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March 27th, 2009
World Links: Suicide Bombing in Pakistan; 4,000 Troops for Afghanistan

President Obama announces plans to send 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to train Afghan forces as part of a new comprehensive effort to “disrupt, dismantle and defeat” Al Qaeda militants in the region.

At least 50 people are killed and more than 150 injured when a suicide bomb is detonated during Friday prays in a mosque in the Khyber region of Pakistan.

Dozens of people drown and thousands more await rescue from flooding caused by a burst dam near the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

The International Olympic Committee bans future international torch relays after the relay was marred by protests on the way to Beijing.

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