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02 September 2009 

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US soldier stands guard near site of suicide attack in Mehterlam, 02 Sep 2009
Wed. 02 Sep 2009 1209 UTC

Taliban Claims Credit for Violent Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan

Powerful suicide bomb in Laghman province kills country's deputy chief of national spy agency, 22 others

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L-R, US Envoy Richard Holbrooke, French FM Bernard Kouchner, UN's Afghanistan rep. Kai Eide in Paris, 02 Sep 2009

International Envoys Pledge Continued Support for Afghanistan  Audio Clip Available

Envoys from France, US, other countries say Paris meeting a routine assessment of strategy, not called to deal with Afghanistan's controversial elections

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi (l) welcomes freed Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in Tripoli, 21 Aug 2009

Lockerbie Bomber Hospitalized in Libya

In August Scotland released Abdel Baset al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds after he served eight years of a life sentence, saying he was near death from cancer

Workers use mobile phones as they gather outside their office buildings following an earthquake in Jakarta, Indonesia, 02 Sep 2009

Earthquake Shakes Indonesia's Java Island  Audio Clip Available

At least 33 dead; 7.0 magnitude quake struck in waters off main island of Java

The reactor building (L) dominates the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran (File)

Major Powers Call for Nuclear Talks With Iran Within Weeks  Audio Clip Available

Call follows statement by Iran's top nuclear negotiator that Tehran has new proposals to ease concerns about its nuclear intentions

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