    Low-level insurgencies in the northern Caucasus region are nothing new, but Russia faces the international spotlight ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Brian Jenkins of the Rand Corporation about protection measures for the games. Continue reading

  • beruit1
    December 27, 2013  

    A powerful blast shook Beirut, leaving six dead including Mohamed Chatah, a prominent Sunni politician and a former ambassador to the U.S. Chatah was an outspoken critic of the Assad regime in Syria and of Hezbollah, which supports Syria’s president. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the uptick of bombings and attacks in that nation. Continue reading

  • beruit2
    December 27, 2013  

    While the powerful political parties in Lebanon have talked about trying to keep things calm in their country, they support opposing sides of the Syrian civil war. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Anne Barnard of The New York Times about the symbolism of the bombing in the center of Beirut that killed a prominent political figure. Continue reading

  • September 16, 2013  

    In our news wrap Monday, hundreds of people are stranded in Colorado communities that have been cut off by serious flooding, and thousands of homes have been destroyed or damaged. Also, it was a bloody weekend in Iraq, where 58 people died in a series of shootings and bombings throughout the country. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, an Egyptian court ordered Al Jazeera’s Egypt affiliate and three other stations go black for siding with ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Also, at least 67 Iraqis were killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad. Continue reading

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